Political scientists are fond of saying that campaigns matter. That has never been more true than in the B.C. election this week. Over the course of four weeks, the fortunes of the main parties shifted dramatically.
People often ask me, "Matthew, what is the best exotic pet, and where can I get one?" Yes, maybe I prompt them extensively, or even slip them $5 just for asking, but it is a good question, and one I enjoy answering.
No one needs another lecture about why they should vote, but please, please, get out there and cast a ballot. General election day for the 2013 B.C. provincial election is Tuesday, May 14. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Growing up, I often had difficulty telling when the children's books I was reading were taking place. It took me a while to realize that I could flip to the back of the title page and find a date-1958, 1964, 1987.
Adrian Dix doesn't pay for his Sky-Train fare, Christy Clark ran a red light, Jane Shin may have changed her resume, Wayne Marklund was once charged with impaired driving and had the charges dropped but did plead guilty to driving without due care and...
British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli famously quipped that in politics there are "lies, damned lies, and statistics." In the B.C. election campaign, there have certainly been a lot of statistics, especially about government debt.