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Cowichan Conversations: From CBC Polls Éric Grenier’s Poll Tracker-From

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called on the Governor General to dissolve parliament and schedule an election for October 19th.

This will be a Harper big money push to

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Cowichan Conversations: Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Council Are Facing the Homeless Issue With Class And Commitment.

Canada has turned its back on the poor, homeless and those facing mental health issues for decades now and the impact is being faced more and more by our cities.

PM Harper has abandoned the

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Cowichan Conversations: Opinion: Will future of food be an election plank?

This piece comes from the Edmonton Journal and applies to all of Western Canada, very much including our Cowichan Valley. We can look back and see significant increases in our food production and array of

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Cowichan Conversations: Council of Canadians Ready to Heave Steve

They have a HEAVE STEVE banner and are planning to meet under the City of Duncan sign just south of Duncan at 5 pm on Thursday, July 2nd. Everyone is invited.

If you could

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Cowichan Conversations: The Greens Could Deliver The Upcoming Election To Steve!

Richard Hughes-Your Humble Blogger

The conundrum of electing our governments based on a ‘First Past the Post’ system has never been as clear as it is today with an October Federal Election just around

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Politics and its Discontents: In Which John Ibbitson Continues His Audition For A Senate Seat

But he’d better hurry. There is talk of regime change this October.

Watch The Sunday Scrum as John consistently, stoutly and steadfastly defends Dear Leader at every turn while opining on matters such as cabinet departures, the Senate scandal involving Don Meredith, and Mr. Harper’s refusal to take questions from national reporters.

All in all, Mr. Ibbitson shows he clearly has what it takes to ably represent his master in The Red Chamber.

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Cowichan Conversations: Koch Brothers–It’s the Evil Thing!

Cowichan Conversations: Alistair MacGregor Campaign Party–Saturday June 6th at the Duncan United Church on 246 Ingram Street, Duncan BC. Doors will open at 5:30 PM.

Alistair MacGregor Campaign Party

Our NDP Candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Rob Douglas-North Cowichan Councillor

Hello Everyone:

I am hosting a campaign party for my friend Alistair MacGregor, our new NDP candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford.

A 25-year

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Cowichan Conversations: Speculation increasing that 2015 election writ will be dropped in August

Richard Hughes- Political Blogger

Steve Harper and his thugs in suits are in high gear cheating, lying, rigging the system.

They are desperate, and for good reason.

When they lose and the curtain is

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Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair’s Modest Proposal: Scrap environmental assessments

The resignation of Economist Robyn Allan from the National Energy Board (NEB)underlines the futility of funding these rigged operations and what is worse is that we pay through the nose for them to jam

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Cowichan Conversations: Elizabeth May’s Speech to the Ottawa Press Club Will Be Tough To Beat In The Future!

A few of the conservative uptight MSM types reacted with dismay over Elizabeth May’s ‘tell it like it is’ speech at the Ottawa Press Gallery dinner.

I had mentioned in a previous post that she

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Cowichan Conversations: Canada falling behind America and unprepared to meet shared climate commitment

It is incomprehensible to realize that Canada, once the envy of many throughout the world, has after a decade of right wing neo con governments, turned its back on the environment, on our lakes and

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Cowichan Conversations: Elizabeth May’s Uncharacteristic Ottawa Press Gallery Speech Goes ‘Off the Rails’–Escorted Off Stage

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May had in many ways set the bar for other elected officials across Canada. I have been inspired by her and admired her tenacity and forthrightness.

She flew across the country

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Cowichan Conversations: Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Former PC Prime Minister Joe Clark Speak On Bill 51

And now let’s hear from Former Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Joe Clark

Cowichan Conversations: Omar Khadr Granted Bail After Almost 13 Years In Prison

Cowichan Conversations: You Can Change The World- Pied Pumkin-Joe Mock-Rick Scott & Sherri Ulrich- A Timely Classic

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: Notley should change electoral system following Alberta NDP win…no, seriously

This post by Rafe Mair was originally published in the Common Sense Canadian


Rafe Mair

Somehow, the day after it happened, the election of the NDP in Alberta doesn’t seem quite as

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Cowichan Conversations: Thunderclap in Alberta election By Peter Ewart


By Peter Ewart

As the poll numbers came in, it was clear. The NDP have won a resounding majority government in the Alberta election. This result comes as a thunderclap in the province,

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Cowichan Conversations: The Koch Brothers Grip On Alberta Has Made Them Rich

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The National Observer’s Digital News is an off shoot of the Vancouver Observer that has been embraced on the ‘Left Coast.’

Canada is ready, change is in the air. Articles like

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Cowichan Conversations: It’s On: Bernie Sanders to Announce Bid for Presidency on Thursday

Will we look back at spring 2015 as a volatile period of immense change?

Vermont’s Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is going to pursue the US presidency. He will do it with vigour and he will

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Cowichan Conversations: We Are Being Occupied by Steve Harper–Canada’s Worst Prime Minister Ever!

Cowichan Conversations: Howard Zinn–Civil Disobedience Is Not Our Problem

Cowichan Conversations: Harper, BC Tory MPs have oil on their hands from English Bay spill

Richard Hughes-Cowichan Conversations

It is when events like the recent bunker oil spill in English Bay take place that the value of independent writers, thinkers, and bloggers like Rafe Mair display their real value.

Here is Rafe’s take on this mess in English Bay that has spread around the harbour.

It is a disgusting, but only a drop in the bucket to what lies ahead if we do not put a halt to the insane notion of shipping oil, refined or compressed from Tar sands products, through our coast and harbour.

Whether it be by water or rail the certain accidents will (Read more…)

Cowichan Conversations: Chris Hedges Calls Steve Harper A Pawn Or Puppet Of Corporations

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The Vancouver Observer has been a most welcome edition to the media mix in the Vancouver market and beyond.

They prove, dig and unapologetically provide us with hard hitting journalism with the integrity and purpose.

‘PM Stephen Harper has turned Canada into an advanced surveillance and security state’-Chris Hedges

Now that Harper has rammed Bill C 51-the supposed anti terror bill, report like Jenny Uechi and the Vancouver Observer are of increased value.

Jenny Uechi is Managing Director of Observer Media Group, and Managing Editor of The Vancouver Observer.


Chris Hedges photo by Jenny Uechi


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