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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:32 am    Post subject: NDP MP Dawn Black to seek provincial seat in B.C. Reply with quote

NDP MP to seek provincial seat in B.C.

Last Updated: Saturday, March 7, 2009 | 11:26 AM PT
CBC News
Veteran MP Dawn Black will leave the federal NDP to throw her hat into the ring for B.C.'s next provincial election.

Black, the party's defence critic, will seek the nomination in the provincial riding of New Westminster, a traditional NDP stronghold.

New Democratic MLA Chuck Puchmayr, who was diagnosed with liver cancer in January, currently holds the riding.

"Fortunately, he has had a liver transplant and is on the long road to recovery, but what it's meant is that he is unable to run for re-election in the city of New Westminster provincially," Black said.

"He amongst many others have approached me and asked me to consider going for the nomination. And I've decided, after a lot of thought, a lot of consultation, I will undertake that challenge."

Under the NDP's current rules, when a sitting New Democratic MLA retires, the party must choose a female replacement candidate for the next election.

Black is so far the only declared candidate for the nomination battle, which will be held on March 29.

Black was first elected to Parliament in 1988, where she served as the MP for New Westminster-Burnaby until 1993.

She was re-elected as MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam in 2006 and 2008.

Provincially, Black said her biggest concern would be the issue that first attracted her to politics the future of health care.

B.C.'s provincial election will be on May 12


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i guess this is good news as it opens up a potential winnable seat for the cpc , a federal by-election is possible there , any idea who potential candidates might be ? as i know yohan martin previous cpc one is now in the senate and former cpc mp paul forseth appears to have left politics .

the liberals may also try a run at the seat but i don't think there chances are that good as ndp vote is so strong on the left .
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yonah Martin was damn close to beating Dawn in New Westminster-Coquitlam, at 19,299 Vs. Dawn's 20,787. However, Yonah was appointed to the Senate, during the Harper 18 Appointment. So the EDA will have to find another great candidate to take this riding.

By the Liberals should be no contest winning 11 %, and the Greens 7% of the vote.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NorthernRaven wrote:
Yonah Martin was damn close to beating Dawn in New Westminster-Coquitlam, at 19,299 Vs. Dawn's 20,787. However, Yonah was appointed to the Senate, during the Harper 18 Appointment. So the EDA will have to find another great candidate to take this riding.

By the Liberals should be no contest winning 11 %, and the Greens 7% of the vote.


Well it will more than likely be an ndp / conservative contest , its important to note last elections liberal total was record low and they usually do better than that as seen in other elections although they have not won this riding in recent memory .

i don't think the EDA will have much trouble finding a quality candiate there , i'm sure there will be lots of interest .

the ndp will be in more trouble as dawn black has been a candidate there for them since 88 when she first won and also 93 , 97 when she lost to reform candidate , then back again in 2006 . so she's been the main ndp candidate there for the last decade .
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NDP MP Dawn Black to seek provincial seat in B.C.

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