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Interesting numbers from the BC election

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Elections BC posted results from its final count Wednesday, meaning numbers are final in all ridings except Coquitlam-Maillardville, where there will be a judicial recount. 809 more words


Ottawa polling firm says B.C. campaign began to close after TV debate

Ottawa-based Campaign Research released information Wednesday that it says shows that voters in B.C. began turning on the New Democratic Party after the televised debate. 254 more words

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Retiring Abbott forms consulting firm

Retiring BC Liberal politician George Abbott has helped establish a Victoria-based consulting firm to help advise people on how to get what they need from government. 263 more words

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Observers to watch close races during final count

Final count in the provincial election begins Monday, and observers will be keeping a close eye on six ridings where the margin between first and second place is less than 400 votes. 507 more words

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BC Liberals buy front page of Vancouver newspaper

The cover of Vancouver’s 24 Hours newspaper today bears a picture of a beaming Christy Clark, and the headline “comeback kid”.

But the piece is not written by a reporter. 182 more words

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NDP dumps candidate over "unacceptable" comments (with video)

The New Democratic Party has been forced to dump one of its candidates, less than two hours into the provincial election.

In a short written statement, … 454 more words


Did the BC Liberal party scoop government on the carbon tax?

On Tuesday night, BC Liberal campaign director Mike McDonald appears to have scooped the government on a carbon tax announcement, sending the following update to Liberal insiders, media and others who have been included on his campaign distribution list: 406 more words

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