In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer). Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1983. Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.
Some context for this week’s question: A provincial election took place in BC on May 5, 1983. The Social Credit Party (or SoCreds) was re-elected with a majority government, defeating the New Democratic Party. Social Credit candidate John Reynolds was elected in West Vancouver – Howe Sound with just over 60% of the vote.
Question: Do you feel prepared to vote in the provincial election May 5?
Rob (Robbo) Hancox – Maintenance Man – Alpine Meadows
All I can see from what I’ve read and heard so far is that no matter who gets in they’ll probably muck things up. It’s undoubtedly a contest between Bennett and Barrett and as far as I can see one isn’t any better than the other. I know who I’m going to vote for, I just don’t know that things will be that different.
Dave Shaw – Student – Emerald Estates
I think the media coverage of any election usually is decided by public interest. We as individuals must decide the importance of the election and how its results will affect the quality of our lives. I’ll be voting in this election and I realize if I don’t ask for information then I won’t get it.
Dave Roberts – Bar Assistant – MDC
I don’t really. I don’t think there has been as much hype for this election as for the last one. Maybe it’s just that it doesn’t reach Whistler. From what I’ve heard though, the NDP would probably hinder our growth up here, yet is has now become a choice between two evils.