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Encyclopedia > New Democratic Party of British Columbia
New Democratic Party of British Columbia
Image:Bcndplogo2005.png
Active Provincial Party
Founded 1933
Leader Carole James
President Jeff Fox
Headquarters 3110 Boundary Road
Burnaby, BC
V5M 4A2
Political ideology Democratic Socialism
International alignment Socialist International
Colours Orange & Blue
Website http://www.bcndp.ca/

The New Democratic Party of British Columbia is a democratic socialist political party in British Columbia, Canada. It is the provincial arm of the New Democratic Party of Canada. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Carole James Carole Alison James, MLA, (born December 22, 1957, in Dukinfield, England) is a Canadian politician and former public administrator. ... Aerial view of Metrotown and central Burnaby from the south, with Burrard Inlet and North Vancouver beyond. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The official symbol of Socialist International The Socialist International is a worldwide organization of social democratic, labor, and democratic socialist political parties. ... The orange, a fruit from which the modern name of the orange colour comes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Democratic socialism is a political movement propagating the ideals of socialism within the framework of a parliamentary democracy. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a progressive social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ...


Unlike other parties in Canada, where provincial and federal politics are strictly separated and members of one are not necessarily members of the other, NDP members are members of both the federal party and the provincial party. However, a significant number of left-leaning federal Liberals are members of the provincial NDP.

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Formation and early years

The party was formed in 1933 as the British Columbia section of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) by a coalition of the Socialist Party of Canada (BC), the League for Social Reconstruction, and affiliated organizations. In August 1933, the latter two organizations merged to become the Associated CCF Clubs. A further merger with the SPC (BC) took place in 1935. In 1936 the party split as its moderate leader, Reverend Robert Connell was expelled over doctrinal differences. Two other CCF Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) quit and joined Connell in forming the British Columbia Constructivist Party, which nominated candidates in the 1937 election but failed to win a seat. Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) was a Canadian political party founded in 1932 in Calgary, Alberta, by a number of socialist, farm, co-operative and labour groups, and the League for Social Reconstruction. ... The Socialist Party of Canada (SPC) was formed in 1904 when the Socialist Party of British Columbia merged with the Canadian Socialist League. ... The League for Social Reconstruction was a circle of Canadian socialist intellectuals formed in 1931 by academics advocating radical social and economic reforms and political education as a response to the Great Depression. ... A Member of the Legislative Assembly, or MLA, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to the Legislature or legislative assembly of a subnational jurisdiction. ...


Harold Winch succeeded Connell as CCF leader and guided the party until the 1950s. Harold Edward Winch (June 18, 1907 - February 1, 1993) was a Canadian politician active with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and its successor, the New Democratic Party of Canada. ...


The two-party system in Canada was challenged with the rise of the CCF and Social Credit in western Canada during the Great Depression of the 1930s. The CCF first took power in Saskatchewan under Premier Tommy Douglas, and made major inroads in British Columbia. Social Credit is an economic ideology and a social movement which started in the early 1920s. ... The Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples strength) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area Ranked 7th... Thomas Clement Douglas, PC, CC, SOM, MA, LL.D (hc) (October 20, 1904 – February 24, 1986) was a Scottish-born Baptist minister who became a prominent Canadian social democratic politician. ...


In order to block the rise of the CCF in BC, the Liberal and Conservative parties formed a coalition government after the 1941 provincial election when neither party had enough seats to form a majority government on its own. For the ten years that the coalition held together, the CCF was the Official Opposition in the legislature. The British Columbia Liberal Party (usually referred to as the BC Liberals) is the governing political party in British Columbia, Canada. ... The British Columbia Conservative Party is a conservative political party in British Columbia, Canada. ... A coalition government, or coalition cabinet, is a cabinet in parliamentary government in which several parties cooperate. ... The British Columbia general election, 1941 was the twentieth general election in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ... In the Westminster System, a majority government is one in which the government enjoys an absolute majority of seats in the legislature or Parliament. ... The Parliamentary Opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system. ...


The elections of 1952 and 1953

After the coalition fell apart in 1951, the government introduced the Alternative Vote with the expectation that Conservative voters would list the Liberals as their second choice and vice versa. In introducing the measure, the government hoped to prevent the CCF from winning in a three party competition. What they did not contemplate was that there was a new fourth-party on the rise: the BC Social Credit League. When the single transferable vote voting system is applied to a single-winner election it is sometimes called instant-runoff voting (IRV), as it is much like holding a series of runoff elections in which the lowest polling candidate is eliminated in each round until someone receives majority vote. ... The British Columbia Social Credit Party, whose members are known as Socreds, was the governing political party of British Columbia, Canada, for more than 30 years between the 1952 provincial election and the 1991 election. ...


In the election on June 12, 1952, the Liberals and Conservatives were decimated. Social Credit was the main beneficiary of the new voting system as many non-CCF voters chose Social Credit as either their first or second choices. Social Credit emerged as the largest party, with one more seat than Winch's CCF. Social Credit then chose a new leader, W.A.C. Bennett. The 23rd general election for the Province of British Columbia, Canada was called on April 10, 1952, and held on June 12, 1952. ... The Honourable William Andrew Cecil Bennett, PC, OC (September 6, 1900 – February 23, 1979) was a Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ...


When Social Credit lost a motion of no confidence in the legislature in March 1953, Winch argued that the CCF should be allowed to try to form a government instead of the house being dissolved for an early election. The Liberals, however, refused to support the CCF's bid to form a government and new elections were called. A motion of no confidence, also called a motion of non-confidence, a censure motion, a no-confidence motion, or simply a confidence motion, is a parliamentary motion traditionally put before a parliament by the opposition in the hope of defeating or embarrassing a government. ...


In the 1953 election, Bennett won a majority government, and both the Liberal and the Conservative parties were reduced to fringe parties. Throughout the 1950s, Bennett's new electoral movement was able to keep the CCF at bay. As this was during the height of the Cold War, Bennett was able to effectively use the scare tactic of the "Red Menace" against the CCF, even referring to them as the "socialist hordes". The 24th general election for the Province of British Columbia, Canada was called on April 10, 1953, and held on June 9, 1953. ... In the Westminster System, a majority government is one in which the government enjoys an absolute majority of seats in the legislature or Parliament. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... Some factual claims in this article need to be verified. ...


The 1960s

In 1960, the CCF's name was changed nationally to the "New Party", then in 1961 to "New Democratic Party", reflecting the national party formed from an alliance with the CCF and the CLC. Bennett was able to keep the CCF and the NDP out of power throughout the 1960s through four successive general elections. Each time, Bennett was able to effectively use the "Red Menace" tactic against the NDP and its leaders during this time, Robert Strachan and Thomas Berger. The Canadian Labour Congress, or CLC (in French le Congrès du travail du Canada or CTC) is the central labour body in Canada to which most Canadian labour unions are affiliated. ... Thomas Berger (born 1933), Canadian politician Thomas Berger, U.S. novelist (Little Big Man) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


NDP reformism in the mid-1970s

The NDP first won election in 1972 under Dave Barrett, who served as Premier for three years. The NDP passed a great deal of legislation in a very short period of time - virtually a revolution in BC provincial governance. Among lasting changes were the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, the Agricultural Land Reserve, and additions such as Question Period to the legislature. The NDP drove the small BC Liberal caucus to abandon their leader David Anderson for the Social Credit Party, as did one of the two Tories elected in 1972. The NDP introduced capital taxes, slashed funding to universities, but suffered the most for bringing clarity to the accounting Social Credit had used, and showed that BC was significantly in debt. The 30th general election for the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ... David Barrett, O.C. (born 2 October 1930 in Vancouver, British Columbia), commonly known as Dave Barrett, was a politician and social worker in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is a provincial crown corporation in British Columbia created in 1973 by the NDP government of British Columbia. ... Question Period or Oral Questions is a Canadian parliamentary practice similar to the British Prime Ministers Questions in which Members of Parliament submit questions to the government ministers including the Prime Minister for answer. ... For other persons named David Anderson, see David Anderson (disambiguation). ...


In 1975 Social Credit, under W.A.C's son Bill Bennett, won a snap election called by Barrett. The Barrett government had initiated a number of reforms in the areas of labour relations, the public service and social programs, most of which endured through to the restraint budget of 1983. The British Columbia general election of 1975 was the 31st general election in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ... William Richards Bennett, or simply Bill Bennett (born August 18, 1932) was Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia (1975-1986). ... A snap election is an election called earlier than scheduled. ...


The NDP peaked in popular support in the 1979 election with 46% of the vote. And after a minor decline in the party's vote share in 1983, Barrett retired as leader. The British Columbia general election of 1979 was the 32nd general election in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ...


Riding high in the polls, it appeared that the party was poised to win the 1986 election against the unpopular Social Credit government of the day but due to a minor verbal gaffe by its new leader Bob Skelly during the campaign and the surprising charisma and telegenic performance of the Socreds' new leader William Vander Zalm, the party failed to score its anticipated breakthrough. Robert (Bob) Skelly was a Canadian politician from British Columbia. ... Bill Vander Zalm (center) inspects construction at Whistler Village Wilhelmus Nicholaas Theodore Marie Vander Zalm, commonly known as Bill Vander Zalm (born 1934) became 28th premier of British Columbia, Canada in 1986. ...


Elected to succeed Skelly, Mike Harcourt took it upon himself to modernize the party and bring its messaging and policies closer to the political centre. Gone was Barrett's advocacy of "socialism"; in its place, the party spoke about an end to confrontational politics in the province and an economic climate its leader called "business as usual." At a crucial speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade on March 10, 1989, Harcourt stated that the NDP had renounced "the redistribution of wealth" and now stood for "the creation of wealth." Michael Harcourt (born 1943) is a politican in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ...


Although it entered the 1991 election with a substantial lead in the polls after three back-to-back byelection victories, Harcourt's message actually won the support of a smaller portion of voters than Skelly's or Barrett's had in 1986 and 1983. However, other factors intervened to hand Harcourt a comfortable majority in the legislature.


The party in the 1990s

The New Democratic Party governed BC for nine and a half years, winning two back-to-back general elections in 1991 and 1996 before being defeated in 2001. Although the party's majority was reduced in 1996, it was nevertheless able to triumph over the divided remnants of the Social Credit Coalition. In 1991, due in part to Social Credit's scandal-plagued final term in office under Premier William Vander Zalm and in part to the stellar performance of then-BC Liberal leader Gordon Wilson in the televised leader's debate, the old Social Credit vote split between the BC Liberals, which garnered 33% of the vote and BC Social Credit Party with 25%. This allowed the NDP, under the leadership of former Vancouver mayor Michael Harcourt, who had succeeded former leader Bob Skelly in 1987, to win with 41% of the popular vote (one percentage point lower than the share the party had lost with in 1986). Bill Vander Zalm (center) inspects construction at Whistler Village Wilhelmus Nicholaas Theodore Marie Vander Zalm, commonly known as Bill Vander Zalm (born 1934) became 28th premier of British Columbia, Canada in 1986. ... Gordon Wilson is the name of: Gordon Wilson (Scottish politician) - Former leader of the Scottish National Party. ... The British Columbia Liberal Party (usually referred to as the BC Liberals) is the governing political party in British Columbia, Canada. ... The British Columbia Social Credit Party, whose members are known as Socreds, was the governing political party of British Columbia, Canada, for more than 30 years between the 1952 provincial election and the 1991 election. ... Michael Harcourt (born 1943) served as the 30th Premier of the province of British Columbia in Canada from 1991 to 1996, and before that as mayor of BCs major city, Vancouver from 1980 to 1986. ... Robert (Bob) Skelly was a Canadian politician from British Columbia. ...


Whereas Harcourt's first two years in government were characterized by a notably Social Democratic policy agenda, the government took a dramatic turn to the right in 1993 with Harcourt's famous province-wide televised address in which he lashed out against "welfare cheats, deadbeats and varmints." This speech inaugurated a set of draconian welfare reforms enacted between 1993 and 1995 similar to those adopted by new Conservative governments elected in Alberta and Ontario in the same time period. These cutbacks were, in part, a reaction to a dramatic reduction in federal transfer payments by the federal Liberal government of Jean Chrétien and concommitant repeal of the Canada Assistance Plan bill of rights which included a right to food and a right to shelter. Unlike the reforms of the Harris and Klein governments, the BC Benefits package of cutbacks and restrictions in social assistance eligibility was bundled with a childcare bonus paid to low- and medium-income families, similar to that recently enacted by the Harper government. While unpopular with the province's anti-poverty movement and the then-marginal Green Party, Harcourt's reforms were well-received by the vast majority of British Columbians. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, BCL, LLD (h. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ... Ralph Phillip Klein MLA (born November 1, 1942), leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives, is the current premier of the Canadian province of Alberta. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... The Green Party of British Columbia is a political party in British Columbia, Canada. ...


Three months before BC Benefits was introduced by the Harcourt government, a protracted conflict began with the elements of the province's environmental movement. Harcourt's Peace in the Woods pact which brought together traditionally warring environmental groups and forest workers' unions began to collapse when Harcourt's cabinet exempted an environmentally-sensitive area of Vancouver Island, Clayoquot Sound, from its province-wide mediation process for land-use conflicts, CORE (the Commission on Resources and the Environment). This touched off logging road blockades in which over 800 people were arrested and alienated of some key environmental leaders such as David Suzuki and Colleen McCrory who shifted their support to the Green Party in the 1996 provincial election. Clayoquot Sound (usually pronounced clay-kwot or clack-kwot) is located on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Dr. David Suzuki David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC, OBC, BA, Ph. ...


Although low in the polls for much of his term in office, Harcourt and his newly-appointed Attorney-General Ujjal Dosanjh succeeded in regaining substantial public support by taking a hard line against a fringe aboriginal group's occupation of a farmer's field in the Cariboo region of the province. The Gustafsen Lake siege, led by Dosanjh became the largest-scale military operation in BC history, in which tanks and anti-vehicle mines were deployed and thousands of rounds of ammunition were shot at protesters. Hon. ... The Gustafsen Lake Standoff was an Indigenous land dispute involving the Secwepemc Nation which began on June 15, 1995, and lasted until September 17, 1995. ...


However, less than 72 hours before a planned election call, with the NDP riding high in the polls for its hard line against welfare recipients and aboriginal and environmental radicals, the party's provincial office was raided by RCMP officers as part of an ongoing investigation of illegal use of charity bingo money, coined "Bingogate" by the media, by former provincial cabinet minister and member of parliament Dave Stupich. Although Harcourt was not implicated in either the raid or the probe and was later fully exonerated, he resigned nevertheless and the party was led into the 1996 provincial general election by Glen Clark who became the province's youngest premier. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP or Mounties; French, Gendarmerie royale du Canada, GRC) is both the federal police force and the national police of Canada. ... Bingogate was a scandal that occurred during the administration of former Premier of British Columbia Michael Harcourt, involving the skimming of charity funds for use by the ruling NDP. Although Harcourt was never implicated in the scandal, he resigned as party leader and premier in 1996, citing the principle that... Glen David Clark (born Nanaimo November 22, 1957) is a former politician in British Columbia, Canada who served as the 31st Premier of British Columbia from 1996 to 1999. ...


Clark, who entered the 1996 election far back in the polls, proved an excellent campaigner who succeeded, at least for the duration of the election, in re-unifying the party's traditional coalition with the slogan "On Your Side." He effectively portrayed the BC Liberals' new leader, former Vancouver mayor Gordon Campbell, as a pawn of big business and a dangerous right-wing extremist. Clark was aided in delivering this message by Jack Weisgerber, leader of the BC Reform Party (the name under which the majority of the Social Credit caucus had rebranded itself), and Wilson, now leader of the Progressive Democratic Alliance after being deposed by Campbell as leader of the BC Liberals. Although the NDP won only 39% of the vote to Campbell's 42%, it managed to secure 39 seats to Campbell's 33. Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in south-western British Columbia, Canada. ... Gordon Muir Campbell, BA, MBA, MLA (born January 12, 1948) is the 34th Premier of British Columbia. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Reform Party of British Columbia (Reform BC) was a populist political party in British Columbia, Canada, which for much of its history was associated with the right wing. ... The Progressive Democratic Alliance was a centrist political party in British Columbia, Canada founded by Gordon Wilson, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Powell River—Sunshine Coast. ...


Although largely continuing Harcourt's policy agenda, Clark's government appeared rudderless with the campaign behind it and the premier's scrappy style began to further alienate parts of the NDP coalition outside of the core group of labour activists who had masterminded Clark's campaign. It was also discovered, shortly after the election, that the balanced budgets for the 1995-96 and 1996-97 fiscal years on which Clark had campaigned were not, in fact, balanced but actually small deficits of approximately $100 million. This was termed the "fudge-it" budget fiasco. Further, large debt was shifted onto Crown Corporations so as to create a perception of "surpluses". Over the full duration of NDP's time in office, British Columbia's debt rose from roughly 17 Billion in 1991 to 33 billion when defeated by the Liberals in 2001. Crown corporation debt increased to roughly 7.2 billion over this same time period. Over the 10 year period in which NDP maintained office, British Columbia incurred an average increase in tax payer supported debt of roughly 1.6 billion annually. Taxation polices became such that B.C.(Re: Fraser Institute) became classified as one of the highest taxed jurisdictions in North America. In late 1999 B.C.T.V. reported business and corporate bankruptcies had increased by 443% circa 1995 to 1999 and consumer bankruptcies nearly quadrupled or an increase of close to 400%. Towards the end of NDP's time in office, British Columbia became classified as "a have not province" and eligible for federal transfer payments. Currently, (Re: Canadian Taxpayers Federation), British Columbia pays out just over 2 billion annually in interest payments to service its debts.


During these years, the NDP began to bleed support and activists to the Greens who reached 5% in the polls in the fall of 1997 and 11% by the fall of 1998; however, by far the majority of the NDP's former voters deserted the party for the BC Liberals. New scandals also surfaced, this time appearing to implicate Clark in using his influence to win a casino license for a neighbour who had helped him with some home renovations. Another blunder was the botched construction of the PacifiCat BC Ferries, which would later become part of the FastCat Fiasco; the project, designed to speed transportation between Vancouver and Nanaimo, was plagued by cost over-runs and poor technical decisions. By mid-1999, an obvious rift had appeared in the administration as Attorney-General Dosanjh and Finance Minister Joy MacPhail challenged Clark's legitimacy. The party and province endured a few chaotic months of government with frequent cabinet shuffles, following a police raid on Clark's home before the premier stepped aside. The FastCat Fiasco or Fast Ferry Fiasco was the name given to a political scandal in the Canadian province of British Columbia in the 1990s relating to the construction of a fleet of high speed ferry vessels. ... Nanaimo (2004 pop. ...


Dan Miller, the longest-serving member of the legislature stepped-in as interim premier and party leader during an acrimonious leadership race between Dosanjh, maverick West Kootenay MLA Corky Evans and Wilson, who had been persuaded to fold his stalled PDA in 1998 and join Clark's cabinet. Despite clear favouritism from Clark, Wilson finished last with Dosanjh winning a majority of votes at the convention, despite Evans winning the support of over two thirds of the party's constituency associations. The name Dan Miller may refer to: Dan Miller (Canadian politician), former Premier of British Columbia Dan Miller (U.S. politician), former member of the U.S. Congress Dan Miller (guitarist), backing member of the band They Might Be Giants Dan Miller (television journalist/personality), from Nashville, Tennessee Dan Miller... West Kootenay was the name of a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Corky Evans. ...


Now below 20% in the polls, the Dosanjh government attempted to capitalize on the new premier's high personal approval rating with their remaining year in power. The government made a number of concessions to the party's anti-poverty and environmental wings in an attempt to reforge the coalition but the party would not budge in the polls. Halfway through his mandate, Dosanjh seemed to lose interest in governing and left for a lengthy tour of his native Punjab. Punjab, 1903 Punjab Province, 1909 Punjab (Persian: ‎, meaning Land of the five Rivers) (c. ...


Calling the election at the last possible moment, in May 2001, Dosanjh put on a lacklustre and incoherent campaign, a full 50 points behind Cambell's Liberals in the polls, bottoming out at 15% at the mid-point in the campaign. Midway through the campaign, after Dosanjh conceded defeat in a pre-recorded message, de facto leadership passed to MacPhail who managed to reinvigorate the campaign and recapture enough support to prevent the party's total annihilation. She and neighbouring Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA Jenny Kwan were the only two New Democrats re-elected. All 77 other seats were captured by the BC Liberals who won 58% to the NDP's 22%. Jenny Kwan smiling elegantly Jenny Wai Ching Kwan (關慧貞)is a Chinese-born Canadian politician. ...


Shortly after the election, Dosanjh resigned as MacPhail was appointed interim leader.


The NDP's gradual comeback

Although recognized by the BC legislature's speaker, former Social Credit cabinet minister-turned BC Liberal Claude Richmond, as Leader of the Official Opposition, MacPhail's caucus was not granted party status by Campbell on the grounds that the legislature's rules stipulated a party must hold four seats. Ultimately, Richmond's position gradually won-out as more and more of the resources and funds appropriate for an opposition party found their way to the NDP's tiny caucus. Claude Richmond, is a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ...


Given the high level of support within the party for her leadership, MacPhail surprised many by choosing not to seek the party leadership in 2003. The low-key leadership campaign was contested by establishment favourite and former Victoria School Board chair Carole James, Oak Bay City Councillor Nils Jensen, and former MLAs Leonard Krog and Steve Orcherton and a few minor candidates. First ballot results had James first followed by Jensen, Krog and the Orcherton. A second ballot was held with James winning. Carole James Carole Alison James, MLA, (born December 22, 1957, in Dukinfield, England) is a Canadian politician and former public administrator. ... Leonard Krog (born in Nanaimo, British Columbia) is a Canadian politician and lawyer in British Columbia. ...


In late 2004, the party won an upset byelection victory in the constituency of Surrey-Panorama Ridge. The region had not voted NDP in 1996 but had in 1991. Jagrup Brar became the third member of the party's caucus. Brar beat a locally popular BC Liberal candidate and the BC Green Party's leader, winning an absolute majority of the vote. Jagrup Brar, MLA from Surrey, British Columbia. ... Adriane Carr in 2005. ...


In 2005, James came closer to forming government, even than the NDP had predicted, winning 33 seats to Campbell's 45 and receiving a vote share 5% higher in suburban Vancouver than any pollster had predicted. The NDP also exceeded 40% of the vote for the first time since 1991.


James appears to enjoy the confidence of a caucus comprising all factions that had battled for control of the party in the 1990s. Evans and Clark's right-hand man Adrian Dix are prominent members of a caucus led by a perceived supporter of the Harcourt-Dosanjh camp. However, the party still remains significantly behind the BC Liberals in public opinion polls. Zoe 07:00, August 20, 2005 (UTC) . Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


Leaders

In 1936, Connell and two other CCF MLAs resigned from the CCF to form the British Columbia Constructive Party[1] Harold Edward Winch (June 18, 1907 - February 1, 1993) was a Canadian politician active with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and its successor, the New Democratic Party of Canada. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Thomas Berger (born March 23, 1933) is a Canadian politician. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... David Barrett, O.C. (born 2 October 1930 in Vancouver, British Columbia), commonly known as Dave Barrett, was a politician and social worker in British Columbia, Canada. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (141st in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert (Bob) Skelly was a Canadian politician from British Columbia. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (141st in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Harcourt (born 1943) served as the 30th Premier of the province of British Columbia in Canada from 1991 to 1996, and before that as mayor of BCs major city, Vancouver from 1980 to 1986. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Glen David Clark (born Nanaimo November 22, 1957) is a former politician in British Columbia, Canada who served as the 31st Premier of British Columbia from 1996 to 1999. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The name Dan Miller may refer to: Dan Miller (Canadian politician), former Premier of British Columbia Dan Miller (U.S. politician), former member of the U.S. Congress Dan Miller (guitarist), backing member of the band They Might Be Giants Dan Miller (television journalist/personality), from Nashville, Tennessee Dan Miller... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hon. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joy MacPhail is a Canadian politician in British Columbia. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carole James Carole Alison James, MLA, (born December 22, 1957, in Dukinfield, England) is a Canadian politician and former public administrator. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


For further information, see British Columbia New Democratic Party Leadership Conventions. This page covers the results of leadership conventions in the British Columbia New Democratic Party (known as the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation before 1961). ...


Election results

Election Party leader # of candidates Seats Popular vote Final round
Previous After % Change # % Change (1952-53 only)
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
1933 Robert Connell 46 n.a. 7 n.a. 120,185 31.53% n.a.
1937 46 7 7 - 119,400 28.57% -2.96%
1941 Harold Winch 45 7 14 +100% 151,440 33.36% +4.79%
1945 Harold Winch 48 14 10 -28.6% 175,960 37.62% +4.26%
1949 Harold Winch 48 10 7 -30.0% 245,284 35.10% -2.52% Votes %
1952 Harold Winch 48 7 18 +157.1% 236,562 30.78% -4.32% 231,756 34.3%
1953 Robert Strachan 47 18 14 -22.2% 224,513 30.85% +0.07% 194,414 29.48%
1956 Robert Strachan 51 14 10 -28.6% 231,511 28.32% -2.53%
1960 Robert Strachan 52 10 16 +60.0% 326,094 32.73% +4.41%
New Democratic Party
1963 Robert Strachan 52 16 14 -12.5% 269,004 27.80% -4.93%
1966 Robert Strachan 55 14 16 +14.3% 252,753 33.62% +5.82%
1969 Thomas Berger 55 16 12 -25.0% 331,813 33.92% +0.30%
1972 David Barrett 55 12 38 +217% 448,260 39.59% +5.67%
1975 David Barrett 55 38 18 -52.6% 505,396 39.16% -0.43%
1979 David Barrett 57 18 26 44.4% 646,188 45.99% +6.83%
1983 David Barrett 57 26 22 -15.4% 741,354 44.94% -1.05%
1986 Robert Skelly 69 22 22 - 824,544 42.60% -2.34%
1991 Michael Harcourt 75 22 51 +131.8% 595,391 40.71% -1.89%
1996 Glen Clark 75 51 39 -23.53% 624,395 39.45% -1.26%
2001 Ujjal Dosanjh 79 39 2 -94.9% 343,156 21.56% -17.89%
2005 Carole James 79 2 33 +1,550% 694,978 41.43% +19.87%

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See also

This articles lists Wikipedia articles about members of the British Columbia, Canada, branch of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), a social democratic political party, and its successor, the British Columbia New Democratic Party (NDP). ... This page covers the results of leadership conventions in the British Columbia New Democratic Party (known as the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation before 1961). ... This is a list of the premiers of British Columbia, Canada, since it joined Confederation in 1871. ... British Columbia is a province of Canada. ... Until 1903, there was no party politics in the province, and governments rarely lasted more than two years as independent members changed allegiances. ...

External links

  • BC NDP site
New Democratic Party regional wings
In government: Saskatchewan - Manitoba
Forming the official opposition: British Columbia - Nova Scotia
Forming third party electoral representation: Yukon - Alberta - Ontario - Newfoundland and Labrador
No current electoral representation: New Brunswick - Prince Edward Island

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New Democratic Party of British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2399 words)
The New Democratic Party of British Columbia is a democratic socialist political party in British Columbia, Canada.
It is the provincial arm of the New Democratic Party of Canada.
The party was formed in 1933 as the British Columbia section of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) by a coalition of the Socialist Party of Canada (BC), the League for Social Reconstruction, and affiliated organizations.
Britain.tv Wikipedia - New Democratic Party (3478 words)
The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti Démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels.
The influence of organized labour on the party is still reflected in the party's conventions as labour votes are scaled to 45% of the total number of ballots cast.
However the party does not allow her to be part of the parliamentary caucus, as the NDP favours the abolition of the Canadian Senate.
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