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Local New Democrat reacts to former Premier quitting party

Is the decision by former NDP Premier Mike Harcourt to quit the party a big wake-up call for the official opposition?

It’s a question we put to Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy who regards harcourt as a friend.

Harcourt’s disenchentment partly centres on Adrian Dix’s flip-flop on the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and inconsisent messages on resource development.

Conroy says she’s sad to hear the news and hopes harcourt will change his mind once a new leader is in place and acknowledges NPD policies need to be clear.

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Conroy’s husband Ed served under harcourt’s premiership in the 90’s.

She will announce next week whether’s she’s supporting Mike Farnworth or John Horgan in the leadership race…she backed Farnworth last time.

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