Recent history favours B.C. Liberals
In 2011, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and the Yukon territory all had general provincial elections. In 2012, Alberta also had a general provincial election.
One year in advance to voting day in the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, polling showed that all three incumbent governments were going down to defeat on election day and the official opposition parties in those provinces were to form government.
That did not happen on voting day in each province and the end result was that taxpayers elected back the incumbent governments and the opposition parties were returned to official opposition.
The premiers of Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta retired and were replaced by new female premiers who were elected to premier by their party members only, not by the voting taxpayers, mid-term, maintaining government until election day. Both new female premiers won their governments re-election.
The same theme is currently happening in B.C.
The present government is the B.C. Liberals and the official opposition is the NDP. Comments are that Liberals are supported by business and the NDP are supported by unions. Business does give B.C. taxpayers paycheques every second Friday whereas unions do not.
B.C. taxpayers will cast their votes on May 14, 2013.
Two main items that voters will have to consider: 1. Why did Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario return at the last minute incumbent governments when polling said otherwise, and 2. Would I ever take back a former spouse from a previous divorce to once again bring back the nightmare, but am willing to do it with government.
We know for a fact, that if the NDP did form government, some of those paycheques paid every second Friday from business would now cease. Business does not have to invest in NDP territory. An NDP government equals layoff slips.
The reality is, all governments are the same except that some are better than others. Regardless of character criticisms, business vs. unions, propaganda, etc, the number one item on voting day is what political party is going to be the best choice in managing taxpayer dollars.
Are taxpayer jobs the most important, or are lay off slips the most important, and is it better to pump tax dollars into all government ministries and raise income tax accordingly, or is it better to control government spending in relation to what is coming from the taxpayers?
As the old saying says, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too”