By now you've probably been singed by the blast radius of the latest in a series of political detonations taking place across the province. Carole James has resigned from her post as BC NDP leader, and will step aside to allow an interim leader to take over to be chosen by the party.
Today we won't have much to write about this as CityCaucus.com will be contributing to a special report for Tuesday's 24 Hours newspaper. It's widely held that James is a nice person, but her good nature wasn't enough when it came to holding her caucus together.
So who is next? Who can gain the support of the NDP membership and their labour backers? Several names are being tossed around, including Adrian Dix, Mike Farnworth, Norm Macdonald, Fin Donelly (MP), Peter Julian (MP), Bruce Ralston, John Horgan, and of course Gregor Robertson.
Notably there are no women being bandied about to replace James.
So who will it be? What are the implications for BC politics, for cities, or for the BC Liberals? Leave your thoughts below.
- post by Mike