I’m sure a lot of people realize that all isn’t what it seems in the world of B.C. politics.
It sure was surprising to see the Greens benefit from thousands of dollars worth of free publicity in a full-page ad pushing their policies in the Victoria Times-Colonist — all paid for by their BC Liberal buddies.
It’s funny too that, even before the start of the campaign, BC Liberal supporters were promoting the Comox Valley Greens as spoilers to prevent an NDP win. They even went so far as to ask Liberal voters to send money to the CV Greens.
R. Williams’ letter (Record, May 24) guarantees that the corporate gravy train is going to keep on chugging along.
Many found it strange that the Greens only ran one candidate in the ridings north of Nanaimo. After all, they have zero-per-cent chance of winning, but there’s a 100-per-cent chance of splitting the vote with the NDP.
No Green candidates ran in the North Island, Alberni or in Parksville-Qualicum ridings but they found the money to field a candidate in the Comox Valley. When the Greens can count on the deep pockets of BC Liberals to pay their bills, I guess everything’s possible!
There sure are some pretty strange bedfellows in politics. I’m sure if you scratch hard enough, Mr. Aikman and his friends aren’t that Green after all; more like emerald impostors paid by their Big Business bosses to split the vote in the Comox Valley.