STATEMENT BY NEW DEMOCRAT LEADER CAROLE JAMES
VICTORIA: New Democrat Leader Carole James issued the following statement today:
"Earlier this evening, I spoke with Bob Simpson, the MLA for Cariboo North, to advise him that he was no longer a member of the NDP caucus.
"The NDP caucus is a team of hardworking British Columbians committed to our work as a strong opposition and focussed on building a pragmatic and progressive alternative to the current government.
"Through his public comments today, Mr. Simpson has made it clear that he would rather criticize our work than contribute to it. He has made it clear that he does not want to be part of our team.
I wish Mr. Simpson well."