A quicksketch of B.C. New Democratic Party Leader John Horgan

A quicksketch of B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan

VICTORIA — John Horgan, leader of British Columbia’s New Democratic Party, is a three-term member of the provincial legislature. Here is a brief sketch of the politician.

Born: Victoria

Age: 57

Family: married, Ellie in 1984; two grown sons, Nate and Evan.

Career:  A former backroom NDP strategist from southern Vancouver Island. He was acclaimed party leader on May 1, 2014.

Riding: Juan de Fuca

Lives: Langford

Hobby: Refinishes furniture found at flea markets, garage sales or second-hand stores. He prizes his walnut dining table that was once covered in chicken manure and coats of paint.

Quote: “You are stripping away and you see this beauty emerge from two or three or four layers of grubby paint,” he said. “I’m colour blind and the grain of the wood is something I can visualize.”


The Canadian Press

Just Posted

Athletes ready for world stage

Three Fernie athletes to compete in the world’s biggest junior freeride competition.

Hydro prices to surge

Elk Valley businesses brace for 3 per cent Hydro rate increase.

Elk Valley rallies for car fire victim

Aussie loses everything in car fire

Fernie operator wins tourism award

Island Lake Lodge recognised for “inclusive, team-oriented culture” at 2018 Tourism Industry Awards.

Elkford teacher suspended for lecture on cross-dressing, making student cry

Tami Lynne Chechotko was suspended for two days without pay

VIDEO: Climber ‘catches the sunrise’ over city atop B.C. crane

Police warn ‘rooftopping’ poses risk to climber, public and first responders

Sparwood skaters impress

Club farewells coach

Army cadets test survival skills

Cadets endure -18C conditions

Exhibition builds compassion

Opioid use in focus

Medicinal cannabis patient shares story

Fernie mom spreads compassion

Epic deal for FAR

RCR signs new partnership

Experts: Society has a role in trying to prevent domestic violence

Experts are speaking out following the murder of a woman and her son in Ontario

Progress on fixing Phoenix pay system backlog could be short-lived: Ottawa

Feds have said they won’t try to recover money overpaid until all outstanding issues are fixed

Northern lights chasers in Canada discover new type named ‘Steve’

Phenomenon linked to a powerful current created by charged particles in Earth’s upper atmosphere

Most Read