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Monday, April 13, 2009

B.C. Liberals' swift road to self-destruction?

The B.C. Conservative Party is planning to field about 30 candidates in the upcoming provincial election, and, even though leader Wilf Hanni is leading a rag-tag band of hopefuls, they could play a spoiler role, hiving off enough otherwise B.C. Liberal votes to allow the NDP to return to power.

Here's the Tyee.ca's most recent coverage of: 1. The NDP's campaign platform, which promises to add $3 billion to the province's debt over two years; 2. the Conservatives' aspirations; and 3. some of the close races.

Listen: if the Gordon Campbell Liberals lose because of a resurgent B.C. Conservative party, they have no one to blame but themselves. Four problems off the top of my head: The Liberals have gone hyper-green on global warming; their about-face capitulation to aboriginal triumphalism is almost complete; they refuse to rid the Human Rights Act of the censorious section underwhich Maclean's was prosecuted in that infamous kangaroo court last year; and they're overseeing a radicalizing of the B.C. school curriculum (under the outrageous Corren agreement).

Posted by Terry O'Neill on April 13, 2009 in Canadian Provincial Politics | Permalink


None of those things is enough to sink the Liberals, Terry. If I were Campbell I'd worry more about the stink surrounding BC Rail.

There are already have a dozen minor parties on the ballot, and to my knowledge all of them together have never tilted an election one way or the other. One more will hardly matter.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-04-13 4:31:58 PM

Terry, I agree with your take on the BC Liberals, but I shutter to think of any possible return of the most extreme moonbats, the BC NDP.

Posted by: Alain | 2009-04-13 4:41:39 PM

I would vote for anyone whose motto is "no more nanny state". Campbell has flip-flopped on everything he first ran on.

NDP may be wing nuts but still look good against the greens.
Where is the Rhino party when you really need them?.

Posted by: peterj | 2009-04-13 10:21:40 PM

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