May 08, 2019

Nanaimo rejects “Team Trudeau” candidate

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I went over the result of Nanaimo, British Columbia's by-election where the Green Party won a seat that had been aggressively courted by the Trudeau Liberals.

Green Party candidate and MP-elect Paul Manly won the vote, but I think it wasn't necessarily a vote for Green policies but rather a rejection of the establishment.

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commented 2019-05-09 12:34:11 -0400
ROBERT WILLIAM DONALDSON commented 17 hours ago
The Conservatives are pleased having made progress here. They’re in second spot now and worked hard for it”

Interesting spin. I’d ordinarily say being “proud” of the fruits of your hard work should be reserved for those that can grow their market share by more than two percent. They onl moved into second because the Greens so thoroughly dominated a formerly split Left.
commented 2019-05-09 08:30:06 -0400
“but I think it wasn’t necessarily a vote for Green policies but rather a rejection of the establishment.”

Don’t worry. It was a vote for being green.
commented 2019-05-09 04:15:12 -0400
The truth is that Nanaimo has been the “basket case” of B.C. politics for decades now… Originally a “union town” because of it’s coal mining history, it has fundamentally remained so… Left wing politics prevail… The obvious ills of that have been countered to some degree in recent municipal elections, no more, and the all-knowing Lefties have always had their way in the long run… Catering to the Greenies in the federal election should then come as no surprise… Nanaimo is also the the “home” now of the spillover from the Vancouver and Victoria “street camp druggie crowd”, and well do they deserve it… “Inherit the wind” in spades…
commented 2019-05-08 19:19:52 -0400
The Conservatives are pleased having made progress here. They’re in second spot now and worked hard for it.
The Greens have doubled the number of seats they have: from one to two. Wow!
NDP lost. It fell from first to third.
The Liberals, never strong here, barely got enough votes to qualify for the 60 percent refund of expenses. Again, they usually have done very poorly on the Island.
The PPC was of no consequence.