News

Mulcair forecasts NDP popularity will increase in North Okanagan

Official opposition leader Tom Mulcair speaks in Vernon Wednesday as part of the NDP
Official opposition leader Tom Mulcair speaks in Vernon Wednesday as part of the NDP's nationwide affordability tour.
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

Tom Mulcair is confident the NDP can expand its base into the Okanagan.

The federal NDP leader spoke before about 100 people at the Vernon Recreation Complex Wednesday, and he says the turnout bodes well for the party.

"It's an area strongly Conservative but we saw the spirit in the hall," he said, adding that many voters are being turned off by the messages from the Conservatives and the Liberals.

"We have a positive message about what can be accomplished together."

As part of preparations for the 2015 federal election, Mulcair says his party is attempting to keep Prime Minister Stephen Harper accountable.

"We've been taking him on. We're the first real opposition he's faced and he's not enjoying it."

During his speech, Mulcair touched on a range of issues including the Senate, health care, veterans' services, the economy and foreign policy.

Look for more in Friday's Morning Star.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Green MLA Weaver to seek leadership
 
Wolf kill last hope for BC caribou herds
 
School board wants provincial wage freeze lifted
Michigan Tech locks up Williamson
 
Vernon RCMP seek person of interest in connection with 2014 theft from ATM
 
Fulton Maroons retain Classic title
RCMP have suspects in series of offences
 
Assessment starts for Squamish LNG plant, pipeline
 
LNG protesters have a point

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 25 edition online now. Browse the archives.