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Cowichan Conversations: The NDP and Green Parties Struggle With Their Conservative and Progressive Factions

It seems that both NDP and the Greens are struggling with who they are, and what they think.

The NDP’s move to the ‘Mushy Middle’ must have former BC NDP leadership candidate, Steve Orcherton, MLA

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Cowichan Conversations: Rafe–When The Honeymoon Ends With PM Trudeau

Rafe offers his insights looking towards the future with Justin Trudeau as our Prime Minister. Without exception, honeymoons – the real ones and the political ones – end. I don’t for a moment believe Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe–When The Honeymoon Ends With PM Trudeau

Cowichan Conversations: Welcome Back To Canada- The Sun Is Shining Brighter!

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood.

This post should write itself. I should be able to rest my fingers on the keyboard and have them automatically write of the defeat of Conservative PM

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Cowichan Conversations: Harper Hires Infamous Australian Political Strategist From ‘Spin Doctors Without Borders’

Richard Hughes

Here we are in a three way race, according to the polls, with Harper hugging the margins of being the underdog to both the NDP’s Mulcair and Liberal’s Trudeau. This is fertile

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Cowichan Conversations: Activists Warn That The RCMP Are Planning Mass Arrest of Indigenous Activists Under Bill C-51

Conservative Leader Steve Harper!

The website ‘Thinkpol’ has posted a warning that the RCMP are preparing to move against the the Unist’ot’en clan blockade.

It certainly would raise the temperature politically. Perhaps that is

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Cowichan Conversations: Thomas Mulcair makes his case for boosting corporate tax rate

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The move to take Canada back includes taxing the wealthy elements of our society. Public infrastructure Social programs, Education, Child Care programs have all hit a brick wall with the

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Cowichan Conversations: Pre-Election Polls Are Not To Be Trusted –They Are A Joke

Don Maroc

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau

At the best of times pre-election polls are not to be trusted much and 78 days before an election they are a joke. At this point there

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Cowichan Conversations: 2015 federal election debate could see Elizabeth May take on Stephen Harper

Richard Hughes–Cowichan Conversations

Really, who did not see this coming. issue here is that we want to see and hear all the leaders debate.

How many times have we been through this now?

What is revealing that is none of the top three Harper, Mulcair or Trudeau had the wit, grace or acumen . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: 2015 federal election debate could see Elizabeth May take on Stephen Harper

Cowichan Conversations: Alexandre Boulerice, Quebec NDP MP, Contradicts Mulcair–Says His Party Is Against The Niqab

Richard Hughes- Political Blogger

A bizarre development in the Federal NDP camp has MP Alexandre Boulerice at odds with the leader Thomas Mulcair’s stated party position on the rights of Muslim women to wear a Niqab during citizenship ceremony.

Alexandre Boulerice at odds with Mulcair over the Niqab issue.

We face a . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Alexandre Boulerice, Quebec NDP MP, Contradicts Mulcair–Says His Party Is Against The Niqab

Cowichan Conversations: Mulcair is Showing His Mettle In Opposing Bill C 51- Four Former Prime Ministers Join In the Fight

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

It has taken some time for Canadians and the Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair to really get a grip on the severity of the so called anti terror bill C 51. There is no doubting the skilful demagoguery of PM Steve Harper and he played his threaten and rescue card like . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Mulcair is Showing His Mettle In Opposing Bill C 51- Four Former Prime Ministers Join In the Fight

Cowichan Conversations: Mulcair: Anti-Terrorism Bill’s Wording Makes It Easier For Government To Spy On Foes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent story in Huffington Post–CP | By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Information-sharing measures in proposed anti-terrorism legislation are so broadly worded they would allow the government to spy on its political foes, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says.

Mulcair took . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Mulcair: Anti-Terrorism Bill’s Wording Makes It Easier For Government To Spy On Foes

Cowichan Conversations: Bill C-51–Trudeau Liberals and Mulcair New Democrats Put Party First-Canada Second

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger

I am a life long New Democrat and I am appalled at the ‘weak as water’ positioning that the Thomas Mulcair led NDP have offered in regard to the Harper anti terror Bill C 51, a bill that will, if passed, turn Canada into a CSIS Police State.

Mulcair . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Bill C-51–Trudeau Liberals and Mulcair New Democrats Put Party First-Canada Second

Cowichan Conversations: Federal Election Demands Action-Put Canada First

Guest post by Dorothy Field Originally published in the Victoria Focus

Dorothy Field

Over the holidays, I read Michael Harris’ Party of One, with its detailed description of Stephen Harper’s commitment to changing Canada so we will no longer recognize it. Harper’s done a phenomenal job as he takes steps to destroy what most . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Federal Election Demands Action-Put Canada First

Cowichan Conversations: Ultra Zionists Protest Marriage Between An Israeli and a Muslim- Other Israeli’s Stood In Support of the Wedding

meaningful Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

This video clearly shows the extremist views that drives the hatred fuelled attacks against Palestinians that our Canadian Government supports and extols.

Other supporters of the marriage also gathered and offered their contrasting views.

Similar expressions of hateful anti-Semitic forces can also be seen where Arabs call for the . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Ultra Zionists Protest Marriage Between An Israeli and a Muslim- Other Israeli’s Stood In Support of the Wedding

Cowichan Conversations: Forum Research PollTrudeau’s Liberals Open Up Wide Lead Over Conservatives-NDP Trail

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

This is encouraging news for Justin Trudeau and his Liberals. They have stretched their lead over the Conservatives and the trailing NDP.

It is still a long time until the scheduled October 19th, 2015 Federal Election but the trend continues to show Trudeau pulling away from the Harper led Conservatives.

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Cowichan Conversations: Thomas Mulcair-Anne McGrath Stop Interfering In Local NDP Nominations

Richard Hughes-It is time the NDP risked democracy

The Federal NDP often tries to favourably compare themselves as being more democratic and grass roots driven than the Liberals or Conservatives. It may well have been that way in the past but they certainly cannot claim that high ground today.

The Nanaimo Ladysmith Riding . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Thomas Mulcair-Anne McGrath Stop Interfering In Local NDP Nominations

Cowichan Conversations: Corporate Canada Is Safe With Justin Trudeau

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The state our Canada’s democracy is grim at all levels. Our PM Steve Harper is an overbearing, top down dictator.

He has managed to BS too many Canadians that he is a wonderful manager of the economy. He is not.

Under Harper our sovereignty is being sold down the river . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Corporate Canada Is Safe With Justin Trudeau

Cowichan Conversations: The Ends Do Not Justify the Means Stephen Harper

Richard Hughes Political Blogger

A beleaguered Prime Minister Harper has shifted from the high minded guardian of all that is right to essentially fighting to protect the status of number of his Conservative Senators facing possible expulsion for fudging living expenses and thumbing their noses at the regulations.

Initially Harper seemed at peace . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Ends Do Not Justify the Means Stephen Harper

Cowichan Conversations: Liberal MP Justin Trudeau Could Clinch A Majority, New Poll Shows

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

PM Stephen Harper’s policies continue to divide Canadians. Much of his drop off in support has been caused by his undying dedication and promotion of the Alberta Tar Sands and his unconscionable sellout of Nexen to the China’s Communist Government State Owned Oil Corporation.

The threatened pipeline routes leading to . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Liberal MP Justin Trudeau Could Clinch A Majority, New Poll Shows

Cowichan Conversations: Harper Calls Mulcair an Extremist! This is a Great Complement to The NDP!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

 

PM Harper is appearing ill at ease and showing signs of discomfort as the opposition expands to the secret trade deal with China.

NDP Leader Mulcair and for the most part Liberal Leader Bob Rae have been critical Harper’s assault on democratic processes and the sell out of our . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Harper Calls Mulcair an Extremist! This is a Great Complement to The NDP!

Cowichan Conversations: Mulcair Speaks Out About the Canada – China Foreign Investment Agreement (FIPA).

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

 

The Steve Harper Wrecking Crew, aka Our Canadian Government, are in high gear selling out the rights of Canadians, our democratic practices and our soverignty.

Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has issued this release for you information.

I am writing you because you have expressed concern about the Canada . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Mulcair Speaks Out About the Canada – China Foreign Investment Agreement (FIPA).