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[The Province] Christy Clark sounds better so she must be better

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Love there sports team but its crap like this that turns me off from there news team. Dumbest endorsement ever.

This was the editorial teams endorsement

Many readers will know that the leaders of the four main parties seeking office in today’s B.C. election met with our editorial board during the campaign to discuss their views with senior editors. We thank Jane Sterk, John Cummins, Christy Clark and Adrian Dix for taking the time.

Our reporters wrote articles on what each leader said. But what doesn’t come out in those stories is what they are like as people — at least as much as one can glean from spending an hour in their company.

Personal impressions of politicians are seldom reported; their policies and ideas are paramount. But in this election, the differences in the personalities of the two main leaders — Clark of the Liberals and Dix of the NDP — and the way they carry themselves and interact with others, are so striking that they are worth noting.

Dix will likely win Tuesday night; after 12 years of Liberal rule and too many mistakes, many voters want change. But after meeting with him and Clark, the overwhelming view of the editorial board is that Clark, at least in how she conducts herself, is better suited to the job.

Where Dix repeatedly refused to give clear answers to basic questions, Clark was direct. Where she acknowledged past mistakes of her party, in Dix’s world, the NDP is without flaws. Where Clark was warm and engaging, Dix was jumpy, combative and condescending. Clark carried herself like a premier; Dix behaved like the hyper-partisan policy wonk he’s been for most of his life.

Premiers must represent us all, often on the world stage. Dix’s NDP policies may be more popular now, but based on how she interacts with others, Clark is the stronger leader.

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When I watched the debate, by the end of it I was annoyed by all of their personalities. Stern annoyed me the least, which almost gave me the motivation to vote for her. Then I realised that would be a waste of a vote, even though I did like some of the things that she mentioned (I'm not so sure if she has a feasible action plan though).

I know that its going to be either the Liberals or NDP, so why waste your vote for a minority. Even though I don't feel passionate about either one ( I have my likes and dislikes), I want to put their personalities aside. Clark I found was the most persuasice yet decieving, and Dix as kind of an ass or a dix. With that said, I don't want that to wholly influence my vote.

I want to vote for the one who will conserve our natural resources and practice sustainable methods. As much as the economy is important, it will have drastic changes over the next couple years with environmental effects. I'm seeking for a long term goal, that's just not about "balancing the budget" as Clark kept saying, but someone who will take procative decisions that will secure the budget in the long run.

In some context I agree with Clark about giving money directly back to individual families for their own use. However, I don't trust the public to handle that money the way its intended for.

People shouldn't make taxes their top priority. It will always be there. Assess the difference you've paid over the years. There will always be a price to pay, so we shouldn't dwell on it so much.

Who will you vote for?

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