…if it hasn’t already yet. Ian (Is Hitler To Blame? Men Love Sluts!) Tootil is back in; relatively sane leader John Cummins is apparently on his way out. Who knows, maybe kooky boy Dean Skoreyko, who played a significant role in the coup that hobbled Cummins and crippled the BCCP, will run to replace the man? After . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: B.C. Conservative Party Prepares To Implode
Because, you know what, do you know what?
The Terrace Daily News featured this video with a display on their front page. It is edgy, well, the repeated screechy ‘Liar-Liar-Liar-Liar-Liar’ is edgy but then, because you know what, you know what? It is true!
The marijuana question was interesting. Christy dodged it and . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: ABC-Anybody But Clark (Video) Terrace Daily News
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger
So now the election is on, really on. Bill Good will conduct a radio debate with BC Liberal leader Christy Clark, BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix, BC Green Leader Jane Sterk and BC Conservative Leader John Cummins.
It will be available for streaming as well for those who . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC Election Leadership Debate on CKNW 980 AM- 8:30AM-This Morning
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger
Will the BC Liberals exist as a viable political force after May 14th? Will they have enough left in the tank to rebuild and re-brand their once all powerful party?
Keith Baldrey’s latest column throws much of that in doubt.
20/20 hindsight would tell the BC Libs that they should . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The BC Liberals Are In Chaos-Will The BC Conservatives Blossom This Spring?
From The G&M:
The Conservatives have always seemed like a party that was a few slices short of a loaf. For years it hung around the fringes of the B.C. political scene, switching mostly unknown leaders between elections while fighting a reputation for attracting oddballs and religious zealots. To the extent that it existed at . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: B.C. Is Special
You heard it here first…It was only a matter of time before John Cummins’ bovine stubbornness and deep-seeded arrogance would be rewarded with a full-on mutiny.
And you thought the federal Libs were fratricidal. And this is all apparently over the fat that Cummins’actually wants to draw a salary from party coffers rather than rely on . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Tory Turmoil In Beautiful B.C.
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes
As an old politico of the CVRD flavour I have found myself intrigued by the UBCM activities taking place in Victoria this week.
CVRD Director Ian Morrison
Of particular interest is that Cowichan’s former school trustees have received support from the UBCM crowd in support of a democratic solution . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: UBCM Supports By-Election For Cowichan School Trustees!
Dean Skoreyko may be a few cans short of a six-pack, but he does seem to have an in with the B.C. Conservative Party. So when he writes that party leader John Cummins will resign next week, I would certainly pay attention, through perhaps not place any bets on the matter. And when I read . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: John Cummins To Bail On B.C. Conservatives?
Dean Skoreyko is an angry flake, perhaps best known for getting thrown out of the BC Conservative Party. But he still seems to have connections in that particular political clan, and he was blogging the story of an incipient party coup for weeks before the MSM caught on. The short story, the dickey doo, as we . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Crazy Guy Has Inside Track On BC Conservatives
July 23, 2012 – Vancouver – John Cummins, Leader of British Columbia’s Conservatives, today announced the conditions that a new BC Conservative government would require for the construction of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline and any other projects that aim to open up markets in Asia for Canadian energy. “First, the current pipeline proposal, Northern Gateway, . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Northern Gateway: B.C. Conservative Leader John Cummins Speaks Out Re Northern Gateway
A pipeline leak spews oil into a central Alberta lake (photo from @tedgbauer at https://twitter.com/tedgbauer/status/211154927446278144/photo/1)
When word first broke that a leaky pipeline near the central Alberta town of Sundre had poured an estimated 1000 to 3000 barrels of oil into a tributary of the Red Deer River, Premier Alison Redford was quick . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: leaky pipeline gives slick impression of alberta oil.
Phil Hochstein is worried about the politicians who served his interests so well in recent years. In present form, most of those men and women now seem unelectable. As a result, Phil sniffs the winds of change. His plan is to rename the BC Liberal Party and merge it with BC Conservatives.
Christy Clark . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Ethics and competence not germane
It’s a staple of punditry to take events in one region and try to connect them to another. And far be it from me to break with tradition. But I think the parallels between Alberta and British Columbia are interesting, and I think there are definitely lessons that Christy Clark and the . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: Can Christy Clark learn any lessons from Allison Redford?
Lights are out on election night
My point to radio reporter Shane Woodford in the twitter exchange discussed in an earlier post was that too little attention has been paid to the reasons why public approval of BC Liberals has dropped from a high of 58% in 2001 to 31% in last night’s by-elections.
. . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Toward a certain end
John Cummins talks to Craig Oliver, CTV Question Period:
“The issue really is more a matter of competence and a matter of integrity and the Liberals are abject failures on both counts. The public has simply lost confidence in them and people are walking away from the party in droves and they were looking for . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Competence and integrity: abject failure
It is no surprise that a handful of self-interested BC business folks are confounded by the rejection and disintegration of their proxy government.
It startles me though when a representative of the unelected elite feels sufficiently powerful to issue a public warning that promises, even threatens, political change. In Women voters turn their backs on . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Hochstein threatens Clark and Cummins