I cannot say that it really was a shocker as this province seemed so divided in who should be our next Premier. Should be vote for more of the same, also known as the BC Liberal Party, or revert to the 90’s, also known as the NDP (New Democrat Party). Of course you could always go out on the limb and vote for the Green Party just to prove a point.
Here is how the current standings stall
Green Party: Up 2 Seats From Dissolution
BC Liberal Party: Down 5 Seats From Dissolution
New Democrat Party: Up 7 Seats From Dissolution
Others: Down 2 Seats From Dissolution
As I have been avid vote,r since the age of eighteen, it was disappointing that my leg condition pain kept me from hitting the polls. However, I am happy to say our outgoing MLA for Vancouver Fraserview Suzanne Anton has been defeated by our new MLA NDP George Chow.
As the NDP are pro-social housing for people like myself who are on disability, who also support opening up the psychiatric hospital Riverview again for the drug crisis on the DTES, freeing the hospitals for mental health related issues. Under the BC Liberals, everything in terms of mental health was just a mess. I myself had a slip up and stopped taking my medications, I could not get into any hospital, temporary group home, or get in to see my psychiatrist at my mental health team.
Ten years ago, I would have been hospitalized for being a hypomanic Bipolar patient. Now, you deal with it from home, scary hey?
Then with housing, social housing and group homes. Due to my physical health suffering from seizures and various other health conditions, I need to be in a home where there is a psychiatric nurse with general RN experience. Yet all three homes I am wait-listed for are full for beds free if you have been hospitalized or homeless, which either have applied to me in quite some time.
I currently live with family, my senior parents, one who has Dementia which is less than ideal at times, they too should not have to be burdened with my poor health, but we are left with no choice. I am 28 years old for Pete’s sake. Yet without family I would be at a lost.
As our new government is a minority, and likely won’t get much down but fight and bicker with each other, I have to would what it is going to take to find a unity form of government that is going to stand for my needs, once in a blue moon, if even.