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Cowichan Conversations: Corky Evans: How You can help save the ALR in 5 min

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

Alberta Politics: The Annals of Government Relations: B.C. lobbyists with faint Dipper links keep turning up in Alberta

PHOTOS: A line of “government relations” specialists with packs full of resumes mentioning past NDP connections make their way over a mountain pass from British Columbia into Alberta. Actual lineups of B.C.-based lobbyists may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Brad Zubyk, principal of Vancouver-based Wazuku Advisory Group, which is about to set up shop . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: The Annals of Government Relations: B.C. lobbyists with faint Dipper links keep turning up in Alberta

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: The Challenge Is On To Save The ALR

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

Cowichan Conversations: Save our BC Farmland-Kindred Spirits Speak Out!

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!

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: Agricultural Land: Let’s Choose to Speak! – Corky Evans

Cyberspace delivered these words of concern and a call to speak up from Corky Evans

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

Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP – A New Leader is only one step in a long and winding road ahead.

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.

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

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

Cowichan Conversations: Sean Holman on Corky Evans-The Failure of Discipline

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

Cowichan Conversations: Longtime NDP MLA Corky Evans On Todays BC NDP

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

Northern Insight: No spectacle of division, not a whit

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