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
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
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.
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 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
Look, as a straight white guy, I shouldn't have anything to say about Pride Month, the rainbow flag or the many pride parades and related events happening in June. Except for this: human rights. Once you accept the fact that the state has no business interfering with the private affairs of consenting adults, it's an … Continue reading Happy pride month!
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.
This wasn't a hard decision to be honest, but its a solid choice. Bob needs to be the next MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith and I am happy to cast my vote for him. But now a word about some unsettling developments that I have learned in the recent past. I get that the other parties, candidates … Continue reading I’m voting for Bob Chamberlin, NDP
Look, I get it. Andrew Wilkinson's BC Liberals are the opposition and they've got a job to do in trying to throw in enough shade towards the government so that they can portray themselves as the champion of the little guy and the NDP is the aloof elitists governing from their ivory tower; disconnected from … Continue reading BC Liberals playing a dangerous blame-game on fuel prices
At stake are the regulations regarding large infrastructure projects in BC that the new NDP government has set in place. In a nutshell, the government is pursuing PLA's (or project labour agreements) which pre-establish union rates and guarantee no work stoppage on a project. They can be more expensive in one sense as pay rates … Continue reading Shady ‘labour’ group upset at fair representation for workers