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#6401 rmpeers

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:40 PM

The first post spoke about a KGB agent. He wrote "...and the friendliest people in the world. Like the KGB agent who got me drunk on a train in the wilds of Siberia."


If only his affection for those nice KGB folks could be extended to the evil VicPD. ;)

#6402 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:31 AM

time for everyone to re-watch Spies Like Us to see how it really works.


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#6403 FogPub

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 03:12 AM

If ol' Benny ends up running for the Greens this'll be the first election in decades I won't be voting for them.  Sure I don't want him on council any more but kicking him upstairs is not the answer....


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#6404 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 07:56 AM

If Benny runs for the Greens - and the pick for the NDP is anything less than stellar, there might actually be opportunity for the Liberals in Victoria Beacon Hill.



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:00 AM

If Benny runs for the Greens - and the pick for the NDP is anything less than stellar, there might actually be opportunity for the Liberals in Victoria Beacon Hill.

 

They'd need to actually put in some effort though. The last two provincial elections they've basically run a placeholder candidate nominated at the 11th hour who barely campaigned.


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#6406 Mike K.

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:23 AM

Yeah, it needs to be an a-list individual. None of this 'he worked in the deputy minister's office circa 2016' sort of stuff.


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#6407 spanky123

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:31 AM

Yeah, it needs to be an a-list individual. None of this 'he worked in the deputy minister's office circa 2016' sort of stuff.

 

The NDP could run a rock and still win in Victoria.



#6408 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:40 AM

The NDP could run a rock and still win in Victoria.

 

Hey, if the Libs can run Ida Chong...


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#6409 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:46 AM

The NDP could run a rock and still win in Victoria.

 

I'm not sure about that right now, in this environment.



#6410 John M.

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:53 AM

If Benny runs for the Greens - and the pick for the NDP is anything less than stellar, there might actually be opportunity for the Liberals in Victoria Beacon Hill.

If the Liberals get more than 15% in VBH, I will blown away. 



#6411 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:55 AM

If the Liberals get more than 15% in VBH, I will blown away. 

 

David Anderson is only 83.


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#6412 A Girl is No one

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:00 AM

If Benny runs for the Greens - and the pick for the NDP is anything less than stellar, there might actually be opportunity for the Liberals in Victoria Beacon Hill.

If they even bother to actually run.... they typically put a name on a piece of paper and don’t go any further than that. No campaigning at all....

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:01 AM

I'm not sure about that right now, in this environment.

 

This environment?  You mean the environment where the NDP is 25 points ahead and Horgan is the most popular premier in Canada?



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:20 AM

If Benny runs for the Greens - and the pick for the NDP is anything less than stellar, there might actually be opportunity for the Liberals in Victoria Beacon Hill.

 

There is zero chance the Libs win BH, and while I'm not sure of what's happening candidate wise right now, I'd be willing to bet my retirement account on it if Karen Bill is once again the candidate.


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#6415 rjag

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:40 AM

VBH is changing slowly. For decades it was the bastion of unionised govt employees. Then it became the bastion of retired unionised govt employees. Lots of old cranky activists living off indexed taxpayer funded pensions had time to push their agenda on the rest.

 

With all the new condos going up and those retired unionised govt employees taking advantage of capitalism and cashing out their $million properties its diluting the old tanky base. And being that most current unionised govt employees are out on Westshore etc then there isnt a replacement taking place.

 

Maybe not this election but the next we may see a change in the base. Watch the numbers this election and see if the NDP vote is as strong as the last 2 elections...thats the 'tell'


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#6416 spanky123

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:44 AM

Andrew Wilkinson speculated on CFAX this morning that the NDP would call the election this afternoon after they did their presser on how they are going to distribute $1.5B in covid relief to their buddies.

 

If he is right then we should see lots of activity at City Hall if any of the rumours are true.


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#6417 spanky123

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:45 AM

VBH is changing slowly. For decades it was the bastion of unionised govt employees. Then it became the bastion of retired unionised govt employees. Lots of old cranky activists living off indexed taxpayer funded pensions had time to push their agenda on the rest.

 

With all the new condos going up and those retired unionised govt employees taking advantage of capitalism and cashing out their $million properties its diluting the old tanky base. And being that most current unionised govt employees are out on Westshore etc then there isnt a replacement taking place.

 

Maybe not this election but the next we may see a change in the base. Watch the numbers this election and see if the NDP vote is as strong as the last 2 elections...thats the 'tell'

 

Offset that by the UVIC and homeless vote that is solidly NDP and will remain so.



#6418 rjag

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:49 AM

Offset that by the UVIC and homeless vote that is solidly NDP and will remain so.

 

How many of the woke UVic vote can afford James Bay/Fairfield, heck they're being gentrified out of Fernwood! Homeless vote locally and for the group that bribes them with the most promises and free $hit, I doubt they'd bother Provincially 


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#6419 spanky123

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:12 AM

How many of the woke UVic vote can afford James Bay/Fairfield, heck they're being gentrified out of Fernwood! Homeless vote locally and for the group that bribes them with the most promises and free $hit, I doubt they'd bother Provincially 

 

Don't need to. Just need someone to vouch for them as a resident.


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#6420 Hotel Mike

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:19 AM

Are you all forgetting that a BC Liberal won Victoria Beacon Hill in the Liberal landslide in 2001? It should be an easy NDP seat, but with no incumbent you never know. 


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