Former cabinet minister, current Prince George school trustee and federal NDP candidate Lois Boone has thrown her support behind Adrian Dix for the next leader of the BC NDP.
“Adrian Dix is my choice for leader because of his commitment to greater equality, his proven ability to address the big issues facing B.C., and his feelings for rural and resource communities,” Boone said in a press release. “I have seen first hand how effective he is in dealing with the needs we face in health care, public education and economic development. He is committed to addressing the problems facing the forest industry and forest workers.
“He has spent a lot of time outside of Vancouver and Victoria and is sincere in his determination to ensure that key public services and economic opportunities are fairly distributed to all regions of the province.”
Dix welcomed and thanked Boone for endorsing him as the next leader.
“Lois is a powerhouse figure in northern B.C.” he said. “She played an instrumental role in the creation of the University of Northern British Columbia, and has been a powerful voice advocating for the resource sector, especially forestry, health care and education.”
Prominent supporters of Dix already include party icon Joy MacPhail, MPs Libby Davies and Don Davies, and MLAs Bruce Ralston, Sue Hammell, Harry Bains, and Mable Elmore.