From the South Asian Post:
In a dubious Canadian first that is being played out in the on-going B.C. election campaign, the NDP has reserved about 30 per cent of its ridings for female candidates and another 10 per cent has been designated for "youth, gay/lesbian/bi/transgendered, persons of colour, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities."
A little background on Ray Lam:
Lam’s credentials for being selected as a NDP candidate came from his involvement in gay rights groups and the Vancouver Gay Pride Parade, among other distinctions.
And more on the NDP's "no men allowed" ridings.
I am not entirely against the principle here, but this seems as heavy handed as Bob Rae's infamous Jobmart Ad.