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He's Out

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Just as the B.C. NDP released a post-mortem outlining the party's mistakes during the last provincial election, popular MP and potential leader Nathan...

How Did The B.C. NDP Fall So Hard?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - There was no single failure that led British Columbia's New Democrats to a devastating loss in a provincial election they were highly anti...

Land Reserve Independence In Jeopardy?

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A leaked cabinet document that proposes significant changes to British Columbia's Agricultural Land Reserve — millions of hectares of ch...

Decision Delayed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The provincial council of British Columbia's New Democrats has put off a decision on the date of a leadership vote to replace outgoing par...

Vote To Replace Dix On The Horizon

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's New Democratic Party executive is recommending May 25 next year as the date for a leadership vote to replace current par...

Group Launches Platform To Rebuild B.C. NDP

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A grassroots movement from within British Columbia's dejected New Democratic Party launched an effort Monday to rebuild the political party...

Where Did They Go Wrong?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The NDP's stunning election loss has prompted the party to appoint a panel that will review why it stayed out of office after pundits predi...

The B.C. Election: The Pitfalls of Flip-Flopping

Cole Hogan | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

Here Warren Kinsella's oft-repeated maxim rings true. In Kinsella's latest book he states that what is true of car crashes is true of political life. When polled, voters will insist they hate negative ads. But when they thinking no one is looking they will slow down, take a look, and remember what they see.

No Take Backs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The final count of ballots is now complete, and only one riding has changed hands in favour of the New Democratic Party since election nig...

What it Felt Like to Lose the 2013 B.C. Election

Ryan Painter | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ryan Painter

I felt a huge lump in the pit of my stomach, mouth agape, as I looked in shock at the TV in the corner of the room. CTV News declared a Majority Liberal government. How did this happen? Angry and bitter, I wanted heads to roll.

Who Killed the BC NDP's Election Chances?

Sean Holman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sean Holman

"As leader of the BC NDP, I take full responsibility for this defeat...no ifs, ands or buts." That's what Adrian Dix told reporters at a news conference last Wednesday, following his party's surprise failure to win the recent provincial election. Nevertheless, there are many more people who should be shouldering that responsibility. But the press hasn't made it easy for the public or party members to finger who those people are.

Removing the Risk Takers Makes Politics Boring

Ian Tootill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ian Tootill

I've had conversations with some in the media and I've yet to see someone quote me, so I'll say it here; we are insular and provincial in B.C. And unless we ignore the Alex Tsakumises of the world when they piously bleat about the Premier being unfit for office because she showed some goodwill and good nature by sharing a joke about MILFs with a radio host (who was fired for it btw), or ignore the media prattling on for weeks because of a dancing penis prank on a gay MLA (I've yet to meet gays who don't enjoy dick jokes) we are going to reap what we sow -- which is small numbers of people running for public office and even less numbers qualified to run for premier.

The NDP's Problem Is Bigger Than Adrian Dix

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Over 35 years, the NDP has seen its share of the popular vote decline and its actual vote stall, despite an electorate that has nearly doubled in size over the same period. Parties that don't grow their base lose and risk withering away. The message for the NDP in all these numbers is ominous and it's not just about Adrian Dix. It may have more to do with the brand.

Should Federal Liberals Be Celebrating Christy Clark's Victory?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

The BC election results flew in the face of pollsters and pundits alike, with Christy Clark pulling off the win many said was all but a pipe dream. But should federal Liberals pause to ponder before breaking out the bubbly?

Tough Times Ahead For The BC Liberals

Jason Clemens | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jason Clemens

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.

Adrian Dix's Election Grit Came Too Little Too Late

Laila Yuile | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Laila Yuile

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.


CP | Rebekah Funk, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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 fa...

Pipeline plans?

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - Oil pipelines to the West Coast may have a better chance of being built with the Liberals hanging on to power in British Columbia than had t...

Why The NDP Are Like The Toronto Maple Leafs

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

What do the B.C. NDP and the Toronto Maple Leafs have in common? Quite a bit, if Twitter can be believed. Adrian Dix's party began the election wit...

5 Reasons B.C. Millennials Should Vote Today

Shachi Kurl | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

Did you know that political strategists are counting on you not to vote? Senior BC Liberal strategists say this to reassure their nervous supporters: "Our base leans to older voters, whereas the NDP base leans to the 18-34 age group (older voters vote)." Now technically, there's nothing untrue about that statement. But whether you're voting Liberal, NDP, Green or Conservative, merely casting your ballot is putting your thumb in the eye of decrepit politicos who have already dismissed you.

Today's The Day

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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 surviv...

How The Parties Stack Up: Democracy Watch Report Card

Tyler Sommers | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Tyler Sommers

The Green Party receives a C-, the best grade of bad overall grades in Report Card on British Columbia Parties' Democratic Good Government Platforms -- Conservatives receive a D-, NDP a D-, and Liberals an F. A Dishonesty Downgrade of one full grade is also shown in the Report Card results -- usually only half of all promises are kept because of the lack of an honesty-in-politics law which is needed to effectively penalize promise-breakers and those who deliberately mislead.

Why Filipinos Should Vote NDP

RJ Aquino | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
RJ Aquino

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.

New Rage Over Old Forum Posts Make Politicians Look Irrelevant

Graham Templeton | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Graham Templeton

B.C.'s election has featured a string of high-profile firings and disqualifications, and they've all left the attackers looking like irrelevant old-timers, relics of an era when it might have been possible to complain about forum posts and retain some shred of dignity. The Internet has given us the mudslinging equivalent of a nuclear standoff and mutually assured destruction has brought a continued ceasefire, perhaps then we can dispense with the winging and get on with the business of government.

The Plotting Begins

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Just as a new poll suggests that the B.C. Liberals are closing the gap with the NDP in the provincial election race, a movement within the Liberal Par...