News

Skeena NDP MLA undecided on leadership favourite

SKEENA NDP MLA Robin Austin says he doesn't yet know who he will support for the leadership of his party.

Austin was one of a group of NDP MLAs who opposed Carole James, the previous leader, and ultimately caused her to resign.

“It's early days still, and I'd like to see something more substantive from each of the leadership candidates on what their priorities would be, and I think that'll come out in the next few weeks,” said Austin this week.

“I also want to, of course, choose somebody who speaks to the issues who speaks to the issues that concern northern B.C.,” he said.

The NDP caucus last week chose New Westminster MLA Dawn Black to be the interim leader until the party's leadership convention takes place this spring.

Issues like mining, forestry, economic renewal and how to deliver services to remote communities top Austin's agenda when examining leadership candidates.

“Those are the issues that I think are really important, and once I seen what those candidates say with regards to those issues,  then I'll come to some conclusion and then decide which one I want to support,” he said.

Sitting MLAs Adrian Dix, Mike Farnworth, John Horgan, Harry Lali and Nicholas Simons are running. A sixth candidate, Dana Larsen, is not an MLA.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Surgical waits average five months in B.C.
 
Student enrolment drops again at Terrace and area public schools
 
Red Chris and Klabona Keepers in Terrace court today
Snowfall keeps school buses parked and causes power outages
 
Daycare dilemma for Penticton parents
 
Robbery, assault land Penticton man in jail
SOWINS wants everyone to share the spirit of giving
 
Dodge Cove residents ready to take the fight to Nexen as focus shifts to Digby Island
 
Breakfast program begins at Port Edward Elementary

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.