The Greens stunning coup in grabbing former provincial New Brunswick NDP candidates turns to a lemon.

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.

Elizabeth May’s SNC Lavalin idea is a clusterfuck

Where do we begin. In a wide ranging interview, Elizabeth May ended up talking about SNC Lavalin and the appalling state of water quality in several First Nation's communities. She linked them. The major issue for SNC Lavalin is the pending legal trouble and the various corporate crimes they have been accused of. They had … Continue reading Elizabeth May’s SNC Lavalin idea is a clusterfuck

Strike two, Ms May

Not everyone wants to vote Liberal or Conservative. This has been traditional fertile ground for the NDP for those left of centre folks or provides an opening for right wing competition to the conservatives. And let's be honest. 3rd and 4th parties want a minority parliament because that gives them the opportunity to leverage their … Continue reading Strike two, Ms May

The Greens are trying their hand at populism and its just as disingenuous as anything on the far right

I get the antipathy towards fracking; its a drilling technique fraught with risks to carbon pollution; potential groundwater contamination and seismic activity. Its also the exclusive technique used to extract natural gas and shale oil. Now for the sake of this article, I'm not considering the environmental aspect of the Green's argument - because at … Continue reading The Greens are trying their hand at populism and its just as disingenuous as anything on the far right

How Scheer’s conservative allies are handing victory to Justin Trudeau

And full disclosure: I'm not a liberal party supporter and likely will not vote for them this time either. The intensely personal nature of the political attacks against Justin Trudeau are turning off folks who the conservatives would need to win. I get it, alright? The Trudeau name is highly unpopular, even hated, by many … Continue reading How Scheer’s conservative allies are handing victory to Justin Trudeau

Green party sneaks a change into their climate change agenda while nobody* noticed.

* Almost. The hint is #13 of their "Mission Possible" document. Before. After. The point is that in #13, the Green Party, as a government would compel changes that would both end subsidies to fossil fuels while simultaneously investing (taxpayer money) in new and expanded fossil fuel infrastructure in Canada. I may not be an … Continue reading Green party sneaks a change into their climate change agenda while nobody* noticed.

Green Party retains the services of astute insider, Warren Kinsella

But this may not play out as you imagine. It's not a big secret that Warren's leanings are clearly Liberal; whether he's a party member or not. He was an able war-room soldier for the Chr├ętien gov't and earned the grudging respect of even his opponents while he held the role. But let's look deeper. … Continue reading Green Party retains the services of astute insider, Warren Kinsella

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

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

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”