Written by Grant G
"What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive"
There has been much blather by corporate newspapers and BC Liberal pundits about Judith Guichon ordering a snap election rather than letting John Horgan and Andrew Weaver attempt to govern..
What I am about to say must be clearly heard by Judith Guichon and Craig James...
We just had a provincial election(May 9th)....there is no indication that a snap election would yield a different result....most ridings were won with wide majorities...in fact there is only a half-dozen or so ridings(at this time) in play....a snap election most likely would yield the same result....if the NDP picked up one seat...42 to 42 with 3 Green seats....if BC Liberals picked up 1 seat they would be at 44 seats...putting us right back where we are now....with the media calling 44 to 43 majority unworkable..."instability"
A snap election...the cost..$50 million dollars....more so..a snap election means the end of August for voting day..and if the results are the same...we will go through this agonizing game of thrones(groans) again...however...an end of August vote..2 more weeks to swear in a government...another 2 weeks for throne speech, throne speech number III in 2017..or IV...and if the result of a snap election is 43 to 41 to 3...BC Liberals could play this game once again...2017 budget has not been passed, ..Government monies run out in September..not to mention a myriad of urgent provincial matters needing tending..
it is now a matter of legislative urgency to install a government...we need a government sooner rather than later..
Judith Guichon has donated $$$money to a political party...to one political party only..BC Liberals..
Who appointed Judith Guichon to the position of Lieutenant Governor?..Governor General(Federal) on the advice of Stephen Harper....a rightwing corporate conservative Prime Minister...
So, we have our LG appointed by a rightwing, now deposed Stephen Harper....an LG who donated money to one political party...BC Liberals....There is no indication a snap election would change the current legislative make-up...
Therefore Judith Guichon, if Guichon calls for a new election upon the defeat of Christy Clark's government,,,that would be deliberately causing legislative instability...FACT.
Craig James...I watched Craig James, clerk of the BC Legislature make a political statement pre-throne speech yesterday..an unprecedented political interfering statement by Craig James...
Who is Craig James...is he neutral, is he a partisan, is he a BC Liberal mole..in my opinion, and others..yes..
Here is Craig James background info..
ELECTIONS BC'S, CRAIG JAMES, RESIGNATION DEMANDED
Craig James yesterday in our Legislature overstepped his authority, he made a political speech pre throne speech...and what Craig James said was not only disturbing, it was wrong...the rules Craig James cited were interpreted wrongly..(you can read the political posturing Legislative clerk Craig James said in below link)
So disturbing what Craig James said....even rightwing political experts are dismayed..
I urge everyone to listen to this audio program featuring Norman Spector..Elizabeth Cull and Martyn Brown....pay very close attention to the last few minutes of audio..
Friday Political Panel on Liberals' throne speech and NDP-Green prospects