BC Election May 9 '17

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BC NDP take aim at Liberals, promote strategy to build urgent-care centres

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-ndp-take-aim-at-...

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Vaughn Palmer: Horgan's brief break likely more relaxing than political rivals

http://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-horgans-brief-b...

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Fairly despicable thing for Palmer to say, given that Horgan's "break" was actually time needed to be with his brother as his brother battles cancer.

Aristotleded24

From afar, a cursory glance at the headlines of the BC election look like a summary of all the good things Horgan wants to do should he be elected. Is Christy Crunch even trying, or does she have anything to run on?

Basement Dweller

The Liberals are getting nasty, digging up anything they can about BCNDP candidates. For instance, a political comment a candidate shared - not posted, just shared - on Facebook four years ago.

http://www.voiceonline.com/liberals-dig-up-dirt-on-ndp-candidates/

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

The NDP has put forward a credible and doable platform that is not pie in the sky.

But the election has to be about corruption, corruption and corruption or I fear any semblance of democracy will disappear in BC.

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kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

I love it when your opposition starts to look desperate.  I doubt if they were looking for it to be tagged with the name "troll truck" when they discussed this in the Liberal war room.

"We are already seeing a fairly high level of negativity in this campaign," said Max Cameron, a political scientist at the University of British Columbia.

"Whether it's effective or not is often a big question."

Cameron said political parties use these strategies when they're trying to get a pejorative term or slogan to stick to their opponents.

"The risk is if you have a strategy that is to go negative, and it doesn't stick well with your opponent, it can do as much damage to you as it does to your adversary." said Cameron.

UBC political scientist Richard Johnston said that both the B.C. Liberals and the NDP made it clear from the outset that this campaign was going to be dirtier than 2013.

"This is turning out to be an exceptionally negative campaign," said Johnston.

But he views the truck as an act of desperation.

"It does make me think that the Liberal are more worried than they let on before the campaign.

"http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-liberal-troll-trucks-1...

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Not a good day for Christy Clark

BC Liberals Return $174,000 in Illegal Donations

New Elections BC total almost twice as much as party admitted in March; NDP returns $10,500.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/04/19/BC-Liberals-Return-Illegal-Donations/

Basement Dweller

The guy driving the troll truck looks like an unhinged whacko. :P

NorthReport

Politics Christy Clark style

Investor says he was wooed with pictures of B.C.'s premier for alleged fraud

​B.C. Election records show that from November 2011 to November 2015, Paul Oei donated $55,787 to the B.C. Liberals. His wife Loretta Lai donated $10,565 to the party from April 2012 to August 2014. Canadian Manu Immigration and Financial Services Inc. and Organic Eco-Centre Corp., both named in the Security Commission fraud allegations, donated $1,080 to the B.C. Liberals from 2014 to 2015. 

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/more-investors-testify-in-allege...

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

I just saw another great NDP ad that highlighted the 96,000 real jobs they will create without destroying the environment or abrogating First nations rights.  I wish I could share it but its a FB thing. 

North Report for your information part of that NDP ad had a couple of workers loading pipe and a IUOE 115 banner on the truck. The NDP is offering better jobs in more regions of the province.

Did I mention corruption, corruption and corruption.

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Left Turn Left Turn's picture

Watch: News 1130 Leadership Debate
http://www.news1130.com/2017/04/20/watch-live-news-1130-leaders-debate/

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Today NEWS 1130 radio hosted a multi-platform BC election leadership debate with BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark, BC NDP Leader John Horgan, and BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver.

The three took questions from moderator and award-winning broadcast journalist Bill Good and some from you, the listener and reader.

The debate was 90 minutes, ending at 10 a.m. You can watch it below and it will be posted in full on the NEWS 1130 YouTube channel later today.

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Corruption is correct krop.

Hopefully this makes the mainstream press soon.

Tory Advisor Who Meddled with Info Requests Now Working on BC Liberal Campaign

Sébastien Togneri ‘probably fits in comfortably’ with triple-deleting party, NDP says.

 

https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/04/20/Tory-Advisor-Who-Meddled-Info-Requests/

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

It seems that the Liberal arrogance is catching up to them. This clip shows de Jong lying about the NDP platform and being called on it. He then proceeds to forget that he is not brow beating the media at the Leg when no one is paying attention but in the middle of an election campaign. Listen to the audio clip and let it shine though in all its glory.

B.C. voters need to get full and accurate information before they cast their ballots on May 9, says the Liberals’ Mike de Jong.

“Before they can make an informed choice, they need to know the facts,” the Liberal finance minister said at a heavily hyped presentation on the NDP’s “deceitful” election platform.

I agree with him.

And that’s why I was disgusted to then watch de Jong criticize billions of dollars worth of spending promises that the NDP has not made in this election campaign.

He said the NDP “commitment” to freeze B.C. Hydro rates and ICBC premiums for four years will cost a combined $3.2 billion.

The NDP has not committed to these things, so I asked de Jong why he included them in his presentation.

http://theprovince.com/opinion/columnists/mike-smyth-in-response-to-ndps...

 

Basement Dweller

Judging by their posts on social media, Liberal partisans are sulking right now. They are worried.

NorthReport

Fact Check: Does BC Really Have Canada’s ‘Lowest Middle Classes Taxes?’

Sorry, Christy Clark. Government’s own budget docs don’t back you up.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/04/20/BC-Canada-Lowest-Middle-Class-Taxes/

 

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Fact Check: Does BC Really Have Canada’s ‘Lowest Middle Classes Taxes?’

Sorry, Christy Clark. Government’s own budget docs don’t back you up.

 

https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/04/20/BC-Canada-Lowest-Middle-Class-Taxes/

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What a fake news article!

Can you imagine what the press would have done had the touching been reversed?

http://www.news1130.com/2017/04/20/ndp-leader-lose-cool-just-passionate/

 

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Left Turn Left Turn's picture

Why John Horgan got scrappy in the B.C. election debate
http://www.macleans.ca/politics/why-john-horgan-got-scrappy-in-the-b-c-e...

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You only get one chance at a first impression, the old saying goes, and the B.C. NDP’s John Horgan—a leader almost half the province could not name in a poll 10 days ago—came out with his fists flying at Thursday’s leaders’ debate. It’s the first of the B.C. election, and for many British Columbians will serve as their introduction to Horgan. The tone set by the tough talking, 57-year-old MLA, raised working class on Vancouver Island by his widowed mom, mirrors the NDP campaign, so far. It marks a return to old-school, bare-knuckled B.C. politics, after the previous NDP leader chose to fight a “positive campaign” in 2013—with disastrous results. For a stretch toward the end of the radio debate, broadcast live this morning on Vancouver’s NEWS1130, Horgan and Premier Christy Clark, who sit barely 10 feet apart in the legislature in Victoria, could not bear to look at one another. Though Clark managed to keep her cool throughout, grinning like a Cheshire cat as she and Horgan traded barbs, the animosity was palpable. It’s not even Day 10.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

The BC Building Trades are firmly behind the NDP. Project agreements with local hire are the best way of building projects. Its how we used to do it in this province before the Liberals started their P3 sell-outs.

Today, John Horgan announced his commitment to get the most out of the NDP’s pledge to fund the mayor’s transit plan by committing to use local British Columbia skilled labour and create apprenticeship opportunities through a Project Labour Agreement.

“Projects don’t make a province – people do,” said Tom Sigurdson, Executive Director of the BC Building Trades. “The NDPs commitment to use local workers and employ apprentices is an important milestone in the development of our province.”

http://www.bcbuildingtrades.org/node/402

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

It seems that even the vetern Liberals are losing it.  Lets hope they keep it up.

During a debate hosted by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce in the BC riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam Thursday night, Reimer surprised many when she said she supports privatizing healthcare "for those who are able to afford it" – in other words, the wealthy:

"I do support the privatization to a certain extent of our healthcare system. I think that choice is always good for people and I myself have had a surgery in the private healthcare system [...] and so I do support some choice for those who are able to afford it."

In response, BC NDP candidate Rick Glumac blasted Reimer's support for two-tier healthcare, arguing that prioritizing patients "just because they have more money" goes against "my Canadian values":

"That right there, if there's no other reason to not vote Liberal, that's it right there because that is frightening."

 https://www.pressprogress.ca/bc_liberal_candidate_comes_under_fire_for_s...

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She touched me too (well my wallet)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

I think this is a new babble glitch.  The same happened to NorthReport a few days ago.

Basement Dweller

Maybe it was done on purpose, for effect.

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