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Farnworth backed by NDP farm set

Former MLA and agriculture minister Corky Evans, along with Richmond councillor and farmland advocate Harold Steves were among those who announced their support for NDP leadership hopeful Mike Farnworth today.

Lana Popham, MLA for Saanich South and the NDP's agriculture and lands critic also threw her support behind Farnworth, along with Delta North MLA Guy Gentner.

Evans said he is backing Farnworth because he has made agriculture a platform issue and will address B.C.'s "woeful" record on supporting farming.

NDP leadership candidate and MLA John Horgan also announced a backer today: Fraser Nicola MLA Harry Lali, who withdrew from the leadership race in February.

Colleen Kimmett reports for The Tyee.

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