Go Left. To save us. All of us.

In uncertain times, folks can reach for more bold solutions when the same-old no longer works. These are some of those times. The Neoliberal economic philosophy hasn’t worked for large swathes of society, and those for whom it works are already the wealthiest and most powerful among us. Through no fault of our own, the … Continue reading Go Left. To save us. All of us.

Conservatives are determined to re-elect Trudeau – this time with a majority. This is awful.

There was a series of social media posts circulated by various prominent conservative political leaders and thinkers in Canada which elevated the angry rants of some white-nationalist, covid-truther EU politicians as evidence that the world hates Trudeau and is harming Canada's reputation around the world. Bunk. I am no Trudeau fan whatsoever, but I don't … Continue reading Conservatives are determined to re-elect Trudeau – this time with a majority. This is awful.

Federal NDP/Liberal CASA deal being cast as a coup d’état by incoherent conservative man-babies

To listen to some of the white hot rage thrown about by conservatives, their allies in the punditry and several folks in the #karenconvoy toddler tantrum party, the NDP and Liberals performed a successful January 6th-type overthrow of the government; or at least that's the narrative they would like you to believe. These clowns have … Continue reading Federal NDP/Liberal CASA deal being cast as a coup d’état by incoherent conservative man-babies

The epic failure of the #TruckersForFreedom will be a sight to behold

Oh, they're loud, and they'll muster a gathering of supporters at the nations' capitol as promised, but not likely in the numbers they've been promoting. Numbers - like half a million people, 50,000 trucks from across the country. Now I could be wrong with the numbers too, but it doesn't invalidate the next point I'm … Continue reading The epic failure of the #TruckersForFreedom will be a sight to behold

The things I wanted to say.

What I could have said - and was surely going to, were not helpful. I am upset as the year rolls around to its end, that we're still battling with covid19...but we're also contending with a significant mindset who have rejected modern medicine and coherent medical advice in favour of misinformation and conspiracy theories. Words … Continue reading The things I wanted to say.

Antivaxxer’s trying to appropriate NB labour board decision as evidence that mandates are illegal. Promptly get embarrassed.

An antivaxxer group known as "BrightEyesOnBrant" with a social media presence on FB, Instagram and Telegram is pushing a video that seemingly tells a story that CUPE local 2745 won a federal labour board decision halting CN rail's vaccine mandate for its employees. Except that none of this is true. What is true is this: … Continue reading Antivaxxer’s trying to appropriate NB labour board decision as evidence that mandates are illegal. Promptly get embarrassed.

My heart aches for the Pacheedaht

I must start out by reminding readers that I am neither first nation, nor a member of the Pacheedaht first nation. That being said, the recent chain of events has me wondering the mindset of the Pacheedaht who were outnumbered by the protesters blockading their lands in an attempt to stop a duly signed logging … Continue reading My heart aches for the Pacheedaht

Endorsement of Lisa Marie Barron

My name is Peter Kelly (he/him) and I have been a resident of Nanaimo since 1997. I’m a past president of the Nanaimo area ferry workers union, a single parent, concerned citizen and I offer my full support and endorsement of Lisa Marie Barron for the Federal NDP nomination for the seat of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. I … Continue reading Endorsement of Lisa Marie Barron

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