Unhappy BC Liberal voters were looking to the Conservatives as an emerging factor and the Greens were stealing some support as well. Just like in 1996, the vote was splitting.
But voters remained undecided about who they would vote for and were very leery of the Opposition NDP.
“The position of the NDP is that there will be a moratorium put on fracking for the next two years while the science will be brought together to find out the effect, if anything, that fracking has on the water table.”
“Right now, in northeastern B.C., there are companies spending hundreds of millions of dollars drilling for natural gas to build the basis for this resource,” Mr. Coleman said. “They’ve just been told by the NDP that they intend to shut them down.”
“The words in our platform are clear, the words we have expressed for a number of years are clear,” he said at a campaign event in Vancouver. “We don’t support a moratorium on hydraulic fracking. One candidate made a mistake. The fact is, what we’re proposing is a science-based review [on fracking].”
On one hand you had the lying devil's you knew in the BC Liberal's. On the other, a party clearly lying about their campaign platform whose leader had, 14 years ago, left in disgrace for lying.
Or hold their nose, bite their tongues and vote BC Liberal.
They say 'hope clouds observation', and observation was severely clouded yesterday.
On twitter it comes across as #itaintovertilthefatladysings.
Next post we'll look at the message for both parties.
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