New Democrat David Eby will challenge Premier Christy Clark in Vancouver-Point Grey

November 9, 2012

VANCOUVER–Vancouver lawyer David Eby will run as the BC NDP candidate in Vancouver-Point Grey, the constituency where he came within 564 votes of defeating Premier Christy Clark in a 2011 by-election.

“I am looking forward to a re-match,” said Eby, who will be acclaimed as the NDP candidate at a Dec. 6 nomination meeting.

“Our campaign will focus on providing the people of Vancouver-Point Grey with a positive alternative to the Liberal record,” he said. “We’re offering practical steps to change B.C. for the better.”

Eby said he is proud of Adrian Dix’s strong, principled stance on the proposed Enbridge pipeline.

“We have taken a clear position to protect the B.C. coast from oil spills, and that offers a sharp contrast to the posturing of Premier Clark,” he said. “We stand for a healthy, diversified economy that recognizes the value of our pristine northern coastline.”

Eby said education and skills training will also be a key issue in the Point Grey campaign.

“We have a practical plan to make university and college more affordable with a $100 million grant program for students,” he said. “Providing young people with the tools they need for today’s jobs is fundamental for a healthy economy. Adrian Dix is leading the way on this issue.”

Eby lives in Vancouver-Point Grey and is executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. He is also an adjunct professor of law at UBC.

The deadline for filing to run as an NDP candidate in Vancouver-Point Grey was 5 p.m. yesterday, and Eby is uncontested. The acclamation will be confirmed at an NDP nomination meeting Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., at St. James Community Square Hall, 2214 West 10th Ave.


Media contact: Michael Roy, 778-928-7132.