British Columbians won’t be duped by NDP flim-flam. Adrian Dix is unimpressive at best. An NDP majority government would be handing control of B.C. to the unions. Just like in 1991, once in power the NDP will lower the hammer. Every small business would take it on the chin because the NDP doesn’t care about business.
Mining, forestry and the oil and gas industries would be hamstrung. Jobs will disappear, particularly outside of the Lower Mainland. Taxes will rise. Debt will rise. Home prices outside of the Lower Mainland will stall and then decline. People will have to leave B.C. to find work.
It happened when Dave Barrett was elected. It happened when Mike Harcourt was elected. B.C. does not need a repeat of those disasters. Both times the NDP wound up being kicked out of government decisively by angry voters.
We have emerged from the great recession in pretty good shape. Let’s move forward not backwards.