BC Election May 9 '17

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NorthReport

Only 2 seats for the Greens

NDP / 41% / 44 Seats - NDP Majority Government

Libs / 38% / 41 Seats

Grns / 18% /  2 Seats

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-2017-poll-tracker-1.40...

NorthReport

Why Christy Clark Attacks on NDP and Steelworkers Are ‘Fake News’

Attack ads an attempt to distract from BC Liberal fundraising scandals, says union.

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/05/04/Clark-Attacks-NDP-Steelworkers-Fak...

NorthReport

John Horgan burger holding onto lead in Burger Heaven poll

John Horgan - 39%

Andrew Weaver - 28%

Christy Clark - 26%

Still on the topic of polls, the NDP is reporting a new poll shows its candidate is leading in the Queensborough-Richmond riding.

Coun. Chuck Puchmayr, who is volunteering on the NDP campaign, said the poll is close, but shows the NDP in the lead.

“I don’t think there’s a Richmond poll that’s led before an election since 1972,” he said. “Even last time when you factored in Queensborough, we still were a ways off. We crunched those numbers. This time, things are changing on the ground.”

As a result of recommendations by the Electoral Boundaries Commission, Queensborough is no longer part of the New Westminster riding. Instead, it’s part of a 93-square kilometre riding.

“It’s basically two areas with cranberry farms and golf courses between us. It’s a huge farm area that is really spacious and then there are the heavy residential areas,” Puchmayr said. “About 20 per cent of it is Queensborough and Hamilton, and the rest of it is still Richmond.”

Because of the size of the riding, the NDP opened a satellite campaign office in Queensborough. NDP candidate Aman Singh is also sharing office space with three other NDP candidates in Richmond.

“It’s very difficult to get volunteers to come all the way from Queensborough to Number 3 and Minoru and vice versa. So we thought that if we had two offices at least we could capture the strength of the Queensborough people and also we wouldn’t be forcing people to come from way over on the other side of the riding into Queensborough,” Puchmayr said. “It seems to be effective. It’s working.”

Along with Coun. Bill Harper, Puchmayr put together an election planning committee for the new riding.

“I tell everybody there is grassroots campaigns, but ours is really dirt and seed,” Puchmayr said. “There was no infrastructure here - when the new boundaries were put in, a lot of the people that worked the Queensborough campaign came from the mainland of New West. We basically had to rebuild everything right from the ground up.”

 

 

http://www.newwestrecord.ca/election-2017/new-westminster/john-horgan-bu...

NorthReport

66 per cent of British Columbians prefer NDP’s budget strategy

http://www.voiceonline.com/british-columbians-strategy/

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NorthReport

Probality of winning if the election were held today:

NDP - 72%

Lib - 28%

Grn - 0%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-2017-poll-tracker-1.40...

NorthReport

Regional Seat Projections

Party / Metro / Van Isle / Int & N / Total

NDP / 28 / 10 / 6 / 44 Seats (MAJORITY GOVERNMENT)

 Lib / 14/ 2 / 25 /  41 Seats

Grn / 0 / 2 / 0 / 2 Seats

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-2017-poll-tracker-1.40...

NorthReport

Looks like the Liberals here are having a no good, very bad week.

Misfortune visits the BC Liberals

http://www.coastreporter.net/opinion/editorial/misfortune-visits-the-bc-...

Aristotleded24

Not good timing:

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An NDP candidate in the Kootenays has been fined $75,000 dollars for defamation.

Gerry Taft, the mayor of Invermere, called an opponent of the deer cull in his town a "convicted felon," and a Cranbrook, B.C.  judge called his words defamation.

Under Taft's watch, Invermere was one of the first towns in B.C. to cull urban deer.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Aristotleded24 wrote:

Not good timing:

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An NDP candidate in the Kootenays has been fined $75,000 dollars for defamation.

Gerry Taft, the mayor of Invermere, called an opponent of the deer cull in his town a "convicted felon," and a Cranbrook, B.C.  judge called his words defamation.

Under Taft's watch, Invermere was one of the first towns in B.C. to cull urban deer.

He obviously needed a better lawyer, one that could at least have thought up a procedural delay until May 10th. I think this may be overturned on appeal but the damage has already been done. 

On Jan. 13, Taft posted this online statement about Kazakoff. “Signed by the same Devin Kazakoff who was convicted of tampering with and destroying deer traps in Kimberley. I wouldn’t be so quick to believe convicted felons who have extreme positions on animal rights issues and who do not respect the decision of democratically elected local government doing what the majority of their constituents want.”

Kazakoff claims he was defamed by Taft. 

“The defamatory words published by the defendant were calculated to expose the plaintiff to contempt, ridicule, hatred and humiliation, to lower the plaintiff in the estimation of right-thinking people generally, and to cause other persons to shun and avoid the plaintiff, all of which has in fact occurred and continues to occur,” Kazakoff’s lawsuit stated.

Kazakoff, who received a conditional discharge after pleading guilty to destroying deer traps in Kimberley, argued the discharge was not a criminal conviction and that Taft was incorrect in saying he was a felon.

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/animal-rights-activist-continues...

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NorthReport wrote:

John Horgan burger holding onto lead in Burger Heaven poll

John Horgan - 39%

Andrew Weaver - 28%

Christy Clark-26%

It's especially impressive that the Green leader is in second place in a poll of meat eaters.

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..worked with janet on several union projects back when i was in the post office. she was a psac rep for many years. good to see she's still active.

The Kinder Morgan pipeline is too big a risk for Burnaby North. Only a vote for Janet Routledge and the BCNDP will stop the pipeline and protect our coast.

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