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Adrian Dix's Election Grit Came Too Little Too Late

The complacency for most of the B.C. NDP campaign was stunning.Dix backed himself into a corner with this entire positive, nice-nice, err on the side of caution theme. When he did begin to fight back against the attacks, it was just too late. The NDP began to look extremely hypocritical.
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B.C. Election Lesson: Nice Guys Don't Win

Instead of hammering Clark and the Liberals with attack ads, reminding the voters why they were sick and tired of the Clark Liberals, due to their myriad of scandals, blunders, HST tax, costly government programs and arrogance, Dix tried to be Mr. Nice Guy.
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Will He Stay?

VANCOUVER - The surprising electoral loss of British Columbia's New Democrats this week should not trigger a leadership race, the party's president said Thursday as Leader Adrian Dix remained behind c...
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Lessons Learned From the BC Election

I think both the NDP and the Greens owe it to the public to make a peace treaty and find a way to show everyone that we can work together for solutions that are good for people and the planet. This is an important lesson for us to learn before the upcoming federal election, while we still have time to find ways to work together. Big Oil won a battle this week but they haven't won the war.
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Tough Times Ahead For The BC Liberals

The BC Liberals and particularly Premier Christy Clark deserve the praise they're receiving for their surprise electoral victory. After all, the Liberals reversed a double-digit deficit in the polls and ended up securing a majority government. This moment of jubilation for the Liberals and their supporters will be short-lived however, as the reality of governing in difficult times takes hold. The litmus test for the success of this government, which they themselves established, is the success of the economy and in particular, jobs.
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Against All Odds

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Liberals defied common wisdom and months of abysmal polling numbers to win a majority government Tuesday, a stunning turnaround for a party and a premier written off for...
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Why The NDP Lost

They should have gone negative: that's the conclusion a number of pundits are coming to after the NDP's stunning loss in the 2013 B.C. election. The B.C. Liberals ran the most "right-wing, Republican-...
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SITTING DUCK

VANCOUVER - New Democrat leader Adrian Dix may have bitten the union hand that fed his election campaign and the ballot boxes, prompting the NDP to fail to clinch its once-surefire spot as the next go...
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NDP Stunned

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's New Democrats are dazed and confused today, pondering a stunning election defeat that saw Premier Christy Clark's Liberals capture a majority despite pollsters reporting...
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She's Optimistic

VANCOUVER - Polls are closed across British Columbia in an election that could see the governing Liberals tossed from office after 12 years in power.Almost an hour after polls closed, the Liberals wer...
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The Kids Are Not Alright

Proclamations and election mania aside, families may have to hold their breath long after the party hats are put away, the platforms are dusted off, and campaign offensives are silenced into temporary stalemate before any genuine childcare programs are implemented.
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Why Filipinos Should Vote NDP

It's been exasperating to see the BC Liberals try to court the Filipino vote through superficial events designed to be nothing but photo-ops and not engage the community by talking about specific issues. They don't seem to be concerned with providing anything substantive because they don't seem to have anything in their platform they can point to as evidence of being engaged with the community.
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Today's The Day

VANCOUVER - Voters in British Columbia go to the polls today in what was the provincial New Democrats' election to lose.It was the Liberals' to survive — early polls suggested the best they could hope...
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Dix's Blitz

The leaders of British Columbia's two main political parties sprinted to get their message out Monday, one day before the finish line would deliver one of them an election victory.New Democrat Leader...
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The LNG Jobs Myth

Natural gas, being sold as a huge job creator is actually an employment deadbeat. While natural gas contributes fully 3.2% of our total GDP, its work force is tiny, just 3,500 souls, or .15% of provincial employment. Electrical equipment manufacturers employ more people in B.C. than oil and gas. Natural gas is shipped east through pipelines, so there are no trucking or ports benefits. And most of the $6 billion in natural gas earnings don't stay in B.C., but take a direct flight across the Rockies to Calgary. Which might explain why some B.C. politicians organize fundraisers there.
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Who B.C. Kids Would Elect

VANCOUVER - If school children could vote, the New Democrats would have swept into power long ago in British Columbia, where students buck the national trend in mock elections.While actual voters elec...
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Full Steam Ahead

CAMPBELL RIVER, - With just three days of campaigning left, B.C. Premier Christy Clark says her Liberals are gaining momentum.Clearly buoyed by some polls that show her closing what was deemed by some...
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Who Do You Trust On Job Numbers?

VANCOUVER - The B.C. Liberals have been banking on a jobs and economic growth platform to lead them to victory, but with four days left until voting day, the latest jobs statistics appear to fuel the...
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A Voter's Guide To Legalizing Pot

Marijuana has become an important issue in this provincial election. Questions about marijuana policy have been raised by the public over and over again, at all-candidates meetings across the province, and even during the televised debate.Together with the replies we received from candidates, and other comments about marijuana made in the media, we have compiled this Sensible BC Voters Guide, to help you better understand where B.C. parties and candidates stand on the question of marijuana policy and decriminalization in our province.
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Liberals Closing In On NDP: Poll

The B.C. Liberals have further narrowed the gap and now trail the NDP by six points, according to an Ipsos Reid poll. The poll of 800 adult British Columbians, taken Wednesday and Thursday, indicates...
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Liberal Ad Goes After Jane Sterk

The B.C. Liberal Party is employing an unusual tactic, apparently in the hopes of splitting the green vote on Vancouver Island. The party took out a full-page ad in the Friday edition of a local news...
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'Every Canadian Is Depending On Us'

VANCOUVER - With just days left to convince British Columbia voters of their political prowess, party leaders tried to bring their campaign messages home on Friday.New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix was o...
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NDP Slams B.C. Liberal 'Swing Team'

The B.C. NDP has launched allegations against the B.C. Liberal Party, claiming the rival party had a secret plan to use tax dollars for political campaigning back as far as 2011. Documents leaked to...