BC Politics October 20, 2017

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Looks like John Horgan is about to receive a gift from heaven! 

https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/09/07/BC-Rural-Party-Threaten-Liberals/

bekayne

NorthReport wrote:

Looks like John Horgan is about to receive a gift from heaven! 

https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/09/07/BC-Rural-Party-Threaten-Liberals/

The Hayseed Party Of B.C.

quizzical

hey i live in rural BC and call bs on the negative labeling of hay seed.

this is the rural evangelical movement  stepping out i'm betting.

bekayne

quizzical wrote:

hey i live in rural BC and call bs on the negative labeling of hay seed.

this is the rural evangelical movement  stepping out i'm betting.

I'm from Kelowna, it was a bit tongue in cheek.

NorthReport

Has BC Speaker Darryl Plecas just assured BC NDP Premier John Horgan and the BC NDP Government of a second term?  

More bad news for the BC Liberals and this time it looks really bad!

Let's have an election now in BC!!!

B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson looks foolish in wake of legislature spending scandal

 

In the media, however, Plecas is coming across as a brave public servant.

To many, it looks like he was willing to risk his career to protect the interests of taxpayers.

And it appears that he was willing to take action when his predecessors as speaker, B.C. Liberal MLA Linda Reid and former B.C. Liberal MLA Bill Barisoff, stood by idly.

It's worth noting that the federal Liberal candidate in Burnaby South, Richard T. Lee, was deputy speaker of the B.C. legislature from 2015 until he was defeated in 2017.

This means there could be blowback against him, too, when supporters of the other candidates are knocking on doors in the riding.

On the federal side, the biggest beneficiary could turn out to be NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who's running against Lee.

The federal Liberal candidate in the Burnaby South by-election, Richard T. Lee, was deputy speaker of the B.C. legislature from 2015 to 2017.

The federal Liberal candidate in the Burnaby South by-election, Richard T. Lee, was deputy speaker of the B.C. legislature from 2015 to 2017.

CHARLIE SMITH

B.C. Liberal leader said Plecas was "out of control"

The politician with the most to lose in this situation is B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson.

After James and Lenz were placed on administrative leave and escorted out of the legislature, Wilkinson led a rearguard action to try to discredit Plecas and his aide, Alan Mullen.

Mullen conducted the initial probe before turning over his findings to the RCMP. He claimed yesterday that everything in Plecas's report is documented with receipts.

That wasn't how the B.C. Liberals were spinning this late last year.

"There is a grave concern that the speaker is out of control," Wilkinson was quoted in theTimes Colonist on November 26. "We need to be concerned that he's building his own little empire, staffed with expensive lawyers, with investigators with no credentials and he's being allowed to get away with it."

Here's another quote from the same article: "We have a real problem if we have the Speaker off in his own realm because the Speaker is nothing more than the referee in this chamber. And if he thinks he's going to run a parallel government with an investigative arm and a legal arm, we have to stop that behaviour.”

This is pure campaign gold for the NDP in the January 30 Nanaimo by-election. Advance voting begins today.

 

https://www.straight.com/news/1191201/bc-liberal-leader-andrew-wilkinson...

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B.C. approves 314 new cutblocks in endangered caribou habitat over last five months

The B.C. government approved 314 new logging cutblocks in the critical habitat of southern mountain caribou over the past five months, while simultaneously negotiating conservation plans to protect the highly endangered species, according to maps released Thursday by the Wilderness Committee.

The new cutblocks cover almost 16,000 hectares in total, an area almost eight times the size of the city of Victoria.

The Wilderness Committee discovered a sharp spike in logging approvals in the critical habitat of B.C.’s eight most imperilled caribou herds, where last October the group documented an additional 83 new cutblocks covering an area the equivalent of 11 Stanley Parks in size.

“On the one hand B.C. says it’s protecting caribou while on the other they’re handing out permits to log habitat as fast as they can,” said Charlotte Dawe, the Wilderness Committee’s conservation and policy campaigner.

“It’s as if the B.C. government is holding a clear out sale for logging companies to ‘get it while you can!’ It’s the great caribou con from our very own B.C. government.”.....

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