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

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

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

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.

BC Liberals playing a dangerous blame-game on fuel prices

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

Palmer’s advertorial for BC Liberal a sad display of using political talking points to draft “editorials”

A sad 'editorial' published by Vaughn Palmer today misses the mark and faces a legitimate fact check. The BC Liberals, desperate for an angle to attack the NDP have railed against the unusually high gas prices in BC, specifically in the lower mainland. They're doing this by attacking the BC carbon tax that they would … Continue reading Palmer’s advertorial for BC Liberal a sad display of using political talking points to draft “editorials”