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Cowichan Conversations: Will Christy Clark’s brilliant campaigning skills survive the growing opposition to her LNG pipedreams?

Will Christy Clark’s brilliant campaigning skills survive the growing opposition to her LNG pipedreams? When a star advisor such as Tzepborah Berman calls out the Premier depth of discontent and disbelief may become a serious Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Will Christy Clark’s brilliant campaigning skills survive the growing opposition to her LNG pipedreams?

Cowichan Conversations: The Shawnigan ‘Dirty Dirt Nightmare’- What Will It Take?

There has never been anything about the dumping of 5 million tonnes of contaminated soil into the Shawnigan Watershed that is supportable. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Will the Trudeau’s Federal Liberals step in and Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Shawnigan ‘Dirty Dirt Nightmare’- What Will It Take?

Cowichan Conversations: JEFF RUBIN – Why the oil sands no longer make economic sense

The Oil and Gas crowd are an addicted and confused force that take up air and space at a time when change is begging for action.

Somewhat like the ‘Flat Earther’s refusal to get that

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Cowichan Conversations: Martyn Brown: Christy Clark’s boon to Big Oil

Richard Hughes

Martyn Brown’s excellent assessment of the BC Liberals manifest incompetence and devil may care attitude shows how they were duped into what can only be described as a complete and utter abdication

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Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair- Woodfibre LNG Plant–LNG Tanker Traffic–Fraser River LNG Terminal

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

It seems that for some considerable time the whole fracking and LNG play was over there, up north, away from our direct experience, and to a degree we were spared the

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Cowichan Conversations: Kinder Morgan Slaps Burnaby Residents With A Multi-Million-Dollar Lawsuit

Richard Hughes-We are being occupied!

Whoever thought that in Canada our Prime Minister and the Premier of BC would sell us out as is being done by Harper and Christy Clark?

They have made a deal with the devil eager to play in the LNG game and we are all being taken to . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Kinder Morgan Slaps Burnaby Residents With A Multi-Million-Dollar Lawsuit

Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark’s Personal Fight Against BC Teachers Is Taking its’ Toll

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

In 2002, then BC Liberal Education Minister Christy Clark ripped classroom composition provisions out of the legally negotiated contract.

The teachers in 1998 had negotiated a contract with the BC NDP government that funded the changes in classroom conditions, forgoing any wage increase. It was 0-0-0 for three years in . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark’s Personal Fight Against BC Teachers Is Taking its’ Toll

Cowichan Conversations: Video: Deconstructing Christy Clark spin on teachers strike and lockout

Charlie Smith was heard on CBC’s ‘On the Coast’s ‘Political Panel this afternoon. Bill Tieleman and Alise Mills were the other panelists. Charlie was cut short when responding to Alise Mills. Is this video his reply?

Press Progress, which is an arm of the Broadbent Institute, has released a video rebutting Premier Christy Clark’s talking . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Video: Deconstructing Christy Clark spin on teachers strike and lockout

Cowichan Conversations: Horgan Calls On Premier To Respect Teachers and our Public Educuation System

BC NDP Leader John Horgan

VICTORIA – New Democrat leader John Horgan has written an open letter to Premier Christy Clark on the prolonged education dispute. In the letter, Horgan expresses disappointment with the government’s failed approach to date, and urges the premier to directly involve herself in the negotiations, and to . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Horgan Calls On Premier To Respect Teachers and our Public Educuation System

Cowichan Conversations: Hey BCTF Teachers-Loose Lips Sink Ships–Tell Media to Call BC Federation President Jim Iker

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

It is a cynical game being played out by some media types regarding the BCTF struggle to negotiate a collective agreement with Premier Christy Clark’s anti-public education BC Liberal’s

Watch out for the media game of trying engage teachers in second guessing over their leaderships tactics.

This is not helpful . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Hey BCTF Teachers-Loose Lips Sink Ships–Tell Media to Call BC Federation President Jim Iker

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair: Why Bill Bennett Needs to Resign

The tradition of responsibility is a concept that has in the past served our parliamentary system well. Strong emphasis on, in the past.

The BC Liberals under Christy Clark are a destructive, negative and corrupt force. I honestly wonder if she will last her full term or will her mishandling of the province result in . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair: Why Bill Bennett Needs to Resign

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe asks: Is ‘lying’ too strong a word for Clark Libs’ LNG fibs?

 

Rafe Mair has struggled with our Premier’s lack of ‘truthiness’ when it comes to the straight goods on LNG. If it were not so serious it would be downright hilarious. Most are not prepared, especially on big issues, to face fabricated stories from the make believe ‘Christy Clark World of Pretend.’

Here is . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe asks: Is ‘lying’ too strong a word for Clark Libs’ LNG fibs?

Cowichan Conversations: Opinion: Compromise is a two-way street. BCTF has moved a mile, the government not one inch

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark embraces the anti education, anti academic, anti-intellectual posture of a true Philistine.

Let’s not beat around the bush. This attack is a part of a larger plan to continue dismantling our civil society and commonwealth.

It is all about wealth transfer to the corporate . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Opinion: Compromise is a two-way street. BCTF has moved a mile, the government not one inch

Cowichan Conversations: Vince Ready Won’t Mediate Between the BC Government & BCTF

Omni TV’s Kim Emerson on the BC Teacher’s strike and Vince Ready’s refusal to step in.

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Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark and Peter Fassbender On a BCTF Union Busting Mission

Maggie HughesTeacher

Guest Post by Maggie Hughes

All Union Members and indeed all people who value democracy should be very upset at one of the proposals in the ongoing dispute between BC teachers and BC Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA)which is appointed and controlled by the Provincial Government.

Back in 1998 BCTF negotiated . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark and Peter Fassbender On a BCTF Union Busting Mission

Cowichan Conversations: Enbridge Pipeline an Enormous Risk for Little Benefit

Following PM Harper’s approval of the treacherous Enbridge pipeline BC NDP leader John Horgan and Environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert speak out in this NDP Media Release.

Clark still camouflaging her support for unacceptable approach to creating B.C. jobs

BC NDP Leader John Horgan

VICTORIA – The federal decision to green-light the Enbridge pipeline . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Enbridge Pipeline an Enormous Risk for Little Benefit

Cowichan Conversations: Super Industrial BC

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Positively Political

Rafe Mair is back in the saddle and zoning in on issues of significance to all British Columbians.

Mair is calling out to BC NDP Leader John Horgan to stand up to the powerful oil and gas corporations, in part because if he won’t, who will?

Horgan is our . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Super Industrial BC

Cowichan Conversations: Holly Arntzen’s Letter in Support of Teachers

MY LETTER TO PREMIER CLARK RE: TEACHERS By Holly Arntzen Dear Premier Clark,

I work in schools regularly and an continually impressed with the dedication and love teachers show for their students. When I’m in the staff room, I constantly hear teachers talking about their students with each other, figuring out solutions, trying to . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Holly Arntzen’s Letter in Support of Teachers

Cowichan Conversations: What I Learned at School Today

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Teacher’s Pet

The struggle between teacher’s, parents and students on one side and the BC Liberal government on the other goes back to the days of when Gordon Campbell was the Premier and Christy Clark was the Education Minister.

Now that Christy Clark is the Premier education in BC has degenerated . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: What I Learned at School Today

Cowichan Conversations: Defiant Northern Chief Galvanizes BC First Nations Against Premier’s LNG Plans

A new leadership figure has emerged in the politics of LNG, Enbridge, pipelines and native rights. Fort Nelson Chief Sharleen Gail has blown Christy Clark and her MLA’s into major damage control mode.

It could however be too late. Chief Gail’s stand might well have spelled the turning point in this long drawn out battle . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Defiant Northern Chief Galvanizes BC First Nations Against Premier’s LNG Plans

Cowichan Conversations: Act Now To Save The ALR

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The message below arrived via email this morning and I am reproducing it for you.

News of the unthinkable has become the norm as the corporate handmaidens that run Canada and certainly BC accelerate their quest to serve the oil and gas thugs that dominate the agenda these days.

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Cowichan Conversations: Youthful Protesters Urge Christy Clark To Step Up And Save Shawnigan From Contaminated Soil Dump

Shawnigan Lake faces an uncertain future.

While the CVRD and SIA lawyers present their views to the BC Environmental Appeal Board on whether or not up to 5 million tonnes of contaminated soil should be permitted to be dumped the Shawnigan Watershed protesters gathered on the steps of the legislature continuing their fight . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Youthful Protesters Urge Christy Clark To Step Up And Save Shawnigan From Contaminated Soil Dump

Cowichan Conversations: The BC Liberals Energy Fiasco Continues As Site ‘C’ Now Slated To Supply Energy To California

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Do we have anybody in the Christy Clark BC Liberal Government who has any idea of what they are doing when it comes to energy issues in this province?

What happened to cause this flip-flop from needing ‘Site C’ water for LNG energy production of the fracking variety to supplying . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The BC Liberals Energy Fiasco Continues As Site ‘C’ Now Slated To Supply Energy To California

Cowichan Conversations: BC Liberals Put The Shawnigan Lake Watershed Under Threat!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

 

The threat to the Shawnigan Watershed, Creek, Lake and Drinking Water has been before the South Cowichan Community for over a year.

Local government efforts collaborating with Environment Minister Terry Lake have proven to be a cruel and ineffective diversion that saw the CVRD sleepwalking into this . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC Liberals Put The Shawnigan Lake Watershed Under Threat!