An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
SPECULATION IS RAMPANT that Premier John Horgan will announce a provincial election tomorrow. It might just be the media feeding off each other but it certainly feels like a possibility.
Only a couple of weeks ago I was predicting that Horgan wouldn’t be so foolish, but let’s look at the implications of an early election.
He doesn’t have to face a provincial vote for another year, so why would he pull the trigger now? Because, the pundits say, he’s so far ahead in public opinion surveys that even if there was a backlash against an election he has enough cushion to get a comfortable majority.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.