Re: "Do Liberals have mandate to sell off LDB?" opinion column, Wednesday, July 18.
It is time for Keith Baldrey to call it quits and retire from doing the present commentary job.
He is just like Adrian Dix, living in the twilight zone. He writes about the B.C. Liberal government being "Clearly unpopular with a majority of its constituents."
How did he come up with that phrase? Surely not from the inadequate polling results. The polling results are bogus, big time. There are millions of taxpayers in B.C. These polls usually are done with 1,000 responses. To get a more true picture of what taxpayers are thinking, do a poll riding by riding. That's right, a poll of all 85 B.C. ridings. For example, the results in Jenny Kwan's riding would be for the NDP, and the results for Rich Coleman's riding would be for the Liberals.
In the provincial election, next year, the NDP strongholds will be won by the NDP and the Liberal strongholds will be won by the Liberals. What happened in 2001 with the Liberals winning 77 of 79 seats will not happen with the NDP this time around.
If Keith Baldrey would do his homework and go back to the B.C. 2009 elections results, and apply the present 45-per-cent popularity vote for the NDP to the 2009 election results, the NDP would still be the opposition party.
He is assuming, and that is bad in his profession. Assume means that you are making an "ass" out of "u and me."
Mr. Baldrey, please do more research before writing your commentary. The reading public were not born yesterday. In closing remember that the B.C. Conservative party will not win one legislature seat.
Joe Sawchuk Duncan, B.C.