Cowichan Conversations: The Gloves Are Off- This Will Be A Hardball Fight Until Election Day

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger We now have the stage set for the final 5 weeks of Canada’s second longest election ever. There was a fair amount of chatter and speculation regarding Liberal-NDP and even Green Read more…

Progressive Proselytizing: The Conservative’s scripted talking points get them into trouble

This little scandal Tories have gotten themselves into is a bit delightful, but underscores a more important point about the dissemination of talking points. The problem started when a Conservative operative secretly recorded a conversation including, allegedly, Banff-Airdrie Liberal candidate Marlo Raynolds saying some not-so-lovely things about the people benefiting from the Conservative’s income splitting proposals. The ...

Progressive Proselytizing: The Conservative’s scripted talking points get them into trouble

This little scandal Tories have gotten themselves into is a bit delightful, but underscores a more important point about the dissemination of talking points. The problem started when a Conservative operative secretly recorded a conversation including, allegedly, a Liberal MP Rob Anders saying some not-so-lovely things about the people benefiting from the Conservative’s income splitting ...

Cowichan Conversations: Sean Holman on Corky Evans-The Failure of Discipline

Former NDP MLA Corky Evans Sean Holman former ‘Public Eye Online’ blogger is now living in Calgary and teaching Journalism at the University of Alberta. More recently he produced the documentary ‘Whipped’ that reveals the real story of political control over elected officials. It has been welcomed by many politicos although many of the controllers ...

Cowichan Conversations: Longtime NDP MLA Corky Evans On Todays BC NDP

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger The BC Liberals scored a surprise upset and were re-elected as the government of BC on May 14th, 2013 Since that time members, supporters and pundits along with some current and former MLA’s have been speaking up questioning the so called middle of the road positioning, sarcastically termed ‘Liberal Lite’ that ...

DeSmogBlog: Romney’s New Campaign Strategy: Attack Green Jobs During Massive Unemployment

Green Jobs US.jpg Since President Obama took office, industry-funded think tanks and faux grassroots organizations, along with oil-friendly politicians have been collectively demanding to know “where are the jobs?” And with last month’s jobs report showing an increase in the U.S. unemployment rate (even though there was a net job gain for the month, making ...

somecanuckchick dot com: Second verse, same as the first!

*begin rant* I’m the Prime Minister I am, The Prime Minister I am, I am, I have a strong, stable, national Conservative majority government; Do as I say and not as I do. You voted for me and not a platform, And Canadian values are conservative values. I’m the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister I ...