BC NDP Premier John Horgan has blossomed, is the real deal, and will win a majority government in 2021

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voice of the damned

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BC NDP Premier John Horgan among Canada’s most popular premiers

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-s-john-horgan-among-canadas-most-popular-premiers-according-to-poll/amp

With Legault and Moe in a statistical tie for first place. Vox Populi, Vox Dei, I guess.

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The premier you don’t know, but should

In the nearly two years since forming an apparently shaky Orange/Green alliance, Horgan has had to manage a raft of political challenges — the TMX pipeline, money laundering in B.C. casinos, alleged embezzlement in the B.C. legislature, skyrocketing housing costs, and choosing to continue a very controversial hydro dam project. B.C. premiers with much more secure majorities typically begin to fall in popularity quite quickly, even without the burden of the battles than Horgan has already faced. Horgan has climbed to become one of the most popular premiers in Canada. What’s going on?

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Yes, he and Alberta’s NDP premier Rachel Notley are sharply divided over the TMX pipeline expansion. But the reasons are more local than ideological. Each share a deep commitment to carbon reduction action by government, each has taken strong measures to diversify their province away from non-renewable energy.

The pipeline battle is a thorn in each of their sides, but it casts in shadow a much larger strategic agreement: progressives in government need to find a bridge between pro and anti-carbon voters.

It is, of course also a national challenge, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to be failing at his attempt to ride both horses. He has gone from having at least the private support of his carbon tax, in the large provinces, to having a thoroughly hostile Doug Ford and skeptical partners in Quebec Premier François Legault and Horgan. The opposing premiers angrily cite the federal Liberals’ “take it or leave it” approach to their climate change and carbon tax agenda.

Ottawa and the provinces must find bridges to shared climate change goals. Canada cannot hope to meet its Paris Accord targets without common approaches, at a minimum, in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Those provinces are where 85 per cent of Canadians live. They also generate even more of the nation’s GDP and carbon emissions.

As Horgan said in a keynote address on Friday to the national gathering of progressives of all stripes — the annual Progress Summit of the Broadbent Institute, “We need to work together to build a path to a cleaner, better future, with a low-carbon economy that creates opportunities for all while protecting our clean air, water and land …”

A nation proud of its history of mutual accommodation and compromise needs more leaders determined to build bridges across the climate divide. If John Horgan can survive a run-off election, perhaps within months, having seen success in managing the jobs/climate divide at home, he could be well set to help lead that national debate.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2019/03/31/the-premier-you-dont-know-but-should.html

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Lots of good things going on in BC with our NDP Government!

Metro Van’s Living Wage Drops, and that’s a Good Thing

BC’s family supports paying off, calculates advocacy group.

 

https://thetyee.ca/News/2019/05/01/Metro-Vancouver-Living-Wage-Drop/

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Tip of the hat to BC Premier John Horgan and his NDP Government for a job well done.

https://www.straight.com/news/1235506/vancouver-home-sales-plummet-mortgage-stress-test-rule-blamed

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kropotkin1951

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Tip of the hat to BC Premier John Horgan and his NDP Government for a job well done.

https://www.straight.com/news/1235506/vancouver-home-sales-plummet-mortgage-stress-test-rule-blamed

This article is about the FEDERAL government's new rules for mortgages. What percentage of the links that you post do you even bother to read?

NorthReport

Did you bother to read the comments?

So our current provincial government is taking actions. They tried to close the taxation loophole exploited by foreign buyers and satellite families with the speculation tax. They brought the Land Owner Transparency Act. And they keep calling for support from the federal government to crack down money laundering. These are things that the BC Liberal party had never bothered to do during their 16 years in charge of British Columbia.

kropotkin1951 wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

Tip of the hat to BC Premier John Horgan and his NDP Government for a job well done.

https://www.straight.com/news/1235506/vancouver-home-sales-plummet-mortgage-stress-test-rule-blamed

This article is about the FEDERAL government's new rules for mortgages. What percentage of the links that you post do you even bother to read?

kropotkin1951

No I don't bother to read the comments, I read the piece. Your posts are really unhelpful when you use headlines from the comments to describe an article about a different law.

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If you combined provincial and federal governments, as well as the official oppositions in both federal and provincial governments in Canada, how many would each of the 3 parties, Libs, Cons, and NDP have?

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Great job Premier John Horgan and the BC NDP!

Why I welcome Vancouver’s housing crash

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-vancouvers-housing-crash-is-a-mostly-welcomed-event/

 

 

 

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NDP minority to go full-term and a good shot to be re-elected

Not too shabby!

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-no-reason-to-think-ndp-minority-wont-survive-for-a-full-term

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Sweet!

1 - Gasoline is selling for $1.80 a litre in Vancouver

2 - BC NDP Premier John Horgan announces a BC gas inquiry

3 - Inquiry begins and the price of gas drops to $1.38 a litre in Vancouver

Who knew!

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How BC is making fools of the Liberal Health Spending Alarmists

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/08/26/BC-Making-Fools-Past-Health-Spending-Alarmists/

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B.C. Hydro applies for rare cut in electricity rates next year

 

https://www.merrittherald.com/b-c-hydro-applies-for-rare-cut-in-electricity-rates-next-year/

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Next year in BC the maximum rent increase is 2.6%

What was it under the Liberals 4%? 5%?

Aristotleded24

Horgan will have to get a handle on the forestry crisis:

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B.C. has been plagued by a series of mill curtailments and closures over the past few months, affecting nearly 6,000 workers at at 25 different mills across the province. 

According to the companies, the closures are due to low lumber prices, high operating costs and dwindling timber supplies.

But Liberal forestry critic John Rustad said there are policies the government can introduce to the help the struggling industry.

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The provincial government says it is taking action and providing supports like job fairs and skills training to those affected, as well as looking for ways to diversity as fibre supply declines. 

But for mill workers like Lynum, the future is uncertain.

"It doesn't appear to me, from my point of view, that they really want [the forest industry] to live," said Lynum.

"It feels like they are working on the other team."

NDPP

Premier Horgan: STOP The CGL Pipeline!

https://secure.canadians.org/page/48457/action/1/

"Send an email to BC Premier Horgan calling for the Coastal GasLink pipeline to be stopped! The BC government is about to extend the permit for this pipeline despite repeated failures by TransCanada, the pipeline's owner to respect We'suwet'en territory and sovereignty..."

Some 'blossoming of constructive leadership' - just more NDP ecocide and colonialism. Stop CGL!

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What about climate change?

Aristotleded24

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What about climate change?

Good point. Allowing fracked LNG isn't good on that front.

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RCMP to stand down as Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and province start de-escalation talks

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wet-suwet-en-talks-b-c-1.5447042

kropotkin1951

Excellent news. Time for the BC NDP to stop talking out of both sides of their mouths on indigenous issues. UNDRIP means this project needs to be at least put on hold while meaningful consultation takes place. If the company continues to build while talks are happening then it is not reconciliation but further colonization.

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Premier John Horgan issues statement at start of Black History Month

 

by Staff on February 1st, 2020 at 10:15 AM

  • Former B.C. MLA Rosemary Brown nearly won the NDP federal leadership in 1975. After her death in 2003, she was commemorated posthumously on a Canadian stamp.

  • Former B.C. MLA Rosemary Brown nearly won the NDP federal leadership in 1975. After her death in 2003, she was commemorated posthumously on a Canadian stamp.
  • “Today we begin Black History Month, a time to honour and celebrate the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Black Canadians here in British Columbia and across the country.  

    “Black history is foundational to our province’s history.

     

https://www.straight.com/news/1354601/premier-john-horgan-issues-statement-start-black-history-month

NDPP

"If RCMP attack Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs, Clans, allies and supporters, consider it an attack on all of us! Premier Horgan's racist, colonial position is representative of all provincial governments and federal Gov't supports provinces. RCMP is Canada's Afrikaner type police force."

https://twitter.com/RussDiabo/status/1224190672279703552

Another NDP Premier. Another planned RCMP attack on traditional sovereigntist resistors.

Aristotleded24

kropotkin1951 wrote:
Excellent news. Time for the BC NDP to stop talking out of both sides of their mouths on indigenous issues. UNDRIP means this project needs to be at least put on hold while meaningful consultation takes place. If the company continues to build while talks are happening then it is not reconciliation but further colonization.

It's really sad that Horgan failed to take leadership himself. Things only seemed to calm down once former NDP MP Nathan Cullen was dispatched to help resolve tensions. Let's hope this comes to a peaceful resolution.

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Ha! Ha! Ha!

Right-wing Post Media Vancouver Sun publish on today's front page a BC Liberals Poll showing the BC Liberals tied with the ever popular John Horgan-led NDP government.

https://vancouversun.com/news/politics/rob-shaw-poll-shows-liberals-and-ndp-tied-as-parties-prep-for-election

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NDP’s new ICBC—so smart and so much better, only B.C. Liberals and ambulance chasers can hate it

 

Of the many smart and progressive transformative changes introduced by the Horgan government, the new “care-based” no-fault ICBC system  should prove to be one of the NDP’s proudest and most popular legacies.

Kudos to the premier, Attorney General David Eby, and all who had a hand in that commendable initiative to get all B.C. taxpayers out of the mangled wreck that the NDP inherited from the B.C. Liberals.

That old ICBC jalopy that had served British Columbians so well for 40 years, before Christy Clark’s crew drove it off the cliff on their 2017 re-election joy-ride, was simply not salvageable.

It was a write-off: structurally unsound, smashed to bits and beyond repair due to the B.C. Liberals’ wanton negligence and gross mishandling. [See related stories.]

As we all know, ICBC was the victim of the Liberals’ chicanery, duplicity, and incompetence. It was buried in debt from years of mismanagement, rising claims costs, and unconscionably high legal costs that threatened to crush ratepayers with massive premium hikes.

All of which called for a replacement vehicle, if you will, either through some form of no-fault public auto system for basic insurance; or through a different tort model that envisioned more privatization, as advocated by Andrew Wilkinson, the trial lawyers, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Thank God the NDP made the right choice and opted to replace the old ICBC with a brand new no-fault public auto insurance vehicle.

One that builds on the successful models in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and to a lesser extent, Quebec.

One that will soon be the best in class in Canada, and leave Alberta’s increasingly creaky private auto insurance system choking in our dust.

https://www.straight.com/news/1357766/martyn-brown-ndps-new-icbc-so-smart-and-so-much-better-only-bc-liberals-and-ambulance

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Auto insurance? 

This man is a colonizer riding roughshod over human rights and violating his own lying laws about UNDRIP. 

Douglas Fir Premier

swallow wrote:

Auto insurance? 

This man is a colonizer riding roughshod over human rights and violating his own lying laws about UNDRIP. 

liberals gonna liberal

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You're hilarious.

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Courtenay-Comox MLA takes reins as parliamentary secretary for seniors

Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard has a new role.

Premier John Horgan has appointed her as parliamentary secretary for seniors.

“Ronna-Rae Leonard has a strong record of getting results for her community,” Horgan said. “I know she will work diligently with the minister of health to make life better for seniors in our province.” 

As parliamentary secretary for seniors, Leonard will work with Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, to improve and strengthen services for seniors, and ensure they receive dignified and quality care.

Leonard assumes responsibility for seniors from Anne Kang, who recently became minister of citizens’ services. Kang retains responsibility for multiculturalism.

https://www.mycampbellrivernow.com/43434/courtenay-comox-mla-takes-reins-as-parliamentary-secretary-for-seniors/

NDPP

John Horgan: Shame on you. Resign!

Douglas Fir Premier

swallow wrote:

You're hilarious.

Meh. I find it more sad than hilarious that some here would cheer for jackbooted thugs so long as they were coloured NDP orange.

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Some here would, and it's so sad, yes. 

NorthReport

Speech from the throne tomorrow, eh!

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..why don't you change the thread title nr? it's a slap in the face for indigenous folk and many others.

Douglas Fir Premier

NorthReport wrote:

Speech from the throne tomorrow, eh!

Or maybe not, eh!

All entrances to Legislature building blocked by demonstrators

kropotkin1951

Douglas Fir Premier wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

Speech from the throne tomorrow, eh!

Or maybe not, eh!

All entrances to Legislature building blocked by demonstrators

The Port of Vancouver workers respect protest lines but MLA's have no such respect.

 

bekayne

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Douglas Fir Premier wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

Speech from the throne tomorrow, eh!

Or maybe not, eh!

All entrances to Legislature building blocked by demonstrators

The Port of Vancouver workers respect protest lines but MLA's have no such respect.

 

That would be a good way to avoid votes.

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