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Jobs! Money! Nope! Benefits of LNG exports grossly exaggerated | Oct 24 2014 | Al Engler | Why do the B.C. and federal governments and corporate media continue to promote LNG as the key to future employment and increased public revenues? The profitability is dubious at best.
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'You have to be audacious': Kshama Sawant tells Vancouver's Left how to win | Oct 3 2014 | Michael Stewart | Kshama Sawant, the first socialist elected to Seattle city council in 100 years, spoke in Vancouver on Saturday night on the kind of politics that could transform a city malaised by vacuous debate.
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Municipalities struggle to cover the costs of federal and provincial cutbacks | Sep 26 2014 | Charley Beresford | When services are cut at the federal and provincial level, municipalities are left holding the bag. What is affected? A new survey of B.C. municipalities says almost everything.
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Rising Tide - Vancouver stands in solidarity with Oppenheimer Tent City | Sep 25 2014 | Coast Salish Territories, Rising Tide - Vancouver | Rising Tide - Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories has released a statement in solidarity with Oppenheimer Tent City in Vancouver.
Meena Wong talks with reporters on the steps of City Hall
Meena Wong offers strong alternative to Vancouver's blancmange mayoral race | Sep 5 2014 | Michael Stewart | Vancouver's oldest left-wing party, COPE, attempted to offer an alternative today to the two wealthy, pro-developer, white, male candidates vying for mayor of Vancouver.
UP! Left Front changing Vancouver politics | Jul 29 2014 | Michael Stewart | In Vancouver, activists from all manner of grassroots movements have organized themselves under a socialist banner called the "Left Front," and they're aiming to change the face of municipal politics.
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WTF, Vancouver: misogyny, prudery edition, feat. ex-Parks candidate Trish Kelly | Jul 18 2014 | Michael Stewart | Yesterday, the vast majority of Vancouverites had never heard of Vision Parks Board candidate Trish Kelly. Boy, did that change yesterday.
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A number is never just a number: Voter turnout -- how low can we go? | Jun 13 2014 | Hennessy's Index | At 52.1 per cent, the percentage of voters who cast a ballot in the 2014 Ontario election is up from the province's 2011 historic low of 48 per cent. How does it fit into voter turnout across Canada?
COPE vows to take on Vision Vancouver with majority-women slates | Jun 3 2014 | Michael Stewart | At a press conference Monday on the steps of City Hall, COPE outlined its "open, fair and transparent" process to "sweep out the back rooms" of Vancouver City Hall.
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New left-wing party in Vancouver joins growing chorus of criticisms against City Hall | May 12 2014 | Michael Stewart | The November municipal elections are months away, but the jockeying has already begun. A newly formed political party joins usual suspects to attack Vision Vancouver's unfortunate record.
New leftist collective aims to make a splash in Vancouver municipal elections | Mar 29 2014 | Members of the Left Front | A new Vancouver collective comprised of a broad group of activists from diverse organizations is proposing a number of exciting policies at today's policy convention for COPE.
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Upcoming B.C. municipal elections: Business as usual? | Mar 28 2014 | Janet Newbury | With municipal elections on the horizon in British Columbia, it is worth paying attention to the nature of political discourse in this province -- and considering its implications and alternatives.
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B.C. teachers' math lesson: workers + labour rights = stability | Mar 14 2014 | H.G. Watson | Negotiations between B.C. and its teachers' union is one more example of how governments create instability by dismantling labour rights.
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4-year municipal elections: Are we trading long-term planning for accountability? | Mar 3 2014 | Keith Reynolds | The B.C. government has announced changes to the way local government elections will be run. One of the changes will be four-year municipal elections.
Keeping democracy alive: Engaging in political process between elections | May 31 2013 | Janet Newbury | Now that the B.C. election is over, those of us who are passionate about civic engagement need to do what we can to understand political disengagement and hopefully alter its course.

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What's the deal with the BC Green Party? | TiradeFaction said... I can't speak to BC voters themselves, as I don't live in BC or really know anyone there, but I...
Who should lead the BCNDP now? And what should it stand for next time? | Ken Burch said... typing at a library computer with very small font...sorry for the typo.  Obviously, the BCNDP...
The future of politics in B.C. | NorthReport said... First of all, let's congratulate Christy Clark and the Bc Liberals for their victory in
BC Election Day reactions | Kaitlin McNabb said... Post Election Day results, reactions, and any other links and comments related to BC Election Day...
BC Election Predictions | janfromthebruce said... the BCNDP will win big - Ebby wins in Point Grey. in
British Columbia Leaders Debate | Catchfire said... Thanks for starting this thread, mmphosis. I moved it to the BC/Alberta forum! in
Will the BC NDP's Platform Support Electoral Reform / Fair Voting / Proportional Representation? | Policywonk said... JKR wrote:It will be revealing to see whether the BC NDP includes electoral reform in its election...
BC Pre May 14, 2013 Election Call | NorthReport said... Clark's Chances: What Would It Take to Win? As NDP's lead shrinks in some polls, how realistic is...
No thread yet about Joe Keithley for NDP Coquitlam - Burke Mountain? | kropotkin1951 said... Yes he is being opposed but my sources say he has signed up a lot of new members so it might come...
NDP Optimistic Eby will Topple Premier Clark in Vancouver-Point Grey Riding Rematch | jerrym said... Here is a connection to an interview with David Eby before the 2011 byelection that gives a good...

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