Tuesday, April 08, 2014

For The Record....John Horgan's Actual Press Release...

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 8, 2014


VICTORIA—Today, leadership hopeful John Horgan welcomed the support of Mike Farnworth and additional members of the B.C. NDP caucus in his bid to lead New Democrats to victory against Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals in 2017.

“Mike Farnworth is a great MLA. He has done so much for our party and our province,” said Horgan. “I am grateful for his support, and the support of so many members of our caucus, as we build a team that will earn the votes of British Columbians in 2017 and make life better for all B.C. families.”

“John and I share a commitment to ensuring that our party is focused on providing a progressive alternative to the B.C. Liberals that can gain the confidence of voters. There’s too much at stake for us to be distracted and I’m proud to stand with John to ensure that the B.C. NDP is united and ready to win in 2017,” said Farnworth.

Since launching his campaign 21 days ago, Horgan has visited New Democrats in B.C.’s interior, in northern Vancouver Island, and in Vancouver and Victoria's suburbs.

“Everywhere I go I hear from New Democrats that they want us to be united, strong and proud of who we are and what we represent,” said Horgan. “And most importantly, they want us to build a team that can and will win in 2017. Today is a major step forward in that effort.”

Horgan said that he was taking nothing for granted, and that he would continue his campaign to bring real leadership for all of BC, with stops in Vancouver, Merritt, Kamloops, Nanaimo, the Okanagan and the Kootenays in the weeks ahead.

“Winning in 2017 starts with building a strong and energized party in every corner of our province,” said Horgan. “And that’s what I plan to do.”




Anonymous said...


...the sun is shining, buds are bursting and the "universe is unfolding as it should..."

Eleanor Gregory said...

Best news I've heard in a long time.

RossK said...

I don't disagree that this is good news, overall.

But, if politics is the art of the possible, I can only wonder why it became impossible for Mr. Farnworth.

Which got me wondering (and I have no inside info on this)....Is it possible that Mike Harcourt's rant last week was telling us something about a potential Visionist Provincial 3rd Way that had to be dealt with sooner rather by the Dippers?


Anonymous said...

Will the NDP keep snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?


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