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Letter: Disgraceful, but true
Re: “What ails the B.C. NDP? Plenty,” Tom Fletcher, June 18
What “ails the NDP” is how do they go about receiving a fair shake at becoming governing party, again.
They, like me, (likely) observed in bewilderment as the re-election of the B.C. Liberals – and with a strong majority just to make sure that the natural-resource-extraction machine runs full-steam ahead – actually happened basically because of Big-Industry-interest advertising and, even more so, news-media hype about some alleged first-and-foremost need for economic/job growth to come before healthy eco-system concerns; and apparently, by deduction, it’s purported that we therefore must re-elect the Big Capitalist B.C. “Liberal” party into government and (permanently) keep out of provincial control the NDP socialist hoards.
Indeed, I was bewildered at reading a post-election column written by a Langley newspaper’s editor in which he, in the very first line, erroneously gives the strong impression that Christy Clark was re-elected. Apparently, her being a non-MLA premier is naught but a technicality, just until she finds a safe riding into which to safely parachute. Indeed, just a formality.
It’s disgraceful but true.
If I am indeed fairly accurate in my (two-and-a-half decades of news-media consumption) observations, as long as the, as a very-large majority collective, mostly-libertarian-minded news-media have their way, it’ll be a very long time – if ever – before the NDP again become B.C.’s governing party.
Frank G. Sterle, Jr.