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Cowichan Conversations: BC LNG: Promised Land of Prosperity or Gas Fueled Race to the Bottom?

Kevin Logan-Cowichan Conversations Contributor

On this the first day of BC’s much ballyhooed International LNG conference, it is worth noting, comparing and contrasting BC’s LNG “model” and that of competing Nations around the world in the natural gas industry.

Particularly noteworthy is today’s announcement that Russia and China have signed the biggest gas deal in the “history of the world.” (watch this before reading the rest of this piece)

This is of importance given the reliance the current government has with China as a destination market, and its strange propensity to sanction Russia over the contentious Ukrainian issues that (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Shameful Foreign Workers Scam

I've watched with growing anger how the Con regime has flooded this country with foreign workers, even though so many Canadians are unemployed.I've watched them use the Temporary Foreign Worker's program to drive down wages and try to bust unions.I've looked on helplessly as some of my own friends have been humiliated and turned into slaves, with no money, no hours, no job security, no benefits, no nothing.But this is the limit, and enough is ENOUGH.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Great Foreign Workers Scam

OMG. Can you believe that shameless Jason Kenney? First him and his Cons brought in a flood of foreign workers.Then he claimed there was a skill shortage and there wasn't.Then it was revealed that he has been pimping for a McDonald's franchise.And now he's trying to get some political mileage by cracking down on the scam he created. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Great Foreign Workers Scam

Well I guess we should have known it was just another Con scam eh? On Tuesday Jason Kenney made it sound like they were making it harder to bring in foreign workers to steal jobs from Canadians. Tough new regulations aimed at quelling fears that foreigners are snatching jobs from Canadians kicked in on Tuesday, empowering government officials to conduct workplace inspections without warrants and to blacklist employers who break the rules.Today we found out the Cons are actually making it easier for criminals to bring them in by the boatload. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Leaf Nation and the Flight of the Cons

Well it was quite a scene in the old neighbourhood last night.Thousands of members of the Leaf Nation cheering on their team outside the Air Canada Centre.And the crowd was so excited for the first time in my life I hoped the Leafs would win.And I was sad when it ended badly. Because those fans do deserve better.But then so do we all eh? And in that regard I found this defeat extremely encouraging. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Foreign Workers Scam

Well it was quite a spectacle. Jason Kenney in the House of Commons, trying to limit the damage of the foreign worker's scandal.Desperately trying to make it go away.But the look on Peter Kent's face told the story, showed how much that scandal has hurt the Cons.And nothing Kenney said will make it better.For anyone who witnessed that absurd spectacle wouldn't have known whether to cry or laugh.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Monstrous Attack on Justin Trudeau

I told you he was the sleaziest political pervert this country has ever seen.I told you he has no morals. I told you he has no class.I told you he was so scared of Justin Trudeau he would do ANYTHING to screw him.But who knew he was so debased he would turn a horrible tragedy into another attack ad?Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Foreign Workers Scam

The other day I wrote that the foreign workers scandal had given us a mighty weapon to use to destroy the Con regime.For as you know Stephen Harper likes to boast about the number of jobs he has created.But from now on he'll have to tell that one to his pet pig eh?For now we know who got those jobs and it's just a SCAM…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great Betrayal

It's like a nightmare version of Richard III. Or the last act of the Con regime.Stephen Harper limping across the stage of his corrupt and decaying government screaming like a madman:My Kingdom for a pipeline !!!!!Or my Kingdom for a foreign worker !!@#!!Because if you thought the Royal Bank was the only bank to replace Canadians with foreign workers you would be wrong. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Royal Bank and the Foreign Cons

By now you've probably heard about this outrageous story. Dozens of employees at Canada’s largest bank are losing their jobs to temporary foreign workers, who are in Canada to take over the work of their department.But while the Royal Bank richly deserves what's coming to it, so do the Harper Cons. Read more »

Left Over: Banks? Fuggetaboutit………

RBC replaces Canadian staff with foreign workers Axed employee blows whistle; federal government investigating By Kathy Tomlinson, CBC News Posted: Apr 6, 2013 5:31 PM PT

This is going to sound like an unpaid ode to Credit Unions, so be it…in this case, because I know it best, VanCity…not only are Credit Unions competitive with bank rates of interest, mortgages, etc. but you own the CU through shares, and you vote on the Board of Directors…you decide where charitable donations go through voting..a democratic bank that pays interest money based not just on your deposits or transaction record, but

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Montreal Simon: The Harper Cons and the Great Job Scam

Gawd. I should have remembered I'm living in Harperland, not Wonderland.I should have realized why that damm cat was laughing at me eh?I should have known you can't trust those two old Con artists, Steve and Jimbo, no matter what they say.I should have known it was all a scam.Read more »

The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives Not Serious About Temporary Foreign Worker Fix

By: United Steelworkers Union (Press Release) | Mar 5, 2013: TORONTO – The federal Conservative government is showing it is not serious about fixing the discredited Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the United Steelworkers (USW) says. “It has been four months since the Conservatives promised a review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program due to public outrage READ MORE

Montreal Simon: The Con Plan for Total Chinese Domination

All hail Great Monkey Leader and his five fourteen year plan to make China richer !!!Where if you're Canadian we don't want you.The B.C. Federation of Labour says documents show it will be 14 years before Canadians replace all the temporary foreign workers from China hired to work at an underground coal mine in northern B.C.Read more »