Canada learned a lesson tonight on how fiercely negative campaigning can salvage the electoral fortunes of even a dishonest and corrupt government.
The British Columbia NDP, by everyone's assessment, was to win a strong majority government tonight. The governing BC Liberals were to be left with a weak minority.
Upset. Despite having been 20 points down in the polls at the beginning of the election campaign, the Liberals pulled out one of the most amazing upsets in Canadian politics, not only winning another majority but picking up an extra three to four seats. Those seats were lost by the NDP.
This resets the clock on British Columbia politics. Adrian Dix chose to take the high road in this campaign. That was a colossal blunder.