NPA board dumps Ken Charko after he questions process for choosing mayoral candidate
The president of the Dunbar Theatre is off the NPA board.
It was unnoticed by most civic watchers because it occurred on the same day that the federal government approved the Northern Gateway pipeline.
"The decision to remove Charko was deemed necessary given his decision to knowingly, purposefully, and repeatedly violate the confidentiality that he and the entire NPA Board agreed to respect and uphold as part of their duty as directors," the NPA stated.
Charko said he hasn't had time to digest the decision and declined further comment.
Earlier this month, Charko told the Straight's Carlito Pablo that he disagreed with the board's decision to choose a mayoral candidate rather than allow the members to vote on the matter.
"I believe the process that they should do is that the board should vet the suitability of the candidates, [and] that the membership should vote on the electability of those suitable candidates," Charko explained.