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EDITORIAL – British Columbians just couldn’t decide what they wanted

An Armchair Mayor editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

TIME for a change?

To listen to all three party leaders, you’d think that’s what British Columbians voted for.

The NDP’s John Horgan and the Greens’ Andrew Weaver stuck to their well-worn campaign rhetoric in their speeches to party supporters last night — Horgan saying people voted for “a new government” and Weaver saying they “delivered change.”

Even Christy Clark talked about doing things differently.

OK. So what is it that British Columbians want done differently? Seems to me, they couldn’t decide at all.

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mrothenburger@armchairmayor. ca

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

3 Comments on EDITORIAL – British Columbians just couldn’t decide what they wanted

  1. I think you’re right Mel,
    I hope they will all adapt and learn to share the sandbox through effective negotiations or coalition to pass legislation … but I fear none of them will be able to let go of historic attitudes, and we will return to the ballot box before the year is up.

  2. Grouchy 1 // May 10, 2017 at 9:19 AM // Reply

    This is what happens when people do not give any thought to how they are going to vote. They wanted change, but couldn’t see that voting for the Greens would keep things as they are.

  3. “…(S)inging campfire songs…,” you say: Yes singing campfire songs, yet remaining vigilant with snipers in the woods just behind the campfire…settled in with scopes trained -from the dark recesses of the forest floor.
    -Welcome to Gothic Lotusland, where Alice has somehow appeared…and where, here,
    ‘The Mad Hatter is actually…mad!’

    The tune on the radio (in the background) is, ‘Welcome To The Jungle.”

    ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_the_Jungle‎ )
    “Welcome to the Jungle” is a song by American rock band ‘Guns N’ Roses,’ featured on their debut album, ‘Appetite for Destruction’ (1987).”

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