It is no surprise that a handful of self-interested BC business folks are confounded by the rejection and disintegration of their proxy government.
I’m startled though when a representative of the unelected elite feels sufficiently powerful to issue a public warning that promises, even threatens, political change. In Women voters turn their backs on BC Liberals, Globe and Mail reporter Justine Hunter brings us the news:
…The centre-right is split and the advantage goes to the NDP.
“There is a responsibility on both sides to pull together,” [Philip Hochstein, president of the Independent Contractors] said. He directs this admonishment to the party leaders, Mr. Cummins and Ms. Clark. “It behooves both of them to pull together.”
Although neither leader is showing the slightest interest in détente, Mr. Hochstein suggested the people who bankroll the centre-right parties won’t allow this division to continue. “There are many discussions going on throughout the free-enterprise sector on how to make it happen,” he said.
It brings to mind the decision years ago to remove Gordon Wilson and install Gordon Campbell as BC Liberal leader. The “free enterprise” coalition is in much deeper trouble this time around. What are they planning? A coup?
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