On December 11 voters in British Columbia go to the polls to elect a provincial government. It is the first such election in 34 years in which W. A. C. Bennett has not been a candidate. After 20 years in power, his Social Credit government was defeated in 1972 by the New Democratic Party led by Dave Barrett and now, with his son Bill the province's Social Credit leader, Bennett watches from the sidelines as Premier Barrett and the NDP try to win a new mandate.By W.A.C. BENNETT13 min
It was Angus MacInnis, a founder of the CCF, who once said that in the Maritimes politics was a disease, in Quebec a religion, in Ontario a business, on the Prairies a protest and in British Columbia entertainment. Outsiders must understand this simple fact of life before plunging into the subtle aspects of a BC election to be decided December 11.By Allan Fotheringham5 min
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