ubermichael replied to your link: B.C. NDP brass publicly support Adrian Dix cbc.ca…
He needs to stay in place for a year, to give the appearance of a stable political party. Then he can step down to spend more time with his family or Jenny Kwan can push him into traffic or something.
Going to respectfully suggest that there’s a pretty long-established tradition in Canadian politics of losing party leaders stepping down immediately. Look at Carole James or Stéphane Dion or Jean Charest, for example. (Or Michael Ignatieff ha ha ha *sob*.) It’s a way for the party to acknowledge that they made mistakes and that they hold their leadership accountable. More practically, it helps with fundraising and high-profile candidate recruitment. If the NDP is serious about competing in 2017, Dix should resign as soon as they’ve figured out how to choose his replacement. (Don’t expect a LPC-style primary, unfortunately.)
Those last few posts should provide some indication of the all-around insufferability.
Hooray all this is a hilarious misunderstanding and they need to pretend they’re going to kick me out to continue to keep up the pretense of meeting faculty deadlines. I was supposed to pick up on the “wink wink” nature of the whole process and respond with a formal petition. Because if there is anything that economics grad students are amazing at it’s interpreting subtleties of tone.
Anyway I’m deleting those previous posts now.
oh good because my department’s deadlines are different from my faculty’s I might lose all funding in two weeks
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