British Columbia: Playing Safe is a Dangerous Game

Marjorie Griffen Cohen

Abstract


The New Democratic Party in British Columbia has not incurred the wrath of its main labour supporters as its counterpart in Ontario has done. But the mood of the electorate, judging by the polls and the results of the federal election, is decidedly hostile. When this government came to power it had to contend with the very polarized nature of BC politics. While federally the NDP, until the last election, was well represented in BC, provincially there has been a strong preference on the part of voters for right wing governments.

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Studies in Political Economy:
Online ISSN 1918-7033
Print ISSN 0707-8552