Clark conqueror addresses Kootenay East NDP
New executive also selected
David Eby, Advanced Education Critic for the BC NDP, told the Kootenay East New Democrats Sunday, Oct. 6, that the provincial government has lost track of what post-secondary education is all about.
He said B.C. residents are being forgotten as attention is focused on international students. The result, he said, is that B.C. residents are unable to fill skilled jobs, which are then taken by foreign workers.
While in Cranbrook, Eby also visited College of the Rockies on his tour of the post-secondary institutions in B.C. He was formerly an adjunct professor of law at UBC and executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association.
The Kootenay East NDP also chose a new executive Sunday. Troy Cook of Fernie is the president; Norma Blissett, Pam Catsirelis and Matt Cook of Cranbrook are the vice president, secretary and treasurer, respectively. Other executive members include Randal Macnair, Steve Kallies and Alex Hansen of Fernie; and Laura Wilson, Gary Werk, Chris Johns, Elizabeth Frost and Edna Werk of Cranbrook.
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