Back in 2011, the BC NDP adopted an “equity mandate” that stated retiring male NDP MLAs must be replaced by either a woman, or an indigenous person, LGBTQ individual, visible minority member or a person with a disability.
Yet the BC NDP just acclaimed white male Nathan Cullen as a candidate for the upcoming BC election, even though an indigenous woman had submitted her nomination paperwork to the party HQ for the same riding. What happened?
True North fellow Lindsay Shepherd explains.
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