Having been in the Liberal caucus since it was first elected, the reasons for Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen’s jumping from the Liberal ship could have been many.
It could have been B.C.’s continuing lead in child poverty across Canada.
Or perhaps the looting of ICBC and B.C. Hydro, the increase in MSP premiums, and other flat “tax” hikes that make our province less fair and just.
Or maybe dirty, unsafe hospitals, splitting elderly couples in need of care, and reducing services to kids in need, at school.
But no, he reportedly cites the 2004 B.C. Rail sale and resulting scandal, and Premier Clark’s “inconsistent statements” as the main irritants.
Had he been a surviving passenger on the Titanic, his complaint may have been the ice in the drink, rather than the ice in the ocean.