BC Election 2020 - Leaders' Debate tonight.

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bb49 wrote:I have no interest in these debates, and even less when there are questions of desperation.


I watched for a while but somehow it didn't hold my interest. This election was over for me when my vote went into the mail last week. American politics has much more entertainment value. :)
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There was a second debate on the radio today …

B.C.'s political leaders engage in chippy radio debate in home stretch of campaign

A second debate between the leaders of B.C.'s main political parties featured many more pointed barbs between John Horgan and Andrew Wilkinson, but few new commitments or insights.

"You hide under your bed when your candidates do ridiculous things," said B.C. NDP leader Horgan to Wilkinson at one point, during an hour-long debate in which he called the B.C. Liberal leader "dude," "buddy" and "man" at different points.

For his part, Wilkinson told Horgan "it's hard to point to anything you've accomplished in the past three years," one of several exchanges where the two leaders talked over one another.

B.C. Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau stayed out of the majority of the heated exchanges, but continued to question Horgan over the need for a snap election, which Horgan claimed was required due to disagreements with her party.

"Total obedience is not something that's good for governance … and it's not something that's expected in a confidence and supply agreement," she said, referring to the arrangement between the NDP and Greens that has kept Horgan's minority government in power since 2017.

The debate aired on radio station CKNW, with the leaders dialled in from their respective headquarters through a video conference call.

More …

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british- ... -1.5763938

One shot by Horgan that shut Wilkinson right up …

Horgan and Wilkinson also argued over economic policies, with the NDP leader saying Liberal cuts nearly 20 years ago, when the party took office under Gordon Campbell, could be tied to current problems.

Interesting that some of the campaign promises being made by Wilkinson only start to redress the problems that were first created by Campbell’s reckless fiscal mismanagement. It would be easier to forget him if we weren’t still paying for his petulant and short-sighted actions. Sadly for Wilkinson though, it seems many voters already consider him quite forgettable.
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Horgan and Wilkinson also argued over economic policies, with the NDP leader saying Liberal cuts nearly 20 years ago, when the party took office under Gordon Campbell, could be tied to current problems.


True. The Campbell government waged all-out war on addiction and mental health services. He inherited a $1.5 billion surplus from the ousted NDP, promptly wiped that out and went on to post the largest deficits in BC history to that time.
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