British Columbia’s NDP/Green government have a new Destroyer to add to their team, and this has huge political ramifications for the province.
Darryl Plecas, a BC Liberal MLA elected in Abbotsford South, effectively crossed the floor to take the speakership of the legislature.
Since the NDP formed government with the Greens, they were expected to offer up a speaker from their ranks, which would have removed one of their votes in a very tight majority.
But Plecas has now removed his vote from the opposition benches, essentially giving the NDP a three seat majority until the by-election for Christy Clark’s former seat.
This move makes it that much easier to undo sixteen years of BC Liberal free market, low tax, pro-industry and resource policy.
Why did Plecas do this? Why did he betray the BC Liberals and walk into the arms of Premier Horgan and his destroyers?
Could it be the extra $50,000 per year salary and the cushy benefits that come with the position?
Watch as I show you what Plecas said back in June that will haunt him for the rest of his political career and what voters in a conservative-leaning riding like Abbotsford South can do about this situation.
Plecas has faced some consequences from the BC Liberals but remember, in BC, we can go further since we’re the only province that has recall legislation.
Recall legislation dictates that an MLA can only be recalled 18 months after the election, which leaves those planning to organize such a movement ten months until the recall date in November 2018.