John Twigg talks BC politics after Christy Clark is elected the new leader of the BC Liberals and the new premier, the BC NDP leadership race and more, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at THECOMMENTARY.CA.
This past weekend, BC Liberals elected a new leader. There were some technical issues leading up to the phone-in vote Saturday, but all seemed to be well Saturday evening whereupon Christy Clark was elected the next premier of the province of British Columbia, the 35th since the province joined Confederation in 1871, and the second only female ever. Clark, who’s been on leave from radio station CKNW where she hosted the mid-day show, is a former cabinet minister, who left the government of Gordon Campbell, whom she succeeds, in 2005. Joining me now to look back at the events of the past weekend, and to look ahead to all sorts of political matters is John Twigg. He is a long-time political observer and independent journalist. He was a press secretary to Dave Barrett, and for a short time was the leader of the BC Refederation Party. In the coming days look for John’s analysis, which will be featured here at www.thecommentary.ca. His own website can be found at www.johntwigg.com. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, John Twigg; Good morning, Mr. Twigg.