Horgan would lose if he calls an election

It seems that John Horgan is putting his future into politics of trying to win a majority government

Horgan would lose if he calls an election

Our premier John Horgan is talking that a snap election can be called at any time.

Quite possible, as before COVID-19 came along, the B.C. NDP were having party event fundraisers in all B.C. NDP electoral ridings including having them in B.C. Liberal party and B.C. Green party electoral ridings. Along came COVID-19 and all scheduled events were cancelled for the time being. Just recently these fundraisers have now appeared again except in a virtual format of everyone attending the fundraisers from the comfort of their own home.

It seems that John Horgan is putting his future into politics of trying to win a majority government even when we have a global COVID-19 pandemic. Horgan is into his third year of holding a minority government in power.

Opposition leader, B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and interim B.C. Green party leader Adam Olsen have both stated why have a provincial election in a COVID-19 pandemic, when the regular B.C. provincial election is scheduled for October, 2021?

John Horgan wants a snap election to omit the possibility of losing a confidence vote in the legislature now that Andrew Weaver sits as a independent and avoiding the possibility of B.C. Green party leader candidate Kim Darwin winning over present B.C. Green party MLA Sonia Furstenau, to become the B.C. Green party leader.

Horgan does not know how Kim Darwin would co-operate with his minority government.

The number one issue in this snap election will be slamming John Horgan in having a provincial election with only a year left until the next scheduled election.

The B.C. deficit, housing, child care, education, and economy will have nothing to do with the election campaign platform.

Horgan is taking the same approach of former provincial premiers. B.C. premier Dave Barrett, Alberta premier Jim Prentice, Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow, and Ontario premier, David Peterson. They too, also called provincial elections when they were not needed, and the result was all of them losing their governments.

In summary, Horgan is looking out for himself only, not the B.C. taxpayers, and because of this, he too will be losing his minority government. That is if his supporters do not agree with his election call.

Presently, the NDP have 41 elected MLA’s, the B.C. Liberals have 42 seats, the B.C. Green party has two seats, and the Independents have two seats.

The B.C. Green party will not win one MLA seat in the next election. Why? The B.C. Green party held the balance of power and could have held John Horgan back on many of the new policies and taxes that he has legislated into law. In the last election, taxpayers voted for the Green party to get another say in the Legislature. That did not happen, as the three Green party MLAs approved everything that the NDP wanted.

That so, the two Independent seats will go to the B.C. Liberals and the Cowichan Valley Green party seat and the Saanich North and the Islands Green party seat will go to the NDP. Even if the taxpayers that voted NDP and still did even though not agreeing with the election call the result of this snap election would see the B.C. Liberals have 44 seats and the B.C. NDP have 43 seats. Not any better than we got now. This will be the result only if B.C. NDP voters do agree with Horgan’s election call during a global COVID-19 pandemic.

The B.C. Comox Valley riding could go back to the B.C. Liberals as this riding has always voted Social Credit and B.C. Liberals.

B.C. is so undivided in regards to support for the B.C. NDP and the B.C. Liberals will only see a two seat majority for many years to come.


Joe Sawchuk



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