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BC Liberal house leader Rich Coleman sounded like a red-baiting politician of the 1950's in the Legislature today.
Coleman called the NDP "communists" during a debate about his government's plan to privatize the liquor distribution system.
"I know the socialist communist thinking is that everything should be nationalized and controlled, if you had your ways you'd probably nationalize mining, nationalize natural gas, you would nationalize everything cause you don't believe in the private sector, Mr.Speaker!"
NDP Adrian Dix later shrugged off what he calls "name calling".
"If I was to say something similar in comparing the government -- which I would never do -- to extreme right political movements that are against liberty, I think they would have been up in the legislature expressing anger about that."
On liquor privatization itself, the NDP says the government has not explained how the public will benefit.