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« Reply #90 on: August 02, 2017, 01:44:49 pm »
Bet JT gives her a cushy high  commisioner job in some nice expensive city.
Why would he do that? The BC Liberals are a conservative party.

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« Reply #91 on: August 02, 2017, 11:54:56 pm »
I've heard it mention that she has personal connections with the national Liberals.   Ultimately the national Liberals are almost as fond of big biz as Christy is... they're really not all that ideologically different.

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« Reply #92 on: August 04, 2017, 02:58:31 pm »
Bwhahahahahha:

So Mr. Andrew Weaver is at Horgan and the NDP for holding a "pay-for-access" golf event to rise political contributions.

What's wrong with $500 to play golf at Bear Mountain with the Premier? 

And if it is paid for by corporations or unions then so be it.

It's all fine under the existing rules. 

The NDP are doing a fine job - they are raising money getting ready for an election that they now control the timing on (thanks to Christy bowing out).

Weaver should have insisted on passing, immediately, the legislation to alter the political contribution rules as to prevent the NDP from raising huge sums of money like this as the NDP are going to use the funds to beat both the Liberals and the Greens in the next election.

I hope they do use it to beat the Greens because they seriously need a better leader. This guy just ain't politically savvy at all.

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« Reply #93 on: August 05, 2017, 01:04:49 am »
Who is "Mr. Dream Weaver"?

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« Reply #94 on: August 05, 2017, 08:20:03 am »
http://www.metrolyrics.com/dream-weaver-lyrics-gary-wright.html

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #95 on: August 05, 2017, 02:45:57 pm »
Who is "Mr. Dream Weaver"?

I don't know, but he won't be mentioned here again.

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« Reply #96 on: August 26, 2017, 11:26:22 am »
Tolls eliminated, but Andrew Weaver thinks people who can afford to drive can afford to help pay for education/health care and other social programs.
http://www.andrewweavermla.ca/2017/08/25/removing-port-mann-golden-ears-bridge-tolls-fiscally-reckless/

I think lowering the tolls and applying them to all bridges would be a fair solution.  Extra revenue, some discouragement of traffic and no one region is penalized for living across a river.

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« Reply #97 on: August 26, 2017, 02:25:23 pm »
I agree that reducing the fee and applying it to all the bridges makes the most sense.  I thought that's the direction they would take eventually and that this announcement is just in the interim until all the plans go in place, but when I heard Weaver's statement yesterday, it did seem like this is a permanent solution.

It's a bummer, but between status quo and singling out ONE bridge, I still back the idea.  I think it's so unfair and ridiculous and typical of the Liberals to do.

I do hope though that Weaver influences the NDP in eventually going the route of a small 50cent/$1 for all bridges.

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« Reply #98 on: August 26, 2017, 10:04:16 pm »
I have no problem with tolls if the $$$ are used to build rapid transit.  Charge everyone on the Malahat $3 each way....   there's $180,000 per day right there.  (I think I heard 60,000 cars per day)

$66Mil per year.   Build rapid transit along the Island.

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« Reply #99 on: September 17, 2020, 02:08:30 am »
Digging this thread up, it looks like we may need it.

Horgan is doing great in the polls (swoon) and the word is he's getting ready to call an election in the next couple of weeks. 

There's been a number of new announcements made about transit and healthcare that appear to be vote buying/campaign promises.  I am also seeing a lot of facebook ads for MLA candidates in the ridings around me.

Fin Donnelly is even coming back for a second pension, ha!

It's definitely starting to look like they're ready to pull the plug.

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« Reply #100 on: September 17, 2020, 08:46:07 am »
Digging this thread up, it looks like we may need it.

Horgan is doing great in the polls (swoon) and the word is he's getting ready to call an election in the next couple of weeks. 

There's been a number of new announcements made about transit and healthcare that appear to be vote buying/campaign promises.  I am also seeing a lot of facebook ads for MLA candidates in the ridings around me.

Fin Donnelly is even coming back for a second pension, ha!

It's definitely starting to look like they're ready to pull the plug.

There is absolutely no need for an election provincial or federal, both have been governing like majorities.  Pure political opportunism. I hate it when politicians do that. Horgan was supposed to be a champion of proportional representation, apparently not if he will pull an election during a pandemic just because he thinks he can get a majority.

And Trudeau, we know how fast he ditched electoral reform as soon as he got a majority.
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« Reply #101 on: September 17, 2020, 10:36:37 pm »
I don't see what PR has to do with it.  He put the referendum on it and the NDP/Greens do have a majority so of course he's governing like it. 

It's actually a brilliant move politically.  If he gets his majority without Greens, it serves the party well.
 
But calling an election during a pandemic isn't good optics IMO.  I hope they don't, but the chances seem slim at this point.

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« Reply #102 on: September 17, 2020, 10:51:14 pm »
I don't see what PR has to do with it.  He put the referendum on it and the NDP/Greens do have a majority so of course he's governing like it. 

It's actually a brilliant move politically.  If he gets his majority without Greens, it serves the party well.
 
But calling an election during a pandemic isn't good optics IMO.  I hope they don't, but the chances seem slim at this point.

PR would be more  likely to result in minority governments, just like we have now.

It may be a brilliant move politically but what is in it for us? Who cares if it serves the party, they are there for us, not for themselves.

It's no wonder people are so cynical about politicians when they see them using the system for their own advantage.
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« Reply #103 on: September 17, 2020, 11:02:23 pm »
I'm totally disillusioned by all politics and I don't agree with calling an election, but to play devil's advocate: maybe he thinks NDP has the best platforms and he can serve us better if he didn't have to pander to another party in order to pass legislation. 


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« Reply #104 on: September 17, 2020, 11:21:17 pm »
I'm totally disillusioned by all politics and I don't agree with calling an election, but to play devil's advocate: maybe he thinks NDP has the best platforms and he can serve us better if he didn't have to pander to another party in order to pass legislation.

He has been governing like a majority for three years, nothing has changed.
Having to deal with duly elected representatives isn't pandering.
The people elected a minority government John, deal with it.
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