The British Columbia Social Credit Party, whose members are known as Socreds, was the governing political party of British Columbia, Canada, for more than 30 years between the 1952 provincial election and the 1991 election. For four decades, the party dominated the British Columbian political scene, with the only break occurring between the 1972 and 1975 elections when the New Democratic Party of British Columbia was in power.
Although founded to promote social credit policies of monetary reform, the Social Credit Party became a political vehicle for fiscal conservatives and later social conservatives in BC, who discarded the social credit ideology.
After its defeat in 1991 the party essentially collapsed.
Leader: Vacant (2000 - present)
President: Carrol ...
" The Liberals keep on sinking. A new poll is showing how much the government's popularity is falling ahead of the new HST in July.
The latest Angus Reid research puts the Liberals at 26 per cent support in B.C. - that's down 20 points since May's election.
The NDP sits at 46 per cent.
The poll also found more than 60 per cent of British Columbians living in Liberal-held ridings would be willing to sign a petition to unseat their MLA.
Research Director Hamish Marshall tells the Vancouver Sun that's a staggeringly high number and speaks to a complete disconnect between the government and ...
Voter turnout hovers around 40 per cent in early byelection results Voter turnout in Monday’s provincial byelections appeared light, although it was unclear as of 9:35 p.m. exactly how many eligible voters cast their ballots. With 40 polls still to report late Monday, about 41,600 votes had been counted as the Progressive Conservatives swept all four byelection ridings. That accounted for 32 per cent of the more than 130,000 voters Elections Alberta said could cast ballots.
Braid: Vote proves PCs still know how to win, Wildrose doesn’t The PCs call four byelections and win them all; the very thought would have seemed absurd only a few months ago. But they did it. Full credit has to go to Premier Jim Prentice, who has revived the PC brand to a level few thought would ever be attained again.