The trouble with the CGL pipeline is that you can make a compelling progressive argument either side of the proposal. Something that nobody anticipated. To be sure, there are many complex layers in this debate, but the fact that its happening in live-time has brought out unprecedented protests across the country; blockading railways, harbours, marine … Continue reading CGL Pipeline debacle is a progressive values test.
They were expecting to be re-elected and have time to extinguish the fire they started To listen to the BC Liberals talk, everything was going swimmingly when they handed over the keys to power in 2017. But as it turns out like everything, the truth was a lot different than the rhetoric. The BC Liberals … Continue reading BC Liberals mishandling of ICBC is reminiscent of their failure on the real estate file
The NDP government needs to act without delay, to amend BC's labour code to recognize gig economy workers who exist as "independent contractors" with employee-like labour rights as any waged worker has. As a guideline, California passed "AB-5" that does very much the same. To be sure, California law making and BC legislation exist within … Continue reading Gig workers are workers too and need labour code protections
Story: https://globalnews.ca/news/6428076/employer-health-tax-victoria-diner-fee/amp/?__twitter_impression=true So the restaurant operator is adding an additional 1% to guest checks to offset the new employer health tax brought in by the NDP for 2020. In the article, patrons don't seem upset to pay this fee, the operator says that he's not profiting from it either. Lesson: folks don't mind paying taxes … Continue reading Ironically, adding an extra “EHT” fee to restaurant guest checks doesn’t produce pushback
Loudmouth BC Liberal MLA Jas Johal appears to have committed the BC Liberals to putting ICBC brokers out of business. In the article where the above clip comes from, Jas comments that by offering online insurance renewals, clients could save the broker share of the costs and pocket several hundred dollars as a result. This … Continue reading BC Liberals playing a dangerous game with ICBC
Unfolding in Alberta right now is the full reveal of what happens when a seemingly conservative populist economic reform type party takes power. Their attacks on all things public commence immediately; healthcare, education, the front lines in public service. But what comes next can knock the underpinning of a progressive society. The UCP government is … Continue reading It wasn’t politics as usual to call out the ambiguity of Elizabeth May’s social policy flubs
I have no doubt this will lift the spirits of centrist liberals who prop up Justin Trudeau. But consider this. Barack Obama campaigned on hope and change in 2008, a generally Liberal agenda, he delivered a mostly incremental upgrade in domestic policy. Don't get me wrong, if I were American, I would have voted for … Continue reading Barack Obama endorses Justin’s re-election
If you're wondering why the abortion issue has sprung up in this election, it's because some folks have called out Elizabeth May and the Green Party’s ambiguity on abortion rights in Canada. Specifically, the Green Party prides itself on being “un-whipped” when it comes to it's potential MP’s in that the party caucus won’t force … Continue reading Charter rights are meant to be protected. Unanimously.
Read the story: here You're a party member that discovers that some voters are racist. Do you defend your leader against this intolerance? Or leave the party because you don't want to be identified with that turban wearing leader. Today we found out. The Greens, already stung by their party leader's gross misfire in the … Continue reading The Greens stunning coup in grabbing former provincial New Brunswick NDP candidates turns to a lemon.
Looks like Andrew Wilkinson laid another rotten egg; this time in relation to fuel prices. Oh? When gas prices spiked to $1.70 (or higher) per litre a few months ago, it triggered the NDP to convene an inquiry to ascertain the reasons why BC's gas prices were so out of tune with the rest of … Continue reading The brilliance of the gas price inquiry