WHAT’S UP: WILKINSON HAS SUPPORT OF 12 MLA’S – SO WHAT? (updated constantly)






Andrew Wilkinson

ANDREW Wilkinson, BC Liberal Leadership candidate, on Thursday announced that he now had the support of 12 sitting MLAs after six new endorsements: Joan Isaacs, Linda Larson, Tracy Redies, Ellis Ross, John Rustad and Laurie Throness. The other supporters are MLAs Donna Barnett, Doug Clovechok, Mike Morris, Mary Polak, Tom Shypitka and Michelle Stilwell. He claimed that he now had the front-runner status within caucus. But hang on a sec! How many MLAs supported then-Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark – the outsider – in 2010-11? I think that number was only ONE! Some guy called Harry Bloy. Guess who won? Christy! She defeated former cabinet ministers Kevin Falcon, George Abbott and Mike de Jong. So let’s see how this leadership race pans out.






Wai Young
Photo by Chandra Bodalia

VANCOUVER Councillor Hector Bremner, former Conservative MP Wai Young and media executive Kirk LaPointe. One of these three hopes to be the mayoral candidate for the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) to try and replace Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson in next year’s municipal election, reports the Globe and Mail. We will know which one of the three will go up against Robertson on February 21. They can sign up members until January 21. Although Bremner has reportedly signed up some 1,000 new members during the by-election campaign, Young should have little trouble signing up new members from the Chinese Canadian community that is a force to be reckoned with in the City. It would be interesting if she does end up with the nomination.