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B.C. New Democrats gather in Victoria for convention ahead of next year’s election

VICTORIA — British Columbia New Democrats gather in Victoria this weekend to debate policy and strategy at the party’s convention ahead of next year’s provincial election.

Premier David Eby will address party delegates this afternoon.

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is expected to speak to delegates Sunday. 

Party officials say the weekend gathering marks the first in-person convention since 2019, and the first under Eby, who took over as party leader from former premier John Horgan last November.

Eby’s first year as premier has seen the NDP introduce housing policy initiatives, public safety reforms and cost-of-living assistance measures.

The B.C. election is scheduled for fall 2024.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 18, 2023.

The Canadian Press