Political scene in British Columbia’s second largest municipality, now populated by more than half a million people, is changed forever and never again will be a same. One of the most influential and the most popular politicians not only in the province but in Canada Mayor Dianne Watts is faced with one of her once most prominent colleagues and Councillors. Barinder Rasode, first ever East-Indian Surrey elected Councillor, resigned last week from Watts’s Surrey First Coalition and decided to sit the rest of the term as independent.
On Monday Quebec voters decided to say a big almost ultimate No to PQ and its leaders who wanted to talk about sovereignty and separation from Canada. United Canada and unity between English and French speaking people as much as that sound strange was defended. Defended with the best possible weapon democracy and pure simple will of the people. This situation will have great impact not only on Canada but on the other parts of the world. PQ defeat and a blunt decision of Quebecers to stay united with the rest of Canada will have impact in Scotland, Spain actually Catalonia and in a part in Bosnia.