Gordon Campbell, BC’s Premier, Resigns

Last modified on November 3rd, 2010

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It doesn’t really come as a big surprise, but Gordon Campbell just stepped down as the premier of British Columbia. Between his handling of the Olympics and the controversy surrounding the harmonized sales tax (HST), a tax he promised not to introduce prior to getting elected, it’s no wonder most people are completely dissatisfied with his performance.

I suspect the liberal party were hoping that Campbell’s announcement of a 15% income tax reduction starting in 2011 would offset the disappointment with the HST, but after his lacklustre televised address the other day, it was probably clear his ratings weren’t going to go up anytime soon. So, I’m guessing he was pushed out in hopes that the liberal party may have a small chance during the next election.

I’m personally thankful that this represents an opportunity to get some fresh blood into BC’s leadership. Given Gordon Campbell’s recent performance and some of the scandals his administration has allegedly been involved in, I’m personally glad to see him go.

How about you?

4 responses to “Gordon Campbell, BC’s Premier, Resigns”

  1. J Lane says:

    Best political news I’ve heard in a long time.

    Now, if the NDP would just wake up and get rid of James, we’d actually have a good race on our hands.

  2. curtismchale says:

    While I agree that Campbell needed to go I don’t have faith that any other political party will do much better. They all serve their own interests and say whatever they have to so that they get elected. Unfortunately I don’t feel that I’ve ever got to vote for a good candidate, only for the one that sucked the least and at the end they all turn out shady.

  3. Duane Storey says:

    You can always spoil your ballot. They count those, and that’s an indication that there was nobody on the ballot worth voting for.

  4. Duncan says:

    Definately not Gordo’s choice in stepping down. His tone was that of a very disappointed man.

    I hate to say it but he did many of the right things for our Province despite his arrogance. His track record will be hard to beat.
    People just need to remember the destruction the NDP brought BC in the past. Bigger government and more union support does not help the economy.

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