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Offline cybercoma

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

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Re: BC provincial election
« 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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Re: BC provincial election
« 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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Re: BC provincial election
« 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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Re: BC provincial election
« 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.