NDP-Green merger not the first in B.C.

Re: Harold Baker’s letter (First past the post does not determine government, letters, June 22).

When someone decides to enter a debate, it is understandable that one philosophical side or the other will be taken.

If, however, it includes a definite pronouncement about politics and democracy, then added historical facts would be helpful. Just to make things fair, while I actually remember this history, you can Google Social Credit/Reform/Liberal parties’ history in B.C. to find that in 1975 the Liberal Party caucus merged with the Social Credit Party caucus for the election to shut out the left wing.

In 1991, with the Social Credit Party failing, and again in 1996, Gordon Campbell led a party where the SoCreds became “reformed Liberals” to shut out the NDP.

Then, in 2001 — oh, do I need to go on?

Got it?

Lenore G. Hellum

Parksville

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