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#2501 tedward

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:38 AM

I am not sure there is any reason to crow about increasing taxation.

 

When you are addressing past errors with popular policy there sure the heck is. ;)


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#2502 Nparker

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:48 AM

When fair taxation policy is enacted, I'll crow right along with the government. It sure as heck hasn't happened yet.



#2503 Cats4Hire

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 02:23 PM

Provincial NDP came to the door today asking if there was anything we'd like to see them do. I was so shocked expecting it to be Federal campaigning I couldn't think of anything...



#2504 Nparker

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 02:58 PM

Provincial NDP came to the door today asking if there was anything we'd like to see them do...

Covert vacant property spot check.


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#2505 RFS

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 03:42 PM

Truck convoy protesting mill closures and demanding immediate change to stumpage rates has arrived in downtown Vancouver, causing congestion and transit delays

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#2506 grantpalin

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 09:14 AM

Andrew Weaver to step down as B.C. Green Party leader

- though he is retaining his role as Green MLA until the next election

B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver will not run in the next provincial election and has asked the party to begin its search for a new leader.

The MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head will not be resigning his seat in the meantime, so the move will not alter the balance of power at the B.C. legislature.

Weaver's Greens hold three seats and support the 41-seat NDP government against the Opposition Liberals, who hold 42 seats.

Weaver said he intends to remain on as leader until a replacement is chosen, which he expects to happen by early next summer.

Last month Weaver was taken to hospital and diagnosed with labyrinthitis, an inflammation of part of the inner ear that helps control balance.

Weaver said on Sept. 16 that he was expected to make a full recovery within weeks, but added that he would reduce his workload and limit his appearances at public events.

“The decision not to run for re-election has not been easy for me," Weaver said Monday.

"I feel a deep responsibility and pride for the role the B.C. Greens have played in getting the province back on track to meet its climate commitments and to reframe climate change as an economic opportunity – instead of a purely environmental catastrophe.”

The 57-year-old Weaver is an internationally recognized climate scientist who was first elected to the legislature in 2013.

He has been a University of Victoria professor for more than 20 years and has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers.

He became leader of the party in 2015 after becoming the first Green to win a seat in the legislature.

 



#2507 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 09:28 AM

interesting.

 

hope his health condition is not more serious than reported.



#2508 Mike K.

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM

At the NDP's general meeting this week they voted to support giving 16-year-olds the vote.

 

The rationale is as full of holes as a cheese grater, but here we are.

 

On Adam Stirling's show a UBC (prof?) researcher opined that the 16-year-olds he knows are more intelligent than some older individuals. Sure, but don't 16-year-olds become older individuals? Is 16 now considered the peak age of intelligence?

 

I look forward to seeing how this drags out.


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#2509 exc911ence

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 04:28 PM

At the NDP's general meeting this week they voted to support giving 16-year-olds the vote.

 

The rationale is as full of holes as a cheese grater, but here we are.

 

On Adam Stirling's show a UBC (prof?) researcher opined that the 16-year-olds he knows are more intelligent than some older individuals. Sure, but don't 16-year-olds become older individuals? Is 16 now considered the peak age of intelligence?

 

I look forward to seeing how this drags out.

 

It's a socialist party's dream to have more eligible voters who make choices by emotion rather than experience.


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#2510 RFS

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 02:11 PM

There has been little coverage of the UNDRIP thing passing in BC and what it’ll mean for future projects in this province. I know they have publicly said it doesn’t give a veto, but activists have also openly salivated over it as the silver bullet way to stop oil and gas projects (and forestry, hydro, etc).

#2511 RFS

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 02:11 PM

Meanwhile forestry is continuing its death spiral (while thriving everywhere else in N. America.) what is it with the ndp and killing forestry? Happens every time.

#2512 Jackerbie

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 02:18 PM

There has been little coverage of the UNDRIP thing passing in BC and what it’ll mean for future projects in this province. I know they have publicly said it doesn’t give a veto, but activists have also openly salivated over it as the silver bullet way to stop oil and gas projects (and forestry, hydro, etc).

 

The planning law folks are also musing whether this means FN consultation and/or approval in some form could become a requirement for Official Community Plans, Zoning Bylaws, and Development Permits



#2513 North Shore

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:35 PM

It's a socialist party's dream to have more eligible voters who make choices by emotion rather than experience.

 I think, to be fair, that emotion plays a part in everyone's voting preferences.

 

I find it somewhat amusing that the same right-wing commentators that scream that young offenders should be 'upped' into adult court for certain crimes, based on the premise that 'they knew what they were doing', would also deny those same young people the vote because 'they don't know what they're doing'...


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#2514 LJ

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 08:03 PM

There is a difference between knowing right from wrong than making an informed decision on electing a body that is going to be taking money from you.


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#2515 rjag

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:47 AM

 I think, to be fair, that emotion plays a part in everyone's voting preferences.

 

I find it somewhat amusing that the same right-wing commentators that scream that young offenders should be 'upped' into adult court for certain crimes, based on the premise that 'they knew what they were doing', would also deny those same young people the vote because 'they don't know what they're doing'...

 

 

14

May be sentenced for crimes under adult law

14

Donate organs/tissues for medical purposes

14

Age of consent if partner is less than 5 years older

15

Able to work without consent of parent/guardian

16

Leave school

16

Able to write a will

16

Marry with permission of parent(s)

16

Apply for own passport

16

Get a driver’s licence with permission of parent(s)

 

 

 

after 16 currently they can...

 

17

Join the armed forces with parental consent

17

Able to donate blood

18

Vote in a provincial or federal election

18

Able to run in an election

18

See a restricted/adult movie

18

Entitled to full minimum wage

19

Enter a binding contract

19

Get married (without parent’s permission)

19

Get a driver’s licence (without parent’s permission)

19

Drink/Purchase alcohol

19

Age to gamble

19

Buy lottery tickets

19

Join the forces without parental consent

19

Minimum age required to adopt a pet from SPCA

19

Leave home (without parent’s permission)

19

Age to receive a credit card in BC

19

Buy cigarettes

19

Sue or be sued on your own

19

Name change (without parent’s permission)

 

 

So you cant run in an election, get a driver license, enter a contract, get a credit card, drink, smoke, see an adult movie, join the army or get married all because they dont think you are capable of understanding the implications of your choices or ability to make decisions etc...but you can understand the impact of what a left wing politician offering you free stuff and how taxes are generated?

 

yup sure. This is nothing to do with left wing parties pushing an agenda...nope not at all


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#2516 Mike K.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 03:48 PM

I think, to be fair, that emotion plays a part in everyone's voting preferences.

I find it somewhat amusing that the same right-wing commentators that scream that young offenders should be 'upped' into adult court for certain crimes, based on the premise that 'they knew what they were doing', would also deny those same young people the vote because 'they don't know what they're doing'...


Are you sure that’s not just a talking point in your mind?

I say give them the vote at 16, and try them as adults at that age.

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#2517 Cats4Hire

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 04:09 PM

Are you sure that’s not just a talking point in your mind?

I say give them the vote at 16, and try them as adults at that age.

so some 14-17 year olds should be allowed to vote? 

 

 

When can a young person be tried as an adult?

Only certain young persons can be transferred to the adult courts. If you have been charged with a serious offence and you are at least 14 years old, your trial could be moved to adult court depending on the circumstances of your particular case. If you are 16 or 17 years old and you have been charged with murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, or aggravated sexual assault, your trial will automatically be moved to adult court unless your lawyer can convince the judge to keep the trial in the Youth Court.

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#2518 Mike K.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:14 PM

If they commit murder, I guess so!

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#2519 lanforod

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 08:46 AM

That's the extreme end of Santa's naughty list. How about we allow 16 year old's to vote if they've graduated high school with a high GPA. Extreme end of the nice (intelligent) list.



#2520 RFS

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:54 AM

'Going to be a bleak winter': B.C. forest industry facing uncertain future as mills close across province

https://nationalpost...across-province

‘Rustad said on a visit to Campbell River a car dealer told him he repossessed 10 vehicles from forestry workers who were out of work. One laid-off worker asked him if he could keep his vehicle until Christmas and sold the dealer a load of firewood to make a payment, Rustad said.

On Vancouver Island, where Mosaic Forest Management announced an early winter shutdown of timber harvesting operations, 2,000 people are out of work indefinitely.‘

The left is too busy with extinction rebellions and giving 16 year olds voting rights to care about these workers.

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