Aug 2 2019 — Chris Campbell — Burnaby Now — Ruh-roh. As if the federal NDP getting smoked by the Green Party in the May federal byelection wasn’t bad enough – now Burnaby South MP Jagmeet Singh’s party is lagging in fourth place when it comes to fundraising. The latest numbers show the federal Greens raised a few thousand more dollars than the NDP – […]
Jul 8 2019 — Kirk LaPointe — Burnaby Now — Institutions fall quickly these days. The New Democratic Party would be well advised to understand that as it staggers almost helplessly into this federal election. Time appears to have passed it by. It is rudderless and rapidly aging out. Memberships and money are wanting. Its ideas are championed more authoritatively now, or even swiped, by […]
Jun 18 2019 — Burnaby Now — Ekos poll has the NDP sinking into fourth place. Sunday was a big day for the Burnaby South MP and federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Monday, not so much. On Sunday, Singh unveiled a blockbuster plan to expand Canada’s health-care system, starting with fast-tracking a universal drug plan to ensure a late 2020 start date. […]
May 16 2019 — Burnaby Now — Liberal Richard Lee has pulled out of the race to represent Burnaby South in Ottawa. The former MLA came in second in the Feb. 25 byelection in the riding, losing to NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.
May 10 2019 — Chris Campbell — Burnaby Now — This week’s federal byelection was terrible news for the NDP and Svend Robinson called out his own party about it on social media. The party lost the federal byelection in Nanaimo-Ladysmith – a riding the NDP held until former-MP Sheila Malcolmson stepped aside to run in a provincial byelection.
May 7 2019 — Chris Campbell — Burnaby Now — This wasn’t supposed to happen to Burnaby South’s Jagmeet Singh. He was supposed to have turned a corner as leader of the federal NDP after finally winning a seat in the House of Commons. Singh has been increasing his exposure in Ottawa and won much-deserved praise for his soul-baring memoir – Love & Courage: My […]
Apr 25 2019 — Burnaby Now — Abbotsford business man wants political party name stripped from Maxime Bernier. The Federal Court of Canada will hear a case on Friday that could see rights to the “People’s Party of Canada” name taken away from former Conservative cabinet minister Maxime Bernier. The Quebec MP is the registered owner of the party but Satinder Dhillon […]
Apr 21 2019 — Burnaby Now — Jagmeet Singh – Burnaby South MP and leader of the federal New Democratic Party – will be back in his riding on Wednesday and you can meet him in person. Singh will be at Chapters in Metrotown from 12:30 to2:30 p.m. signing copies of his memoir, Love & Courage: My Story of Family, Resilience, and […]
Feb 26 2019 — Burnaby Now — Just hours after playing dance-floor hype man at his victory party, Jagmeet Singh was back at work. The NDP Leader and incoming MP for Burnaby South was making the media rounds by phone Tuesday morning, presenting his plan to rally the country behind him before the fall general election.
Feb 24 2019 — Burnaby Now — You can “save the NDP” by voting Conservative. That’s the paradoxical message being delivered to Burnaby South voters ahead of Monday’s byelection.
Feb 12 2019 — Burnaby Now — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said he was “disgusted” by the rhetoric of his fellow candidates at a Burnaby South byelection debate after hearing their answers to a question about refugee resettlement. All six candidates – Singh, Liberal Richard Lee, Conservative Jay Shin, Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson of the People’s Party, independent Valentine Wu and independent Terry […]
Feb 11 2019 — Burnaby Now — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his visit to Burnaby on Sunday ahead of the Feb. 25 byelection was “an opportunity to reconnect with friends, an opportunity to talk about how we’re moving forward as a country (and) an opportunity to spend time with my friend and yours (Liberal candidate) Richard Lee.” But protesters saw it […]
Jan 17 2019 — Burnaby Now — It took about 30 seconds after Karen Wang pulled up for the tears to start flowing. Not from Wang – her mother began sobbing as soon as the media got close to her. Wang’s mom and sister accompanied her to the Burnaby Public Library next to Metrotown for a press conference Thursday that she announced […]
Jan 17 2019 — Burnaby Now — A source in the Burnaby South association – who didn’t want their name used – told me this morning that local Liberals warned national Liberal officials about potential trouble with Wang, currently embroiled in a controversy over a social media post that dragged race into the byelection.