Anjali Appadurai, democratic socialist leadership candidate for British Columbia’s New Democratic Party, is rattling the party establishment. Her bold left-wing politics have provoked what appears to be a smear campaign by operators within the party itself.
Alex Cosh is the managing editor of the Maple. He lives in Tiskwat on the traditional territory of the Tla’amin people.
Leftist activist Anjali Appadurai has thrown her hat into British Columbia’s NDP leadership race. If she wins, she will become the new premier. But win or lose, her presence in the race is shaking things up.
Soaring food costs are making it impossible for almost a quarter of Canadians to access basic groceries. Instead of strengthening safety nets, the Canadian government is lining the pockets of defense contractors.
After a summer of disastrous forest fires, British Columbia is now experiencing extreme flooding. As well as causing untold misery for Canadian citizens, environmental catastrophe is also exposing how few protections exist for migrant workers.