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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Meanwhile in the forest / In a parliament of trees, The ink will crack and dry all up, But the compass will swing anyways. And we don't need mathematics / And we don't need submarines
— Rheostatics, Northern Wish
May 13, 2010
Gordon Campbell Won’t Run Again?

It seems that Gordon Campbell is considering not running in the next B.C. Provincial Election, despite insisting for years that he wanted to be B.C.’s longest serving premier.

His retirement, of course, won’t alleviate the effect of the HST decision on the B.C. Liberal Party at all leaving someone else to be tarred with the brush of loser as a result of the decision. This is a shame in no small part because the HST decision is one of the smarter economic policies that this government has implemented.

I wonder how the Kash Heed situation plays into this? Aside from questions of the Elections act violations and criminal chargers, Gordon Campbell has completed bungled it by reinstating Heed too quickly to cabinet only to have him out again the next day.

:Gordon Campbell casts doubt on fourth run at office
Ian Bailey, Published on Wednesday, May. 12, 2010 10:17PM EDT

For the first time, B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell is not being so emphatic about seeking a fourth term in the 2013 election.

“I’m 62 years old so I’ll have an opportunity to consider that, but first I’ve got to make sure we get our economy thriving,” Mr. Campbell told CTV in an interview Wednesday.

The comments were at odds with the Premier’s bullish talk since leading his B.C. Liberals to a third straight majority last May, that he’ll be at the helm for a fourth election in May, 2013. But as the anniversary of that election passes this week, the Liberals are under political siege.

Posted by skooter at 3:05 PM This entry is filed under Politics.
This entry is tagged: Economics, Gordon Campbell, HST, Kash Heed

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