LIBERAL BC ELECTION

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Media Bites: Five B.C. Myths You Can Blame on the Media

By this time tomorrow, British Columbians will have begun casting ballots in their province's 40th general election. Despite the historic milestone, the prevailing mood has been resignation, not celebration. Savvy readers will probably have some vague sense that BC is a lovely place in the midst of a perilous decline, though appreciating the province's exact dysfunctions can be a bit tricky amid the barnacles of cliches and half-truths that tend to encrust political reporting about the province. Here are five particularly unhelpful tropes just begging to be tossed in the nearest gluten-free organic compost heap.