Just a warning to all political watchers to get ready for one of the wildest weeks we've seen in a long time in BC politics - and that's saying something!
We've just had Premier Gordon Campbell resign over the HST, continued fallout over BC NDP opposition leader Carole James expulsion from caucus of MLA Bob Simpson and Elections BC announcing the wording of the HST referendum question.
On Saturday the BC Liberal Party executive meets to set the date and rules for the leadership contest to replace Campbell.
On Monday at 10 a.m. in BC Supreme Court the sentencing conditions of former BC Liberal ministerial assistant David Basi will be reviewed after allegations they were violated.
On Monday at 11 a.m. Fight HST leader and former BC Premier Bill Vander Zalm will announce details of the Recall campaigns to be launched against BC Liberal MLAs to pressure the provincial government to kill the HST. Fight HST lead organizer Chris Delaney and myself will also attend.
Reportedly also on Monday, or possibly later in the week, Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts will announce whether or not she will be a candidate in the BC Liberal leadership race.
The following Saturday and Sunday November 20 and 21 the BC NDP Provincial Council will meet in Victoria to debate a series of resolutions supporting or opposing holding a full leadership convention in November 2011 instead of a planned leadership review vote then, as well as potentially other controversial issues.
All in all, a very busy week - and the above is only what we know of now - anything could happen in BC!
Stay tuned to this blog for more information and analysis as it becomes available.