Criticizing covid19 countermeasures should have a test applied

In order for you to have a valid argument to make on covid19 countermeasures, you first have to accept that covid19 is real and deadly; that it's a dangerous pandemic that must be met with all available measures to mitigate loss of life as best we know how. Because for you do deny the science … Continue reading Criticizing covid19 countermeasures should have a test applied

Paid sick leave isn’t urgent because its a contest to see who can deliver it first, its urgent because its necessary and right.

There seems to be a rush to claim credit for a program nobody can figure out how its paid for or who's jurisdiction it is. If you came to me for that answer, sorry, I don't have it. But what I do have is an idea that might work - if politicians are ready to … Continue reading Paid sick leave isn’t urgent because its a contest to see who can deliver it first, its urgent because its necessary and right.

The last mile is the hardest.

We have gone from zero to deploying millions of vaccines in a global pandemic in less than two years. Nobody assumed that everything would perfectly go to plan, nor that the plans were perfect. This has been quite a difficult journey and a lot of good people lost their lives as a result. But if … Continue reading The last mile is the hardest.

Endorsement of Lisa Marie Barron

My name is Peter Kelly (he/him) and I have been a resident of Nanaimo since 1997. I’m a past president of the Nanaimo area ferry workers union, a single parent, concerned citizen and I offer my full support and endorsement of Lisa Marie Barron for the Federal NDP nomination for the seat of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. I … Continue reading Endorsement of Lisa Marie Barron

Every party should root out bigots in their ranks

Least of all, one that markets itself as left-of-centre. Today we're learning of the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn from the UK Labour Party caucus pending an investigation of his conduct regarding internal processes of handling incidents of antisemitism. I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on the internal mechanisms of the Labour Party … Continue reading Every party should root out bigots in their ranks

Green elitism on full display

The new federal Green Party leader lost a byelection which was called before she was selected as leader - to replace the Liberal MP who was finance minister. As per party constitution, the NDP promptly selected a candidate, Brian Chang, a person who campaigned under the party banner in 2019 general election and finished a … Continue reading Green elitism on full display

Epilogue for BC Election 2020

So an NDP Premier was re-elected. That's a first. Taking a precarious minority to a substantial majority is major news too. But nobody should be surprised by this. The NDP led a campaign that was disciplined and focused while their opposition flailed about. It turns out that the 'steady as she goes' narrative is what … Continue reading Epilogue for BC Election 2020