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BC Liberals: The Newsreel

They've run the province for 12 years. What've they been up to all that time? Here's the recap.

By Chris Wood 4 May 2013 | TheTyee.ca

Tyee contributing editor Chris Wood is a widely published journalist. Find his previous articles published on The Tyee here.

Quick! Think of Christy Clark and the BC Liberals. What's your top-of-mind association or response?

We're betting it's something from the last few weeks of campaign and pre-campaign jousting.

But the Liberal Party of BC has run British Columbia for well over a decade now. Once upon a time it was the new gang in town.

We thought it might be refreshing to look back, waaay back before the last few weeks, at some of the accomplishments, blunders and conflicts of 12 long years in office.

This recollection is in no way meant to be scientific or comprehensive -- it was informed mostly by events that have made headlines over the government's long life, and suggestions from Tyee staff and contributors. But we think you'll enjoy (or something) the memories!

Think we've missed something major? Contribute your suggestions for new stops on the Liberal government's timeline in the comment thread below, preferably with a link to a news story that covered the event, and we'll add the top five suggestions to the timeline on Monday.

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