Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Campbell... A Carbon Tax Winner... red again..

Funny how things happen... Dion proposes a green shift and a carbon tax and Canadians don't buy it... so Campbell in BC proposes a carbon tax and since it didn't go over that well in the Federal Election in BC the NDP Provincially see an opportunity to gain ground so they oppose the carbon tax and out comes David Suzuki against the NDP.... I believe Suzuki gave Campbell some creditability with the “environmental voters” which hurt both the NDP and the Greens and probably ended up putting Campbell over the top for the win....
Campbell wins third straight term in B.C.
Referendum on electoral reform fails
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
CBC News
B.C. Liberal Leader Gordon Campbell has won an historic third straight term as the province's premier. The results in Tuesday's B.C. election show Campbell's Liberals leading with 45.7 per cent of the popular vote, ahead of Carole James's NDP at 42.2 per cent.
With more than 95 per cent of polls reporting, Liberals were on track for a nine-seat margin, but close races in several ridings remained to be decided.
By midnight Tuesday, the Liberals were ahead in 47 ridings, having been elected in 45. The NDP led in 38 ridings, with New Democrats declared elected in 34 of those. The polls closed at 8 p.m. PT.
Six new seats were added to the provincial legislature in Victoria for this election, raising the total number of seats to 85. That means to win a majority, a party needs to elect candidates in at least 43 ridings.
The victory makes Campbell one of only four premiers in B.C. history to win three terms, alongside W.A.C. Bennett, his son Bill Bennett and Richard McBride.

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