April 13, 2017

FLASHBACK: 1990's a Decade of Darkness under BC NDP

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Did you live in, or know someone who lived in BC during the 1990’s? British Columbians suffered a decade of darkness after the BC NDP came to power in 1991. 

But that was over 25 years ago now so watch as I take us on a brief trip down memory lane.

In addition to having two NDP leaders resign in disgrace and scandal within an eight year period, their economic record was also terrible when in typical NDP fashion, corporate taxes rose far too high and income taxes continued to rise further burdening our economy.

By the time the NDP were removed from power, the BC Liberals gave every single British Columbian a 25% tax cut and cut the corporate tax to 10%.

It's been 16 years since we exorcised the NDP from power and only now are we recovering.

The criminal scandals and economic ruin we saw in the 90’s is the lasting legacy of the NDP every single British Columbian needs to keep in mind before they mark their ballot on May 9th.

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commented 2017-04-17 09:49:41 -0400
The snow flakes all ways vote N.D.P.after getting out of the Marxists education system in CANADA they should have to go to CUBA OR Venezuela to see how it is going for them.
commented 2017-04-17 02:32:50 -0400
And Folks!.. If you enjoyed those years; there’s Alberta next door to show you how it might look again, eh?…
commented 2017-04-16 04:04:23 -0400
Hey Chris. see if your BC parties are saying anything about the fake refugees coming over. Thanks.
commented 2017-04-14 10:45:01 -0400
As someone else said,“the media used to report things”. The NDP Highways Minister was being interviewed and was asked why they didn’t build any roads? He laughed sarcastically and said, " if we build roads then more people will drive on them, and they are already too crowded."
commented 2017-04-14 01:57:07 -0400
Anybody also remember that under the NDP the board or directors of ICBC resigned en masse and were replaced by the “father knows best” crowd that brought in Radar Cameras?…
commented 2017-04-14 01:28:27 -0400
After leaving politics, Glen Clarke became president of the Pattison Group, working for multi billionaire, Jim Pattison. Has he finally seen the free enterprise light or was his foray as NDP Premier just opportunism?
commented 2017-04-14 01:16:58 -0400
We used to poke fun at the workers from BC on the 2 way in our trucks when we worked in northern BC, saying that it stands for Bring Cash and such, a lot of them agreed with us.
commented 2017-04-14 00:56:30 -0400
That is when we moved to Alberta. The NDP is death to any economy.
Christie Clark is the only choice. If the NDP get in, my kids are going to have to move to Saskatchewan. We can’t let the socialists take another province.
commented 2017-04-14 00:31:41 -0400
In 1994 my neighbor owned an upholstery company and one of his contracts was fixing the School Bus seats in the Lower Mainland. The NDP fired his company and gave the work to an NDP supporter. What is notable here is all of the new company was now part of the Government and the owner and employees were made Government Employees with bigger wages and all the benefits.
It was near X-Mas and what a present it was.
commented 2017-04-14 00:05:36 -0400
Word is the BC Greens are coming up the inside, which means splitting the Left and potentially handing the election to the Liberals once again. I’m not crazy about Clark et al, but I’ll hold my nose and vote for them if it means keeping the Nincompoop-Dominated Party out of power. I remember the 70s as well as the 90s. BC turned into a cesspool both times.
commented 2017-04-13 22:34:03 -0400
as a bc’er who votes in the may election I will be voting for Clark’s party and hope the hell the millennials and Gregory Robinson and his nut bars in Vancouver don’t give the corrupt brain dead ndp a win , it will be hell , all those people need to do is see what happened to Alberta , Clark has her flaws but she is a much better choice than any green or ndp slug .
commented 2017-04-13 20:47:57 -0400
Ontario also had it’s period of darkness under Bob Rae’s NDP. My auto insurance rates nearly tripled under this idiot and have yet to fully recover from it.
commented 2017-04-13 20:42:32 -0400
Peter, working for the government was much, much more enjoyable before they were unionized. The pay was low and overtime was mostly voluntary and therefore unpaid, so the only reason anyone worked for the government was because they loved what they did. That all changed in BC when Dave Barrett was elected. From that point on government employees where there for the security and the perks.
commented 2017-04-13 20:36:53 -0400
I was ready to hold my nose and vote liberal…until she had to pull a Trudeau and invited all the illegals in. Hmm…wallet, principal, wallet, principle, wallet, same stupid SJW ideology from both partys. I guess i’ll do what all the high browed, incredibly socially conscious minded, public school teachers do. Hold the children hostage and vote for my wallet.
commented 2017-04-13 20:03:30 -0400
Maurice said, “It was just the rest of province that suffered.”

Isn’t that the way it is in all cases with left wing governments, the public sector stays stable and life is good while the private sector takes it up the – - -.

There has never been a time when either provincial or federal governments were in power that the private sector did not suffer horribly while the public sector saw good and stable wages … all at the expense of the private sector of course, even in good economic times.

Socialist government are darlings to the public sector while screwing over the private sector. That is as constant as death and taxes.
commented 2017-04-13 19:50:21 -0400
I definitely remember those days. But, hey, I worked for the BC Forest Service during those days…. a government employee…. a bureaucrat, even…. protected by the big government union, so I was fine. It was just the rest of province that suffered. I can still recall all the BS and rhetoric that was spewed at those BCGEU meetings. If you didn’t tow the party line at those meetings, you were ostracized and shunned. I wasn’t intimidated because I rather large and intimidating myself, but I was also more ineffectual than I would have like to have been. One of my colleges during those days, George Heyman, is now a sitting NDP MLA.
commented 2017-04-13 19:21:29 -0400
I lived in Alberta then , came down once a month to visit parents and sisters
And that’s when the msm would report stuff , but now the msm are part of the destroyers , for the most part , by leaving stuff out
So dippers — get stuffed!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2017-04-13 19:19:24 -0400
Christopher, you forgot to mention the number of BC NDP big wigs that went to work for and prop up the Notley NDP in Alberta. How did that work out for Albertans?
Don’t forget the unethical and corrupt takeover of the BC Cons by “former” NDPers.
I don’t like Christy Clark (especially the carbon tax), but God help us if the NDP gets in.
commented 2017-04-13 19:14:53 -0400
Mr. Wilson,

Don’t forget that the B/C New Demoncratic Party did to the B/C resource industries exactly what the Alberta New Demoncrats are doing to Alberta’s now. I could be wrong, but I believe the B/C forestry industry still has not recovered that decade of darkness.