Monday, April 13, 2009

The Number 4 Party

For a while it looked like Refederation BC might emerge as the fourth party in the election. It looked like they would have candidates in 35 to 40 ridings. Over the weekend this dropped to 26, most notably the candidates in Capital Region mainly disappeared.

The BC Conservatives meanwhile are at 17 candidates, a number of them people that should be able to get some media coverage and some votes. Chris Delany, former Unity BC leader, is a candidate for the party in Penticton.

Will these parties matter? Unlikely because both Refed and the Conservatives combined do not look like they will be able to run anything close to a full slate. They will remain at best a small piece of trivia for those of us who obsessively look at election results.

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