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It's Election Time In BC - The Future Is Now

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Over Fifteen years. By almost all political measurement standards, the shelf life has expired on the BC Liberals. Some efforts have tallied a list of demonstrable failures by this regime, and it nears 120 in total. There is a huge gulf between the claims and boasts made compared to the empirical evidence to counter them. But in this 21st century spin cycle of mis-information, photo ops, bribing people with their own money when politically convenient and using the power of the state, the band has played on for a decade and a half.

The writ has been dropped for the British Columbia general election on May 9th. Discontent is at an all-time high against the incumbents, with plenty of good reason. Take your pick - Site C, VanRE, #bced, Health Department firings, Quick Wins, LNG, BC Hydro, BC Ferries, BC Rail, the list goes on and on. Current polling would indicate the Clark era is over. But we've seen this before. What is different this time around?

Bill Tieleman may be one of the busiest people in BC in the next four weeks. His insight and opinion is in high demand to decipher what will be a critical campaign for the future of the province by many outlets. The View Up Here is fortunate to have Bill drop by, spare us some time, and address some pressing issues.

  • What are the themes of election advertising for the Liberals, NDP & Greens? Whose will work effectively?
  • Polling is eerily similar to 2013. Are there any differences that stand out? Is the Alberta Effect in play?
  • Corporate media has taken another big hit right before the campaign. Political ads will increase while actual reporting decreases. Who will write the narrative - press or parties?
  • ElectionsBC allows candidate approval until April 18, one week into the writ. Does this favor any one party over the others?
  • Is vote-splitting an issue for May 9th?

The race is on for BC's future, today.

 

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