For the past twenty years the BC Liberals, first under Gordon Campbell and now Christy Clark, have been issuing dire warnings to British Columbians that a vote for any part but theirs would cause massive economic pain. They have been aided and abetted in this simplistic and highly demented message by British Columbia’s conservative media.
I spent much of the past week with an old friend from back home. He and I have taken different paths since we left high school, but we share the bond of two people who grew up together in a small town. We can still have fun like we did when we were 18 and I can connect with him on a barrier-free level that I am unwilling to even attempt with people I meet now. This openness made for some insightful political discussions.
Let me be clear here, when I say my friend and I have taken different paths since high school, I am talking about stark differences. My friend left school in the late 90s and has never sat in a classroom (save one-day courses required to be ticketed for his field) since then. His line of work, oil, has allowed him to earn a substantial salary with no post-secondary education. Continue reading
We know that British Columbia’s Liberal party has no affiliation with the federal Liberal party, or any other provincial Liberal party. They are a collection of right wingers determined to keep the power-hungry left-of-centre party (the NDP) out of power.
Lately though, I have been asking myself if the BC Liberals stand for anything else? Continue reading