There was a time, not long ago, when I thought that Bill VanderZalm and Rafe Mair were as far to the right on the political spectrum as you could possibly get.
During the anti-HST campaign, I had the opportunity of listening to both, and subsequently read what they have had to say about the current state of affairs, both political and economical in B.C. ever since the faux-Liberal/Reform Party took the reins of power.
I have since come to realize that I share many of the views both these former politicians have expressed in public presentations and discussions I have attended.
Maybe we need to re-examine exactly how far on the right wing of the political spectrum in B.C. the current faux-Liberal/Reform Party is really situated.
B.C. has a child poverty rate of 14.3 per cent but also the most unequal distribution of income among rich and poor families with children.
The ratio of the average incomes of the richest 10 per cent compared to the poorest 10 per cent was the worst of any province at 13.8 to one.