Provincal election

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Here are some interesting comments from a no longer NDP candidate in the Okanagan, who chose a few years ago to express herself. As you will be able to see many votes in this pool support her by a margin of over 3 to 1. There are two obvious problems here, first a person cannot express their feelings, what happened to free speech and what happened to telling the truth. Are we actually voting in a democratic society? I also feel that the motives of the NDP party are now in question.
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As much as I agree that if we truly have free speech, we should by rights be able to express our views without fear of reprisal, the fact remains that for politicians that doesn't really equally apply, and never has that I can recall, because by nature of their position they have to always be concerned about political correctness, image, how some might interpret what they've said, etc. as their whole success is dependent upon appealing to as broad a voter base as possible.

In other words though a high percentage of citizens may well agree with what it said, those same citizens if they were politicians would not voice it, or for that matter admit to it.

I guess simply put we live in a society where as a private individual you can speak as freely as you wish, but if you have aspirations of becoming a public figure, the tongue best have a bridle.
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The NDP candidate that resigned, she gets free speech in the sense that she won't go to jail

But when you work for somebody, and you can look at running parties like a business, you do have to watch what you say, or you will get let go.
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chrisy clark claims we have ' two very different choices, in the most important election in modern history', which leaves me wondering what i have missed along the way since the last provincial election.

elections bc shows there are actually 6 different parties seeking the opportunity to form 'government'.
http://www.elections.bc.ca/index.php/can/polparties/

what are these 'two' choices we have? i just watched the video featuring the statement above, and i get the impression christy thinks the libs and ndp are the only options we have. i'm not sure how this should be taken. is it ignorance? arrogance? drugs? mental defect?
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A_Britishcolumbian wrote:chrisy clark claims we have ' two very different choices, in the most important election in modern history', which leaves me wondering what i have missed along the way since the last provincial election.

elections bc shows there are actually 6 different parties seeking the opportunity to form 'government'.
http://www.elections.bc.ca/index.php/can/polparties/

what are these 'two' choices we have? i just watched the video featuring the statement above, and i get the impression christy thinks the libs and ndp are the only options we have. i'm not sure how this should be taken. is it ignorance? arrogance? drugs? mental defect?

Well they are the only two who any any sort of chance of forming the government. She is, of course, playing politics here too by trying to scare people into voting Liberal.

In Kelowna-Mission there are only 4 options so far:
    Liberal, NDP, Conservative, and Independent.
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glacier, you seem to be dismissing both the very recent historical precedence of a 44 seat swing in the '01 election putting the libs in power, and the fact that even in the last election the dominant libs only managed to inspire about 22% of eligible voters to vote for them.

the green party or any other party certainly has a real chance.

dismissing all but libs or ndp would suggest your position to be that of the status quo, happy to be governed by racist, lying, thieves that will continue to destroy the environment, increase the debt, diminish access to justice and compromise our civil liberties.

while i do not believe any party has what it takes to make a real difference, i do believe the greens have proven they are in it for the long haul and deserve a chance show us what they can do. and who knows, given the mandate maybe they would hold their corrupt predecessors accountable for their misdeeds.
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By all means vote for whomever you choose, but the Greens do not have any shot of forming the government. In this riding (Kelowna/Mission) you do not have a Green candidate, so good luck trying to vote Green.
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dismissing all but libs or ndp would suggest your position to be that of the status quo, happy to be governed by racist, lying, thieves that will continue to destroy the environment, increase the debt, diminish access to justice and compromise our civil liberties.


i agree 100%!! these old turds need to be flushed!
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that's the problem here lone wolf the candidates and MLA's should all have freedom of speech.no freedom of speech in government is what we have now. yes men, boble heads. tow party lines and policies
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to british columbian, Yes we only have two partys the others don't amount to a hill of beans, to bad too sad . a vote for them is a wasted vote,sad to say/.
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Lord God, help us all.....
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I'd say he has been, or have you not noted, how some other parts of the globe are faring since the recession?
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