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Offline wilber

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #270 on: October 27, 2020, 05:59:50 pm »
If only you supported proportional representation, you would see that the Greens would have influence that reflected their votes, the NDP would be severely reduced in their power based on the votes received. 

You wouldn’t be here complaining!  You’d be celebrating the fact that the NDP weren’t “rewarded for lying”. 

Yet here we are....  NDP massive majority with 45% of the vote.

I do support proportional representation. I voted for STV in both referendums.

If the first referendum had been held using the same rules as the last one, we would have PR now.
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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #271 on: October 27, 2020, 06:15:25 pm »
I do support proportional representation. I voted for STV in both referendums.

If the first referendum had been held using the same rules as the last one, we would have PR now.

PR is only for those who favour the party that's losing.
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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #272 on: October 28, 2020, 12:01:50 pm »
No matter how you try to cut it, it's an endorsement of the NDP and it's conslusive just in the fact that the contrary side was decisively less. Those who stayed home could be reasonably considered to be happy with the status quo government in power.

I believe one of the biggest factors for the NDP majority win is that the heart has been ripped out of the political right because of US politics of madness!

Those who stayed home were happy with the status quo which was a minority, they didn't want an election.
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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #273 on: October 28, 2020, 12:06:57 pm »
Those who stayed home were happy with the status quo which was a minority, they didn't want an election.

You would be ashamed of that remark wilbur, if you weren't such a dull character.
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« Reply #274 on: October 28, 2020, 12:11:13 pm »
You would be ashamed of that remark wilbur, if you weren't such a dull character.

Why be ashamed of the obvious? Do you even know what status quo means?
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« Reply #275 on: February 07, 2022, 11:37:50 pm »
I would just like to take a moment to say that I regret my vote in the last election and I will never in my life vote NDP provincially again.

BC Greens have gained a new supporter.
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« Reply #276 on: February 08, 2022, 08:01:58 pm »
I would just like to take a moment to say that I regret my vote in the last election and I will never in my life vote NDP provincially again.

BC Greens have gained a new supporter.

Care to expand on that?
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« Reply #277 on: February 09, 2022, 08:13:37 pm »
I'll never say never...  leaders change...  policies change...  have to leave the door open and be open-minded.  But they haven't really impressed lately. 

Their lack of action on logging practices and the ongoing issues with habitat degradation and the demise of steelhead is a big issue with me.  They just blame the feds and fishing under the feds' jurisdiction...  but it's pretty clear that a lot of the steelhead's demise is due to logging and the impact on streams.
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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #278 on: February 12, 2022, 03:10:33 pm »
Care to expand on that?

Their hypocrisy when it comes to the environment like Squid said was a sign of things to come, but for me the nail on the coffin was these last few months and their covid response. Bonnie Henry has become an international laughingstock and I can't tell if the NDP was following her or if she's following their wishes.

Not acknowledging that covid is airborne started my grievances. I could be wrong, but I think they're dragging their feet on this is because they'll have to ensure proper ventilation in schools and other public workplaces as well as be on the line for better masks for public employees.

I was  begrudgingly living with that though until they starting hoarding rapid tests unlike other provinces. Then if that wasn't enough, they stopped testing pretty much everyone unless they're on their death bed.

Testing is tantamount to getting back to normal, all around the world this is happening. I had to cancel an appointment the other day because of a fricking headache (the other party wouldn't see me). My kid couldn't go to daycare over a cough. I don't see my elderly parents indoors the way my cousins in the UK do because they are able to do a rapid test beforehand. None of those would be an issue if we had rapid testing.

I feel has really dropped the ball in protecting the vulnerable and giving us the tools to get to a semblance of normality. Even conservative Alberta and Ontario provided tests but our NDP government hoarded millions.

I just can't get past it.

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