Ca­role James

Vancouver Magazine - - Cover Story -


Bud­get Boss For Ca­role James, be­ing ap­pointed nance min­is­ter this past July was sweet vin­di­ca­tion. The for­mer leader of the BC NDP re­signed that po­si­tion in De­cem­ber of 2010 af­ter a cau­cus re­volt led by­former MLA and cur­ren­tVan­cou­ver East MP Jen­nyKwan. One ofher most vo­cal de­fend­ers at the time was John Hor­gan. Hor­gan, now­premier, con­tin­ues to show a huge amount of con dence in the 12-year Vic­to­ri­avet­eran—nam­ing James­not just nance min­is­ter but also his deputy premier. For how­ever long this mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment lasts, James will be key to im­ple­ment­ing theNDP’s am­bi­tious agenda— and avoid­ing the party’s spend­thrift past.

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