Crowley ‘Thrilled’ With BC Green Showing
Prince George, B.C. – She may have lost out in her bid for office, but BC Green candidate Hilary Crowley was over the moon after her party appeared to pick up three seats in last night’s provincial election.
“It’s not surprising that I lost but I’m thrilled that we’ve got two MLAs for sure and we’re leading in a third,” said the Prince George-Mackenzie candidate. “We wanted four, but if we get three we’ll be happy and if things stay the way they are we’ll have the balance of power.”
Crowley said two of the conditions for BC Green support in a minority government would mean changing the electoral system from first-past-the-post to proportional representation plus a ban in corporate and union donations to political parties.
“I can’t believe how many hundreds and thousands of dollars have been donated to the other parties – it’s absolutely extraordinary.”
Finally – fresh off her sixth run for office (four times with the federal Greens and twice with the BC Greens) – have we seen the last of Hilary Crowley?
“It depends on the situation four years from now. I really want younger candidates to step forward and run but if we got to a situation where there wasn’t anybody else running then I would still consider running.”