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

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

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

Sometimes the Left doesn’t need an opposition

Do you know how narrative works? Because we're going to get a hard lesson in narrative. The George Lloyd murder and subsequent widespread protests against police brutality. For the record, I am in full support of all of these peaceful protests; but reject any and all violence and vandalism/looting. Two wrongs don't make a right. … Continue reading Sometimes the Left doesn’t need an opposition