Have said it before, but it bears repeating - to the victor goes the spoils and the corporations are licking their chops at what Clark and the BC Liberals will be delivering to them. People of BC, you are now owned lock, stock and barrel by the Corpocracy.
Don't have time to provide a full analysis right now, but the people of BC have spoken and this is what they have said:
- We reject Adrian Dix as the leader of BC. He just did not resonate with a majority of voters.
- We reject the BC NDP in many areas of the province.
- We want more corporations to enjoy the spoils of our assets, our resources and we want to see more shadowy privatization and contracts we will never see.
- We do not care about child poverty, seniors conditions, or the most vulnerable in our society.
- We do not care that this government has been the most corrupt, incompetent and malicious in BC's history - we will elect them anyways over the NDP. Independent Vicki Huntington was re-elected in Delta South, making her the only one of three independent MLAs to hold on to her seat.
But Liberal leader loses her own riding of Vancouver-Point Grey to NDP candidate
CBC News. May 14, 2013
Clark lost a tough fight to hold on to her seat in Vancouver-Point Grey, to high-profile NDP candidate David Eby by 785 votes. Despite the riding defeat Clark can still be premier, but it is expected she would seek a seat in a byelection in a safer Liberal riding. The last time a B.C. party leader became premier but failed to win their seat was in 1924.The Liberals won 44.4 per cent of the popular vote and 50 Liberals were elected in the province's 85 ridings.
The NDP won 39.5 per cent of the popular vote, giving them 33 seats in the legislature, three seats less than they held before the election.
Independent Vicki Huntington was re-elected in Delta South, making her the only one of three independent MLAs to hold on to her seat.
"Tonight we have received a mandate from the people of British Columbia. And I say to the citizens of British Columbia: You have humbled us tonight with this opportunity and the tremendous obligation you've placed on our shoulders. Together we will make British Columbia better.
"British Columbians will always know what I stand for," said Clark, who stuck close to her campaign message of growing the economy, balancing the budget and creating a "debt-free B.C."
"Together we have succeeded in keeping B.C. on the right track … Our future has never been brighter."
No more Orwellian words have been spoken.
See this News1130 page for a results breakdown by riding:
BC election results page
P.S. And here I was looking forward to retiring this blog.