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Janet Newbury | Now that the B.C. election is over, those of us who are passionate about civic engagement need to do what we can to understand political disengagement and hopefully alter its course.
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Seth Klein | Here are a few of the initial lessons I draw from the election, and what it means for a progressive research institute like the CCPA -- because I do think our work matters, more than ever.
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Duncan Cameron | The capitalists won the B.C. election. Extractive industries make big profits in the province, and have bigger plans for its future.
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David J. Climenhaga | Pretty obviously, thanks to Tuesday's B.C. election and the vote last year in Alberta, we have reached a moment of reckoning for Canada's pollsters.
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Marvin Shaffer | There will be green and renewable energy industry pressure on whatever party forms the next government to force BC Hydro to develop or buy renewable energy we don't need and can't justify.
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Seth Klein | Climate issues have received some welcome profile in this election, and in some of the platforms. It is possible to offer some assessment of where the parties have landed on climate action.
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Sources: BC Ministry of Finance, British Columbia Financial and Economic Review
Iglika Ivanova | Both main parties in this election campaign are accusing the other of being big spenders. But is too much of the public debate around this election focused on reducing the size of government?
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Shannon Daub, Janine Farrell | What are the burning issues in health care, and how do the party platforms stack up? Here's our take, with a particular focus on seniors.
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Marvin Shaffer | One can excuse politicians in the heat of a campaign of simplifying issues and seeking out tags and slags in lieu of substantive debate. But there is no excuse for columnists of major newspapers.
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Marc Lee | B.C.'s 2013 election comes at an important moment in history. Worldwide, extreme weather events are making a powerful statement that climate change can no longer be denied.
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Keith Reynolds | If there is a new government in B.C. on May 15, it will be confronted with issues that make the transition harder than most government changeovers we have seen in the past.
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Seth Klein | As we head towards the May 2013 B.C. election, what I'd most love to hear from B.C.'s political leaders is evidence that they are ready to get serious about the defining issues of this era.