Message from Nils
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credible, compassionate and responsible governing
alternative to Gordon Campbell’s Liberals.
This is what the public is expecting from our Party,
and it’s why I’m running for Leader.
In my travels around BC during
this race – to about 35 communities –
I hear time and again that people are looking to
our party to provide an alternative to Campbell
– and I think we’re ready.
I see a party that is ready to
take on the challenge that is put before us –
to build a competent, compassionate and responsible
government that will redefine the old debate in
I see a party that wants very much
to hold the current government to account.
And most of all I see a party that
wants to offer more than rhetoric and anger –
but hope, vision, and common sense.
The position I have stated throughout
my campaign is this:
- We must become the party of
democratic reform and renewal – reconnecting
politics and government to the hopes and ambitions
of a new generation of British Columbians.
- We must become the party of public service renewal,
- We must become the party of
fiscal sanity and prudence.
It’s time for a social democratic
governing majority. To accomplish this we must win
over the support of people who didn’t support
us in the last election. I believe I can help build
a new agenda by reaching out to British Columbians
who share our values, but are not fully convinced
of our political ability.
Together, we can rebuild our party
and forge a progressive majority that will carry
our values into action.
Please contact my campaign or visit the web site
to get involved and to learn more.
Candidate for Leader, BC NDP
July 26, 1949. Slagelse, Denmark
to Jean Thomson, Montessori Teacher, 19 years
of two boys aged 11 and 17 years
of Laws, 1981, London School of Economics and Political
of Laws, 1975, Osgoode Hall Law School, Prizes: Tax Law
and Commercial Law
of Chemical Engineering, 1972, University of Ottawa
and Political Experience
years practicing law
prosecutor - 18 years. Crown Counsel in Nelson Vancouver
and Victoria. Prosecutions conducted throughout the province:
Kamloops, Merritt, Prince George, William Lake, Hundred
Mile House, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Powell River, Penticton,
Salmon Arm, Vernon, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nakusp, Rossland,
Salmo, Creston, Fernie, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, West Vancouver
counsel - 5 years
years teaching law
of Victoria - sessional lecturer
Carleton University - assistant professor
3 term Oak Bay Municipal Councillor
of the Capital Regional District Water Board
Expanded reservoir - $1.4 million
New treatment plant
First Nations water sharing agreement
Crisis management of 2001 drought
of Greater Victoria Public Library Board
Baseball Executive Member and Coach (6 years); Soccer Coach
(8 years); Scout Leader (3 1/2 years)
International Child Care (Canadian health and development
Ottawa Immigration Centre - an immigrant support agency
Canadian Tribute to Human Rights
Observer Bosnia Herzegovina/Yugoslavia.
Reported to Department of External Affairs
Community Association Director
and Executive (approx 10 years) Ottawa and South Oak Bay
Advisory Committee to Ottawa City Council