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Gerrymandering BC Liberal style

B.C. Liberals won 13 of 17 protected constituencies in 2017 election

 

In 2014, the commission was given its marching orders by the B.C. government: two new seats could be added to the existing 85, but 17 hand-picked constituencies had to be protected.

After everything was said and done, the 17 first-class constituencies ended up with an average of 25,382 voters and the 70 second-class constituencies had an average of 38,935.

Quite a range among the full 87, though.

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BC Liberals Leadership Race which started May 10, 2017

So far we have seen, the very angry with the election results right-wing V Sun, shove Kevin Falcon's name, who Christy Clark defeated for the Liberal leadership, in their lead article on Page 1 the day after their chosen one lost the election.

Now here's another possibility in Jordan Bateman, as his right-wing, screw the workers philosophy, fits right in with the Liberals mantra.

Foes of the B.C. Greens and NDP react to their axis of...

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Treo BC Employees: Your Pink Slips Are On the Way

Nothing personal as I don't know any of you, and I sincerely wish you the very best in your upcoming job hunting endeavours.

But please live in the real world as your toll collecting days are through in BC. 

Be smart, get ahead of the game and get out before your pink slip arrives, as it's coming soon, eh!

Treo - this road tolling enterprise is just another in a very long list of right-wing business scams.

Tolls on Port Mann, Golden Ears bridges to fall under NDP/Green agreement 

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"Humble" Poor Loser Liberal Christy Clark Refuses to Do the Right Thing and Resign

Humble were the words Clark had written to remind herself for her performance yesterday but unfortunately for Clark the TV crew's zoom lenses beamed it to the entire Province.  If Clark was humbled by the election results she is not in any way showing that humbleness.

Clark must be very poor at math as the Liberals have only 43 seats while the NDP-Green Group has 44 seats, so what would have been appropriate for Clark yesterday was to have resigned as Premier, rather than make all BCers suffer one second more of her right-wing nonsense.  

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BC NDP Leadership Race

We have now had 16 years of right-wing government in BC, which depending on the vote-counting and sellouts this coming week, could turn into more.

In 2017, the Horgan-led BC NDP increased their popular vote only by a measly 0.15%, yes, that's correct, an increase of less than 1%, after the disasterous Dix-led fiasco in 2013.

The 2017 Horgan-led BC NDP continued the Party theme of "NO", which almost totally ignored proposing decent jobs and construction projects,  jobs being the number one issue for winners in almost every election campaign.

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BC Greens learning the ropes of politics

The BC Greens have been thrown into the world of power politics. It remains to be seen how they fair. I think we need a thread to talk about what they are doing.

Here is an article about the current negotiations. I fear for our province when I see who they have brought to the table with them as an advisor.

The Greens announced Tuesday that Weaver will serve as the party’s chief negotiator in the upcoming political talks.

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A Bridge Over Trouble (BC's Massey Tunnel Replacement)

A Bridge Over Trouble

A cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River and a big earthquake could make for massive problems

Daniel Wood is an investigative journalist uncovering the truth behind the Massey tunnel replacement

For those hoping to halt the export of thermal coal from the lower Fraser River, it’s useful to consider a century-old American spiritual song that illustrates an essential principle:  

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The Leap in B.C. that Naomi Klein & friends should support

The Leap in B.C. that Naomi Klein & friends should support

The opportunity must be seized

B.C. can be either a paragon for social progress, or it can become ever more the environmental pariah that the current government is fast rebranding our Super, Natural British Columbia.

It is time for Naomi Klein and her colleagues, and for all of the people who support their efforts, to embrace the “Neil Armstrong approach” to giant leaps that might forever change human history.

All eyes are on the door now opening to B.C.’s new political world.

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BC Flooding 2017

BC is having serious floods this Spring. This is serious shit and my heart goes out to those folks experiencing flooding here in BC as well as across Canada. 

Several homes evacuated following Kelowna landslide as flooding hits southern B.C.

Emergency operations centre also established for residents near Kamloops in Thompson-Nicola regional district

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