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Offline Squidward von Squidderson

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #135 on: September 24, 2020, 10:07:13 pm »
You can't introduce and pass legislation if there is no Parliament. As soon as an election is called, the province is being run by civil servants until there is a new government.

So you’re saying it doesn’t “shut down”...  just no legislation is passed...   like during the summer break, for instance.

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« Reply #136 on: September 24, 2020, 10:25:26 pm »
So you’re saying it doesn’t “shut down”...  just no legislation is passed...   like during the summer break, for instance.

No doubt Horgan and his ministers will be intensely concentrating on governing as they are trying to get re elected.
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« Reply #137 on: September 24, 2020, 11:43:41 pm »
They have elections in BC still?  I thought they went full communist dictatorship years back.  Zing!
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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #138 on: September 25, 2020, 01:54:11 am »
You can't introduce and pass legislation if there is no Parliament.
Reminds me of that tired old joke you sometimes hear at safety meetings, 'if nothing moves nobody gets hurt'.

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As soon as an election is called, the province is being run by civil servants until there is a new government.
I'd probably nominate Bonnie Henry.

It seems a little haywire and I'd be happy sticking with the seemingly well functioning coalition we have now. At least we're not voters in the US stuck between a really stupid place and...well maybe it's more stuck in a really stupid place I should say.
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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #139 on: September 25, 2020, 09:31:52 am »
Reminds me of that tired old joke you sometimes hear at safety meetings, 'if nothing moves nobody gets hurt'.
I'd probably nominate Bonnie Henry.

It seems a little haywire and I'd be happy sticking with the seemingly well functioning coalition we have now. At least we're not voters in the US stuck between a really stupid place and...well maybe it's more stuck in a really stupid place I should say.

Careful, Dr. Bonnie was hired by a Liberal government.

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #140 on: September 26, 2020, 09:16:41 am »
From the volume of NDP adds hitting TV it’s pretty obvious Horgan has been planning this election for some time.
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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #141 on: September 26, 2020, 12:47:47 pm »
No cable tv here, so I guess I'm missing all those ads, shucks.  :)

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #142 on: September 26, 2020, 07:47:10 pm »
No cable tv here, so I guess I'm missing all those ads, shucks.  :)

Lucky you.
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« Reply #143 on: September 27, 2020, 01:24:59 am »
That poll was released Sept 2 before there was talk of an election this fall. It will be interesting to see how things shake out.

On September 23 NDP was projected to take 56 seats (down from the 60 Sep 3).  Last I looked it was 50.  I hope to f-ing gawd, this doesn't go sideways because there will not be another coalition government with the Greens. 

They Liberals already started talking about scrapping the speculation tax and I'm sure the empty home tax would soon be on the chopping block too.  For almost 4 years we had stagnated prices.


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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #144 on: September 27, 2020, 09:16:02 am »
On September 23 NDP was projected to take 56 seats (down from the 60 Sep 3).  Last I looked it was 50.  I hope to f-ing gawd, this doesn't go sideways because there will not be another coalition government with the Greens. 

They Liberals already started talking about scrapping the speculation tax and I'm sure the empty home tax would soon be on the chopping block too.  For almost 4 years we had stagnated prices.

If it does, it will be self inflicted.

The Liberals are talking about a flipping tax where properties are resold before they are even finished. I’m OK with that. I do think there are some issues with the speculation tax when it comes to second homes and recreational properties. I don’t think it should apply to full time BC residents.
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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #145 on: September 28, 2020, 09:23:39 pm »
BC Libs are pledging to eliminate the PST for a year.  What a stupid political and financial policy.  They’re very desperate...   they seem to be wildly grasping at anything they can to get votes.
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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #146 on: September 28, 2020, 09:45:59 pm »
BC Libs are pledging to eliminate the PST for a year.  What a stupid political and financial policy.  They’re very desperate...   they seem to be wildly grasping at anything they can to get votes.

I don't know whether I like it or not because of the way it would increase the debt.
It would be the most effective way to get the economy moving but at what cost.
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« Reply #147 on: September 29, 2020, 02:05:53 am »
I don't know whether I like it or not because of the way it would increase the debt.
It would be the most effective way to get the economy moving but at what cost.

I know sales-taxes have *some* impact on consumer spending, but is it really material enough to 'get the economy moving'? 

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #148 on: September 29, 2020, 02:07:29 am »
BC Libs are pledging to eliminate the PST for a year.  What a stupid political and financial policy.  They’re very desperate...   they seem to be wildly grasping at anything they can to get votes.

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« Reply #149 on: September 29, 2020, 09:08:24 am »
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