BC Liberals are hypocrites on ride hailing

If you're just tuning in, you might be forgiven for thinking that the BC Liberals have been the champion of ride hailing services the whole time. You'd be wrong. Very wrong. As recently as 2014, a year after the '13 election, the BC Liberal transportation minister was openly threatening fines and/or jail time for such … Continue reading BC Liberals are hypocrites on ride hailing

Class warfare politics again

If you're just tuning in now, you may have been tempted to think the rising star of the conservatives will run to the rescue of beleaguered modest and middle income earners and save Canada from the elitist egg heads of the Liberal Party. There's a problem with that. Both Liberal and Conservative politicians serve the … Continue reading Class warfare politics again

Ride hailing is coming quickly to BC and the NDP can take credit for it

There are those to be sure who don't like the idea of the ride hailing service, but it's here and unavoidable now. What's interesting now is the desperate flailing of certain BC Liberal partisans trying to gain a wedge issue in the thing they had 8 years to deliver but only made a deathbed conversion … Continue reading Ride hailing is coming quickly to BC and the NDP can take credit for it

Everyone calm the fuck down

The NDP is not going through some existential crisis, the political ground that's moving is on the right and far right; and this is not a playground the NDP should dabble in. Ever. Its worth reminding folks that Saint Jack Layton was a relative centrist in his overall philosophy; this is why he appealed to … Continue reading Everyone calm the fuck down

BC media adopting BC Liberal talking points. Again.

Here it is. The narrative is changing to accuse the NDP of sinking personal wealth through the various housing countermeasures they've initiated. Let's clarify why this is. The BC Liberals deregulated the housing market over a decade ago while simultaneously turning lethargic over money laundering in BC. This left the door open for criminal money … Continue reading BC media adopting BC Liberal talking points. Again.

Repeat after me: “tax cuts do not pay for themselves”

Trickle down economics has never worked. Ever. Yet it was tried again here in BC when the BC Liberals took office in 2001 with results that literally anyone could have predicted. Now a former Gordon Campbell cabinet minister reflects back on the times that were and thinks it wasn't good times. We could have told … Continue reading Repeat after me: “tax cuts do not pay for themselves”

I’m not in a panic over teacher negotiations and neither should you

I'm not unfamiliar to contract talks between unions and their bosses, and I'm old enough to remember that most of the noise is the rhetorical hot air that both sides breathe in order to rally public opinion to each respective side. So with that being said, I'm pretty much ignoring the noise being made publicly … Continue reading I’m not in a panic over teacher negotiations and neither should you

Andrew Wilkinson and his BC Liberals would be wise not to do a victory lap on the appeals court decision.

Whoops. Too late, they did. How did we end up here? The NDP government tried to assert their right as a provincial government to protect rivers, streams and our coastline. As it turns out, the environment wasn't considered in this judgement, only a jurisdiction issue. Which strikes me as odd, as the means the federal … Continue reading Andrew Wilkinson and his BC Liberals would be wise not to do a victory lap on the appeals court decision.