David Eby to take on Christy Clark in Vancouver-Point Grey

Lawyer David Eby has recently resigned his position as Executive Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association to challenge Premier Christy Clark again as Vancouver-Point Grey’s NDP candidate in the upcoming provincial election. Uncontested, Eby’s acclamation was confirmed tonight at St. James Community Square Hall.

The last time the NDP won the Vancouver-Point Grey riding was in 1991, but political commentators are expecting this race to be hotly contested. Eby’s campaign will have a community focus. Issues of particular importance to him include upgrades to schools and the Broadway transportation corridor.

Eby ran against Clark in the 2011 by-election with very little lead time and lost to the Premier by only 595 votes. If this election has even a fraction of the excitement in our riding as the American election did, it should be an interesting five months.

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