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42nd British Columbia Provincial Election | October 2020


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#81 Mike K.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 03:28 PM

Sounds like we might get out answer tomorrow. From Horgan just now:

We're at a pivotal moment in BC.

When the pandemic hit, we took immediate action to keep people safe and provide help. Now, it's time to build a strong economic recovery.

On Thursday, we'll introduce our plan to get people back to work, support businesses and help communities.

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#82 VIResident

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 03:29 PM

The Liberals need to stake out a convincing alternative platform that demonstrates that they are competent and would be able to give British Columbians a better, more livable, province.  There are wedge issues - ICBC going no fault is big, think WCB on wheels, even a moderate walk back on that combined with opening up competition in that market would be helpful.  Even being able to opt out of the no-fault scheme would be helpful for many, as there are people who are going to be really badly served under the new approach, people who are really risk adverse and vulnerable to the kind of damage a life changing injury would have on them.

 

Public safety, mental health, addictions and homelessness.  The province needs to be bold on restructuring how the needs of those with severe mental health and addictions and those experiencing homelessness are met.  There needs to be an audit of the sector, and ultimately the patchwork quilt of service providers needs to be ended.  This needs to be handled like the health and education systems - in a way that is comprehensive and measured.  We need to move away from housing only, and harm reduction only - and we need all four pillars to combat the damage an out of control drug problem is having on our province.

 

Municipal dysfunction - add recall legislation for Municipal politicians, have municipal elections coincide with provincial elections and make the amalgamation process easier for citizens to commence.

 

Lastly climate change.  More taxes without a convincing strategy to shift to lower carbon alternatives is just going to be seen as a cash grab - what concrete actions are going to be taken to mitigate our environmental impacts.

 

I'm not sure an election will be as good to Horgan as Horgan hopes it will be.  There's a lot wrong right now, particularly in the cities struggling with the brunt of homelessness.

 

Repeal the vacation home tax and FIX the BC Ferries mess.


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#83 tommy

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 04:13 PM

Rumours are swirling that Murray Rankin will contest the NDP nomination in Oak Bay-Gordon Head. 

not a rumour anymore!



#84 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:59 PM

Interesting. Flipping to the NDP is not out of the question. It was Elizabeth Cull's riding back in the 90s.


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#85 LJ

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:20 PM

With the Greens now firmly in what-are-they-thinking territory as moderate Weaver steps aside, the moderate Green support is going to wane. And I would not discount Stew Young’s potential for dropping his seat as mayor of Langford to go after Garrison.

 

 

Garrison is federal, provincially he would be going up against Horgan, don't think that will happen.


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#86 Mike K.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:19 PM

D'oh!

 

You're right, he'd be going up against Horgan! I didn't realize that.

 

But imagine, that would be, honestly, a battle of the titans. I don't know who would pull it off.


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#87 FogPub

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 03:01 AM

Municipal dysfunction - add recall legislation for Municipal politicians, have municipal elections coincide with provincial elections and make the amalgamation process easier for citizens to commence.

Can't get behind this one, sorry.  Overlapping municipal and provincial campaigns would be a nightmare.  It's enough of a headache now trying to sort out the candidates in a typical municipal election on its own, I wouldn't want to throw a provincial election on top of that.

 

Furthermore, I'd like to see municipal elections go back to every three years, or even every two.  Four years is too long.

 

The rest of your 'platform' ain't half bad, though. :)


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#88 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 07:58 AM

Can't get behind this one, sorry.  Overlapping municipal and provincial campaigns would be a nightmare.  It's enough of a headache now trying to sort out the candidates in a typical municipal election on its own, I wouldn't want to throw a provincial election on top of that.

 

Furthermore, I'd like to see municipal elections go back to every three years, or even every two.  Four years is too long.

 

The rest of your 'platform' ain't half bad, though. :)

 

Every two with every other one coinciding with the provincial election would prevent those jumping ship for higher office and costly by-elections though...



#89 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:01 AM

Or what about a 4 year term, with half of council having terms coming up  every 2 years (ie. elect 4 councillors in years where there isn't a provincial election and elect 4 + Mayor in years where there is a provincial election)?? At the very least you'd get some administrative continuity and an ability to send a message every two years.??


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#90 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:32 AM

^Sorry, that goes in the round file, too.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:34 AM

Victoria Beacon Hill could be very, very interesting this election.


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#92 Mike K.

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:38 AM

Alan Lowe? He'd be a fierce opponent. A rightish-leaning former mayor stepping in provincially to clean up downtown Victoria. That would send shockwaves across town.


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#93 GetLisaSomeHelps

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:48 AM

I just can't see there being enough votes for Green or Lib to overthrow the NDP in Vic-BH. I'll eat my crow if I'm wrong, but if Fast Ferries/a bribery scandal barely sunk them in Vic-BH in 2001, there's no way they are going to be sunk in '20/'21.



#94 Mike K.

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:10 PM

The federal election is more or less proof of that, I guess, but the vote defaulted to the NDP because the other contenders weren’t all-stars.

Can you imagine it Stew Young ran in VBH?

What I find a little eye-opening is how Rankin has to run in Gordon Head because he’s a white male. The NDP won’t allow a white male to run in a riding that is held by the NDP.
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#95 RFS

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 01:56 PM

Well i guess no election announcement today

#96 John M.

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 01:59 PM

The federal election is more or less proof of that, I guess, but the vote defaulted to the NDP because the other contenders weren’t all-stars.

Can you imagine it Stew Young ran in VBH?

What I find a little eye-opening is how Rankin has to run in Gordon Head because he’s a white male. The NDP won’t allow a white male to run in a riding that is held by the NDP.

I mean, the fact that he lives in that riding was probably more the deciding factor. 



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 02:00 PM

The federal election is more or less proof of that, I guess, but the vote defaulted to the NDP because the other contenders weren’t all-stars.

Can you imagine it Stew Young ran in VBH?

What I find a little eye-opening is how Rankin has to run in Gordon Head because he’s a white male. The NDP won’t allow a white male to run in a riding that is held by the NDP.

 

I mean, the fact that he lives in that riding was probably more the deciding factor. 

 

And a big name candidate would be wasted on a safe riding like VBH


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#98 GetLisaSomeHelps

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 02:23 PM

And a big name candidate would be wasted on a safe riding like VBH

 

this this this this. I know a lot of people are upset with the state of things in this muni, but the SJWs will not vote BC Libs and they are needed for a win. Once again, a 2001 situation was a perfect storm for BC Libs and they still barely won this riding.



#99 gstc84

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 02:50 PM

With Finn Donnelly actively running in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, Jinny Sims in Surrey-Panorama, Nathan Cullen potentially running in either Stikine or Skeena, and Wayne Steski rumored to be running in Columbia River-Revelstoke, that's what, five former NDP MPs running provincially? 

 

Cullen announced today he's running in Stikine. He should be a lock there.



#100 Mike K.

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 03:05 PM

Blast from the past via HuffPo

Why Victoria, B.C. Is A Riding To Watch If You Care About The Environment

With Canada warming up twice as fast as the rest of the world, it’s no surprise climate change is a ballot issue for the 2019 federal election. In the riding of Victoria, it’s where the Green Party hopes to gain ground as part of a green wave that would grow their party from two seats to three. But first, they’ll have to unseat the NDP who have a 13-year winning streak in the riding.

- https://m.huffington...4b0e9e7604cce8e

Lol.

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