As most know we are embarking on a Provincial Election, some people this might be the first that you are hearing about it, others are outraged that Premier John Horgan decided to call the election claiming the British Columbia deserves a stable government. Horgan has stated that coalition with the Green Party was shaky because of possible disagreements with Sonia Furstenau but we the public have a very different view. Most think that this is a power move to gain an NDP majority government. The next would be is an NDP majority what British Columbia needs when to most of us the NDP/ Green Coalition was working quite well. If with a Pandemic on and British Columbia being recognized globally for keeping the infection curve down it would that the Coalition was not just simply working well it was thriving and accomplishing great things when we consider that we are in the middle of a time of global economic slowdown. The Government announced thing like new schools to build and new housing projects that would be affordable to many middle class and working families. To John Horgan, this was not good enough and he wanted absolute power without the Green Party. When Andrew Weaver stepped down the NDP thought this was a good time to try for a power play and thus we are now in a provincial election. Many other things happen because the call to election such as government must shutdown leaving the province vulnerable at a time of a pandemic with number rising and children going back to school with safety questions about teachers, students and our community at risk from a dangerous virus that will kill 20 people out every 100 people who become infected.
Does British Columbia need a majority government, especially when we consider that the NDP and Liberal parties want to promote things like oil pipelines and liquid natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing or fracking? British Columbia setting on the Pacific Coast known for seismic activity could be a risky place for a fracking operation. John Horgan might stand against having an oil pipeline running from Alberta across British Columbia into a Vancouver port, but he does not stand to end the pipeline overall. The Liberal Party is all with pipelines, fracking or any other way of raping the land that would make BC so beautiful and exciting. We need a balancing party that will remember that Indigenous people have land rights over big corporations. The wildlife in Beautiful BC needs a party that will stop big oil from polluting the forest and meadows that the caribou and moose run through. As people we are the stewards to a thriving planet. we are living in an exciting time where can use our minds to create technology that can harness energy without burning fuel. With the right balance of power in our government, BC could become a global leader in the tech world. Creating ways of powering up the world without fossil fuel and create a recycled composite that could save trees and lower the cost of building supplies and thus create more affordable homes so we can house homeless families. Balancing power to ensure that our environment comes out on top means that we can not have a majority government formed by the Liberal or the NDP.
Sonia Furstenau and the Green Party could be that solution to the balance of power. The Green Party is about balance and we know that as a party the Greens promote the ideals of working together to find solutions that will help our environment while creating jobs and making our economy thrive in a way that can be sustained for generations. They build things like limiting single-use plastics straight into the platform and community inclusion that is promoted will create government transparency. Green Party understands that we can have power without oil and gas. Community forums that ensure that issues around the average resident in BC will be heard. This is the one party that does not want to focus on absolute power but believe in collaboration and coalitions are essentials to be sure that all voices get heard in some way. There will be more Green Candidates appearing in different ridings because people want real change and a real say in the direction our beautiful province is heading with jobs, economy, programs and environment.