Vancouver Quadra By-Election – March 17, 2008
|NDP-New Democratic Party||Rebecca Coad||4,064||14.4|
|Green Party||Dan Grice||3,792||13.5|
The March 17 by-elections, in a nutshell: Bob Rae’s dream, Stephane Dion’s nightmare. Rae wins handily in the safest Liberal seat in the country; Martha Hall Finlay takes another Liberal seat as expected. But Dion’s leadership takes another huge hit, as his hand-picked candidate gets smoked in Saskatchewan, while his Vancouver candidate wins by the narrowest of margins (and may be subjected to a recount!)
Let’s see, spin doctors, how such a night can be viewed as a Liberal victory! Paving the way for a socialist carpetbagger to grab the reins…maybe, in media eyes, that is a victory, after all.