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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #120 on: September 22, 2020, 01:18:55 pm »
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Green Party leader on OPPO this week says that the PC Premier misplayed his advantage. 

I'm sure Justin Trudeau (PM) will be watching closely as to how this gambit plays out.

This is what bothers me most.  I really hope this election doesn't set us back with Liberals gaining an advantage.

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« Reply #121 on: September 22, 2020, 01:38:20 pm »
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« Reply #122 on: September 22, 2020, 02:18:28 pm »
For anyone planning on voting strategically, polling results to follow are below:

https://338canada.com/bc/districts.htm

Interestingly, my NDP MLA barely beat the Liberal incumbent in 2017 (he won by 1500 votes) but now it's a safe NDP riding. 

He's been great actually.  I've emailed his office twice and got responses immediately and he's been very involved with the local community.  I'm happy to see he's safe.

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« Reply #123 on: September 22, 2020, 04:40:55 pm »
That poll was released Sept 2 before there was talk of an election this fall. It will be interesting to see how things shake out.
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« Reply #124 on: September 22, 2020, 05:51:39 pm »
I know, I saw the date on it myself but with that much of a lead, I doubt he'll lose.  Plus, he really has been great.
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« Reply #125 on: September 22, 2020, 07:14:15 pm »
Anyone here think Horgan would have called an election if the polls had been close?
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« Reply #126 on: September 22, 2020, 10:05:06 pm »
Anyone here think Horgan would have called an election if the polls had been close?

Ummm....   why would he be that dumb?
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« Reply #127 on: September 22, 2020, 10:07:11 pm »
Ummm....   why would he be that dumb?
So you agree, this election has nothing to do with what is best for the province.
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« Reply #128 on: September 22, 2020, 10:15:04 pm »
So you agree, this election has nothing to do with what is best for the province.

I wouldn't say it's either or.  Maybe he genuinely believes NDP majority is what's best for the province. 

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« Reply #129 on: September 22, 2020, 10:20:14 pm »
I wouldn't say it's either or.  Maybe he genuinely believes NDP majority is what's best for the province.

Every party leader thinks a majority for them is the best thing.
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« Reply #130 on: September 22, 2020, 10:28:48 pm »
Every party leader thinks a majority for them is the best thing.

Exactly.  It's politics, not necessarily ego.  They have strategists who work on these types on things, it's not just Horgan who decides to go rogue.

No doubt most parties would do it too given the same circumstances.  His approval ratings have been enviable. 

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« Reply #131 on: September 23, 2020, 12:21:01 am »
Exactly.  It's politics, not necessarily ego.  They have strategists who work on these types on things, it's not just Horgan who decides to go rogue.

No doubt most parties would do it too given the same circumstances.  His approval ratings have been enviable.

He had a signed deal with the Greens. He broke it.
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« Reply #132 on: September 24, 2020, 08:16:37 pm »
So far, 120,000 people have requested mail in ballots which won't even be counted until three weeks after the election. Congratulations John, you have shut down government for over two months in the middle of apandemic just to advance your own interests.
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« Reply #133 on: September 24, 2020, 08:53:10 pm »
So far, 120,000 people have requested mail in ballots which won't even be counted until three weeks after the election. Congratulations John, you have shut down government for over two months in the middle of apandemic just to advance your own interests.

It doesnít shut down government.  Thatís hyperbole.  You are sounding like Taxme, Shady and clowns like that.

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« Reply #134 on: September 24, 2020, 08:56:47 pm »
It doesnít shut down government.  Thatís hyperbole.  You are sounding like Taxme, Shady and clowns like that.

You can't introduce and pass legislation if there is no Parliament. As soon as an election is called, the province is being run by civil servants until there is a new government.
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