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so far.............

LIBERAL: 26

NDP: 13

GREEN: 0

OTHER: 0
 

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LIBERALS: 46
NDP: 33

TOTAL SEATS: 79
 

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It's good that the Liberals won BC and not the NDP. The economy is safe for another 4 years.

Too bad about the Greens though. Who knows, maybe the Greens will break through in Alberta first. Last provincial election the Greens won something like 10% of the popular vote, and according to Preston Manning (who sometimes writes letters in the Herald) the next major political wave in Alberta may be on the horizon in the form of environmentalism (All regime changes in Alberta happen spontaneously and last for decades, it's always been that way).
 

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No Conservatives in this Western Province?
They BC Liberals are as conservative as the federal Conservatives (at least on economic issues); they deceive the electorate by calling themselves "Liberal."
 

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Yes it is interesting that Social Credit fades and the liberals reappear from their hiatus. Bill Vanderzalm (the former premier that lived in a windmill in Fantasy Gardens) was on tv on election night supporting the "liberals"; they are naming the new Okanagan Bridge after Bennett jr. But that's just a coincidence. Just because they dislike big govt. and like building mega-projects doesn't mean they are Socred. Oh wait...[/FONT]
 

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How come the conservative party doesn't participate in the BC election? They got most of the votes in the 2004 national election in BC didn't they? Or are the provincial liberals in BC not affiliated to the national liberals? And what about the NDP, is it a leftish or rightish party?
 

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the conservatives were really big in bc back in the day (i can't remember when the last conservative priemer was, way before i was born) but i think it was the same thing as what happened to social credit.
 

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How come the conservative party doesn't participate in the BC election? They got most of the votes in the 2004 national election in BC didn't they? Or are the provincial liberals in BC not affiliated to the national liberals? And what about the NDP, is it a leftish or rightish party?
The BC Liberals are more of a conservative party, NDP is left wing. From what I've heard, the BC Liberals aren't afiliated with the federal lieral party. But, they're so mixed up, who knows :p
 

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Joop20 said:
How come the conservative party doesn't participate in the BC election? They got most of the votes in the 2004 national election in BC didn't they? Or are the provincial liberals in BC not affiliated to the national liberals? And what about the NDP, is it a leftish or rightish party?
Just one note. Conservatives Party only got a majority of the votes in Alberta, everywhere else the Liberal+ NDP vote was greater than 50% except in quebec were the block and liberal were over 50%.

The conservatives did get the majority of seats in BC, alberta, Sask and Manitoba though.
 

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Good for the Liberals to be apart of the road to 2010. Give them a chance to make British Columbia even better... or maybe just blow it.
 

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They BC Liberals are as conservative as the federal Conservatives (at least on economic issues); they deceive the electorate by calling themselves "Liberal."
No, they are actually using the word liberal correctly unlike the statists in Ottawa. The word liberal is spawned from the word liberty & the BC Liberals have been fighting for economic liberalism which has turned around BC's economy. Statism isn't liberalism; many of the so called liberals in the world need to stop deceiving the electorate by identifying themselves as liberals when they are really statists or socialists.
 

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i'm happy with how the election turned out. i really am. anyone else?
Me too. Strong opposition, but enough to secure the Liberals a majority government. It's just missing 1-2 Green MLAs, that's all. As long as the BC Liberals remain liberal on social issues, I think they're the best mix for BC. Last thing we need is a Canadian version of the Republican Party.
 

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No, they are actually using the word liberal correctly unlike the statists in Ottawa. The word liberal is spawned from the word liberty & the BC Liberals have been fighting for economic liberalism which has turned around BC's economy. Statism isn't liberalism; many of the so called liberals in the world need to stop deceiving the electorate by identifying themselves as liberals when they are really statists or socialists.
You are confusing "liberal" with "libertarian"
 

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Boris550 said:
It's good that the Liberals won BC and not the NDP. The economy is safe for another 4 years.

Too bad about the Greens though. Who knows, maybe the Greens will break through in Alberta first. Last provincial election the Greens won something like 10% of the popular vote, and according to Preston Manning (who sometimes writes letters in the Herald) the next major political wave in Alberta may be on the horizon in the form of environmentalism (All regime changes in Alberta happen spontaneously and last for decades, it's always been that way).
This is true. Albertans like to vote in a party and have them around to fully implement their mandate. Now that the PCs have implemented their biggest shtick (paying off the debt), Alberta will be itching to move on. The Athabasca oil sands, while they do pan off as the source of most of the province's future wealth, are also an environmental nightmare waiting to happen. I can definately see the province shifting to a "sustainable" approach for it's oil industry.

Economically, the green party tends to be labelled "right wing", so they may like the party. Also, Alberta is the highest spending (per capita) province in Canada, so it's not like the province is as right wing as the country makes them out to be. They just have a lot more money.
 
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