Former B.C. premier Glen Clark is speaking to #bcndp50 about his record. "We can be proud of our legacy." #bcpoli
Clark is talking parks, tuition freezes, infrastructure built with union labour. #bcndp50
Clark left office in scandal but has been welcomed as a hero by about 700 delegates. #bcndp50
Clark departs to standing ovation saying Dix will build on #bcndp's history. #bcndp50
Clark's now-concluded appearance was rare return to partisan spotlight for ex premier. #bcndp
The forum for federal leadership contenders is taking place at a convention of the B.C. NDP, so many provincial politicians have been speaking.
Glen Clark's return came in the midst of retrospective of party's history. Now on stage: Joy MacPhail. #bcndp50
Ujjal Dosanjh seems, however, to have been snipped out of #bcndp50 history.
They're ready to go: the 9 candidates for federal NDP leadership forum before #bcndp50 meeting. #NDPldr
This is impt forum for ndp leadership candidates. About one-third of fed-NDP members in B.C #NDPldr #cdnpoli
Only 700 of estimated 31,000 BC NDPers in room, but influential 700. #bcndp #NDPldr
Robert Chisholm begins, touting his work building NS NDP. "That is the experience I want to bring to this party." #bcndp50 #NDPldr
Opening statement from Thomas Mulcair. Touts 5 years working with Jack Layton to build Que NDP. Next step: beating PMSH. Thanks. #NDPldr
Brian Topp says 1st priority beating "regressive" Clark government then PMSH. Booed for running beyond time. #NDPldr
Peggy Nash running "to make Canada's economy work" and beat Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2015. #NDPldr
Paul Dewar says 3rd time in 6 weeks in BC. Plays to crowd by saying he's inspired by #bcndp efforts. #NDPldr
Nathan Cullen: "It's great to be home." #NDPldr
Chisholm and Topp effusive about #occupy movement, but Mulcair says #ndp can reach youth by recruiting young candidates. #NDPldr
Peggy Nash dubs fed Tories "wrecking ball" of global action to reduce global warming. Ashton & Saganash pretty much in synch. #NDPldr
Dewar, on Attawapiskat, says would promise First Nations clean water, better housing and education in 10 years.#NDPldr
Odd question: What drives you to do what you do? To get up in a.m? #NDPldr
Chisholm: Keeping Canada great. #NDPldr
Mulcair: making Canada a better place. #NDPldr
Topp: Ed Broadbent turned him on to ndp; prospect is making ndp dreams happen. #NDPldr
The other part of the question is: what gets you up in the morning? #NDPldr
Ashton: NDP government to build equality. #NDPldr
Nash: Family gave her passion for social justice and building better country; concrete govt action to do both. #NDPldr
Saganash: as a child, the cold. Bringing people together. #NDPldr
Oddly silo-like event. Candidates are not engaging each other. #NDPldr
Dewar: Taking better care of each other. "That's what's getting me up." #NDPldr
Cullen: 16-month old twins get him up when home in Smithers, but it's a blessingn he says. #NDPldr
Singh: Creating national pharmacare plan for Canada. #NDPldr
Mulcair, Saganash, Singh agree health-accord renewal impt. Singh backs national pharmacare prog that will cost his pharmacies $. #NDPldr
No inter-candidate sparks yet in #NDPldr forum.
Nash, Chisholm &Cullen all agree on need for national child-care program, but no time for details in 60 second slots. #NDPldr
And now we're into closing statements. #NDPldr
That's a wrap on #NDPldr forum here in Vancouver.
The debate has now ended. Thanks, everyone, for following along with us.
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