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Left Over: Right, Right, you’re bloody well Right…

Former Tory minister on the hot seat over Enbridge lobbying gig by Kady O’Malley Posted: January 7, 2014 9:00 AM Last Updated: January 7, 2014 8:58 AM CBC online I was a bit disappointed in the lack of a big anti-pipeline presence outside the location of the Harpster’s meeting with the BC Bored of Trade..happy, of course, with the direct action taken inside the meeting, but wish that there had been something outside the venue, showing our displeasure at the thought of a pipeline here. I no longer live in Vancouver, or even on the Mainland, so I can’t exactly (Read more…)

Left Over: Ferry Tales Can Come True…..

BC Ferries to cut sailings, seniors’ discounts, add slot machines Transportation Minister Todd Stone says cuts will save $19 million by 2016

CBC News Posted: Nov 18, 2013 7:01 AM PT Last Updated: Nov 18, 2013 7:48 PM PT

Fascinating – as usual, the Island, which votes almost exclusively NDP and Green, gets slapped down again..but then, we’re used to it around here…if you study the’ efficiency’ of eliminating certain routes listed here, you too will see that most of them concern not only the smaller routes to and from the smaller Islands, but also seniors, and we have lots (Read more…)

Left Over: Vancouver Island: A New Provincial Idea…

Vancouver Island To Be A Province If Separatists Get Their Way

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted: 08/06/2013 2:43 pm EDT

http://viprovince.ca/

I have often spoken and written about Vancouver Island becoming it’s own province, and now someone is doing something concrete about it..

I have links, below, to both the Federal and provincial petitions being circulated (these need to be printed out, signed and returned.)

We have consistently voted against the rest of the Province, most of the time anyway..and we are almost solidly NDP..’We have a vibrant agricultural, fishing and forestry sector, the arts are alive (Read more…)

Left Over: You Had Me (Choking) at Affordable…

This morning, I had to control my urge to laugh while reading: Affordable Housing Canada: Housing Boom, Government Cutbacks Create ‘Rent Squeeze’

by Rachel Mendleson in HuffPost Oct 4, 2012

I knew, the minute I read the headline, that the author probably lived in Ontario, or, at least, definitely not in BC It isn’t just Vancouver, either, where there hasn’t been anything like affordable rental housing for many, many years..Victoria is insane, and even in rural areas, the rents are extremely high..and have been for years. It’s definitely a squeeze play, between high rents, inadequate public transit even

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