The Green Party’s Kamloops AGM may be over but a slide in a proportional representation session over the weekend is causing a stir.
The slide making the rounds on social media suggests Greens frame voting yes as a “people powered choice” and voting no as “the special interests choice.”
Kamloops North Liberal MLA Peter Milobar says it shows the hypocrisy of a party that claims to be collaborating with others and not playing politics.
“I think what that slide highlights is they have been saying all along that they are going to do politics differently and in fact they are not. In fact there strategy with P-R here very clearly they are trying to use divisive politics to taint people who may have a different opinion than them as some special interest boogeyman instead of, as they proclaim, wanting to have an honest and open debate about the facts.”
Milobar also denies the Liberals are fearmongering by leader Andrew Wilkinson suggesting P-R is causing chaos in places like Italy or New Zealand.
As for BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver’s comment about how much he would love to run in Kamloops North and take on the Liberal incumbent, Peter Milobar is basically daring him to follow through.
“There is nothing preventing Mr. Weaver from having to run in Kamloops North Thompson. I would welcome him into the race. I guess he may feel that he may feel he would have a better chance than other local Green candidates might have. I think in our riding in particular I think a lot of people would be very interested in his stance on Kinder Morgan.”
Milobar says “time will tell” if the Greens really can mount a challenge in the riding.
In the 2017 provincial election Green Party candidate Dan Hines finished third in Kamloops North over six-thousand votes behind the current MLA.