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Dix's agenda? Hear Tyee's MacLeod on CFAX at 1 pm today

Tyee Legislative Bureau Chief Andrew MacLeod will be on Victoria-based CFAX radio today between one and two pm discussing his Tyee cover story: "Adrian Dix's Not-So-Secret Agenda."

MacLeod examined statements by Dix back to his run for the NDP leadership and concludes that despite critics who say the NDP leader has been vague and maybe hiding a secret agenda, Dix has put a lot of pledges on the record.

"A New Democratic Party government led by Adrian Dix would expand child care, reduce fees for seniors' long-term care, ban the cosmetic use of pesticides, put a moratorium on independent power projects, stop renovictions and create disincentives for exporting raw logs.

"A Dix government would start a Ministry of Women's Equality, get rid of the foundation skills assessment (FSA) for students and allow teachers to negotiate class size and composition as part of their contract bargaining. It would reinstate a tax on financial institutions and raise corporate taxes."

MacLeod goes on to list numerous other promises made by Dix in the article, which you can read here.

Tune into CFAX at one to hear MacLeod interviewed during the ensuing hour by host Frank Stanford.

The Tyee's MacLeod has regularly appeared on CFAX and has been a guest a number of times on CBC and CKNW radio programs and Shaw TV's Voice of BC.

David Beers is the Tyee's editor in chief.


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