BRITISH COLUMBIA

Beefiest policies put to fiery test as B.C. party leaders grilled in burger poll

04/15/2013 02:20 EDT | Updated 06/15/2013 05:12 EDT
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - As British Columbia prepares for Tuesday's launch of the provincial election campaign, voters may want to hold party policies to the fire — and they can, in New Westminster, B.C.

Burger Heaven, a burger restaurant in that Vancouver suburb, has sparked the flames of its traditional hamburger poll, offering unofficial ratings of each provincial party leader.

The unscientific poll must be taken with more than a few grains of salt, but chef Chris Geib says it should produce chuckles for patrons who closely follow B.C. politics.

He describes the Christy Clark burger as lean-to-the-right grade "A" beef, cooked over a hot political fire with unique fixings including "a little slab of Point Grey poupon mustard, cheese, a little special CC sauce."

The Adrian Dix burger features an NDP, or what Geib describes as a "nicely done patty," along with a little lean-to-the-left Grade A beef, gaining ground on the front-left burner, and including a slice of red tomato.

Expenses for the John Cummins burger are scrutinized to ensure fiscal accountability, and Geib says the sandwich is topped with a conservative slab of Delta cheddar cheese, while the Jane Sterk burger is served up with a slice of organically-grown green tomato and green lettuce. (News1130)