With the upcoming election I’m hearing lots of activity from the B.C. Liberals but none from the NDP, except to criticize government policies and they do that extremely well.
What I’m trying to find out is what change Mr. Adrian Dix is hoping to impose on us British Columbians?
We aren’t doing badly economically, we are one of the best places to weather the economic turmoil blighting everywhere else, but he’s telling us that he’s planning to change this.
When I go back to the 1990s and look at the fiasco that descended on our province which included 15 per cent unemployment in the construction industry, and 9.7 per cent in the rest of the province (this is from Statscan),
I’m concerned that many have simply either forgotten this or are young voters and were not old enough to feel these effects.
Oddly enough, the NDP also cut social programs and closed hospitals and had the famous prolonged scrap with the BCTF (and you thought that was just the B.C. Liberals).
Ironically, the NDP’s main platform has to do with social programs but theirs were riddled with incompetence and negligence, such as imposing a three-month residency requirement on new welfare recipients, and the NDP’s Lois Boone, who cut back funding and services to 10,000 children in her care.
This all does have a distinctly dystopian feel to it and I just don’t want the people of B.C., because of vague dissatisfaction or lobbying from left-leaning interest groups, to elect a party that is great in opposition but has an appalling record in governing this province.