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Like a large number of people in the WestVancouver- Sea-To-Sky constituency, I am breaking the usual rules – I want the NDP to form the next government but I am passionately opposed to Woodfibre LNG which the NDP candidate supports. If I were to support her, my neighbours, with every justification in the world, would lynch […]

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Their shared nightmare unfolds: four more years of Liberal reign. The environmental movement is in a deep funk. You can feel it. At least for the time being the fire has gone out of the environmental belly. Of course this is because the Liberals won the May 14 election. If they have their way it […]

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Ok, John Horgan (BC NDP Energy critic), now I’m pissed off. You were quoted in the Vancouver Sun this week as saying you’re unhappy that the NDP lost, etc, weep, sob. Here it is in plain, unadorned English: I TOLD YOU SO! In fact, my advice to you and your party has been constant and goes back […]

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Is their approach to campaigning and politics in general. Here’s why. It was a smashing defeat for British Columbia’s New Democrats. In my view, it will be difficult for them to be in fighting form before 2021. I understand that eight years is a long time and that in politics a week is an eternity. […]

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A retrospective look at Dave Barrett

Last Saturday Dave Barrett, Shirley, his wife of 57 years and their family celebrated his 80th birthday, a good moment, I think, to look back on his career. Dave became leader of the NDP in 1969 when the NDP under my old classmate, Tom Berger, lost yet another election to WAC Bennett. He led them […]

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The political system in BC cries out for a third party, a new Social Credit party. While we all bitch about every government, from today’s vantage point the Bill Bennett government looks pretty damned good! At the outset, the Liberals under Gordon Wilson looked like the Socreds re-branded. That perception stayed until Gordon Campbell launched […]

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Can NDP Tiptoe to Victory?

Polls show BC’s Liberals are wounded. Carole James had better not assume they are dead. The latest polls put Gordon (Pinocchio) Campbell in deep doo-doo at 23 points behind the NDP. First, let’s talk about what this means for the NDP. As Carole James looks at the numbers she will note that while the Liberals […]

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Voters are mad as hell, but that’s a long way from building a serious ‘third party.’ There is a lot of chatter about a significant new party coming to B.C. politics. Given the appalling state of governance and opposition, such a discussion is not surprising. Gordon Campbell and his so-called Liberals are in high odor […]

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Time for a New BC Party?

If NDP can’t win voters in middle, maybe someone else should try. One of the real downers in this business is having to criticize, if not dump on, people you like. And politicians, like most people, are pretty nice people who are trying to do a good job. However, I don’t think Carole James can […]

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NDP Doesn’t Hide Its Divisions

Carole James is no autocrat — and her party, for better or worse, lacks discipline. Much note has been taken in the press of the conflicting speeches of Jim Sinclair and Carole James at the recent NDP conference, with Sinclair representing the BC Federation of Labour and James speaking for herself and those who support […]

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