NDP has only governed for 13 years

David [Lowther], quotes, “History waits to judge the Liberals once the NDP replace them.” Never!

Re: “Blindly partisan to say NDP has-beens”, (Citizen, July 8).

David [Lowther], quotes, “History waits to judge the Liberals once the NDP replace them.” Never!

It just shows that David has not bothered to do any research on the topic. If he would have done his research, he would have noticed how his fellow Canadians have treated the NDP both federally and provincially, all across Canada, at election time. There are always two sides to the ledger. David omitted the other side of the ledger, because it pertains to facts and reality. He forgot to mention that B.C. is a have province, has the only AAA credit rating in all of Canada, has four balanced budgets in a row, with the 2016/2017 budget being the only balanced budget in all of Canada, best economic growth in 2015 in all of Canada, and destined for the best economic growth in all of Canada for 2016, and having the number one premier in all of Canada in 2015 as the best manager of taxpayer dollars, and as of June, 2016, the lowest unemployment rate in all of Canada.

B.C. taxpayers should be proud of their present provincial government, regardless of which political party they give their support to.

David thinks well, Alberta voted for the NDP. No they did not. The Alberta NDP won the election by vote splitting on behalf of the Conservative and Wild Rose parties. The Alberta NDP won only 25 seats out of 87 seats on the NDP name alone, and the other 29 seats by vote splitting. The federal NDP won only one seat in Alberta in the 2015 federal election, and if David would do his research, he would notice that the past three NDP governments in B.C. all won the election by vote splitting on behalf of the split in the coalition party votes.

I have spent a lot of time on my research, and use my research results before I voice my opinions. In each of the three NDP election wins in B.C., the NDP could only win 22 seats on the NDP alone, never enough to form government, just a big thank you to the vote splitting on behalf of the coalition parties.

David, should also take note that in the last 64 years in B.C., the NDP has only governed B.C. for 13 years. That means, that as long as the coalition parties stay united, the NDP will always sit on the opposition side of the legislature.

I know that David listens to the song, ‘Fools rush in’ by Ricky Nelson, before voting; I on the other hand, listen to the song, ‘Why throw it all away’ by Andy Gibb, before voting.


Joe Sawchuk


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