Will money and arrogance cost Christy Clark the election?

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Will money and arrogance cost Christy Clark the election?

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http://www.news1130.com/2017/05/05/will ... -election/

The brush-off would certainly have faded from memory, but the Liberals’ bloated campaign team attacked on Twitter. Campaign director Laura Miller and digital strategist Mark Marissen labelled Higgins an NDP plant, hell-bent on disrupting the Liberal campaign. Their supporters jumped in, seemingly on cue, some calling Higgins a “*bleep*” and more.


One whistleblower, who is cooperating with the RCMP investigation into lobbying pratices, says he was “totally corrupted,” by BC’s entrenched pay-to-play culture. He says there is “no limit” to the emails requesting tens of thousands of dollars for cash-for-access fundraisers, golf tournaments, and dinners with the premier and senior cabinet members; the long-time lobbyist tells Maclean’s it is well-known in the industry that if you do not donate when asked, the party in power will shut you out. The goal of the game is delivering wins to clients, which becomes next to impossible when the doors of power are shut.

Former premier Gordon Campbell’s long-serving chief of staff, Martyn Brown, describes this system of “influence-buying” as “chronically deceitful” and “coercive to the core.” And it has also opened the door wide, other critics say, to global capital on a massive scale.
The Liberal party has been pulling in donations from oil giants from Malaysia and Singapore...
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We can only hope it costs her.

She has shown her true colors.

The Liberals do not deserve to win again.
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The have never deserved to win. Not since Gordon Campbell hijacked Gordon Wilson's BC Liberal Party and filled all the important positions with recycled Socreds.
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Christy Clark reeks arrogance.
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George+ wrote:Christy Clark reeks arrogance.



Did you mean to say "Christy Clark reeks of arrogance?"
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George+ wrote:Christy Clark reeks arrogance.

Hassel99 wrote:Did you mean to say "Christy Clark reeks of arrogance?"


Politicians all reek of BS, it just depends who's BS people are willing to have as Government i.e Liberal, NDP or Green's
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lasnomadas wrote:The have never deserved to win. Not since Gordon Campbell hijacked Gordon Wilson's BC Liberal Party and filled all the important positions with recycled Socreds.

Therefore, it should be easy for any party to present voters with what a majority will see as a better alternative.

Instead, we see this focus on personality traits. We're expected to make our dislike for the Liberals our top priority in the voting booth, as though that should be the most important thing in our lives.

Some may see "who we like and who we don't" or "who we want to stick it to" as more important than a properly costed platform.

But arrogant leadership versus a high likelihood of expensive and inefficient public policy? No contest.
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While in my case it is not that I dislike the Liberals as much as I don't trust my MLA and Premier who happens to be one in the same. That's my opinion. Don't live in my area, don't educate you child in the public system you are supposed to support and drag taxpayer dollars in and out of court constantly. Too bad they didn't have to repay that money out of their bulging Liberal coffers.
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rustled wrote:
Some may see "who we like and who we don't" or "who we want to stick it to" as more important than a properly costed platform.

But arrogant leadership versus a high likelihood of expensive and inefficient public policy? No contest.


Rustled drops the mic and walks out of the room. This mantra should be taped to the walls of every NDP office in 2021, when they are wondering why they lost in 2017.
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Many billions on unneeded Site C and DeasIsland bridge.

The Liberals have accumulated more debt than any party in the history of B.C.

At least the NDP will have people programs for taxes collected.

The Liberals only have mega projects.
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    George+ wrote:Many billions on unneeded Site C and DeasIsland bridge.

    The Liberals have accumulated more debt than any party in the history of B.C.

    At least the NDP will have people programs for taxes collected.

    The Liberals only have mega projects.


Reality, from the Globe and Mail:

The budget? Balanced. Debt? Low and stable. It’s at half the level or less of provinces east of Saskatchewan.
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Debt?.

Ah ha ha ha.

Highest ever...mega projects! to add more!
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    George+ wrote:Debt?.

    Ah ha ha ha.

    Highest ever...mega projects! to add more!
You really need to look at the BIG picture, George. Our debt level is lower than most other jurisdictions, not higher, and when we do spend money we get some bang for our buck. You should read the excellent article that I posted earlier today in the Site C thread of the BC Forums. The Site C Clean Energy Project is great for our province and most people agree.
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The polls indicate most B.C.ers want a pause in Site C.
NDP policy.
Highest debt in the province's history under the Liberals.
Vote NDP. Went to Weaver's Kelowna rally...very weak..said he could prop Liberals.
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    George+ wrote:The polls indicate most B.C.ers want a pause in Site C.
    NDP policy.
    Highest debt in the province's history under the Liberals.
    Vote NDP. Went to Weaver's Kelowna rally...very weak..said he could prop Liberals.
That ridiculous poll? No, most people are in favour of Site C and are proud of BC's tradition of clean, affordable hydro-electric power. As to our debt level you should be happy that BC has a lower debt level than most other places.

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