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British Columbia Provincial Election - 2017

Columbia River-Revelstoke

Prediction Changed
2017-01-21 18:18:44

Constituency Profile



Clovechok, Doug

Taft, Gerry

Columbia River-Revelstoke
Norm Macdonald

Population (2014):31907
Deviation from average:-39.90%
Geographical Area:37704 sq km
2013 Election Result
Columbia River-Revelstoke
Norm Macdonald*
Doug Clovechok
Earl Olsen
Laurel Ralston
Previous Prediction - 2013 Provincial Election
Previous Prediction - 2009 Provincial Election


17 03 09 South Islander
Whether the defamation suit will hurt the NDP at ll depends on whether voters even know about it or find the claimant sympathetic and I'm not sure they will. If the NDP campaign is a complete disaster and they lose further ground in the interior, the BCL have an outside chance here. But this district has a substantial NDP tilt and Taft is definitely still the favourite at this point.
17 01 20 Jack Cox
This riding for the NDP has seen some internal strife. First over their election equity policy. The current candidate Gerry Taft is being hit with a defamation lawsuit as well. http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/animal-rights-activist-continues-with-defamation-suit-against-bc-ndp-candidate
With incumbent Norm Macdonald not running for the NDP, it's becoming clearer this is one of the few opportunities for pickup by the BC Liberals.
17 01 18 Pundit79
Invermere mayor Gerry Taft will have no trouble holding this seat for the BCNDP after retiring MLA Norm MacDonald won it the last three elections.

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