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Provincial New Democrat leader Carole James preceded her comments about Premier Gordon Campbell's resignation by stating it was important "when someone has given 24 years of service to the public - both as mayor and as opposition leader and premier - to thank them for their years of service and to thank their family." But the message her party sent out to supporters today wasn't quite as classy. The message described the premier's resignation "is a victory for every British Columbian who has opposed nearly ten years of the BC Liberals' reckless agenda. It's a victory for every teacher and healthcare worker who has walked a picket line to demand better funding for students and patients. It's a victory for every volunteer who has helped bring change at election time, or worked to make the HST initiative a success.It's a victory for every British Columbian." It then went on to encourage party members to "join with New Democrats across the province who are celebrating the end of Gordon Campbell. Organize a party with your friends and family on Facebook and in your community to celebrate this victory." The following is a complete copy of the text of that message.

This morning, Gordon Campbell announced his resignation as premier of British Columbia. In his nearly ten years as premier, Campbell has left a path of destruction and misery throughout our province.

He led the charge to cut funding for schools, hospitals, and vital social services. He has kept the minimum wage frozen for a decade, while raising his own salary.

He lied to our province about the HST. He was a divisive leader, who pitted British Columbians against one another, rather than uniting people to solve our common issues.

This moment is a victory for every British Columbian who has opposed nearly ten years of the BC Liberals' reckless agenda. It's a victory for every teacher and healthcare worker who has walked a picket line to demand better funding for students and patients.
It's a victory for every volunteer who has helped bring change at election time, or worked to make the HST initiative a success. It's a victory for every British Columbian. We all have a lot of work to do to build the province we want.

But with Gordon Campbell's resignation today, change is coming to our province. Take a moment to join with New Democrats across the province who are celebrating the end of Gordon Campbell. Organize a party with your friends and family on Facebook and in your community to celebrate this victory.

Tomorrow the work continues to build our strong alternative. But today is a great day for our province.

Let's celebrate.

5 Comments

Sean, where's the message?

Also this is totally unsurprising.

The BCNDP's commitment to socialism is only surpassed by the commitment of you to open government, Gordon Campbell to free markets, me to supporting Mary Polak, and Mary Polak to giving the BCNDP her all.

a lot of people including a lot of government employees will be happy to see the back of the guy. Our son, the most unpolitical guy, phoned from Vancouver today . His message was 30 seconds of laughter

Avoter, this really isn't the time to crap on one of the greatest, classiest Premiers of our time. Period.

Want a politician to unload on? In about a week or two you'll get six or so. All BCLibs.

Whether you love him or hate him the classy thing to do is praise him for the work he did. I remember when Joy Mcphail announced she wasn't running again, Campbell treated her with nothing but respect and praised her repeatedly. It was the only time I can recall him acting with class, but thats what you do. Too bad Carole and Moe dont even have that much class. Watching her on Global with a chesire grin was sickening. Be careful Carole what goes around comes around.

Josef K. Wake up and smell the coffee, Gordo sold of just about anything he could in this province. Hurt a lot of people. Messed up big time and lost a number of court cases because of his stupidity. So when would have been a good time to shove Gordo out the door? Just after his drunk driver conviction? just after he tore up a number of collective agreements, just after he closed schools, hospitals, court houses, broke numerous promises, sold out our railway that was making money for the people of BC,and the list goes on. and no matter how you push Polak, she isn't going anywhere but out as she was one of Gordos big supporters on the HST and sat there while child poverty got worse. She even tried to undercut the kids advocate. You are backing the wrong horse.

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