BC NDP Premier John Horgan has blossomed, is the real deal, and is continually showing constructive leadership skills

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Martin N. wrote:

I wonder how long Heyman can stall before presenting the substance of their case. No matter what, TransMountain will be built long before this case ever reaches the high court. 

Provincial jurisdiction on the coasts ends at the high water mark. The Feds have constitutional authority over the entire marine environment. There is no precedent for challenging this authority and it is doubtful the SCC will set one.

There are other cases still working their way through the lower court. Even if BC stood down the pipeline can`t be built until those cases are settled.

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Not too shabby!

We've tracked every promise the B.C. NDP made in the last election: Here's where they stand

While some high-profile promises have fallen short, more than 75% of the NDP's platform is being enacted

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-government-ndp-promise...

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Wow! What a difference a year makes in BC politics. Of the 3 Green MLAs Sonia stands out as the class act

https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/07/03/Green-NDP-Stil-Co-operating-Government/

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See the difference John between you and Doug Ford

Doug Ford wants to win the next election but do you?

I respect the right-wing because they are determined to win 

If you want to win the next election John call  a Casino Money Laundering Inquiry in BC now!!!

https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2018/07/17/doug-ford-to-announce-inquiry-into-previous-liberal-governments-spending-3/#.W05irxYTGaM

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Sweet!

Finally a Government by the People, for the People in Canada. Apart from Alberta pretty sure there are no others.

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-so-far-so-good-for-b-c-s-ndp-rule

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1 year in, B.C. NDP has completed nearly two-thirds of its election promises

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It's been exactly one year since the NDP formed government in B.C. — and the party has averaged around one completed promise every four to five days. 

Two months ago, CBC News published a story tracking every tangible pledge the NDP made in its election platform last year, finding that of the 122 promises made, 76 had either been passed into law or were on a clear path to happening. 

We've updated the tracker since then to include new areas the government has moved forward on, including lifting age restrictions on insulin pump coverage and moving forward on creating urgent care centres.

Now, the government has completed, or is on a clear path to completing, 80 of its promises. Another 18 are unfulfilled, including freezing BC Hydro rates and creating a $400 yearly rebate for renters.

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BC Taxpayers Digging Deep for LNG Subsidies, Tax Breaks

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Eliminating the LNG income tax

Brought in by the previous Liberal government when LNG prices in Asia were much higher, the LNG income tax was intended to capture a portion of the economic rent associated with selling B.C. gas in Asia. This effort was watered down by a major reduction in the tax rate, as well as by the ability of companies to fully deduct capital costs before paying any LNG income tax. That meant that B.C. would have been underwriting any cost overruns for the project. Moreover, the LNG income tax was accompanied by a reduction in the regular corporate income tax for LNG producers, so it’s not clear that B.C. would have gained at all in terms of revenues.

Instead, the government will rely on the regular 12-per-cent corporate income tax. The catch is that for gas landed in Asia at close to break-even prices there will be essentially no income to tax. Much also depends on final capital costs for construction and how quickly those costs can be written off against revenues. Another wild card is the extent to which the partner companies are able to engage in transfer pricing that would lower profits declared in B.C.

Royalties are supposed to be a principal way that the people of B.C. get a share of the development profits from exploiting the public gas resource. Unfortunately, with the current regime B.C. is effectively giving its gas away. Royalties on record levels of production continue to be extremely low, and companies have stockpiled some $3 billion in credits for fracking and other infrastructure that will be used to reduce future royalties.

There is a trade-off between public revenues from new economic activity and any incentives one makes to LNG proponents. It is not clear how the new B.C. government intends to implement its commitment to “guarantee a fair return for B.C.’s natural resources.” Its backgrounder states it “will utilize a number of other tax and royalty measures under its new fiscal framework” with no further details.

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Cheap electricity is a subsidy

For the government, LNG is an appealing new source of demand for electric power in light of the controversial approval of the now-$10.7 billion Site C hydro project, which will add 5,100 gigawatt hours per year of new supply. When it was approved by the previous BC Liberal government, Site C was predicated on massive new LNG investments — so its business case was greatly undermined when LNG failed to take off.

Based on project descriptions, Woodfibre LNG and LNG Canada will each have electricity demand of around 1,200 gigawatt hours per year. Another 2,000 to 2,500 gigawatt hours per year would be required for incremental upstream gas extraction and processing.

Thus, we are looking at 4,400 to 4,900 gigawatt hours of incremental demand from LNG, fed by the Site C dam.

The B.C. government is proposing to lower the rate paid for electric power for new LNG facilities to the “heritage” rate for BC Hydro electricity. The previous Liberal government had published a schedule of electricity pricing for LNG at prices somewhat lower ($86.55 per megawatt hour in 2023) than the cost of Site C power ($88 to $110 per megawatt hour).

Instead, the heritage rate for industrial customers is more like $40 per megawatt hour — less than half the cost of supplying new power through the Site C dam. The value of that cheap power is worth tens of millions of dollars per year to LNG proponents.

For each of Woodfibre LNG and LNG Canada (at full build-out) the value of that subsidy ranges from $56 to $83 million per year (depending on the final cost of Site C, which could escalate further), which will be paid by all other customers through higher rates.

As we’ve documented, Site C is not needed if B.C. were to wind down its fossil fuel industries, as the science says we should. Instead, we are building power we don’t really need to power fossil fuel production that is inconsistent with Canada’s commitments under the Paris Agreement.

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Well, Horgan appears to be vindicated but not sure the same thing can be said about the rest of the political clowns er government leaders in Canada

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4813267

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B.C. government introduces legislation to bring in speculation tax, employer health tax

https://globalnews.ca/news/4557221/b-c-government-introduces-legislation...

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No wonder Trudeau is chickshit to call the Burnaby South By-Election. 

 https://insightswest.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/BCReferendum_Tables.pdf

JKR

I think he's trying to have the BC federal by-election occur as close as possible to the Alberta provincial election when the Notley Alberta NDP government is expected to lose power.

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Sweet!

BC Just Scrapped the Future of the Gas-Powered Car

How the NDP’s zero-emissions vehicle mandate for 2040 drives change now.

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2018/12/18/BC-Scrapped-Gas-Powered-Car/

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BC NDP Premier John Horgan is in 3rd place out of 10 which is not too shabby for his mnority government.

Are there any Liberal Premiers around any more? Oh yea, there they are, in last and second to last place. 

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I think BC NDP Premier John Horgan's ratings will be going up!

Premier John Horgan opens door to including dental coverage within B.C.’s health care system

https://globalnews.ca/news/4757534/john-horgan-dental-coverage-health-sy...

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When this thread is finally closed, perhaps you should consider having it printed out as a book and properly bound.  Wouldn't that be a wonderful way to show your love to the best politician the world has ever known?

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Mr. Magoo wrote:

When this thread is finally closed, perhaps you should consider having it printed out as a book and properly bound.  Wouldn't that be a wonderful way to show your love to the best politician the world has ever known?

No, that's David Eby

http://rabble.ca/babble/alberta-and-british-columbia/bcers-are-love-thei...

quizzical

it's pretty easy to love David Eby and he is the best elected person i have come across in my life. and i work on John's first election campaign and like him lots.

 

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Healthy political leaders instead of playing political games with political representation give citizens representation in a timely manner 

https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2019/01/02/premier-calls-byelection-for-jan-30-to-replace-member-in-nanaimo-b-c/#.XC22vqR6qaO

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Horgan calls for unity to protect dwindling wild salmon stocks

 

 Premier John Horgan

Premier John Horgan: "We can't fight amongst ourselves."

Photo: DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST

Premier John Horgan is urging British Columbians to put aside their “petty differences” and work to develop a provincial strategy for protecting failing wild salmon stocks.

Speaking at a public meeting in Colwood on Thursday, Horgan said his government established the Wild Salmon Advisory Council to gather a “pan-British Columbia perspective” on the issue.

 

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“We can’t fight amongst ourselves,” he said. “We have to unify and have a common message to the federal government.”

He said the one thing everybody already has in common is a passion for salmon.

“Commercial fishers, Indigenous people, recreational fishers, environmental organizations, community leaders — right across the waterfront, people are passionate about salmon and they want to work together,” he said.

 

https://www.timescolonist.com/horgan-calls-for-unity-to-protect-dwindlin...

wage zombie

Horgan can go fuck himself.  Basically he's telling us that we should accept BC NDP trampling indigenous rights because he generally feels bad about it.

Crying yourself to sleep at night doesn't give you a pass for being a stooge for big gas.

BC has the best government in Canada right now and it's still nowhere close to acceptable.

But my federal membership is contingent on my provincial membership so technically I'm still a member of the party.

The BC NDP threw the PR referendum so that members like me wouldn't leave to start a provincial eco-socialist party.

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Sounds to me like it's my ball and if you don't play by my rules I'm taking it home so no one else can play. What a farce!

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NorthReport wrote:

Sounds to me like it's my ball and if you don't play by my rules I'm taking it home so no one else can play. What a farce!

..why don't you debate nr rather than just making these stupid meaningless comments. wage zombie raises legitimate issues and you disrespect him. you pretend to be politically savvy but these stupid comments say otherwise. debate is what you need to do.

wage zombie

Yeah, if you make a big show of how much you respect indigenous rights, and then plow all over them, I'm going to take my ball and go home.

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Cry me a river!

People seem to foreet that BC has a minority government.

John Horgan is doing the best he can under very challenging circumstances

Maybe you would rather the real right-wing Liberals were in power, eh!

wage zombie

I donated to and canvassed for the BC NDP.  I'm taking my ball and going home.

This is not preventing anyone from playing though.  The BC NDP has become great friends with Transcanada, and they've got lots of balls, so I'm not preventing anyone from playing or doing anything.

The BC NDP doesn't need me, so why waste my time and money?

Gee, I sure hope Transcanada doesn't just decide to give all their balls to the BC Liberals, but I'm Horgan's well-prepared for that eventuality, right?

wage zombie

Why would I want the Libs in power?  BC NDP is willing to buy my complicity in destroying the planet by waiving my MSP premiums.  BC Liberals would charge me for that shit.

If the planet's going to burn anyway, why pay more?

quizzical

huh? your last posts intent not clear. 

i'm mad about 2 things now so chances of me voting NDP are pretty much nil.

i worked to get John elected the first and 2nd times too.

 

 

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Nice to see the results of some of the BC's NDP government's efforts!

https://www.nsnews.com/real-estate/real-estate-values-sink-for-detached-...

 

 

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Finally!

John Horgan announces policy reforms to rebuild coastal forest sector

https://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/john-horgan-announces-p...

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More good news today for BC NDP Premier John Horgan in latest poll

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Horgan: BC Liberals to blame for Legislature Scandal

Premier says legislative clerk James Craig was  ‘appointed arbitrarily’ in 2011

https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/horgan-b-c-liberals-to-blame-fo...

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Sweet!

'I really like John Horgan': Green leader praises NDP alliance as he reflects on 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/i-really-like-john-horga...

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