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Mike Smyth: NDP-Greens close in on Christy Clark's Liberals

It was an all-too-clever attempt by Christy Clark to break up the political bromance between the two guys who want to steal her throne.

But NDP Leader John Horgan and Green party Leader Andrew Weaver were having none of it. 570 more words

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Mike Smyth: Copy-cat Christy Clark impersonates New Democrats

It was a throne speech that became a clone speech as Christy Clark continued her amazing transformation into an NDP copycat.

Clark’s barely governing Liberals have now so precisely duplicated the NDP election platform that maybe she should just go ahead and change her first name to “Glen.” I always thought there was no relation between Christy Clark and former NDP premier Glen Clark, but now I’m starting to wonder if they were twins secretly separated at birth. 706 more words

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Dermod Travis: B.C.'s shady world of election spending

Athletes seek it. Why wouldn’t politicians try and do the same?

The little things that can help a party gain an edge in a campaign where every vote really did count this time. 747 more words

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Is it fair that a party with three MLAs and 16 per cent of the vote gets to pick the government in B.C.?

In striking a deal with the B.C. NDP to form a minority government, B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is effectively trying to show his province that proportional representation isn’t all that scary. 242 more words

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Mike Smyth: For the third time, No! I won't be Speaker, says Liberal MLA

It’s the last stand for Premier Christy Clark and her governing Liberals’ 16-year grip on power in B.C.

This Thursday, 87 MLAs will gather in Victoria, as the B.C. 1,008 more words

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Braid: A glimmer of light in Andrew Weaver's pipeline stance

B.C. Premier Christy Clark now has a shiny new cabinet. It’s expected to last no more than two weeks before the NDP and Greens kick her Liberals out of office. 776 more words

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Dermod Travis: In B.C., some ridings are more equal than others

Elections have two key components: the race and the mechanics — the legislative process and administration of the vote.

The race gets the media coverage, not so much the mechanics, even though it can have far more of an impact on the results than many might imagine. 702 more words

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