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NDP up to same old tricks

As leader of the BC NDP, Adrian Dix seems to have latched onto the same cynical trick used by one of his NDP predecessors to lull B.C.’s business community into a reassured, sheep-like state of complacency about the NDP and the NDP’s ability to manage the B.C. economy.

For the past year, Dix has been making the rounds of various business groups in the province to deliver a “have-no-fear-we-are-not-the-same-NDP-we-once-were” message. This is exactly the same thing NDP opposition leader Mike Harcourt did, and said, back in the late 80’s and early 90’s before he was elected premier.

Well, we all know how that worked out. In the end, thousands of young people had to leave communities in every part of the province just to find work.

Please tell me that B.C.’s business community and the people of B.C. are not so naive that they will fall for this same NDP trick a second time. B.C. barely survived the last bout of NDP government. Another bout of NDP government could do this province in forever.

 

Matthew Enns

Vancouver

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