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Most parties slow to gear up for BC election

Judging from their websites, B.C.'s provincial parties are slow in gearing up for the May 14 election, but active in social media.

A quick online survey found few or no recent news releases on party sites, and little specific reference to the election.

The New Democrats' news page lists several releases in January and five so far in February.

The Liberals, meanwhile, filled January with releases about the candidates running for "Today's B.C. Liberals," but have no releases yet for February.

The Green Party had four releases in January, none election-related, and none at all so far in February.

B.C. Conservatives appear not to have issued any news releases since October. Unlike other parties, they do have an election website,, but it is so far empty.

The New Democrats can be followed on Twitter here, and party leader Adrian Dix tweets often here. Premier Christy Clark tweets for the Liberals.

The B.C. Green Party is on Twitter here, and leader Jane Sterk's Twitter is here. Conservative leader John Cummins is also on Twitter.

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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