BC NDP president Moe Sihota told the Times Colonist that he expects the provincial executive to decide upon leadership race dates by the end of September.
That's news to the provincial executive and table officers, according to NDP insiders.
The subject did not come up at Wednesday night's table officer meeting, nor was it on the agenda for Saturday's provincial executive meeting.
Sihota says another meeting will be set for next week.
Why he would suggest that it was appropriate that he and the existing executive, who are quite possibly both on the way out the door at the November convention, would be empowered to make such a decision, is anybody's guess.
I would venture that he hasn't been listening to the members who are saying quite loudly that we have many internal issues to discuss first, and until that happens, it makes no difference who the leader is.
This appears to be yet another example of a select few making hasty and ill-advised decisions on behalf of the entire party. It is a perfect example of the kind of thing that needs to be addressed.
Moe needs to leave it alone. Let the members make the decision at convention in eight weeks.
What's the rush?
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