Dear John and Carole,
I have to say you’ve lost me now. There is already much study done on fracking and it shows it’s a bad idea – bad for the environment, poisoning ground water.
And many, many people with rock solid information you could consult — Andrew Nikiforuk is the . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: A Dear John & Carole Letter-You Have Lost Me Now.
Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt quits NDP Harcourt let membership lapse over many issues including the party’s opposition to carbon tax
CBC News Posted: Apr 01, 2014 8:10 AM PT Last Updated: Apr 01, 2014 8:10 AM PT
Have to agree with Mike, in principle, although my membership lapsed years ago, . . . → Read More: Left Over: Mikey Doesn’t Like It…
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger
New Democrat Leaders who lose in a Provincial Election have never been able to rebound as party leader in a further election attempt, ever.
Those who huddle in the backrooms following election defeats always seem to want to stay the course with the leader who has failed to . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: History Tells Us That Defeated BC NDP Leaders Never Make A Comeback
Just to set the mood, it’s Left-Leaning B.C. Premiers Day on Alberta Diary. Here’s your blogger with some former NDP premiers from that province – Dave Barrett above, Mike Harcourt and Ujjal Dosanjh below.
No one can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory quite like the New Democrats in my native . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory: lessons from B.C. for NDPers everywhere
John Van Dongen-Independent MLA
Our Canadian Democracy has been hijacked by the political party system for far too long. Slowly but possibly surely politicians are speaking out, most often it is when they are on their way out the door.
Not all wait until retirement. Former BC Liberal Cabinet Minister John Van Dongen . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Provincial-Federal Politicians Neutered In Our Present System Of Party Discipline
Ding dong the bitch is gone! I always liked BC NDP Leader Carole James’ resume. I liked her less than I liked her resume. She sounded like exactly the kind of person we would want as Premier. But that was the problem too–she’s trying to be someone.
Carole James is too concerned with validation from . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: Carole James Resigns
Check out the video lol
With the results of November 29th, 2010 by-elections, a few observations can be made:
One: No one gives a shit! Voter Turnout was in the twenty to thirty percent range.
Two: The Green Party is still afloat, but sinking fast, after almost being beaten by the Pirate Party. That’s . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: Greens Sunk By Pirate Party
The NDP was lucky not to have faced Dianne Watts as a prospective BC Liberal party leader. She and Carole Taylor declined the opportunity to run for leadership of the party. Unfortunate for party planners and strategists, because those two ladies were … . . . → Read More: NDP dodges a bullet, but not out of the woods
Elizabeth May’s cartoon double (that looks like Sarah Palin) was on my blog show tonight answering questions about the Green Party of Canada and her leadership. This is my first video effort and I’m only using the free online version of the software. It has limitations. Enjoy the video. Booya!
For entertainment purposes only… . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: Elizabeth May On Quantum Buddha’s Blog Animated Show
My first response is “so what?!” Remember the then activist, Kevin Falcon, as part of a so-called grassroots movement to unseat a number of NDP MLA’s in 1997? He was one of the ring leaders behind the recall efforts in 1997 and eventually became a pow… . . . → Read More: BC Liberals outraged that NDP supporters might participate in recall campaigns
The NDP under Carole James is poised for a landslide election at this moment. But there is another 3 years to go before the vote. A lot can happen between then and now. Its a perfect storm for the party, the governing BC Liberals are mired in scandal… . . . → Read More: The NDP might win, but…
That’s what I said. The Liberals out manoeuvred the NDP by tricking the NDP MLA’s to support the notion of the province-wide referendum in 2011. In one fell swoop, the Liberals moved the HST off the front burner and upstaged the NDP. By moving to a… . . . → Read More: BC Liberals outflank NDP on HST – get their Mojo back