Bc Election 2013


'Very, Very Exciting' Times

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia Green party made a historic breakthrough in the provincial election this week, powered on what appeared to be opposition to oil pipelines and concerns about global war...

Clark Mocks Media

Christy Clark took the opportunity to poke fun at the media’s reliance on polls at her post-election press conference Wednesday. “You guys get this stuff for free,” she laughed. “You should take it fo...


VANCOUVER - Even before voting day, it was clear British Columbia's fourth-place Conservative party had little chance of the sort of electoral breakthrough that had been predicted just a year ago.In t...

B.C.'s Lone Indie MLA

VANCOUVER - Vicki Huntington made elections history Tuesday when she edged out high-profile Liberal candidate Bruce McDonald to become the first Independent candidate to win re-election.Huntington won...

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...

Pipeline plans?

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 the New Democrats won Tuesday's election.But a bett...

She Lost

Even as her party was projected to win a majority government, BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark was fighting a tooth-and-nail battle in her own riding of Vancouver-Point Grey. In the end, Clark was a tr...

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...

B.C. Lags On Voter Turnout

Advance polls have jump as high as 25% for this election, but as 24 hours reported Monday that doesn't mean voter turnout will be high. Despite larger advance poll numbers in recent elections actual t...

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.

5 Reasons B.C. Millennials Should Vote Today

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.

Should B.C. Change Its Voting System?

University researchers have launched a study to determine if an alternative voting system would have an impact on the results of Tuesday's provincial election. B.C. currently employs the first past th...

Those Robocalls Have To Stop

The B.C. Conservative Party has been ordered to stop election day robocalling by Elections B.C. Spokesperson Don Main says the calls went out the morning of May 14, which is a violation of the Electi...

Dix, Dylan, Destiny

VICTORIA - Adrian Dix says he was driving home one night from a political meeting in Campbell River on Vancouver Island when he experienced what he calls a therapeutic and completely spontaneous momen...

Tories Ordered To Halt Robocalls

The BC Conservatives have been told to halt robocalls that have been made in violation of election advertising rules, after Langley residents complained. Telephone calls encouraging voters to cast a b...

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.

The NDP's Real Agenda?

The New Democratic Party's governing council, two-and-a-half years ago, considered proposals such as cutting funding to independent schools, and eliminating tuition fees at the B.C. universities and c...

Four Shades Of Victory

B.C.'s four party leaders all fearlessly predicted victories of a sort on Mother's Day, with the provincial election just two days away. For B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark and B.C. NDP leader Adria...

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...