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Long Overdue: The Party's Over for Christy Clark

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quizzical
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pretty grumpy this morning listening to the news that our 'Premier' Christy has passed all boundaries between business and government and happily landed in the mire of conflict of interest, breach of trust and downright stupidity... what a joke she is by by-passing the throne speech and delivering the spring sitting agenda on CKNW with a call in portion no less. BCers should be phoning in and screaming but I guess they would not let those "type" of callers through anyway!!!!!!!!!

Boom Boom
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Although I live in Quebec (22 years now), I really, really want Adian Dix to replace Clark as the next  B.C.  Premier.


theleftyinvestor
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The non-throne speech reminds me of the Ernie Eves government's "Magna Budget". It was one of the lowest points in his political career and it was essentially his swan song. By the time the election campaign began, he was calling McGuinty a "reptilian kitten-eater from outer space".


NorthReport
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This article would be more accurately entitled "Lying Business Contractors who pimp for Christy Clark. What a pile of nonsense. And independent my ass. LOL

I wonder how many people realize what an absolute sleazeball Philip Hochstein is. And I wonder if Peter Gall had a hand in this.

 

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/ICBA+poll+shows+Liberals+trailing+poi...

In a news release, ICBA President Philip Hochstein said he believes the poll shows people are beginning to warm to Clark, and to policies such as the B.C. Jobs Plan.

“These poll results confirm what I’ve been hearing over the past few months – the race is much closer than we thought. I talk to folks across the province, and I’ve been hearing support for the government that was much stronger than past polls indicated,” Hochstein said in a news release.

“What we see in our poll is a six-point difference – and that’s less of a margin than the BC Liberals faced a year before the 2005 election.”

The poll also showed 43 per cent of voters have a favourable impression of Clark, while only 30 per cent have a favourable impression of NDP leader Adrian Dix.

It also found that 35 per cent of people have an unfavourable impression of Clark, while only 20 per cent have an unfavourable impression of Dix.

 



 


NorthReport
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Come on federales let's make it 2 for 2 an NDP Gov't both in BC and Ottawa

 

Christy will hang on to the bitter end but it's over for her.

 

BC Liberals are bleeding more supporters to the BC Cons - Go Cummins Go!!!

 

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/02/20/falcon-backers-flee-to-bc-conse...


NorthReport
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More Christy Clark Liberal sleaze.

Key Clark Backer Lobbied for Firm Seeking Public Liquor Assets

Budget surprise revealed after Lib insider Kinsella lobbied to privatize distribution.

http://thetyee.ca/News/2012/02/23/Public-Liquor-Lobby/

 


NorthReport
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Under Christy Clark's leadership, the BC Liberals appear to even have a falling out with the business community, or at least with Telus, one of the province's largest employers.

Last week Telus had a ground-breaking ceremony for their new building - BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix was there but Christy Clark was nowhere to be found.

Now this debacle over the renaming of BC Place - the lost $35 or $40 million could have been used to support the teachers, help seniors, and pay for some roadwork, etc.

 

B.C. puts brakes on $40-million BC Place renaming deal with Telus  http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/puts+brakes+million+Place+renaming+deal+with+Telus/6271370/story.html#ixzz1oYEQEFMD

NorthReport
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Amazin'

Buzz over Premier Photo Op’s snub by Telus

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Opinion+Buzz+over+Premier+Photo+snub+...

 

Not surprisingly, the B.C. Liberals are seething at the deliberate snub to the premier and the cavalier way the company handled the invitations to the other members of government.

Especially galling is the fact that a big part of Friday’s news — extending Internet service to 97 per cent of the province, installation of fibre-optic cable to 450 schools, wireless coverage along 1,700 kilometres of remote highways — was a direct result of a $1-billion, 10-year contract with the province, approved by the Clark government and announced last summer.

So what provoked the falling-out? Neither side would say anything on the record. But I gather that on the government side, Telus is thought to be engaging in payback for the company’s disappointment over negotiations on the naming of BC Place. The company thought it had the rights in the bag. Turned out it didn’t.

Still, hard to imagine a major corporate player would have chosen to embarrass Clark’s predecessor, Gordon Campbell, in such an obvious fashion. And in that sense, Friday’s event might be taken as a portent of a changing of the guard.

As Dix could not help observing, one of the things that made him happiest at the Telus announcement was Entwistle saying that the development would go ahead, irrespective of the outcome of the next provincial election. Hint, hint.




NorthReport
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News Dix to Clark: Stick Up for BC

Says premier is making it too easy for feds to offload health, justice costs onto province.

 

http://thetyee.ca/News/2012/03/08/Stick-Up-For-BC/


NorthReport
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Unbelievable sleaze politics - Bloy is the one Caucus member who supported Christy during her leadership run.

Fuck his apology - why did he do it is the question? He should at the very least be resigning and perhaps going to jail for his behaviour.

  Click here to find out more!     MLA Harry Bloy apologizes for leaking information related to Province investigation

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Harry+Bloy+apologizes+leaking+informatio...

 


quizzical
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'unbelievable sleaze policitics ' doesn't really capture the ugly corruption contained in that article's information. These are the sleazes that want to destroy the public school system because they the business people can do it so much better.

Fuckity fuck!


theleftyinvestor
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"Bloy" seems like it is just itching to become a word with some sort of offensive definition.


quizzical
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he resigned  today so according to Christy we should shut up now and forget about it.


theleftyinvestor
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quizzical wrote:

he resigned  today so according to Christy we should shut up now and forget about it.

Bloy (v): To ignore a recent scandal because someone perceives that enough corrective action has been taken. E.g. So what you're saying about the leaked memo is, you expect us to just Bloy it off?


David Young
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Has there been any indication that any of the sitting B.C. Liberals M.L.A.s are preparing to jump ship to the Conservatives?

 


theleftyinvestor
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I haven't heard any. Although a friend of mine thinks Kevin Falcon is setting his sights on getting a federal Conservative nomination for 2015.


Stockholm
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This is really getting crazy! New Forum poll BC NDP 47%, BC Libs and BC Cons 21% each!! This would mean 75 seats out of 85 for the NDP!


theleftyinvestor
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It would be like 2001 in reverse!*

*Except that in 2001, Campbell's Liberals actually got a seriously crushing majority of the popular vote.

Hey wait... I just noticed... 21 + 21 = 42. Even if the Libs and Cons merged right on the spot... the NDP would still form a majority government?

And in the Justason poll 45 NDP 31 LIB 14 CON, even if they merged right on the spot, the right would be in a statistical dead-heat with the NDP.

This just got real. Now Clark faces the uncomfortable truth that chasing the right-wing vote is still not likely to be enough to get her re-elected.


NorthReport
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Hey Stock thanks for posting this fabulous poll.

Christy is hooped.

I'm sure now even the business community will want her gone, sooner rather than later.  


NorthReport
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This is staggering - close to a 50% lead for the BC NDP in the latest poll

Christy Clark: B.C. Premier Poised To Be Swept From Office By Adrian Dix's NDP, According To New Polls

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/03/20/christy-clark-bc-polls-adrian-di...


theleftyinvestor
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NorthReport wrote:

Hey Stock thanks for posting this fabulous poll.

Christy is hooped.

I'm sure now even the business community will want her gone, sooner rather than later.  

Well the business community does like predictability. Even if there are policies they don't like, they would prefer clarity over uncertainty. In that light I'm sure they'd rather see Christy just take off.


Shane Dyson
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Not that I believe any polls, I am intrigued by this one. I have a couple of questions that perhaps other Babblers might answer about this poll. The poll states that nine seats would go to the Liberals and one to Vicki Huntington. 

 

Which constituencies would go Liberal? The Abby's, some in the North? And second question, how does a poll like this come up with an independent such as Huntington. Does Forum record individual constituencies or regions?


theleftyinvestor
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Clark has called the by-elections for Port Moody-Coquitlam and Chilliwack-Hope, both to be held on April 19th. Here is an e-mail I just received from Jan O'Brien at the BCNDP.

 


  In 2009, we lost Port Moody-Coquitlam to the Liberals by over 2000 votes.   That same election, Chilliwack-Hope was more than 3000 votes out of our reach. It remains one of the constituencies in BC that has never had an NDP MLA.   So it’s no surprise that the pundits think that we can’t win both by-elections in Port Moody-Coquitlam and Chilliwack Hope.   I disagree.   As our leader Adrian Dix has said, we are going to try and win in every constituency in the 2013 provincial election. This is our opportunity to show the BC Liberals that no seat is safe.   It’s a chance for us to elect two great candidates, Joe Trasolini and Gwen O’Mahony. Joe has fought for the residents of Port Moody for four terms as mayor, and is respected across the province for his sustainability initiatives and good management practices. Gwen O’Mahony has been a passionate health care advocate for years, fighting for adults with developmental disabilities and working with various health care organizations to develop policy.   Will you help prove the pundits wrong?   We CAN win these by-elections and send a message the BC Liberals won't forget.     Sincerely,     Jan O'Brien Provincial Secretary  

BC New Democratic Party

Toll-Free: 1-888-VOTE-NDP (1-888-868-3637)
Phone: 604-430-8600

Authorized by the Financial Agent for the BC NDP, 604-430-8600


theleftyinvestor
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So now that Topp is *not* going to lead the federal NDP...

Encourage him to come work on BC's election next year?


NorthReport
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Yup!

Brian can always take a leave of absence for a bit as Tom has said he wants him as part of the federal team.

 


Treetop
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new

Former B.C. cabinet minister jumps to Conservatives Liberal MLA John van Dongen takes swipes at premier in announcement Monday

 

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/03/26/bc-van-dongen-to-conservatives.html

 

 


NorthReport
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Adrian really needs to not be so absentminded. Did he give his ticket away to a homeless person? Jeesh!

1st the mayor, now this.

Tell Mulcair to never, ever, take public trasnsportsation in the Lower Mainland.


NorthReport
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So the BC Cons now have a basse in the BC Legislature - good! Go John Cummins Go!

How many more defections need to take place before Christy loses her majority - the knives will be coming out now, and she will quickly be losing control of the government. 


Westcoast Granny
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I love the timing of this. Maximum boost to the Conservative candidate running in the by-election next door.  I'll bet he spends the next couple of weeks on the doorstep with his new BFF telling the people how corrupt the Liberals are.


Vansterdam Kid
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NorthReport wrote:

Adrian really needs to not be so absentminded. Did he give his ticket away to a homeless person? Jeesh!

1st the mayor, now this.

Tell Mulcair to never, ever, take public trasnsportsation in the Lower Mainland.

Yeah and the first Conservative MLA is a dim bulb, who as Soliciter General and Minister of Public Safety, was caught speeding more than 41 Kph over the speed limit. This is a BFD moment in comparison.


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