i quite enjoyed hearing ben west discuss his commitment to party growth at the press event this morning, i must say. the bc greens need to take some decisive steps in increasing membership and bolstering support to local organizers if they want to be in a viable position come election time. ben west stated he would make both actions a priority as leader. go, west. he also advocated prioritizing critic portfolios, which would help disseminate green policies and responses to the government.
there is room on the bc political spectrum for an alternative to the liberals and the ndp. raise your mouse in the air (or scrolling finger) if youre damn tired of the bc liberals' proclivity to pay lip service to the environment by inserting the word green into any damn policy they see fit. im glad to see that the bc greens have a candidate who is ready to get the party moving.
nothing really stood out in the other candidates' speeches. damien kettlewell revealed an undying love for stv, sylvaine zimmerman discussed the green movement, and jane sterk stressed her experience and achievements as an elected official. how bad is it going to sound if i dont remember the other guy's last name? i think his first name was jack.
note to candidates everywhere: please plaster your name on things or people at events, so that adhd twits such as myself can remember your damn name. yeah.