Signs point to an election call

This is now shaky ground in the B.C. legislature

Signs point to an election call

There will be a B.C. provincial election this year.

Why? Since the B.C. NDP formed government, not once have they had NDP fundraisers in ridings held by the B.C. Liberals.

All of a sudden, they are now having fundraisers in Terrace, Prince George, Penticton, and Cranbrook, all ridings held by the B.C. Liberals. Why now, when not before?

Also Andrew Weaver is now an independent MLA and has resigned as a member of the B.C. Green party.

He will now sit in the opposition side of the legislature.

Andrew Weaver only sided with John Horgan on his written agreement to hold the NDP minority government in power so as to make sure that he would qualify for basic MLA pension.

Andrew qualified for this pension in May of 2019.

Siding with John Horgan would have prevented a provincial election, which Andrew did not want, because if he lost his MLA seat, he would have not qualified for MLA pension.

John Horgan treated Andrew Weaver in the 2017 election campaign very badly.

Now that Andrew sits as a independent, no longer a member of the B.C. Green party, it is now his time to get even with John Horgan.

That is now to bring down John Horgan.

John Horgan forgot to be aware of the smile, the hand shake, and the pat on the back.

If correct, the seat count will be 43 to 43 with the speaker Darryl Plecas there to vote one way or another.

Darryl Plecas has announced previously that he will not be running as a candidate in the next B.C. provincial election. Who knows, if he has to vote to break the voting tie in the legislature, he himself might just vote to bring the minority NDP government down too, as he himself will also be collecting a substantial taxpayer funded MLA pension.

This is now shaky ground in the B.C. legislature, and waiting until the October, 2021 provincial date for the B.C. provincial election does not have very good odds for John Horgan to stay on as premier of B.C.

John Horgan has to go now to a provincial election this spring, as he cannot take chances on a new B.C. Green party leader, if it is someone other than present Green MLAs Adam Olsen or Sonia Furstenau.

Horgan will win his MLA seat, but lose government. He will then resign his new role as opposition leader and also resign his MLA seat, as it would be too embarrassing for him to sit in opposition again.

When that happens, the new B.C. Liberal government will once again, like in the past, have to make very harsh decisions money wise on the B.C. taxpayers, to make long term gains to clean up the mess that the NDP have put into their policy making. Everything happens in threes, and this will be the third time for a coalition party to once again clean up the mess from a NDP government.


Joe Sawchuk


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