Bc Election 2013

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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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'So Spectacularly Wrong'

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is welcoming her British Columbia counterpart to a club of politicians that likes to confound the experts.Redford is congratulating Christy Clark following th...
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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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Post-Election Musical Chairs

VANCOUVER - After leading her BC Liberals to a stunning election win, only to lose her riding in the process, Premier Christy Clark is now faced with the task of finding a way into the provincial legi...
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'I Felt Too Lazy'

VANCOUVER - This week's provincial election in British Columbia was the first chance 18-year-old Merwa Almalike had to vote since she became eligible almost a year ago.But like so many people her age,...

Media Bites: Why the Hippie Radicals - er, NDP - Lost in BC

The Liberal Party of B.C. is not a brilliant outfit by any means. Much of its agenda is faddish and unscientific, and, if past performance is any indication, simply doesn't work. Yet it's also the party associated with business, capitalism, status, success, and wealth -- and now a four-term majority government to boot. What does make many squeamish, however, is the idea of a party run by hippies and radicals who dogmatically cling to the 20th century's most discredited economic theory simply for reasons of pride or denial. It comes off as a little pathetic.
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'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...
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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...
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DISMAL RESULTS

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...
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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...
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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...