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Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Out Of His Depth As Trump and Putin Look For Peaceful Cooperative Relations

The budding bromance between our PM Trudeau and President Obama is to be but a dim memory as President-elect Donald J.Trump prepares to govern the United States.

NAFTA is on the table, TTP is on

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Cowichan Conversations: Chief Electoral Officer Recommends changes contained in MacGregor Bill-279

Chief Electoral Office, Marc Mayrand

Chief Electoral Officer Recommends changes contained in MacGregor Bill to limit election length Alistair MacGregor, Member of Parliament for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, introduced Bill C-279 earlier this year to ensure that

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Cowichan Conversations: PM Trudeau-Spills happen.They always do. Even the best technology isn’t up to the job.

Dear Mr. Trudeau, I attended the Kinder Morgan open house in Victoria recently, well I tried to. The attendance was so great that as many of us as fit into the room were left Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: PM Trudeau-Spills happen.They always do. Even the best technology isn’t up to the job.

Cowichan Conversations: The NDP and the Green Party seem to be reading off the same song sheet

The NDP delegates supported the ‘Leap Manifesto’ at their convention but rejected Tom Mulcair as the leader. He left the stage went behind the curtain and then shortly re-emerged with the news that he Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The NDP and the Green Party seem to be reading off the same song sheet

Cowichan Conversations: Green Party admits to deliberately misleading Victoria voters

Green Party leader Elizabeth May arrives with candidates Jo-Ann Roberts, left, and Frances Litman to watch election results on Oct. 19. The party has admitted a senior official misled the public in a Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Green Party admits to deliberately misleading Victoria voters

Cowichan Conversations: Signs that B.C. premier is moving to ‘yes’ on pipeline-Video

John Ivison’s National Post article is a sign that Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will roll over for BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark on pipeline approvals. Same as Steve, just better looking. Ugly packaged Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Signs that B.C. premier is moving to ‘yes’ on pipeline-Video

Cowichan Conversations: Alistair MacGregor Tables Bill To Limit Federal Election Period

Alistair MacGregor OTTAWA- Alistair MacGregor, Member of Parliament for Cowichan—Malahat—Langford, introduced a bill today to ensure that governments cannot set an election period longer than 46 days in order to spend more money. This Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Alistair MacGregor Tables Bill To Limit Federal Election Period

Cowichan Conversations: This BC Liberal Government has been mired in near criminal controversy since its inception

This BC Liberal government has been mired in near criminal controversy since its inception, the latest example being just last Thursday when Clark exempted herself, cabinet and companies from court orders demanding the BC Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: This BC Liberal Government has been mired in near criminal controversy since its inception

Cowichan Conversations: The Ruckus In Our Parliament Is Now Being Called ‘Elbow Gate’

It is instructive and even amusing to watch the reactions from the pundits, bloggers, columnists and political loyalists. Sunday morning in our household often includes having Michael Enright join us for a look see at Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Ruckus In Our Parliament Is Now Being Called ‘Elbow Gate’

Cowichan Conversations: Justin Trudeau’s supposed elbow assault nothing but a set up. NDP deception.

The media is buzzing over the rhubarb in the parliament that was more than unflattering to all participants PM Justin Trudeau, after making a beeline to the knot of NDP MP’s that appeared to be Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Justin Trudeau’s supposed elbow assault nothing but a set up. NDP deception.

Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Critical Of Elizabeth May For Tying Fort McMurray Fires To Global Warming

Green Party leader Elizabeth May has connected the raging fires that wiped out Fort McMurray sending 88, 000 residents fleeing for their lives with Global Warming. She stated the obvious and is being critized by Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Critical Of Elizabeth May For Tying Fort McMurray Fires To Global Warming

Cowichan Conversations: Disobedience-The Rise Of Global Fossil Fuel Resistance

  It has become crystal clear that our governments will only move as far and fast as they have to. The pressure from the corporate fossil fuel world, their bankers, and their obedient politicians Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Disobedience-The Rise Of Global Fossil Fuel Resistance

Cowichan Conversations: Death in the Peace-Wildlife Devastated

It’s well worth it to pause for a moment, read this devastating report, think on it, and if if grabs you as it did me, demand to see your MLA & MP, and raise Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Death in the Peace-Wildlife Devastated

Cowichan Conversations: Province Steps Into Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal

The impact of this decision tosses the ‘Equivalency Agreement’ with the highly suspect and biased National Energy Board back into the province’s lap. Earlier this month, B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) officially notifi… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Province Steps Into Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal

Cowichan Conversations: Manitoba PC’s Thump the NDP – Whither Today’s NDP!

By Éric Grenier, for CBC News The Manitoba Progressive Conservatives under Brian Pallister won a majority government in a historic fashion Tuesday night, putting up some of the biggest numbers by any party in Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Manitoba PC’s Thump the NDP – Whither Today’s NDP!

Cowichan Conversations: The ‘Leap’ is Not a Protest, It is a Plan Democratically Supported At The NDP Convention

Read More I see that Bill Tieleman has lept to action in today’s column in ‘The Tyee.’ He deceptively attempts to reframe the play away from a common sense approach to facing the challenges of Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The ‘Leap’ is Not a Protest, It is a Plan Democratically Supported At The NDP Convention

Cowichan Conversations: Statement On The Passing Of The NDP Leap Resolution

by Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein, Bianca Mugyenyi, Katie McKenna & Martin Lukacs Climate Science and Impacts, The Leap Manifesto We are heartened by the news that the New Democratic Party of Canada has passed Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Statement On The Passing Of The NDP Leap Resolution

Cowichan Conversations: Alistair McGregor NDP MP Introduces A Bill To Help Protect Shawnigan Lake

Our recently elected MP Alistair McGregor for Cowichan-Langford has been up to the mountain and seen the long lines of trucks with pups loaded with contaminants destined for the Shawnigan Watershed. As a rookie MP Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Alistair McGregor NDP MP Introduces A Bill To Help Protect Shawnigan Lake

Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau announces end of Islamic State bombing mission by Feb 22

PM Justin Trudeau has kept his promise to end Canada’s bombing mission in Syria. Conservative opposition leader Rona Ambrose and her caucus have been very critical suggesting that we will not be pulling our weight Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau announces end of Islamic State bombing mission by Feb 22

Cowichan Conversations: Adam Olsen’s eloquent summary presentation before the National Energy Board

Adam Olsen’s eloquent summary presentation before the National Energy Board provides a moving expression of his values and understanding regarding what the Kinder Morgan expansion means to him, to his family, his people and our Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Adam Olsen’s eloquent summary presentation before the National Energy Board

Cowichan Conversations: TPP should not be ratified unless the interests of Canada are fully and fairly represented, in open, transparent deals.

During the past federal election Thomas Mulcair promised to oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Unfortunately, under the influence of and Hill and Knowlton advisors he also advanced another promise and that was to assure Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: TPP should not be ratified unless the interests of Canada are fully and fairly represented, in open, transparent deals.

Cowichan Conversations: COMER Lawsuit Claims That Canadians Have Been Swindled Out Of Trillions Since 1974

Constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati’s lawsuit on behalf of Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) has cleared another hurdle of opposition and headed to the Supreme Court. Many of you will recall The late Bill Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: COMER Lawsuit Claims That Canadians Have Been Swindled Out Of Trillions Since 1974

Cowichan Conversations: Rabble Poll On NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s Leadership

This is the second loss for the NDP when leading out of the gate. In both cases the professional corporate spinners such as Hill and Knowlton’s Brad Lavigne and of course the Kool, Topp Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rabble Poll On NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s Leadership

Cowichan Conversations: Calling all Knitters and Crochet People

Sharon Jackson-City of Duncan Councillor In early November a group in Montreal had started a Facebook page called “25,000 tuques” in order to mobilize Canadians to knit head gear for the 25,000 women, children, Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Calling all Knitters and Crochet People

Cowichan Conversations: When Is War, War?

Don Maroc One thing we can feel secure about, a lot of out neighbours seem to know a great deal about what’s happening in Paris, France and Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, and all the other Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: When Is War, War?