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Lower Mainland City Councillors and School Trustees Join Team Horgan

LOWER MAINLAND CITY COUNCILLORS AND SCHOOL TRUSTEES JOIN TEAM HORGAN

April 9, 2011

VICTORIA—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan announced Burnaby councillors Paul McDonnell, Anne Kang and Richard Chang and Coquitlam councillor Neal Nicholson have joined his leadership bid. Read more

Tom Sigurdson Joins Team Horgan

VICTORIA—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan announced that British Columbia and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Director Tom Sigurdson has joined his team.

“John has the rare combination of intelligence, passion, humour and compassion that will make him a great leader of the NDP and even better Premier of British Columbia,” said Sigurdson. “I am very confident John can win the next election and form a truly progressive government.” Read more

Nicholas Simons Endorses Team Horgan

VANCOUVER—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan announced that Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA and NDP leadership candidate Nicholas Simons has withdrawn from the leadership race and thrown his support behind Team Horgan. Read more

Black, Rice and Skidmore-Hewlett Join Team Horgan

VICTORIA—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan announced that prominent labour leaders David Black, David Rice and Sussanne Skidmore-Hewlett have joined his campaign.

“John is a great communicator, and has always been a hard worker on his files,” said Rice.  “He has a great public manner, and always provides knowledgeable commentary with a sense of humour.” Read more

Cull, Edwards, Miller and Ramsey Join Team Horgan

VICTORIA—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan announced that former NDP cabinet ministers Elizabeth Cull, Anne Edwards, Dan Miller and Paul Ramsey have joined his leadership bid.   These endorsements are in addition to those of the eight sitting MLAs, one MP, municipal councillors, labour activists and many other prominent New Democrats.  Read more

John Fryer and Paul Summerville Join Team Horgan

VICTORIA—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan announced that former BCGEU General Secretary John Fryer and former RBC Dominion Securities Chief Economist Paul Summerville are supporting his leadership bid. Read more

Horgan Calls on Coleman to Explain Hydro Rate Review

VICTORIA—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan today called on Energy Minister Rich Coleman to provide the public with details of his plans to review proposed rate increases at BC Hydro. Horgan made the call after BC Hydro adjourned a recent rate increase application hearing at the BC Utilities Commission Friday just as it was about to begin. Read more

HORGAN OUTLINES EDUCATION PLAN

VICTORIA — NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan announced his plans for a high quality and balanced education system in British Columbia. “Public education has been treated as a political football for too long,” said Horgan. “We need to let teachers teach, students learn and parents have confidence that their children are receiving the best education we can provide.”

Horgan said that under his leadership an NDP government would: Read more

ROBIN AUSTIN AND GARY COONS JOIN TEAM HORGAN

VICTORIA—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan announced that Skeena MLA Robin Austin and North Coast MLA Gary Coons have joined his campaign. 

“Having watched and worked with John for the past six years, I have no doubt that he is the candidate who can best unite our party and help the NDP win the next election,” said Austin. “John has a remarkable ability to listen, learn and engage with people in a way that allows him to reach across the partisan divide." Read more

NDP Leadership Candidate Urges Renewal Of Buy BC Campaign

John Horgan concerned about voter fatigue if BC election called

Twenty-seven days to go before BC's New Democratic Party selects a new leader. Candidate John Horgan stopped in Vernon Tuesday to meet a handful of supporters. He addressed the problem facing tree fruit farmers suffering financially as cheap Washington state apples flood the province. He says it's time to ``reinvent'' the Buy BC campaign. ``It doesn't help British Columbia to buy apples from Washington state,'' Horgan said. Read more

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