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Cowichan Conversations: Three extraordinary, but forgotten years in B.C–!972-1975

I came across this Geoff Olson piece posted in the Vancouver Courier reflecting back on that amazing time in BC when we had a government that gave a damn.

Premier Dave Barrett-1972–1975

Roberta tottered

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Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Diminished Democracy Should Look Back To Our Past To Build Canada of the Future

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The outrageous assault on Canada, on what used to be Canadian values, of our decency as a once respected nation, on our very democracy fuelled a fiery address from an old socialist warrior Stephen Lewis. (see post above)

At 77 he still has fire in his belly and that fire . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Diminished Democracy Should Look Back To Our Past To Build Canada of the Future

Cowichan Conversations: Bob Williams on Voice of BC- Vaughn Palmer

Bob Williams

Bob Williams was the intellect and a driving force behind the BC NDP government that ran from 1972 to 1975. In that short time that Dave Barrett government accomplished more than any government before of since.

Corky Evans

Mr. Williams is a Board Member of Vancity, one of North America’s . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Bob Williams on Voice of BC- Vaughn Palmer

Cowichan Conversations: Don Maroc Applauds Corky’s Leadership on Preserving Farmland

Don Maroc Cowichan Conversations Contributor

Thanks for this Corky, we need your strong, rational voice on this extremely important issue. We hope you won’t mind if we tidy up a few of your comments.

You’re certainly right the Agricultural Land Reserve is unique, not just in Canada but the whole world. In 1972 . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Don Maroc Applauds Corky’s Leadership on Preserving Farmland

Cowichan Conversations: Former Vancity Chair Bob Williams speaks at Cowichan Theatre on October 17, 7:00 pm

Bob Williams

Bob Williams, one of BC’s most distinguished public citizens, will be speaking at the Cowichan Theatre on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm, in celebration of International Credit Union Day.Mr. Williams’ talk, titled The Future of BC’s Economy: De-Centralizing Power by Empowering the Regions, will explore the ideas of de-centralization and . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Former Vancity Chair Bob Williams speaks at Cowichan Theatre on October 17, 7:00 pm