This call from Corky to help save our farmland is one to be heeded. Originally posted in the Commonsense Canadian it is followed by a Damien Gillis piece with Harold Steves, a Richmond councillor and Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Corky Evans: How You can help save the ALR in 5 min
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.
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
Dave Barrett Premier of BC 1972-1975
That may change if the obedient Oil and Gas crazed BC Liberal MLA’s have their way dismantling the protections to accommodate non agricultural uses. Perhaps the (Read more…)
. . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Challenge Is On To Save The ALR
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger
Political life and involvement has its’ ups and downs , but between the garbage and the flowers I have been fortunate meeting and being inspired by ‘fellow travellers’ of many dimensions and persuasions.
I am grateful for these kindred spirits whose paths I have crossed and was reminded of the . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Save our BC Farmland-Kindred Spirits Speak Out!
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
Cyberspace delivered these words of concern and a call to speak up from Corky Evans
Imagine that you might, someday, want to farm for a living. Or imagine your kids might want to farm, or your grandkids. All over the world such dreams become harder and harder to achieve as land capable . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Agricultural Land: Let’s Choose to Speak! – Corky Evans
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger
The BC NDP has lost its’ edge. The feisty Glen Clark victory in 1996 was the last. That was four elections ago.
NDP victories and effectiveness depend on winning on the ground, but the inner controlling circle has gone the so-called respectable corporate style route tilting the table and our . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP – A New Leader is only one step in a long and winding road ahead.
This and that for your weekend reading.
– Mark Leiren-Young shares Corky Evans’ perceptive take on how the B.C. NDP has lost its way – and the message is one which we should apply elsewhere as well: I remember when one of the Leaders I worked for asked some guys many of us know to . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links
Former NDP MLA Corky Evans
Sean Holman former ‘Public Eye Online’ blogger is now living in Calgary and teaching Journalism at the University of Alberta.
More recently he produced the documentary ‘Whipped’ that reveals the real story of political control over elected officials.
It has been welcomed by many politicos although many of . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Sean Holman on Corky Evans-The Failure of Discipline
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger
The BC Liberals scored a surprise upset and were re-elected as the government of BC on May 14th, 2013
Since that time members, supporters and pundits along with some current and former MLA’s have been speaking up questioning the so called middle of the road positioning, sarcastically termed ‘Liberal . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Longtime NDP MLA Corky Evans On Todays BC NDP
Vaughn Palmer is pleased with the BC Liberals. His weekend column in the Sun offered this:
“…the Whistler convention struck me as a relatively happy affair.
“The public sessions — on the convention floor, in workshops, and receptions — were models of respectful discussion and, in several instances, energized. The mood carried over . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: No spectacle of division, not a whit