One of the most underreported stories of the 2015 federal election were the registered third party groups with Elections Canada that campaigned on behalf of Justin Trudeau.
With an election in British Columbia in under two weeks, the same familiar forces are at it again, registering in big numbers with Elections BC to actively try to elect the BC NDP.
I’ll show you the list: dozens of teachers associations, union groups, and environmental groups. The pro-business groups seem to be outnumbered 10-1.
It’s bad enough the NDP have the United Steelworkers based out of Pittsburgh donating hundreds of thousands to the party, providing fully paid campaign staff, but now the NDP are getting what is essentially free campaigning from these various left wing groups.
I want to make a direct appeal to any conservatives in the province who are not yet willing to support the BC Liberals and Christy Clark:
I know she’s not perfect. I know the BC Liberals have pushed the envelope of what is ethical as far as campaign fundraising. I know they seemed slow to act on the housing crisis, and I know they aren’t a truly conservative party
But let’s learn some lessons from Alberta, our last federal election, and even the election of Barack Obama:
Change for the sake of change can have far reaching consequences.
If you can’t bring yourself to vote for the BC liberals then fine, but don’t cut off your nose to spite your face and vote NDP. Spoil your ballot, vote green, just don’t vote NDP. Our province cannot take that risk.