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.

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

BC Liberals threaten skilled trades. Again.

Today at the campaign event where the BC Liberals pledged to resurrect the Massey Bridge project, they also mentioned they would abolish 'community benefit agreements'. Those are by definition a 'project labour agreement' that typically involved a group unions and has terms that outline apprenticeships and training for those working on major infrastructure projects. CBA's … Continue reading BC Liberals threaten skilled trades. Again.

BC Liberals afraid to face voters

I've noticed something. BC Liberal partisans are simultaneously trying to scare voters that this election isn't necessary because its dangerous to vote while downplaying the pandemic to argue that the election isn't necessary. Why would they do that? BC Liberals don't want an election because they're afraid to face voters. Voters will see a party … Continue reading BC Liberals afraid to face voters

Voting now isn’t ideal, but waiting is worse.

Once you get over the relatively early election call, you'll come to the same conclusion. Its about choices. Revert back to the party and leadership brand that hurt BC's most vulnerable, destroyed the BC forest industry, bled the life out of BC Hydro and ICBC for political gain, and attacked educators and healthcare workers in … Continue reading Voting now isn’t ideal, but waiting is worse.

Green leadership campaign brings out the odd

It was inevitable that the BC Greens, mid leadership contest, would turn against themselves and what they signed up for by agreeing to the CASA deal that ousted the 16 year BC Liberal government in 2017. Where we're at is watching the Greens pick apart SiteC, the northern dam being constructed along the Peace River; … Continue reading Green leadership campaign brings out the odd