Thursday, June 29, 2006

BREAKING NEWS - NDP Shadow Cabinet Shuffle

This morning the NDP shuffled their sagging Shadow Cabinet. Here are the new responsibilities for the MLAs:

Leader, Official Opposition – Carole James, MLA Victoria – Beacon Hill
Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation – Scott Fraser, MLA Alberni – Qualicum
* Advanced Education – Rob Fleming, MLA Victoria – Hillside
* Agriculture and Lands – Corky Evans, MLA Nelson – Creston
* Apprenticeship and Training – Doug Routley, MLA Cowichan - Ladysmith
Attorney General – Leonard Krog, MLA Nanaimo
* Children and Family Development – Maurine Karagianis, MLA Esquimalt – Metchosin
* Childcare, Early Childhood Development and Women’s Issues – Claire Trevena, MLA North Island
Citizens’ Services – Harry Lali, MLA Yale – Lillooet
* BC Lotteries, Gaming Policy, and ICBC – Guy Gentner, MLA Delta North
* Economic Development – Jenny Kwan, MLA Vancouver – Mount Pleasant
* Education – David Cubberley, MLA Saanich South
* Employment and Income Assistance – Jagrup Brar, MLA Surrey – Panorama Ridge
* Energy and Mines – John Horgan, MLA Malahat – Juan de Fuca
Environment – Shane Simpson, MLA Vancouver – Hastings
Ferries and Ports – Gary Coons, MLA North Coast
* Finance – Bruce Ralston, MLA Surrey – Whalley
Fisheries – Robin Austin, MLA Skeena
Forests and Range – Bob Simpson, MLA Cariboo North
* Health – Adrian Dix, MLA Vancouver – Kingsway
* Housing – Diane Thorne, MLA Coquitlam – Maillardville
* Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Immigration – Nicholas Simons, MLA Powell River – Sunshine Coast
Intergovernmental Relations – Michael Sather, MLA Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows
Labour – Chuck Puchmayr, MLA New Westminster
* Mental Health – Raj Chouhan, MLA Burnaby – Edmonds
* Municipal Affairs – Charlie Wyse, MLA Cariboo South
Olympics – Harry Bains, MLA Surrey – Newton
* Public Safety and Solicitor General – Mike Farnworth, MLA Port Coquitlam – Burke Mountain
Seniors’ Health – Katrine Conroy, MLA West Kootenay – Boundary
* Small Business, Revenue and Deregulation – Gregor Robertson, MLA Vancouver – Fairview
* Tourism, Sport and the Arts – Norm Macdonald, MLA Columbia River – Revelstoke
Transportation – David Chudnovsky, MLA Vancouver – Kensington
Assistant Deputy Speaker – Sue Hammell, MLA Surrey – Green Timbers

Link to NDP news release.

CBC Story - NDP leader shakes up B.C. shadow cabinet


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much for your story about the MLA from Esquimalt quitting to go into Federal Politics.

And with Dix keeping an eye on Health it will make Abbott( Best health care system in the universe) check his mail a bit more often.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 1:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a little longer for a federal election to take form and then we'll see Maurine jump. Why give up a paycheque now when the Federal election is at least six months away?

I wonder how many fake memos Adrian will produce to combat Abbott?

Thursday, June 29, 2006 1:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Socialism - A Dead Pathology said...

what's that sound ?? Is it the band still playing on the aft deck of the NDP ship Titanic ??

Thursday, June 29, 2006 2:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Captain Ahab said...

The NDP shuffling their critics is like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

I wonder how all the demoted MLAs feel - that's right, Jagrup Brar, John Horgan, Jenny Kwan and David Cubberly, I'm looking in your direction!

Thursday, June 29, 2006 2:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got to wonder, does Carole favour Dix to replace her? He gets health and becomes hero to the leftwing nuts and farnsworth gets safety where his conservative stance on crime angers the ndp commie base, thus setting up dix for the win

Thursday, June 29, 2006 3:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new here.

It's just like shaking a box of Kellogg's cereal..

shake the box, and the flakes move around.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 3:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Glen Clarks "excuse man" said...

Adrian "memo to file" (postdated of course) Dix is a one trick pony with a big fat target painted on his chest.

Bummer of a birthmark Adrian . . .

Thursday, June 29, 2006 4:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From CBC News: "James denies the shuffle has anything to do with the party's performance in the legislature this spring, or with the NDP's recent drop in the polls."
Anybody who belives that has gotta believe in the Easter Bunny!

Thursday, June 29, 2006 4:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would that be the same Adrian "do anything,legal or otherwise, to cover your ass" Dix.

Horny Toad

Thursday, June 29, 2006 5:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Methinks some of the right of center contributors are a tad bit concerned about Dix taking over as health critic. Abbott spreads crarp like a garden spreader. Any minister who says he doesn't read his email when his Deputy pulls the plug, simply doesn't know what to do next.I guess he has no insiders to sort of mention. Hey George the Deputy just quit. sort of weird.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 7:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think James did the right thing. Dix is a good move, Cubberly’s approach to Health criticism involved reading the newspaper, waiting for some nasty headline, and proclaiming the health care system is in chaos as a result. Unfortunately this focus on the 1% bad and ignore the 99% good and characterize the health care system on that 1% bad is not really helpful to anyone, especially those that work in health care and vote NDP. Dix instead of sitting on his ass reading headlines, managed to uncover dirt that made headlines. It will be interesting to see if Dix will take the same approach to Health.

You have to laugh where they have shuffled that imbecile Sather over too. Once again the NDP let’s down the Mental Health Community; Charlie Wyse was doing a good job only to be placed in an area where the NDP have an even more horrific record. Getner should have gone to Municipal affairs instead. Looks like a second chance for Gregor Robertson, given how little he did with Advanced Ed, one of the more easy targets out there. Hard to believe Chudnovsky was left in Transportation, it’s like keeping Auld in the net after letting in four unanswered goals in five minutes. Why not end the suffering? Ralston was a good move. Kwan getting thrown off the dock with concrete shoes into Econ. Develop confirms the rather bitter relations between her and James. Does Diane Thorne even know what a house is ?

Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh 801 You should call Ms.James and offer to advise her later down the road. She is leader and can change people around. Hell Gordo doesn't even tell his ministers just what he is up to. Just as abbott who supposedlydidn't know his own Deputy did the proper thing and notified her real boss she wqs down the road.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 9:38:00 PM  
Blogger frank said...

Dix just got the nod. Must piss off Farnworth, Corrigan and Chudnovsky (The BCTF choice)

Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corrigan isn't in the NDP caucus.
Why would that idiot be included.

Are the BC Liberal hacks hullucinating about him again?

Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:55pm - then why was Mayor Potato head allowed to attend and speak at the NDP CAUCUS retreat two weeks ago? While he may not be an "official" Caucus member it is widely known that he will be jumping up to the Provincial game.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 9:38, I agree with you, Carole James needs all the help she can get. Keep in mind, on the whole I think she did the right thing. Some moves were good, some not so good. Simply offering a point of view. Where is yours on her shuffle ?

Thursday, June 29, 2006 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

once again, one of the smarter (occasionally) reasonable debaters, Corky Evans, gets a non-portfolio. His choice, i wonder? He could be one of the NDP's most effective critics, and they haven't let him out of the box . . .

Friday, June 30, 2006 9:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Original Material Appreciated said...

Same old tired comback from anonymous 10:55

Gosh, someone is making a point I don't agree with. I better call them BC Liberal hacks, that'll prove them wrong.

As the commentor after you points out, Corrigan was a guest speaker at the NDP caucus. I agree it is only a matter time before you see Derek "waiting for my union pals to give me my marching orders" Corrigan try to wow the people of BC on the provincial stage.

I look forward to reading how I'm a BC Liberal hack because of my view point.

Friday, June 30, 2006 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To "originial" 10:54

"As the commentor after you points out, Corrigan was a guest speaker at the NDP caucus. I agree it is only a matter time before you see Derek "waiting for my union pals to give me my marching orders" Corrigan try to wow the people of BC on the provincial stage."

Maybe, but much of that is political hoping from who ran a campaign against him twice and lost. They figure if he moves, they'll have sure win next time, but that's not going to happen.

Corrigan likes being Mayor. He'll only move if he thinks he can win
a cabinet post. He's not about to run and then end up as a backbencher. He has more power being Mayor of the People's Republic of Burnaby.

"I look forward to reading how I'm a BC Liberal hack because of my view point. "

Prove that your not, since now you say that you're not.

You didn't read the statement from 10:55. The person asked a question.

"Are the BC Liberal hacks hallucinating again?"

Does indicate any one person, including you.

Anyone can say that they aren't when in fact they might be.

But who cares about those BC Liberal political hacks. They're just as bad as NDP hacks.

Friday, June 30, 2006 7:55:00 PM  

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