As both local
papers have reported, the NDP is having a nomination battle to pick Harry Bloy's centre-left opponent for the spring election. The papers correctly report Jaynie Clark
and Michael Walton
are running. After that it's not too much detail or accuracy from either paper.
The Now website misreported the nomination meeting as March 9 at 1pm. According to the notice
it appears to be March 1 not March 9, and local MP Peter Julian will be the guest speaker.
The Newsleader highlights Clark's work history and Walton's origins but neglects their NDP pedigrees. Clark ran for the NDP nomination in Burnaby North last election. Pietro Calendino was nominated against Richard Lee of the Liberals. Walton has been active with the Burnaby Citizens at the civic level and has been NDP president in Burnaby-Douglas.