Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bernie Simpson among former NDP MLAs now backing Liberals

Bernie Simpson was an MLA from 1991 to 1996 for the NDP. He is now backing the Liberals, specifically Kash Heed.

This not good for the health of the NDP to have former MLAs no longer on board with the party. It speaks to the need for a strong re-think by the NDP of why it is in existence, what it wants to achieve as an agenda, and how to make itself more relevant today.

The BC NDP is closer to being a modern social democratic party than the federal party is, but it is still too far away from what it could and should be.
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