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Councillor Meggs’ new link to the NDP

December 16th, 2009 · 9 Comments

People were chattering about this at the lefty party a couple of weeks ago, but here’s the official announcement that Jan O’Brien will become the provincial secretary for the NDP. For those not in the know, O’Brien is the wife of Councillor Geoff Meggs.

I’m sure those who love to believe that Meggs is the “real” mayor of Vancouver — a constant observation from the critics, even though Meggs is clearly not part of the EcoCapitalist circle around Gregor Robertson  — this will add new dimensions to their conspiracy theories.


Burnaby–The BC New Democratic Party today announced that Jan O’Brien has been appointed Provincial Secretary.

O’Brien is succeeding Laura Nichols, who has served as Provincial Secretary since 2006.

A labour relations specialist, O’Brien currently works in the advocacy department of the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union. She previously wrote for a Vancouver daily newspaper and was a vice-chair of the BC Labour Relations Board. She  is a director of the Vancity Credit Union and the West Coast Legal Action Fund. She has been involved in other community organizations including DOXA (Vancouver’s Documentary Film Festival) and Everywoman’s Health Centre. A committed environmentalist, she is a member of Nature Vancouver and the Western Canada Wilderness Committee.

O’Brien will begin her new role early in the new year.

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