Unless something shocking happens in the US Mid Terms the Republicans will get the required number of seats ( 5) and control the Senate and we can get on with the last of Lame duck Obama’s lame duck mandate.
This will make for a woeful week for left-wing parties and government in this continent.
This says either the Premier of Manitoba is a lousy leader or they think their current tax and grab policy will not work or both.
In Ontario the name calling has already stared and if I were a betting man I would say no way to Andrea Horwath being leader of the Ontario NDP going into the next election 4 years hence.
In my province of BC most people would be hard pressed to name the Leader of the NDP even though our current BC Liberal Government has given them ample opportunity to make hay on various issues. ( I love my LNG sung to the beat of I love my MTV)
The answer if you are wondering is John Horgan who is a smart guy who for some reason doesn’t seem to be resonating with the voting public.
Federally in this country the NDP is doing a bit of a death spiral of its own not gaining any traction with the public in recent polls.
In fact if an election were held right now ( It won’t) they would most likely be sha na na’d right out of their so-called Quebec strong hold.
Soon there will be more or less no left leaning governments nor will there be a left leaning NDP opposition.
Can it get any worse for those on the left of the political spectrum?
More bad news for the BC Liberals as the BC Conservatives continue to eat into Liberal numbers.
Glum news for a Party and a Premier who have been making announcement after announcement this week.
This probably explains why the Premier is returning to her old stomping grounds on NW radio Monday for as Justine Hunter says “a faux Throne Speech” with Bill Good.
Prepare to be nauseated for 90 minutes. This will more than likely be an opportunity for BC Liberal staffers and party members to phone in with easy to answer questions that even the Premier can answer.
Maybe we all will get lucky and she will call those by-elections.
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!
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”
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.
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.
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!
Come on Madam Premier show some leadership and call those by-elections.The folks in those two Provincial Electoral Districts deserve to be represented and it would be great to get those two future MLA’s in the house while the Spring session is on.
The NDP selected their candidate this afternoon in front of 32 voting members in attendance says the Agassiz Harrison Observer.See their story here.
Of course the BC Conservatives have not only selected John Martin their candidate but named him their Justice Critic.
Martin has also put the government on notice that both he and his party won’t tolerate garbage incineration finding its way into the region. This topic has the ability to split the BC Liberals down the middle.
The B.C. Liberals are already on their second candidate when the first one realized she was too Liberal to get elected!That nomination meeting will take place on February 4th. It is fitting that they would nominate their candidate last, because in all likelihood that would be the same place as that nominee will finish in the yet to be called by-election.
Meanwhile in Port Moody-Coquitlam we will have to wait until Feb.17 to see who the B.C. Liberal candidate is.Like everything this government does,it takes its time to do a simple thing like nominate a candidate and call a couple of by-elections.
Conservative Christine Clarke ( not to be confused with our week kneed Premier)and NDPer and former Clark buddy Trasolini are already in place and waiting.
Given the track records of sitting governments in by-elections ,and that last time their star candidate ,Premier Christy Clark,only won her seat be the hem of her skirt,I can understand why the Libs are taking their time calling these two.
When all is said and done,they will likely be up the Chilliwack River without a paddle.!