Get your barf bags out!
Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark have screwed things up so much in BC that the Globe and Mail has a story telling the voting public to get ready for Premier Adrian Dix.
To think that the two aforementioned BC Liberals have committed so many gaffes,lies and mistrusts that people will forget the mayhem and damage caused by the NDP in the 1990’s and actually vote NDP ( remember in 2001 anybody you asked denied ever having marked an X For Clark,Dix and the rest of these people).
This is the same Dix who freely admits to sleazily backdating a memo causing his boss to resign in disgrace over the casino scandal.
The same Dix whose list of promises,platforms and ideas would result in tax hikes the likes of which this province has never seen before.
It is beyond comprehension why people would lose their minds and tell pollsters they would vote NDP, never-mind actually following through and doing it.
That in itself is a testament to the mess created by the B.C. Liberals.
Thankfully there are 16 months until the next election and people have still time to snap out of it.
The by-elections in Port Moody and Chilliwack would be good places to start!
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has today called the by=election to file the vacancy left by the death of Jack Layton in the EDA of Toronto-Danforth for March 12,2012.
Voters in this EDA have a history of voting for the two socialist parties the NDP and the Marijuana Liberal Party of Canada.
Even Marijuana Liberal interim Leader Bob Rae held this riding when he was a Federal Dipper back in the late 70’S.
Traditionally governments don’t win by-elections but Layton is probably looking down with more than a passing interest from heaven.
After all,having just been laid to rest,it is a little soon for him to roll over the grave, should the lefties split the vote and the governing Conservatives come up through the middle and win the seat!
Another day, another act of stupidity on behalf of the BC Liberals.
In another gaffe that will more than likely come back to bite them,the BC Liberals and their spokesperson tell Chilliwack voters that their vote doesn’t matter because the by-election race is a two way race and that the BC Conservative party is a non factor.
It is a sad day in the province when the governing party or any party for that matter takes a voters intentions for granted.
The BC Liberal Spokesperson also reports that the Premier will be the keynote speaker at their candidates acclimation tonight.
Given the way her approval ratings have been sinking lately,her Federal Liberal ties and her penchant for photo-ops,the lucky winner would probably rather be anywhere other than on stage next to her.
Spokesperson Jehnifer Benoit goes on to say that” this election will be fought on the economy,creating jobs and managing taxpayers money”.
I would imagine that by economy our fearless spokesperson would mean debt load,which of course is worse under the Liberals than under the NDP.
The fact that anybody could manage an economy worse than the NDP is a discussion best left for another day.
On the issue of creating jobs,reports released this week show those numbers to be down considerably.
I also believe the taxpayers have already put their seal of approval on how the BC Liberals manage their money when they voted en-mass to throw out the HST.
So I think Ms.Benoit should be careful what she wishes the election might be fought on.
If her wish comes true,she won’t like the result!
Along comes former Premier Gordon Campbell and his Red Mittens taking center stage in the run-up to the London Olympics.In his roll as Canadian high commissioner to the United Kingdom,Campbell was out promoting “Canada House”
Columnist Michael Smyth chose today to write an excellent column that discussed whether the BC Liberals have passed their best before date.
Vaughn Palmer, not to be outdone,steps in with a discussion on whether the good ship B.C. Liberal has hit rock bottom.
This comes on the heels of the previous days column relating to the recent poll results.
The Premier would not have time to read any of this, because as she likes to say, that would take away from the business of thinking about jobs. The Financial Post gives her some food for thought on that topic today when it reveals that the BC Job market shed 2,200 jobs in January.
This has not been a good week for the Premier,the government,the BC Liberals and especially the Province. This government has passed their best before date but unfortunately has not hit rock bottom.That will more than likely occur the night of the by-elections when they will undoubtedly finish in third place in both cases.
If they don’t do something to create renewal in the province before then,they will have wasted more precious time defending their short comings.
British Columbia can ill afford that!
A report out today suggests that there will be a major labor shortage in the next 10 years unless the province of B.C. can attract workers to fill the jobs. In fact the net deficit would be some 61,500 more jobs than there would be people to fill them.
Given the tax and spend policies of the NDP and the current NDP lite BC Liberals this should concern everybody.
At present current government tax policy is driving people out of the province at a time when they should be planning and attracting families to prevent this from happening.
It seems our current Premier’s family first agenda applies to families in other provinces and not ones here in British Columbia.
Polls released yesterday show Adrian Dix and the NDP would form a government if a election were held today.
Everybody who reads this poll would be well served to read mark Milke’s exceptional book detailing what happens when people lose their minds and vote in an NDP government.
This poll is like a horror story of what could happen to the economy if the BCNDP came to power. Adrian Dix would star as Freddy Krueger.
One can only imagine how the job deficit figure would climb with these people in power!
It is time for a major change in this province and tax relief is right at the top. The people have spoken and gotten rid of the HST.They now have to finish the job and say goodbye to the BC Liberals and the NDP!
Angus Reid released a new poll today that showed the BC Conservatives gaining ground in Metro Vancouver and the Interior. This is a happy occasion for the party as Mario Canseco of Angus Reid says “their leader is not particularly well-known at this stage and is not carrying any significant momentum on issues”
One can only imagine the heights the party can climb to,once people start paying attention and get to know John Cummins and the policies that the party represents.
Even more troubling for Premier Christy Clark and her Liberals is the fact that the party has dropped below 30% since Gordon Campbell resigned.
Responding to the poll results,the Premier,mentioned that she was too busy thinking about jobs rather than polls.Given the disastrous results of the who would make the best Premier question,I am thinking the job she is most concerned with would be her own!
Sadly,to be a leader and increase your numbers in those type of questions,a Premier must show leadership on important questions such as the pipeline and the jobs that go with that project.. This premier has not.
For a Premier and a Party that relies on photo ops,this poll would be a great snap shot of where the BC Liberal team are headed,to the bottom with the Titanic!