An Historic Day For BC

Today in Victoria, the new NDP government, with Green Party support, will be sworn in and John Horgan will become Premier.  That’s a good thing in and of itself. But the truly historic event is that, finally, after years and years of scandal and misrepresentation, the BC Liberals (fundamentalist Socred Tories in ill-fitting disguise) will no longer be the government.

It is hard to believe, but there are young voters out there who were still in diapers the last time the BC Liberals were in opposition. That was damn close to being in the last century.

As the perfect illustration of why they needed to be booted out unceremoniously, Christy Clark and her vicious henchman waited until a group of First Nations were battling for their lives against forest fires this week to issue a mine license for a project on First Nations’ land that even the Harper Tories vetoed twice for serious environmental concerns.

Good luck to John Horgan, the NDP, and the Greens. Even if you turn out to be the second worst government we ever had (which I doubt) you still will be a dozen times better than Clark and her misbegotten crew of pirates.

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3 Responses to An Historic Day For BC

  1. Grandview Citizen says:

    So we trade one corrupt gang for another. Call that progress?

  2. jakking says:

    All “democracy” is corrupt, fake, as I have written here many times. The only purpose of “social democratic” parties, such as the BC NDP, is to ameliorate the conditions of the poor within the capitalist system. After 15 years of far-right austerity, I would say we need some of that right now. It is not “progress” in the grand scheme of things, but it is relief, at least for a while.

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