THE BC NDP concluded its 47th Convention this weekend with a renewed commitment to building a future worth fighting for.
“I’m proud of the progress we’ve made together as BC New Democrats, but I’m nowhere near satisfied,” said BC NDP Leader David Eby on Sunday. “If we stay focused on what matters most to people, we can ensure BC is a place where everyone can build a good life.”
Over three days, over 700 delegates from all corners of the province participated in development sessions and resolution debates as the party plans for the 2024 election. Notable policy resolutions passed include:
- Expanding the speculation and vacancy tax
- Condemning rising transphobic and homophobic hate
- Increasing food production and combating rising grocery prices
- Establishing a Youth Climate Corps and accelerating climate action
- Expanding and improving rural health care services
BC NDP members overwhelmingly endorsed Eby’s leadership with 93.1% voting in support, 11 months ahead of the next provincial election.
Convention delegates also re-elected Aaron Sumexheltza as the President of the party. Aaron is a practicing lawyer and the former elected chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band. He is the BC NDP’s first-ever Indigenous President.
The BC NDP gathers for convention every two years. The next convention will be held in fall 2025.