---- BC election and the 1%
Defender of the super-wealthy 1% on your pages, Ronald Lefebvre, might take his eyes off his junior school civics textbook and look at today's real world. The BC election for example. The NDP won majority status for several reasons, but one thing Mr Lefebvre might not notice, the whole world is going through a social-democratic high spot -- social democratic governments have managed the COVID-19 pandemic very well, in part because they have invested in universal health care and economic security (minimally). In contrast, conservative governments (USA, Britain, India and Brazil) have proven incapable of responding effectively to the pandemic. In Canada, Quebec and Ontario's governments, in the hands of the 1%, want to cut social spending, including public health and hospital infrastructure. By "saving" money today, they condemn their citizens to illness in the future. It was the 1% who lost the election.
The BC NDP paid attention to science and made policy based on evidence more than ideology, and without politicizing the pandemic response as O'Toole's party (read Pierre Poilievre!) tries to do in Ottawa. Perhaps the federal Conservatives want an election just to hammer their coffin shut? The federal NDP was wise to give Trudeau a bit more rope and avoid an election.