BCers are in love with their Attorney General David Eby

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NorthReport

Raj Chouhan is the one who should have been made Speaker but because of the closeness of the vote last election he took one for the team. Oh well!

 

Hopefully John is consideringing call a snap election very soon, which hopefully will put a stop to the Liberals and ex-Liberals nonsense.  

NorthReport
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From Quebec to B.C.: Calls mount for public inquiry into money laundering and organized crime

A number of legal and political experts are calling for an inquiry into drug money laundering in B.C.’s economy, based on the model of the Charbonneau Commission in Quebec.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4871631/calls-mount-public-inquiry-money-laun...

NorthReport
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NorthReport

Sweet!

Maybe it’s time governments stopped relying on gambling and drugs to pay their expenses and just do what needs to be done which is redistributing the wealth in Canada though some serious taxation of the 1%

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-29/vancouver-s-once-rollicking-casinos-hit-by-dirty-money-crackdown?srnd=premium-canada

NorthReport

My hunch is that BC NDP Premier John Horgan and BC NDP Attorney General David Eby will be launching a public inquiry into money-laundering next week. Sure don't want to a Liberal if that happens, eh!

NorthReport

Homemakers buying multiple homes, layers of shady mortgages and other signs of dirty money in B.C. real estate

'Criminal profiteers distorting a provincial economy is … not our future anymore,' pledges AG David Eby

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/winter-is-finally-coming-ag-eby-vows-to-act-on-real-estate-money-laundering-report-1.5130163

NorthReport

'The party is over,' declares Eby as more money-laundering bombshells drop

https://theprovince.com/news/bc-politics/mike-smyth-more-money-laundering-bombshells

NorthReport

B.C. attorney general shares shocking examples of money laundering

At a press conference held Thursday, B.C Attorney General David Eby shares specific examples of some of the suspicious activity in the B.C. real estate market connected to money laundering.

https://globalnews.ca/video/5259870/b-c-attorney-general-shares-shocking-examples-of-money-laundering

NorthReport

How sweet it is when David Eby takes on our BC useless idiots err....the BC Liberals

Right-wing Liberal attack on Eby as usual misfires

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-liberal-attack-on-eby-over-icbc-misfires/amp

NorthReport

Sweet!

Major overhaul at ICBC could see rates cut by 20%, lawyers cut out of system, province says

 

 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/icbc-insurance-claims-government-1.5454224

kropotkin1951

A great announcement, cynically timed to try and take the news away from the RCMP's military operation in the north to enforce an NDP carbon bomb project. One little step forward for the province with trying to fix ICBC and two large steps backwards with UNDRIP and the environment.

NorthReport

B.C. Liberals warned years ago about ICBC 'dumpster fire', but only fanned the flames

The B.C. Liberals complained this week that ICBC can’t be trusted, remains in a financial mess, and does a poor job of serving its customers. Which is true enough, so long as one overlooks how the Liberals started it all during their time in office.

As the B.C. Liberals went into the last election, they knew very well that the Insurance Corporation of B.C. was headed for a financial crackup.

The alarm bells had been ringing for several years, building to an all-bad-news report about the upward pressures on rates, delivered to the cabinet near the end of 2014.

The report called for “bold moves” to rein in the payouts for minor soft-tissue injuries, punitive premiums for those who indulged in distracted driving and other high-risk practices.

It also documented how the crisis had been compounded by the Liberal government’s practice of siphoning hundreds of millions of dollars out of the ICBC accounts to sweeten the province’s financial statements.

The Liberals were not amused by the reminder of their recklessness with the ICBC accounts, nor by what they regarded as advice to move to a “lite” version of no-fault insurance.

Before passing along the report to ICBC for action, the cabinet stripped out seven pages containing some of the most contentious recommendations.

The cabinet decision to strip out the most effective recommendations left ICBC with remedies that fell well short of addressing the problem. Consequently, the upward pressure on rates continued.

There matters stood until mid-November 2016 when the B.C. Utilities Commission, in the course of reviewing an ICBC rate application, ordered the corporation to provide an outlook on potential rate increases over the next few years.

Under protest that the numbers could be “taken out of context” and used for political purposes, ICBC nevertheless obliged. That was how ratepayers learned that they could be facing increases of up to 42 per cent over five years.

The outcry was such that the Liberals could no longer ignore the mess of their own making. But with an election coming, neither did they want to face up to the strong measures needed to bend downward the rate curve.

So in early 2017, they resorted to a brazen political dodge. They commissioned a review from Ernst and Young, the same accounting firm that produced the report the Liberals had gutted in late 2014.

“The objective is to obtain recommendations following a comprehensive examination of all key cost drivers impacting the affordability and sustainability of basic insurance rates, and potential mitigation strategies,” the government release read in part.

Which is not to suggest that the Liberals expected the firm to come back with a dramatically different set of findings and mitigation strategies than the ones they had rejected two years earlier.

The fine print of the contract suggested they only really cared about one thing: “The consultant will deliver a preliminary report to the ICBC board not later than June 30, 2017.”

The deadline was almost two months after the scheduled date for that year’s provincial election.

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-b-c-liberals-were-warned-years-ago-about-icbc-dumpster-fire-but-only-fanned-the-flames

NorthReport

This B.C. NDP government is tougher than the last. No-fault insurance is more proof

https://globalnews.ca/news/6524182/baldrey-ndp-government-icbc-toughness/

NDPP

Might have to change that thread title NR,  given that Eby controls the RCMP in Brutish KKKillumbia,  and given the outrages perpetrated against the Wet'suwet'en, is now effectively the NDP's Ujjal Dosanjh redux. Is he also the BC Minister of Human Rights and AGBC simultaneously, as Ujjal was, do you know? A nifty NDP arrangement to combine the two portfolios, no?

kropotkin1951

NorthReport wrote:

This B.C. NDP government is tougher than the last. No-fault insurance is more proof

https://globalnews.ca/news/6524182/baldrey-ndp-government-icbc-toughness/

In the thirty years I have been reading Keith Baldry's oped pieces I have found him to be one of the most right wing columnists in BC, and he has some very stiff competition. He praises all the things that will cause people like me not to vote for them next election. Do you even read these pieces NR? Do you think he is right that the "tough" stances are the proper direction for a government?

Whether it is staring down the environmental movement, the teachers’ union or a handful of social activists, this version of an NDP government has found an ability to stay the course amid a sea of controversies.

NorthReport

From no-fault hater to no-fault lover: The inside story on David Eby's decision to revamp ICBC

It took several factors to pivot the attorney-general's public stand against no-fault auto insurance

https://vancouversun.com/news/politics/from-no-fault-hater-to-no-fault-lover-the-inside-story-on-david-ebys-decision-to-revamp-icbc

swallow swallow's picture

Just another colonizing government.

Just another politician gleefully presiding over the invasion of another people's lands. 

Just another colonizer. 

NorthReport
Douglas Fir Premier

NorthReport wrote:

David Eby: My response to Matthew Nathanson

Yawn. What's his response to the Wet'suwet'en Nation?

kropotkin1951

Douglas Fir Premier wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

David Eby: My response to Matthew Nathanson

Yawn. What's his response to the Wet'suwet'en Nation?

Seems to be; "settlers care about car insurance, fuck off."

NorthReport
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BC Councillor and Metro Vancouver Chair Sav Dhaliwal suggests ICBC expansion to include homeowner's insurance My goodness this sounds like socialism.
Sweet!

kropotkin1951

Sav Dhaliwal is one of the Burnaby leaders who have helped the Socialist Republic of Burnaby earn its nickname. On Svend and then Bill's campaigns he was one of the most thoughtful and soft-spoken gentlemen I have ever had the pleasure of campaigning with.

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