Marijuana activist Dana Larsen set to announce B.C. NDP leadership plans
A former leader of the B.C. Marijuana Party could become the first person to formally enter the race for the leadership of the B.C. New Democratic Party.
Dana Larsen has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday (December 29) at 10:15 a.m. in downtown Vancouver.
"This province needs leadership that respects and listens to the community and that makes sustainable decisions based on evidence, not ideology," Larsen said in a press release today (December 28). "The BC NDP must be the party of ideas, not simply opposition."
Earlier this month, Larsen told the Straight he supports the legalization of marijuana, a $10 minimum wage, the rolling back of the HST, and a provincial police force.
In 2008, Larsen resigned as the federal NDP candidate for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country after video footage showing him high on drugs sparked controversy.
B.C. NDP members will elect their party's new leader on April 17, 2011.
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