Grumpy voters intent on change upended almost three dozen incumbent mayors in the municipal election.
That is concerning for the NDP government — five and a half years into power, facing complex crises and drifting during a leadership race
Several of its top MLAs endorsed Kennedy Stewart in Vancouver, who got thrashed by voters.
A couple of other takeaways here: a cranky electorate pours a big bucket of cold water on those rumours of a snap provincial election should David Eby win the leadership race. That’d be a hugely risky move.
Also, it’s a pretty clear sign the government needs to propose more ambitious ideas to tackle the big issues voters are upset about crime, homelessness, housing and healthcare to name a few, because voters are in a less talk, more action kind of mood.
It’s a funny thing about politics, when voters want change, you either give it to them, or they take it from you — as many mayors found out Saturday night.