May 10, 2017

BC Election: Liberals win minority, Greens hold balance of power

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Last night’s election in BC was the closest and most dramatic in my lifetime. Tentative results show the BC Liberals with 43 seats, BC NDP with 41 and the BC Greens with 3 seats, making Dr. Andrew Weaver and the Green Party the most powerful people in BC right now holding the balance of power. 

Watch as I show you where each party did well and how the interior of the province may have saved us from an NDP government.

This rural-urban divide is on the rise across the world as we saw with Brexit, the US election, and now in BC.

I'll also show you why the BC Liberals could still form a majority government based on a recount and absentee ballots from the riding of Courtney-Comox, where they lost by only nine votes.

And while for some this election was a referendum on Christy Clark, she proved herself once again to be one of the best campaigners out there.

But it remains to be seen if she’ll be able to govern effectively in this scenario or if we’ll be heading back to the polls sooner rather than later.

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commented 2017-05-13 20:23:17 -0400
The BC NDP and the Greens have a lot in common. They could form a coalition government
commented 2017-05-13 20:20:26 -0400
This is an end for Christy Clark. She must step down as Premier and leader of the BC Liberals.
commented 2017-05-11 11:58:39 -0400
It’s going to be intresting , there’s going to be hoisting of sails , pulling them down , turning about , running aground , jumping ship
Bc’s economy was in low drive before, this will slow it down
Investors will put on hold , or leave
The only part of the economy will be tourism , from people that a few years ago were considered 3rd world, and of course the Mary Jane tourism witch is a cash economy
Even if we get that COMOX vote , it’s all trending leftard for next cycle
It’s just going to be fruit stands , marajauna , and Chinese tourism
commented 2017-05-11 10:28:22 -0400
Only in Canada can there be a party with 3% of the votes that holds the majority of power… Our electoral system must be revamped and overhauled..
But the most successful solution would be to separate the west and extricate ourselves from the Laurentian elites and when they are standing on their own without the extortion payments from the west we will see how quickly the people of Ontario Quebec and the Atlantic provinces start crying to their politicians for new solutions to their old problems without the benefit of the extorted money that the west used to provide.
It is not our job in the west to subsidize but it is our job to encourage hard work and the benefits that follow it.
What we subsidize we encourage.!!
commented 2017-05-11 09:39:22 -0400
Dan Mancuso – “Only about 57% of eligible voters turned out to exercise their franchise – atrocious – and not at all surprising…Democracy? What a joke.”

I agree, democracy is a real joke! And the joke is on those of us who are paying for the snakes, who have infiltrated the system, for their own evil agendas. When will voters learn, that these deceptive liars, will say and do anything to be elected, and then they will turn on the people.
commented 2017-05-11 03:27:17 -0400
The talk of Western separation is coming up a lot more, lately, and for good reason, but if there’s any separating to do it should be a separation of urban centers and the rest of Canada. As one of the disenfranchised rural minority I resent all those lefty, degenerate flakes, retards and commies who seem to congregate in urban centers – according to Statscan 85 to 90% of Canadians live in urban centers and 10 to 15% live in rural or bush areas, or the rest of Canada. It’s all those lefty, degenerate flakes and commies who live in those urban centers who ‘vote’ for the Wynnes, the Notleys, the Trudeaus and the 41 or so seats the NDP took here in Beautiful BC – look at those maps, and as Wilson also mentions, it was the rural vote that saved BC from another NDP disaster.
City people voting to make laws for city people disenfranchises rural people – it’s 5 to1 in Canada…I suggest that’s taxation without representation!
Only about 57% of eligible voters turned out to exercise their franchise – atrocious – and not at all surprising…Democracy? What a joke.
commented 2017-05-11 02:44:22 -0400
I blame the conservative party for being so bloody inept.
commented 2017-05-11 02:00:29 -0400
You can rest assured the 2 communist factions will form a coalition to plunder whatever revenues this minority government manages to save and spend them on union cronies.
commented 2017-05-11 00:53:46 -0400
Trudeau Senior invited the American Draft Dodgers into Canada, many of which became hippies and moved to Vancouver Island and the Central Coast District. These are the people that voted Green. They are lazy, dirty and smell just like their parents.
Notice the similarities between JT and his father; as they both invited in unvetted people which will forever cost us.
commented 2017-05-11 00:51:05 -0400
Praying that the Courtenay-Comox absentee votes are in favour of the Liberals. Apparently many of them are armed-forces personnel deployed from the local military base. Failing a BC Liberal win in Courtenay, Clark is going to have to pander to the Greens. Hopefully, the Site C Hydro-electric dam is not on the Greens hit-list, but you never know. Greens also want the Carbon Tax doubled – if that’s what it takes to keep the NDP our of power I am all for it!
commented 2017-05-10 22:42:37 -0400
I’m beginning to think that anyone casting a vote for the NDP is missing a few brain cells. They live right next door to AB & how is the NDP there working out for Albertans. God forbid the Greenies merge with the NDP to form a minority gov’t, as that would be catastrophic for the fossil fuel energy industry. Hopefully Clarke can find another much needed vote in the absentee ballots & recounts.
commented 2017-05-10 21:28:58 -0400
Yes, having the Greens hold the balance of power, BC can look forward to banned oil and gas production in BC.

BC, welcome to Greenie land where unicorns roam free and pixie dust powers the world.
commented 2017-05-10 21:03:11 -0400
My concern is that the political divided is so obviously a geographical one as well. If there is a Green Democratic Party Coalition that only considers the desires of the Island and Lower Mainland at the expense of the interior, then the Eastern Interior may decide a new province is in order. Maybe it is.
commented 2017-05-10 20:32:57 -0400
Disappointing results, don’t BC Voters read the Newspapers, are they unaware of what is happening to Alberta and Ontario.
commented 2017-05-10 20:24:46 -0400
If the Greens hold the balance of power, looks like BC will be headed down the same path of environmental extremism practiced by Ontario and Alberta. Hold on to your wallets BC power consumers!
commented 2017-05-10 20:15:05 -0400
Crossing fingers , Courtney- comox

Will Be glued to your future reports
commented 2017-05-10 20:03:14 -0400
Christopher: Firstly, I hope Clark does get the 44th seat for a majority, however, I disagree with your opinion that she is a great campaigner. If she’d won in a landslide, then she would deserve the moniker.
I also think Clark staying on as leader would give the BC Cons a chance at some seats in the next election (if they get their act together) resulting in a NDP minority situation (by successfully using the old “time for a change” strategy). If there was a new populist Liberal leader, the Libs would have a better chance at re-election with a majority.
Make no mistake, Clark has done a good job as premier, but like with Harper, there’s a stale date in the minds of many in the general public.