Cowichan Conversations: At Convergence 2014: Protecting Our Sacred Waters march, Grand Chief says Harper may delay pipeline decision

The clock is ticking as British Columbians countdown the time for a decision from of PM Steve Harper,  but wait there is more, or perhaps less. Photo by  Valentina Ruiz LeotaudSpeaking in front of a large crowd gathered for the Convergence 2014: Protecting Our Sacred Waters rally on Sunday afternoon, Grand Chief Stewart Philip said the federal ...

Cowichan Conversations: How Obama Shocked Harper as Keystone’s Frustrator-in-Chief

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Here is a ‘Bloomberg Business News’ snapshot of todays strained US Canada relations. Our troubles are politically driven and stalled by the ups and downs of the Keystone pipeline controversy. US President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Harper are dissimilar in most if not all respects. Many environmentally concerned Americans and ...

Cowichan Conversations: Has Christy Clark Outmanouevered the BCNDP and PM Harper on Enbridge?

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Well it appears that Christy Clark may have pulled off a magnificent move leaving the BC NDP, PM Harper and Alberta Premier Alison Redford in the dust over the Northern Pipeline. If it holds the BC NDP will be able to possibly claim some credit for their part in turning BC residents against the ...

Cowichan Conversations: So Now Either the NDP Wakes Up or Dries Up. Which Will It Be?

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger  Christy’ the ‘Campaigner’ Cleaned Our Clocks!  Status quo politics have little resonance with the majority and they stayed home in droves. The disconnect on the centre-left side of the political spectrum cannot be ignored any longer. Now the NDP must get back to where they once belonged. It is time to reinvent themselves ...

Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark’s Pipeline “Facts” vs THE “REAL” FACTS

Kevin Logan has put together this multi media analysis of the Christy Clark Spin vs the’Real Facts.’ Take a few minutes and read this excellent piece. This is what ‘Independent Journalism’is all about! BC Liberal Pipeline Follies Kevin Logan-Cowichan Conversations Contributor By Kevin Logan YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK – watch now HERE or copy and paste ...

Cowichan Conversations: Why Is This BC Election So Low Key This Time Around?

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger   Maroc called this morning to chat about the election that is rumoured to be underway. He was amazed how few signs were out and how it seems surreal in its lack of urgency or spark! What has changed? Well grass roots activism within the political parties is far less than it ...

Cowichan Conversations: Northern Pipeline Hearings-What The Hell Were You Thinking?

After this 16 year old gave his oral evidence I thought we should all just pack up go home. What more needs to be said?  

Cowichan Conversations: Liberals and NDP Must Declare a ‘MORATORIUM’ On Fracking In BC!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Much money has been made and a great deal of environmental damage has been done through the practice of ‘Fracking’ or Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing. Canadians have had a heads up following horror stories in the US but never mind there is money to be made. The politicians of all stripes are as ...

Cowichan Conversations: Unist’ot’en Action Camp: Stopping Pipelines In Their Tracks

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger It struck me from the outset that the Natives were Canada’s best chance for pushback against corporate and oil and gas interests. Who else could or would stop the Enbridge Pipeline, the Keystone, the Pacific Trails Pipeline, the fracking? The NDP today is a mere shadow of the past progressive force that ...

Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix Speaks Truth To Vancouver Board of Trade

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix is offering BC Voters, including the business community, a thoughtful and measured approach to governing after years of a troubled and polarized BC under the control of the BC Liberal government. Give him credit for showing up and speaking truth to those who have been told to be afraid of ...

Cowichan Conversations: Laila Nearly Tripped Over The Elephant!

Laila Yuile-No Strings Attached   Laila Yuile has drawn the conclusion that as things evolve Opposition Leader Dix may well be the next Premier and if he is and then if he kicks a separate BC Assessment into play there could be trouble. How could this possibly, you ask increduously? Read on  

Cowichan Conversations: Is Alberta’s Dirty Dilbit Actually Black’s Gold Or Is It Just Fools Gold?

Cowichan Conversations contributor Kevin Logan wrote this piece to put Newspaper Mogul David Black’s bid to promote a bitumen refinery into perspective. Kevin Logan’s career has been diverse, ranging from small business to NGOs through finance and government. “I have a plan!.” David Black, an international Newspaper Magnate and BC Liberal insider, rolled out his ...