The Shotgun Blog
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
B.C. Conservatives come to life
The B.C. NDP has been riding the No Carbon Tax train for a few weeks now in B.C., to considerable success. Now, the tiny B.C. Conservative Party is trying to play catch up, launching a petition against the tax which, as I reported in my posting below, kicks in on July 1.
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That's just not going to fly.
Like I said before - look at their platform. Railing against "tax cuts for the rich", hospital closures, raw log exports, and so forth. I'm disgusted by the Carbon Tax, the appeasement of the Unions, and so forth - but why would I, or anyone else, stop supporting a centre-left party which could keep the NDP out of government for another twenty years or so in favour of a central left party with no chance of winning which, in fact, would by some minor degree of success make an NDP Government more likely?
Posted by: Adam Yoshida | 2008-06-25 9:20:42 PM
I'm with Yoshida on this one. If that's a conservative platform, Joe Clark is a libertarian. Red Tory populism is no alternative to Gordo's left-lib-green-big (anything-for-a-vote) government. BC hasn't seen a conservative government since Bill Bennett's Socreds.
A real conservative alternative, better still, one with libertarian principles, would be an NDP term worth waiting for!
Posted by: John Chittick | 2008-06-25 9:40:52 PM
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