New riding association formed

Ian Jacques/Editor / Staff writer
March 14, 2014 01:00 AM

A new federal riding association was formed recently for the federal New Democrats for the riding of West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country.

An annual general meeting for the new NDP riding association was held on Saturday, March 1, in Gibsons. As a result of redistribution of electoralboundaries,a new riding association was formed and a new constitution adopted.

An election of officers took place with Larry Koopman elected president, Neil Edmunds and Jason Blackman elected as vice presidents, Lois McCready as treasurer, along with the election of five members at large.

"It's a good organization and we want to look to build for the future and the 2015 election," Koopman said. "In the coming months our focus is going to be examining the track record of the Conservatives and John Weston. Our goal is to promote a new, more democratic vision for Canada."

Koopman said a candidate has not been chosen to represent the riding, but by September/October the plan is to hold a nomination race.

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