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BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson

Failure to act and Incompetency appears to be the number one and two traits for BC’s former Attorney General and now BC Liberal leader Australian born Andrew Wilkinson

 

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Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

A tweet is not unlike a babble post, with the possible caveat being that babblers are free to explain or expand their ideas unbounded, save for the mathematical limit on the number of characters that can be typed in a box.  I think it's 2^16, but at any rate, it's not a mere 280 characters.

It's super if these users of some other online forum have something to say, but woudn't babble welcome them?  Can they not post here of their own accord?  And are you lazily reposting them solely because you agree with them?

quizzical

um magoo if your reading BC political stuff get yourself up to speed on who is who.

i fine with reading their tweets cause you know i know who they are.

NorthReport

Anyways Magoo my hunch is the BC Liberal leader is owner of one of those $3,000,000 ++ 5 bedroom homes in Vancouver, so apart from fighting for the other rich one percenters to stay very rich, he is fighting for his rich self to stay rich as well, and keep the rest of the residents poor, and unable to even rent, let alone purchase a home here.  I also wonder how this is playing out in BC's Interior.

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um magoo if your reading BC political stuff get yourself up to speed on who is who.

Can you help me, and everyone who's not from BC?

Who is "Nic_Slater", and what would we know him for doing, if we were "up to speed"?  Is he an MPP?  A former MPP?  What's his story?

Is this him?

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Nic was a successful business owner for three decades. A graduate of McGill's Agriculture program, his eclectic career now has him fundraising for public policy Non-Profits. He is a certified ski coach and enjoys teaching children.

Sorry I didn't know to show a former municipal candidate who likes skiing and children the proper respect.

quizzical

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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um magoo if your reading BC political stuff get yourself up to speed on who is who.

Can you help me, and everyone who's not from BC?

Who is "Nic_Slater", and what would we know him for doing, if we were "up to speed"?  Is he an MPP?  A former MPP?  What's his story?

Is this him?

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Nic was a successful business owner for three decades. A graduate of McGill's Agriculture program, his eclectic career now has him fundraising for public policy Non-Profits. He is a certified ski coach and enjoys teaching children.

Sorry I didn't know to show a former municipal candidate who likes skiing and children the proper respect.

looks like he's got the same credentials as our illustrious PM only he has more experience and a better education.

i was speaking about gary, patti and keith tweets and even you should know Gary's stuff.

 

Martin N.

Wilkinson has the qualifications. A practicing medical doctor, lawyer and former deputy minister in the BC government who, as leader is out from under the thumb of the scheming Clark.

No wonder the left is busily slagging him - he is a real challenge to the cobbled together mismatch governing BC today. 

Rev Pesky

From Mr. Magoo:

Can they not post here of their own accord?  And are you lazily reposting them solely because you agree with them?

I'm absolutely with you, Magoo, on this issue. North Report has a bad habit of posting links without comment. I am here, as I'm sure many others are, to exchange ideas, even if that sometimes gets a bit rough. 

I don't need someone to spam a thread with a bunch of links without even a comment of what one may find there.

NorthReport

It is time for the one percenters to share their unworked for wealth. Good on John Horgan, David Eby and the NDP.  

Martin N.

NorthReport wrote:

It is time for the one percenters to share their unworked for wealth. Good on John Horgan, David Eby and the NDP.  

Yeah, because communism is such a grand ideology until you run out of 'unworked for wealth'. Just look at all the nations that became socialist utopias lately due to 'sharing' others' wealth: Russia and Venezuela spring to mind. Also East Germany before those capitalists in West Germany forced higher standards of living on the East and ruined it all.

NorthReport
JKR

Martin N. wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

It is time for the one percenters to share their unworked for wealth. Good on John Horgan, David Eby and the NDP.  

Yeah, because communism is such a grand ideology until you run out of 'unworked for wealth'. Just look at all the nations that became socialist utopias lately due to 'sharing' others' wealth: Russia and Venezuela spring to mind. Also East Germany before those capitalists in West Germany forced higher standards of living on the East and ruined it all.

It seems to me that social democratic countries like Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Iceland are leading the world in quality of life comparisons.

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looks like he's got the same credentials as our illustrious PM only he has more experience and a better education.

That must make it ten times more bittersweet that he's not the PM.

Nor anyone I should know about or care about.

Perhaps you know his name, the way I know the name of George Sawision.  Who cares?

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communism is such a grand ideology until you run out of 'unworked for wealth'. Just look at all the nations that became socialist utopias lately due to 'sharing' others' wealth: Russia and Venezuela spring to mind. Also East Germany before those capitalists in West Germany forced higher standards of living on the East and ruined it all.

Well, using Venezuela as an example, if you've squeezed all you can out of your own "one percenters" then you can always move on to other countries' "one percenters".

Oil may run out in a hundred years or so, but if times are tough, there will ALWAYS be others to blame, name and shame.

NorthReport

It is one thing to work honestly for a living but I wonder how many of those 3 million dollar plus homes were acquired via casino money-laundering that was ignored by the previous government?

Martin N.

NorthReport wrote:

It is one thing to work honestly for a living but I wonder how many of those 3 million dollar plus homes were acquired via casino money-laundering that was ignored by the previous government?

I don't know but I'm pretty sure that it contributed to the fact that these homes are worth millions in the first place.

Free enterpriser that I am, I do believe that windfall capital gains, whether instant or earned over time are a legitimate target for taxation. Exponentially increasing costs for health and education are deserving of exponentially increasing revenue streams.

In the case of house rich, cash poor seniors, it makes sense to institute an inheritance tax with prorated exemption limits. In the case of speculators, a capital gains tax at the provincial level on r/e transactions.

The federal dippers had a good inheritance tax proposal a few years ago but chickened out.

The problem with affordable housing is not financial, it is political. It is a lack of supply that leads to maximizing housing unit features to drive pricing upward. If governments made a supply of land available for rental housing only, the availability of choice will force competition for renters/buyers which will align prices with incomes and remove the premium that attracts speculators.

NorthReport

Wilkinson’s plan to cancel the speculation tax would hurt people

“The BC Liberals may think it’s ordinary to own multiple empty homes, but most young families would be grateful to afford one,” said James. “Andrew Wilkinson would take B.C. back to a time when real estate speculators called the shots and British Columbians paid for it. That’s wrong.”

https://www.voiceonline.com/wilkinsons-plan-to-cancel-the-speculation-ta...

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Fill your boots Liberals!

B.C. rules out changes to tax on high-value homes amid escalating backlash

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-bc-rules...

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My house is plummeting in value. And I couldn’t be happier. My fervent hope is BC’s NDP doesn’t back down on its house price cooling strategies.

0https://twitter.com/garymasonglobe/status/992518295445159936

Martin N.

JKR wrote:

Martin N. wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

It is time for the one percenters to share their unworked for wealth. Good on John Horgan, David Eby and the NDP.  

Yeah, because communism is such a grand ideology until you run out of 'unworked for wealth'. Just look at all the nations that became socialist utopias lately due to 'sharing' others' wealth: Russia and Venezuela spring to mind. Also East Germany before those capitalists in West Germany forced higher standards of living on the East and ruined it all.

It seems to me that social democratic countries like Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Iceland are leading the world in quality of life comparisons.

Yeah, too bad we can't have one of those. They lead on quality of life metrics like a two tier health system that makes health care affordable and timely. 

Canadian apologists confuse access to a waiting list with access to healthcare. Canada needs to put funds into healthcare, not into more p.r. blokes lying their faces off about waiting lists and rationed surgeries.

You are talking social democrats and we have antisocial lunatics.

NorthReport

Martin N

Tone it down please. 

 

Martin N.

Tone what down? 

quizzical

Martin N. wrote:

JKR wrote:

Martin N. wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

It is time for the one percenters to share their unworked for wealth. Good on John Horgan, David Eby and the NDP.  

Yeah, because communism is such a grand ideology until you run out of 'unworked for wealth'. Just look at all the nations that became socialist utopias lately due to 'sharing' others' wealth: Russia and Venezuela spring to mind. Also East Germany before those capitalists in West Germany forced higher standards of living on the East and ruined it all.

It seems to me that social democratic countries like Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Iceland are leading the world in quality of life comparisons.

Yeah, too bad we can't have one of those. They lead on quality of life metrics like a two tier health system that makes health care affordable and timely. 

Canadian apologists confuse access to a waiting list with access to healthcare. Canada needs to put funds into healthcare, not into more p.r. blokes lying their faces off about waiting lists and rationed surgeries.

You are talking social democrats and we have antisocial lunatics.

Martin n.

your precious neo liberals are the ones trying to destroy our system which is still better than most countries even the shining light USA. 

Peddle your bs somewhere less educated. you just look foolish telling your lies here

progressive17 progressive17's picture

Martin N. wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

It is one thing to work honestly for a living but I wonder how many of those 3 million dollar plus homes were acquired via casino money-laundering that was ignored by the previous government?

I don't know but I'm pretty sure that it contributed to the fact that these homes are worth millions in the first place.

Free enterpriser that I am, I do believe that windfall capital gains, whether instant or earned over time are a legitimate target for taxation. Exponentially increasing costs for health and education are deserving of exponentially increasing revenue streams.

In the case of house rich, cash poor seniors, it makes sense to institute an inheritance tax with prorated exemption limits. In the case of speculators, a capital gains tax at the provincial level on r/e transactions.

The federal dippers had a good inheritance tax proposal a few years ago but chickened out.

The problem with affordable housing is not financial, it is political. It is a lack of supply that leads to maximizing housing unit features to drive pricing upward. If governments made a supply of land available for rental housing only, the availability of choice will force competition for renters/buyers which will align prices with incomes and remove the premium that attracts speculators.

Your proposals for revenue enhancement are laudable.

However on housing, we need social housing as well as affordable housing for the people who are very poor that cannot afford affordable housing.

Social housing will get people out of the low end of the private rental market, which will maintain affordable housing where it is, and keep prices down there as well. 

Releasing green belt land for housing is a political third rail, as Doug Ford discovered recently in Ontario.

I think they might have more luck buying suburban lots and building affordable apartment buildings on them, increasing density and the tax base, and lowering the cost per capita of providing services.

Yet even there, there will be a NIMBY factor as well. It is a Gordian Knot.

Martin N.

quizzical wrote:

Martin N. wrote:

JKR wrote:

Martin N. wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

It is time for the one percenters to share their unworked for wealth. Good on John Horgan, David Eby and the NDP.  

Yeah, because communism is such a grand ideology until you run out of 'unworked for wealth'. Just look at all the nations that became socialist utopias lately due to 'sharing' others' wealth: Russia and Venezuela spring to mind. Also East Germany before those capitalists in West Germany forced higher standards of living on the East and ruined it all.

It seems to me that social democratic countries like Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Iceland are leading the world in quality of life comparisons.

Yeah, too bad we can't have one of those. They lead on quality of life metrics like a two tier health system that makes health care affordable and timely. 

Canadian apologists confuse access to a waiting list with access to healthcare. Canada needs to put funds into healthcare, not into more p.r. blokes lying their faces off about waiting lists and rationed surgeries.

You are talking social democrats and we have antisocial lunatics.

Martin n.

your precious neo liberals are the ones trying to destroy our system which is still better than most countries even the shining light USA. 

Peddle your bs somewhere less educated. you just look foolish telling your lies here

So your superior 'educated' response to my argument is an attempt to silence me with a personal attack?

Try 'educating' yourself on the healthcare system in European social democracies and our healthcare system. Then come back and discuss it without the juvenile taunts. If you can't comprehend that they are not my "precious neo  liberals" then perhaps you need to work on your critical thinking skills.

Knee-jerk defence of Canada's single tier healthcare system without any comprehension of its part in decimating access to healthcare by substituting access to waiting lists among other egregious failures is the main obstacle to positive change. 

JKR

Martin N. wrote:

Try 'educating' yourself on the healthcare system in European social democracies and our healthcare system. Then come back and discuss it without the juvenile taunts. If you can't comprehend that they are not my "precious neo  liberals" then perhaps you need to work on your critical thinking skills.

Knee-jerk defence of Canada's single tier healthcare system without any comprehension of its part in decimating access to healthcare by substituting access to waiting lists among other egregious failures is the main obstacle to positive change. 

Which health care system(s) do you think are the best in the world that you think Canada should emulate?

NorthReport

This just about the rich wanting to get to the front of the line

Why? 

Because they are rich.

Martin N.

NorthReport wrote:

This just about the rich wanting to get to the front of the line

Why? 

Because they are rich.

Think about it. If the rich want to get to the front of their own line and pay for it themselves, they are not in the public payer line. Doctors who are rationed surgery slots will be able to do more surgeries without any effect on public budgets but resulting in shortened public payer wait times.

You doctrinaire thinkers apparently do not realize that Canada already has a two tier system. WCB, RCMP, CAF and many others are private payers who go to the front of the line. With an official two tier system, they will have their own line along with those nasty 'rich' folks.

Yeah, I know what you are going to say: "the rich will take doctors away from the public system". No. Wrong. What will happen is that we will attract doctors, especially hard to find specialists who, under a two tier system, can fulfill their ambitions rather than chaffing in an under-resourced, artificially rationed public system.

but then again, maybe you prefer getting medical care from the Walmart clinic. From whatever part-time doctor Walmart hires.

Martin N.

JKR wrote:
Martin N. wrote:

Try 'educating' yourself on the healthcare system in European social democracies and our healthcare system. Then come back and discuss it without the juvenile taunts. If you can't comprehend that they are not my "precious neo  liberals" then perhaps you need to work on your critical thinking skills.

Knee-jerk defence of Canada's single tier healthcare system without any comprehension of its part in decimating access to healthcare by substituting access to waiting lists among other egregious failures is the main obstacle to positive change. 

Which health care system(s) do you think are the best in the world that you think Canada should emulate?

Thats a pretty large scope. I'll get back to you on that but at the outset, it won't be Britain's NHS.

Edited to add: After some turbidity in the old turnip, I come to the conclusion this issue is deserving of its own thread rather than hijacking this one. Stay tuned.

NorthReport

BC Liberal, Weaver Clash Over MLA Meal Allowance

‘Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones,’ says Green leader.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/05/11/Clash-Over-MLA-Meal-Allowance/

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B.C. Liberal wants Victoria MLAs (none of whom are B.C. Liberals) to stop claiming for meals

The premier and finance minister would be affected by Peter Milobar's bill, but he says it's not political

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/liberals-milobar-victoria...