Shifting Tectonics on the West Coast?
As we await confirmation of a potential B.C. Conservative surge, another floor-crossing puts the newly re-branded B.C. United on thin ice
While the poll (unsurprisingly) gave the governing B.C. New Democrats the overall lead in the province (albeit by a smaller margin than other recent B.C. polls, see complete list here), in second place with 27% province-wide support was the (provincial) Conservative Party of British Columbia, the very same party that had amassed 1.9% of the popular vote and had won a grand total of zero seats in the last B.C. general election three years ago.
These numbers came public at the same time as the federal Conservatives have made notable in-roads in the province — according to a flurry of polls released in September.
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