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Premier Christy Clark has lately been seen everywhere. GETTY IMAGES

Polling peril for both major B.C. parties

“The larger economy may have improved, but people are worried about the rug being pulled out from under them.” — American pollster Patrick Murray

Toronto filmmaker Avi Lewis and author Naomi Klein. GETTY IMAGES

Leap Manifesto a Trojan Horse for NDP

“(Media are) portraying the Leap as a radical document, I don’t see it that way and I don’t think most people in Canada do actually.” - Robert Fox, federal NDP national director

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Foreign buyer tax won’t solve crisis

“The new tax is nothing but the ruling party of British Columbia soliciting votes for the election held next spring. It won’t cool down the enthusiasm of foreign buyers.” — Ou Lyu, Global Times Chinese newspaper

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Don’t be shocked when Trudeau OK’s pipeline

“I am, however, very interested in the Kinder Morgan pipeline .... I certainly hope that we’re going to be able to get that pipeline approved.” — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, January 2014

Outgoing federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. GETTY IMAGES

The NDP needs to stop liking losing

“Too often, it seems as if leftists actually like losing. As if all the failure, doom and atrocities mainly serve to prove they were right all along.” — Rutger Bregman, Dutch author

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Spin on B.C. economy masks funding shortfalls

“No government in BC history has invested more in health care, education, and other front-line services than Today’s BC Liberals.” — BC Liberal Party website

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. GETTY IMAGES

Prop rep offers grim future to Canada

“Israeli politics is characterized by short-term coalitions in which big parties make concessions to smaller parties in exchange for their participation.” — Dylan Mathews, Washington Post

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Elites trying to take away your vote

“We decide not to have referendums for a good reason — these are bloody complicated issues … It’s anti- democratic.” — Mel Cappe, former Canadian deputy minister, on Brexit

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Bullying won’t stop call for pit bull ban

“You’re a naive ignorant c**t if you wanna ban an entire breed of animals....trust me bud if anyone is gunna attack you it’ll be me not my pitbulls.” — Email to me from pit bull owner on June 25

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BC NDP can learn from upset ‘96 victory

It was 20 years ago last Saturday that BC New Democrat Premier Glen Clark scored an amazing come-from-behind- upset over then-BC Liberal Leader Gordon Campbell — but the lessons of that 1996 campaign are remarkably valid for the 2017 election.