Anointed leader Horgan has a tough job ahead

Position on B.C.'s mining industry among the questions for probable NDP leader

I would like to congratulate Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan on becoming the apparent leader of the beleaguered NDP.

Mr. Horgan will have his work cut out for him as he tries to make the NDP’s oppositional ideology relevant to British Columbians.

As we all know, the NDP has a long history of opposing B.C. resource industries such as mining and renewable energy that create real jobs for British Columbians. In fact, if memory serves me correctly, the NDP once had a slogan that B.C. would be “mine free by 1993” which might as well have read “job free.”

Given what we know about the many things the NDP opposes, I would like to ask Mr. Horgan to do us all a favour and tell us what he and the NDP actually do support?

British Columbians are eager to know.

Michael Taylor

Coquitlam

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