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Some New Democrats want to 'take back' NDP

Unhappy B.C. New Democrats say they want to take back the NDP..."and steer it in the right direction!"

The group's Facebook page announces a meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the YWCA Hotel at 733 Beatty Street. The group's manifesto:

The BC NDP threw away the provincial election in May with a platform of watered-down solutions that failed to address the issues facing working and marginalized people in BC. Given nothing worth voting for, voters stayed home and the province's most hated premier won, again.

Now we are facing "these tough economic times" with a government that has already introduced cuts to social programs less than a month after the election.

Enough is enough. The party has being moving in the wrong direction for too long. It's time to take back our party!

The announcement says two of the meeting's panelists will be Tim Louis, a former COPE councillor, and Mike Palacek of CUPW Local 846, who is also an editorial board member of Fightback.

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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