THURSDAY CAME AND WENT and Premier John Horgan didn’t call an election. That was the day he unveiled his “Stronger B.C.” economic recovery plan, which was supposedly going to be the launching point, but it dropped with a bit of a thud.
I’m still convinced there won’t be an election call, but what if there is? Would Horgan really win that majority? Would the Liberals and Greens be decimated? What would happen in Kamloops?
The foundation for most of the hype about an election is the public opinion polls that paint a highly tempting picture for Horgan. A recent Angus Reid poll, for example, found Horgan to be the most popular premier in the country.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former school board chair, former editor of The Kamloops Daily News, and a current director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He was awarded the Jack Webster Foundation’s lifetime achievement award in 2011 and was a 2019 Commentator of the Year finalist in the Webster Awards. His editorials are published Monday through Thursdays, and Saturdays on CFJC Today, CFJC Midday and CFJC Evening News. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.