Clark will represent the establishment, the big business corporate community, the investor side of the resource industries, real estate and yes, the owners/managers behind the big mainstream media. Her message will be not to rock the boat economically, not to scare off investment and not to turn over the province to the unions.
Dix, with his clearly stated goals of raising taxes on banks and big business to fund expanded social programs is as different from Clark as day is to night. His will be a message of social justice, more breaks for low-income, seniors and middle class families. with a shift of more of the tax burden from individuals back to big business.
It will be a great battle!
As the Battle has started already for the hearts and minds of the voters of BC (Provincially as well as Federally) I would urge people to read BC Mary blog The Legislature Raids . On April 18th, 2011 she posted a great article, entitled Liars, liars. How to disrupt and destroy Parliament. Contempt? Oh yes.
This is a a great post and a reminder of that speaks to the methods the establishment will use to try and win your hearts and minds. As Boomers, we need to remember we have seen this all before albeit in the US under Nixon, and Bush and remind ourselves that a just society is worth the fight.