But one expert is predicting that it’ll be a close one.
The writ doesn’t drop until April 11, a sign that there’s still plenty of campaigning ahead for British Columbia.
But with under 60 days before B.C. heads to the polls, Global BC Legislative Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey is pondering predictions early.
“People always want to get my prediction of who’s going to win. The only prediction I’ll make is that it’s going to be a very close election because history shows B.C. elections are almost very close in terms of the popular vote. It’s almost always 42, 43, 44 per cent for one side and 41, 42, per cent for the other side.”
Baldrey identifies a handful of key battleground ridings that will be crucial.
Some of those ridings for the BC Liberals are ones they won in nail-biting fashion: Peter Fassbender’s Surrey-Fleetwood riding, Scott Hamilton’s riding in Delta North, and Burnaby North for Richard T. Lee.
Baldrey says the BC NDP will have their eyes set on defending Gary Holman’s Saanich North and the Islands, Selina Robinson’s Coquitlam-Maillardville, as well as Cowichan Valley where Bill Routley will not be running for re-election.