The result of two recent provincial by-elections has provided a brutal reminder of what happens when B.C.’s free enterprise vote is split: The NDP get elected, and that’s bad news for our economy and for private sector job creation.
It isn’t such a big deal during a by-election when nothing is really at stake. But during a general election, those who are bent on splitting the free enterprise vote will accomplish nothing other than the election of an NDP government.
The good news for anyone who wants to see a strong private sector economy continuing to flourish in B.C.: John Cummins and his vote-splitting B.C. Con party had a very poor showing in the by-elections and only managed to win third place in a riding considered to be one of the most socially conservative in the province. As many political commentators have noted, if John Cummins and his B.C. Con party can’t win a by-election in the most conservative riding in B.C., and can’t even come in second, then they can’t win in any riding anywhere.
I sincerely hope that once this message sinks in with voters, along with the realization that our province’s future depends on having a government capable of keeping BC’s economy strong and resilient, there will be hope that B.C. and our B.C. economy can continue to flourish and prosper well into the future.