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Black on BC election results
Assoc. Prof. David Black offered insight, as a political communication expert, into the results of British Columbia’s provincial election to the Vancouver Sun, Times Colonist, CFAX 1070 and CHEK News.
Here’s an excerpt from the Times Colonist:
David Black, a political scientist at Royal Roads University, said the outcome for the Greens is mixed bag.
A party with a handful of seats amid two larger parties across 87 ridings will be more “subject than master” of its political destiny, said Black.
Still, the B.C. Greens have demonstrated they are more than “a one-hit wonder” having found a beachhead in West Vancouver-Sea to Sky. “The importance of establishing presence on the mainland cannot be underestimated,” said Black. It compensates for losing their seat in Oak Bay-Gordon Head.
“They have survived with seats through three election cycles now; they’ve proved something to themselves and the B.C. public,” said Black.