With a truly appalling voter turnout (48 percent), British Columbians once again demanded the Liberal Party to form Provincial Government. A major coup, considering the NDP was twenty points ahead in the polls just a couple of weeks ago. Not only the BC Liberals won (51 candidates elected, against 32 NDPs, one independent and one Green), majority leader Christy Clark overcame massive discontent following the introduction (and quick disposal) of the Harmonizing Sales Tax.
The Liberal victory opens the door for the Northern Gateway Pipeline project, to which the NDP was staunchly opposed. If anybody knows of a nice, progressive province I could move to, let me know.