In just over two days, Elections BC counted over 600,000 mail-in and absentee ballots to deliver the final results of the 2020 BC election. Pending a judicial recount in West Vancouver-Sea to Sky, the NDP elected 57 MLAs, the Liberals 28 and the Greens 2. We review Ian’s analysis of how each party did on the mail-in ballots relative to their in-person voting performance.

And we preview the BC Liberal leadership race as one Kamloops MLA is rumoured to be seeking the role of interim leader while the other is looking at a second run for permanent leader.

Then we delve into the rising COVID-19 case numbers in BC, the new restrictions in Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health Regions and vent some frustrations at whether we are all doing enough to keep the pandemic in check.

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Segment 1: Every vote counted

Segment 2: Lockdown 2: Lockdown softer

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One response to “Ep 215: Every vote counted”

  1. Everyone’s favorite ex-pat here (Ella Rebalski, longtime listener, infrequent slack participant, living in Sweden). I disagree with the analysis that the Swedish government decided to let everyone get infected with COVID. It’s a bit more complex than that, and on the ground here it certainly feels like it’s being taken seriously by the authorities, if not by the people who ignore the authorities because they know it’s very hard for the government to penalize people who go against guidelines.

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