Date: August 3rd, 2020
By: Charlie Smith on
Let's face facts—the B.C. NDP government is in power and John Horgan is premier becausehis party made magnificent strides in reaching out to new Canadians in the last election.
Several long-time B.C. Liberal seats fell to the NDP because of the party's extensive efforts to woo the Iranian, South Asian, Korean, and Taiwanese communities.
Here are just a few of the constituencies where this might have turned the tide in favour of the NDP: North Vancouver–Lonsdale, Vancouver-Fraserview, Surrey-Panorama, Surrey-Fleetwood, Burnaby North, Burnaby–Deer Lake, Burnaby-Lougheed, and Coquitlam-Maillardville.
But in power, Horgan hasn't always hit the right notes in maintaining this momentum, which changed the electoral dynamics in B.C. [FULL STORY]