In a leaked copy of BC NDP campaign manager Brian Topp’s election post-mortem came with a few stunning accusations:
1) The NDP didn’t use any of the dirt they had on Liberal MLA candidates:
We did not reply in kind in keeping with our explicit and oft-repeated commitment to avoid personal attacks during the campaign. So the gay-bashers, bankrupts, tax avoiders, drug trade associates and people who indulged in sundry ethical lapses in government who ran for office on the Liberal slate got a largely free ride from us
2) The BC Conservatives had Liberals working against them from within:
The brief further accuses the Liberals of sabotaging the B.C. Conservatives by infiltrating their ranks, then denouncing party leader John Cummins.
3) The Liberals were using government resources to campaign:
There’s also a suggestion that other Liberal operatives flirted with law-breaking:
“A team was hived off from the premier’s office and set to work organizing an (arguably illegal) front group to anonymously fundraise and then broadcast a series of (arguably defamatory) attack ads aimed at Adrian Dix.” (see here)
Now the NDP need to back-up these very serious allegations with names.