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—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Friday, January 31, 2003

E-mails from politicos

Regular Scrum correspondent Doug Adderly, webmaster for The Republic, passes along this brief e-mail exchange he had with B.C. Liberal caucus chair John Les.
Dear Mr. Les,

I just read your comments on the Val Roddick Recall in the Globe and Mail.

You should be disturbed. One of your members, elected with a massive majority, is being recalled for policy reasons. She is not being recalled for personal corruption. She is being recalled for not representing her constituents. People get angry when they realize that their MLA cares nothing about them and merely serves a dogmatic central government in Victoria.

You will be even more disturbed when another Liberal gets bagged in a Recall. Who's next? Jeff Bray perhaps. If Roddick can get bagged in a safe riding like Delta South what about this guy who only had a majority of a few dozen votes?

Here is his reply:
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 11:24:55 -0800
From: "Les, J" <>
Subject: RE: B.C. recall laws being abused, Liberal says
To: 'doug adderley' <>

Let's all just wait and see how many of the 13k+ signatures are, in fact, valid.

John Les

Of course, Doug's got a point. Roddick got all but 7,190 of all the votes cast in the 2001 general election. Her recall organizers say that they got nearly 6,000 more signatures than that total, no small feat indeed. Delta South is a reasonably wealthy, solidly conservative riding. By all rights, this recall should have had no chance of succeeding, but when people lose their local hospital...

Don't you just love BC politics?
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