Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lawyer to run in Seymour for NDP

By Benjamin Alldritt, North Shore News September 28, 2011

He won't get a chance to run for more than a year and a half, but Jim Hanson has still secured the B.C. NDP nomination in North Vancouver-Seymour.

"I believe we can do better," he said in an interview. "I have children in our school system. I'm the son of parents who are seniors on the North Shore and I have children who will be entering the labour market. I think we can do better."

Hanson, 50, is an Argyle secondary graduate and lives in the Blueridge neighbourhood

with his wife and two children. He holds law degrees from UBC and Oxford university in the U.K.

As the senior partner of Surrey's largest law firm, Hanson has represented the passengers of the doomed ferry Queen of the North, as well as suing the provincial lotteries corporation on behalf of gambling addicts.

"Jim always acts for individuals," his campaign release says, "and never for corporations. He has acted, and continues to act, for persons of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations and occupations, and has had extensive contact with the province's less fortunate."

North Vancouver-Seymour's sitting MLA is B.C. Liberal Jane Thornthwaite.

The provincial election is scheduled for May 14, 2013.

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John Sharpe said...

This gentlemen seems like a much higher profile candidate than the NDP have selected in NV-Seymour in the last few elections.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't mean he has higher chance of winning though, does it?

Anonymous said...

After Thornthwaite mops the floor with Little and wins the nomination she will roll to re-election in this Liberal stronghold.

Anonymous said...

That last post could only have been written by JT herself....

Anonymous said...

I wonder who will run for the BC Conservatives in North Van-Seymour.

Don McBain said...

I am quite positive that it will not be the same person that ran for the BC Conservatives in the last election.