Files for BC's New Attorney General David Eby July 18, 2017

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Files for BC's New Attorney General David Eby July 18, 2017

Has money laundering taken place near the Grouse Grind?

Who really owns Grouse Mountain?

http://thebreaker.news/news/who-really-owns-grouse-mountain/

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there's so many letters to write to the new government about corruption in communities they need 4 more years to investigate and change things.

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Maybe David Eby could open up an inquiry into the sale of BC Rail, eh!

I wonder how many people would go to jail over that one.

http://thebreaker.news/miscellany/premiers-proxies/

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That's quite a shopping list. things definitely are a changin' in BC!

http://www.straight.com/news/940581/john-horgans-mandate-letter-address-...

 

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What a friggin' ceasepool! Does this crook of shit fall under David Eby's bailiwick now?

Whitecaps sue PavCo… yes, you read that right

 

http://thebreaker.news/news/whitecaps-sue-pavco/

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NorthReport wrote:
Maybe David Eby could open up an inquiry into the sale of BC Rail, eh!

I wonder how many people would go to jail over that one.

">http://thebreaker.news/miscellany/premiers-proxies/

the whole Stanley Park sea wall debacle which CN now claims was part of the sale should be cause to reopen this file.

and the court costs of 6 million def should be looked into.

bekayne

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Maybe David Eby could open up an inquiry into the sale of BC Rail, eh!

Martyn Brown wouldn't like that.

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If they were to do this, the BC NDP would be both playing games, and making a huge mistake.

Ban on big money in politics could be delayed by lobby reform: BC NDP

 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/ban-on-big-money-i...

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Let's put aside our personal hangups and bring back something, although unpopular in some quarters, worked very well and keep the speeders in better check that the chaos and carnage that is on our BC roads today.

Despite unpopularity, bringing photo radar back to B.C. a good idea, expert says

NDP government has so far rejected idea of reviving photo radar, despite report encouraging revival

 

echnology has changed a lot since 2001

Chris Foord, the vice-chair of the Capital Regional District Traffic Safety Commission, disagrees.

He says new technology allows for much more sophisticated, automated and cheaper detection methods.

"Back when photo radar was there [in 2001], someone had to change the film in the camera. There were no smartphones. Laptops were brand new. There were virtually no digital cameras back then. The world is a different place."

He claims there are plenty of people habitually speeding far beyond the occasional mistake.

"I am appalled by what I'm seeing," he said. "I don't know that your right or my right to be that irresponsible and drive at those speeds should go unchallenged."

'Effective road safety not a popularity contest'

Foord pointed to a 2016 report from Dr. Perry Kendall, B.C.'s Provincial Health Officer, which said a spike in traffic fatalities after 2001 could be reasonably linked to the B.C. Liberal government's decision to scrap the photo radar program. That report also recommended photo radar be revived.

He says photo radar will help reduce ICBC premiums by making British Columbia roads safer, and even though many British Columbians wouldn't like photo radar, it's worth it.

"Effective road safety is not a popularity contest," he said.

While Eby was firm on rejecting photo radar, he did say the government would consider how additional technologies — like devices consumers can voluntarily install in their cars — can help reduce premiums.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/despite-unpopularity-brin...

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How stupid does Andrew Wilkinson think BCers are, eh!

Good: Cut NDP some slack as it navigates minefields

 

Well it didn’t take long for silly season to start in Victoria.

A report commissioned by ICBC is leaked and warns that B.C. drivers will be hit by rate hikes of almost 30 per cent in the next two years if the government doesn’t dramatically overhaul the insurance corporation.

Immediately Liberal critic Andrew Wilkinson demands the NDP come clean on its plans for ICBC.

If ICBC is a mess, the Liberals have to wear it. They were in power for 16 years. It’s their mess. Surely we can give the new government a few weeks, or months to figure out what to do.

http://www.nsnews.com/opinion/columnists/good-cut-ndp-some-slack-as-it-n...

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Too bad that instead of looking after the interests of BC citizens Clark and Liberals have basically destroyed ICBC doing the bidding of the private insurers that fund the Liberals

http://globalnews.ca/news/3666783/icbc-a-financial-train-wreck-say-critics/

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David Eby if he isn't already will become an NDP super star

Let's hope this dick's driving career is put on hold for several years before he end up killing someone and himself

https://www.straight.com/news/954136/west-vancouver-man-charged-excessiv...

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It appears the Liberals were purposing trying to destroy ICBC so that their private sector donors could take over. Or the Liberals were just plain incompetent fiscal managers.

 No fault insurance says Weaver. Maybe this is the route to go for ICBC.

Andrew Weaver says NDP government should consider no-fault ICBC insurance to save costs

https://www.straight.com/news/960036/andrew-weaver-says-ndp-government-s...

 

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Tight Timelines for Electoral Reform Referendum Don’t Worry Greens, NDP

But supporter of change fears rush to hold vote next fall could guarantee failure.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/09/13/Tight-Timelines-Electoral-Reform-Refe...

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But supporter of change fears rush to hold vote next fall could guarantee failure.

If the electorate wants the change, a short timeline certainly won't "guarantee failure".

But, if it fails, I "guarantee" the short timeline will be blamed for it.

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Survey says: This is the gold standard

 

Conclusion

Based on the results of our cross-Canada analysis and our supporter survey, Dogwood has developed a bullet point list of what we think Ban Big Money legislation should look like. After years of being silenced by Big Money, British Columbians won’t settle for anything less than the gold standard. This is the standard we will use to measure any campaign finance laws that are introduced.

HERE IS A SHORT SUMMARY OF OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Limit on individual contributions: less than $1,000 each year.
  • A ban on all anonymous donations.
  • Donations should be publicly disclosed in real time.
  • In-kind donations and employee lending should not be allowed.
  • British Columbia should reduce the amount of money a political party can spend in each election.
  • A fair system of public supplementation of campaign expenses, including the current tax return system, may be allowable.
  • Laws should be imposed retroactively back to May 9, 2017.
  • The new legislation should include a provision that requires campaign finance laws to be revisited and reviewed every ten years.
  • All these laws should also be applied to municipal campaigns and elections.

Please help us ensure Ban Big Money laws are the gold standard.

Sign our petition: www.BanBigMoney.ca

https://dogwoodbc.ca/gold-standard/

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Why did they choose Eby's office?

Attorney General David Eby's constituency office occupied by opponents of fish farms

 

 

https://www.straight.com/news/967771/attorney-general-david-ebys-constit...

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Greens Political ‘Hostage-Taking’ Preview of Grim Future Under Proportional Representation

New Zealand’s coming election shows small parties gain too much power under complicated MMP system.

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/09/19/Greens-Political-Hostage-Taking/

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The biggest cost to taxpayers of the current electoral system are the costs of a legislative and public spending agenda that is distorted by big donors.

I'm proud of your Government's new bill to ban corporate, union, and out of province donations and limit individual donations to $1200 -- the second lowest cap in the country and the absolute lowest cap for a province with no permanent public subsidy system in place.

The critics can go ahead and criticize -- the fact of the matter is that when this bill is passed, it will put an end to the "Wild West" of BC electoral financing once and for all and forever ensure that voters, not people and corporations with the deepest pockets, decide who wins elections.

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...the fact of the matter is that when this bill is passed, it will put an end to the "Wild West" of BC electoral financing once and for all and forever ensure that voters, not people and corporations with the deepest pockets, decide who wins elections.

The very wealthy don't really care who wins an election. Yes, they prefer it if their friends win, but in the end they will use their money to achieve the ends they desire. That may be through funding of political parties, or by threatening to move their money elsewhere if they don't get what they want.

​In the end, it is those who control vast collections of capital who control what governments do, regardless of who elects the government, or the govenments particular political stripe.

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Regardless, this warms my heart and every bit helps

Liberals Big Losers, NDP and Greens Winners in Political Finance Reform

Horgan defends party subsidies as ‘modest cost’ during transition to new system.

 

https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/09/20/Political-Finance-Reform/

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B.C. government fails to meet deadlines on one in five FOI requests, review finds

https://www.straight.com/news/969541/bc-government-fails-meet-deadlines-...

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Expansion by stealth at Vegas-owned Vancouver casino

http://thebreaker.news/news/paragon-move/

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BC Liberals Complain New Cap on Big Money Donations is Unfair to the BC Liberals

https://www.pressprogress.ca/bc_liberals_complain_new_cap_on_big_money_d...

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Campaign-finance bill brings B.C. into the 21st century

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/campaign-finance-bill-brings-bc...