Now that the dust has settled since the provincial election many questions come to mind as to why the opposite result occurred from what the pre-election polls suggested. Was it that Christie was a far better campaigner than Adrian? Was it that somehow the NDP forgot that the majority of people do not study or get involved in politics, they only pick up on that which immediately and directly affects them. Did they forget that that there comes a time when you must fight fire with fire? The NDP had a tonne of material to go after the Liberals with, but they used little if any of it until it was too late. Was it the low voter turnout and the pre-election polls that caused the NDP's own people not to get out and vote? It doesn't help that the third party, splitting votes, is now the Green party. In North Van-Lonsdale for instance had there been no Green Party candidate, it is far more likely NDP candidate Craig Keating would now be an MLA. Perhaps it's just because the NDP doesn’t have a Dave Barrett or Bob Williams to respond and provide effective opposition, and until they do they may remain as the opposition indefinitely.
As leader of the BC NDP, I take full responsibility for this defeat. We didn't win. And disappointment doesn't begin to describe how that feels."