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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stormy Weather ahead for Gordon Campbell

Lets talk "Recall in the Fall"......There has been a lot of discussion about how to stop Gordon Campbell from selling off,destroying,punishing the Province and people of British Columbia, he will be stopped, his Government will be removed, we will make history!

I want you to take a close look at how many ridings had razor thin winning margins for the BC Liberals.



Boundary-Similkameen 6,681 5,869 0 3,596 1,691 0 0

Burnaby North 9,880 9,332 0 0 1,292 0 0

Burnaby-Lougheed 9,207 8,511 0 0 1,285 0 0

Cariboo-Chilcotin 6,259 6,171 0 0 650 0 0

Comox Valley 13,886 12,508 266 0 2,577 0 120

Kamloops-North Thompson 9,830 9,320 251 0 1,418 0 124

Maple Ridge-Mission 8,802 8,734 0 0 1,387 0 325

Nechako Lakes 4,949 3,143 235 0 559 0 0

North Vancouver-Lonsdale 10,289 7,758 0 842 1,778 0 232

Oak Bay-Gordon Head 11,877 11,316 0 0 2,330 0 0

Prince George-Mackenzie 9,816 6,452 0 0 1,245 0 0

Prince George-Valemount 9,072 6,737 113 780 1,225

Vancouver-Fairview 11,034 9,881 37 0 2,232 165 85

Vancouver-Fraserview 9,549 8,801 118 0 904 0 0

Vancouver-Point Grey 11,546 9,232 0 0 2,012 0 130

Vernon-Monashee 9,015 7,698 76 1,972 4,029 0 1,397

Total Votes:LIBERAL- 751,791----NDP-- 691,342--REFED-- 3,747---CP---34,465---GREEN -----134,570--INDEPENDENT ----17,265---OTHER ---7,272 % of Total Votes

:LIBERAL 45.8% ----NDP--42.1% --REFED--0.2% --CP--2.1%---GREEN-- 8.2% ---INDEPENDENT1.1%---OTHER-- 0.4%

Burnaby North 48.2% 45.5% 0.0% 0.0% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% 54.2% 2.7%

Burnaby-Lougheed 48.5% 44.8% 0.0% 0.0% 6.8% 0.0% 0.0% 54.0% 3.7%

Cariboo-Chilcotin 47.9% 47.2% 0.0% 0.0% 5.0% 0.0% 0.0% 65.5% 0.7%

Comox Valley 47.3% 42.6% 0.9% 0.0% 8.8% 0.0% 0.4% 61.5% 4.7%

Kamloops-North Thompson 46.9% 44.5% 1.2% 0.0% 6.8% 0.0% 0.6% 55.8% 2.4%

Maple Ridge-Mission 45.7% 45.4% 0.0% 0.0% 7.2% 0.0% 1.7% 55.3% 0.4%

North Vancouver-Lonsdale 49.2% 37.1% 0.0% 4.0% 8.5% 0.0% 1.1% 55.6% 12

Oak Bay-Gordon Head 46.5% 44.3% 0.0% 0.0% 9.1% 0.0% 0.0% 66.8% 2.2%

Parksville-Qualicum 51.4% 38.0% 0.9% 0.0% 9.6% 0.0% 0.0% 66.1% 13.4%

Prince George-Valemount 50.6% 37.6% 0.6% 4.4% 6.8% 0.0% 0.0% 52.4% 13.0%

Surrey-Tynehead 52.5% 43.2% 0.0% 0.0% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0% 50.1% 9.3%

Vancouver-Fairview 47.1% 42.2% 0.2% 0.0% 9.5% 0.7% 0.4% 57.3% 4.9%

Vancouver-Fraserview 49.3% 45.4% 0.6% 0.0% 4.7% 0.0% 0.0% 51.6% 3.9%

Vancouver-Point Grey 50.4% 40.3% 0.0% 0.0% 8.8% 0.0% 0.6% 56.4% 10.1%

Vernon-Monashee 37.3% 31.8% 0.3% 8.2% 16.7% 0.0% 5.8% 53.8% 5.4%

OK, so you now see the lay of the land, I have heard the Canwest "Stooges" talk about recall, but what they say is....
It can`t be done, it`s too onerous, it`s impossible, but those same stooges are silent on the destruction of rivers,the privatizing of BC Hydro, the import/export con game, they don`t talk about the disastrous state of BCs economy, they are silent on "BCs massive off the books debt"
Canwest Global and their stooges are nothing but a harmful arm of the BC Liberal Government,a propaganda machine that would make Tokyo Rose blush!

So am I surprised that Keith Baldrey,Vaughn Palmer,Bill Good, Les Leyne or any of them would attempt to stop recall? NO, I expect as much from the "Stooges".........Lets talk recall..

As you can see from the actual voting numbers in the above ridings,recall is a snap,Reitsma on Vancouver island was facing recall,and when he realized that he would lose he voluntarily resigned before recall could happen, I predict the same thing will happen in many of the above ridings.

RECALL...Here are some recall rules, a $50 dollar fee is required to launch a recall campaign, that`s easy......For $50 dollars we will get a complete voters list.....We have 60 days to gather up signatures,60 days,2 months,that`s a long time, how many signatures do we need? 40% of voters who ACTUALLY VOTED IN THE LAST ELECTION,that`s easy, as you can see most of those above ridings the NDP had more than 40% of the vote, add in the Green voters,Conservative voters, Refed, independent and others....Not to mention all the furious betrayed BC Liberal voters who have had enough, friends, this is going to be a snap!

Think about this, 10 canvassers in 1 riding,20 signatures per day per canvasser= 200 signatures X 60 days = 12,000 signatures.....12 thousand signatures with but 10 canvassers collecting but 20 signatures per day...If they collect 40 signatures per day...24 thousand signatures...And if there was 50 canvassers in a riding!....You get the picture, anger,betrayal,lies and deception will drive the recall campaign,don`t let the Stooges deflect from facts and logic!

Recall can`t start until November 15th/2010, a few months after the dreaded HST takes effect, the people will be still angry, but it`s a lot more than the HST, people are seeing their BC Hydro bills skyrocket because of private power buying contracts to IPPs....Schools are closing,Health cuts,waiting lists, the ICBC cash scoop, fish farms, Enbridge pipeline, and there is more, cuts to the autistic, the disabled, breaking the moral contract on gaming grants, all while expanding gambling even more and spending $600 million dollars on a retractable roof, bridge tolls,Transit fare increases.....

And let`s not forget the pre-election lie on the deficit,remember this read my lips moment from the Habitual Liar Gordon Campbell..."The BC deficit will be $495 million dollars maximum" snip...And right after the election that number turned into a deficit of $3.6 billion dollars! The largest deficit in BC history, Gordon Campbell has tried to use a Gag Law to shut us up,in fact Mike De Jong and the Liberals have appealed the Gag Law again!

And who hasn`t Gordon Campbell assaulted over the years,he just raised seniors care rates, in fact Kevin Falcon is amending the act as we speak, the BC Liberals made a pledge that seniors home care billing(The billing to seniors) was capped at 360.00$ per months, billings of over $560.00 per month are being sent out,surprise surprise, now the Campbell Liberals are amending the act,After the fact! Legal aid has been gutted, no legal aid for the poor, families and single mothers on Welfare have had preventative dental work for children,FOR CHILDREN cut in half, all to save a few million dollars, the issues are endless,my mind is reeling just trying to remember a few of the attacks, all the while the profitable banks, oil n gas industry get more and more tax holidays.

Friends, the BC Liberals and Gordon Campbell have lied their faces off,run the economy into the ground, we have the worst child poverty in Canada for 7 straight years,the lowest minimum wage in Canada, in fact Gordon Campbell has given himself three raises a golden pension and bonuses while not raising the minimum wage even a penny in a decade,in fact he lowered and added a $6.00 per hour starter wage,which his friends abuse with impunity, and of course,with the BC Rail Trial starting in May of this year,maybe we will finally get answers to that broken promise and betrayal, thank god we have BC Mary to keep us up-to-date!

So friends and faithful readers, don`t believe it for a minute that recall is too onerous,not possible, that is nothing but spin from the Canwest Global "Stooges" this will be the easiest thing we have ever done,there are already hundreds who have signed up for the,

"Recall in the Fall"

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open


Anonymous said...

Grant - This is the quickest and easiest way to "Throw the Bums Out!" I can't wait and will be involved in these recall campaigns.

Grant said - "40% of voters who ACTUALLY VOTED IN THE LAST ELECTION"

It's actually 40% of registered voters. BTW, why would you want to recall our NDP MLA in Stikine?!

Grant G said...

Please forgive me...I will remove that Pronto.

You better double check, they had to have voted in the last election, but my friend that actually makes it easier, people who voted and were betrayed are more likely to sign and vote again...
But,when the bi-elections are called,everyone on the voters list can vote, maybe,just maybe the silent majority will come out!


Grant G said...

I think you are correct,40% of voters on the list,matters not,people are angry,people are angry they didn`t vote, 40%....Piece of cake!


Crankypants said...

Unfortunately, our recall legislation is not worth the paper it is written on. Getting 40% of all the people that were registered to vote in the last election in a particular riding is just not as easy as it sounds.

It's worth a try, but it won't be easy.

Grant G said...

Says who Cranky? Canwest? Baldrey? Bill Good?

How did these people get on the voters list?

They registered to vote,right?

Did you ever think that many didn`t vote because the media were calling a Liberal slam dunk.

I am not trying to be snippy,the public feels betrayed,the public feels scared,scared of taxes,hydro bills,gas bills.

We won`t be recalling Langley or Abbotsford..

Close ridings,rural ridings,"Recall in the Fall"

It gets dark early that time of year,people are at home,people are angry.

I`m not ready to roll over and play dead yet!

Anonymous said...

Tell Brian that he had another knock-out punch against the three stooges on Bill Borings show. Just loved it!

Crankypants said...

Grant, I admire you exuberance on recall and hope it has some success. Reality is that this recall legislation was created in such a fashion that it is nothing more than a public relations excercise rather than a means of keeping our governance in check.

Yes, Paul Reitsma resigned under the threat of a recall campaign, but it was never stated whether the campaign collected enough valid signatures to turf him. I suspect that internal pressure from his party short circuited the excercise in order to save face.

As much as I wish I could share your enthusiasm, I honestly believe that the recall legislation we have today will never succeed. If I'm wrong, I'll be among the first to post an apology on your website.

Either way, don't ever stop being you.


Anonymous said...

I have signed the, stop the HST petition. Will there be a, recall petition on line? I am afraid this province and the people in it, will not survive until November. There has been a sharp rise in homeless seniors. Social Assistance people have, had their $75 housing taken away by Campbell. These people will become homeless, no address, no checks, they will have nothing. Low income citizens, just will not survive the insane budget, nor the HST. Campbell and Hansen went on a taxing frenzy, that makes no sense. The budget and the HST, have far reaching ramifications. Campbell and Hansen, must be desperate. The speech from the throne was full of "wonderful" adjectives and nothing else. The budget and the HST, are so poorly planned. Campbell and Hansen, will need to send red tents to every city and town. And, I am not kidding.

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