Former Progressive Democratic Alliance leader Gordon Wilson has been hearing from British Columbians who think the province needs a third party. Although Mr. Wilson, a former New Democrat cabinet minister, certainly isn't volunteering to do the job himself. "There's no question there are a very, very significant number of disaffected voters - people who voted Liberal who simply don't like the way the Campbell government is handling the Basi-Virk trial, the selling off of Crown assets, the things that they said they wouldn't do that they've been doing. And now it seems there's no accountability and no openness."
"And, on the flipside of the coin," continued Mr. Wilson, "they don't think they're getting any kind of vocal opposition that's worthwhile from Carole James - with maybe one or two possible exceptions in the opposition. So I've had lots of phone calls from being saying, 'Let's get back at it. Let's resurrect the PDA or start something new or whatever.' So I think there's an appetite out there for sure for people to have more open, more accountable, more responsive government. But whether anybody could actually put the money together to make that happen is another question."