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42nd British Columbia Provincial Election | October 2020


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#1141 todd

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 07:28 PM

Any negatives though?   :banana:


Still the best premier we’ve had

#1142 spanky123

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 07:35 PM

His successor will be Kevin Falcon.

 

Agreed. Horgan had a chance but the NDP doesn't have anyone who can step in and lead. That is the problem with Premier's and PM's running the Province or Country by themselves. They don't seek strong leaders to support them as they view them as a threat. Instead they load up with faceless backbenchers who will just do and vote as they are told.



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Posted 28 June 2022 - 08:25 PM

Lana Popham.

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 09:42 PM

Vote if you thought he was good or not. Scroll down. Ya can’t believe he is at 72% yes. He gutted our museum without asking.
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#1145 AllseeingEye

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 10:25 PM

Lana Popham.

 

Interesting - you really you think so? I think in the beginning 'team' Horgan pegged her as some sort of rising star but I also well recall her very first on-air televised press conference (or maybe it was a ministerial announcement, I can't remember which) and in a word, she was awful. Beyond awful in fact, it was a disastrous performance and someone - I think it was actually Horgan - literally had to step in and take over after the assembled reporters started grilling her with questions which she was very unprepared to deal with. And I do remember thereafter it was many_many months before we saw her in front of a camera again.

 

After that she seemed to recede into the background as Popham was clearly not nearly as experienced, high profile or comfortable with 'live' media as was/is Horgan, Farnworth, Dix, Eby etc. It will be interesting to see where she winds up in the party hierarchy going forward but I'm going to disagree here, I don't think she has the presence - certainly outside of the south island - to carry the NDP provincially, nor has she accomplished much to raise her profile to that end.

 

I do agree with whoever said above that Farnworth is grumpy - he always seems to have a scowl on his face and looks like he's about to unload on someone at any moment. One trait I do like about the guy however is he is direct, blunt, open and does not pussy foot around spouting all sorts of lame politically correct pablum just so people can feel all warm and fuzzy and loved and respected. He tells it like it is, warts and all. Which is precisely why he probably doesn't get the brass ring. In 2022 being up front and direct are not considered virtues to an electorate that is used to being constantly soothed, and stroked and coddled and told how *wonderful* they are - so he's out IMO.

 

Dix had the unenviable task of being the face of the MoH during the pandemic; overall I thought he handled it quite well but he already had his turn as 'leader' which didn't end so well for him. Besides there are those within the party to this day that refer to him as 'Voldemort', lol. So not certain how much respect he commands within certain elements of the NDP machine. I don't think he has either the stomach for the job (again) nor frankly the desire. If I were him and spent as much time in front of the camera over the past 2+ years as the 'face' of the continuously under siege health system I'd be so exhausted all I would want to do is hit a beach for about 5 years....

 

Which leaves us with Eby. I think he will take a shot if the opportunity presents itself and representing a high profile west side riding in the Big Smoke he presumably has the support of some serious NDP organising muscle. So I'll go with Eby....



#1146 Nparker

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 10:52 PM

Will today's NDP really follow one straight white man with another as leader?

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 10:52 PM

I do wonder if Dix will take another swing at it. I do expect Falcon to win 2024 now though
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#1148 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 01:52 AM

Lana Popham.

She might run. But she’s too lightweight to win.

What about our local guy, pot smoking dude?

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 June 2022 - 01:55 AM.


#1149 Spy Black

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 05:08 AM

Lana Popham is a complete flake. 

An abysmal public speaker, she can't think on her feet, and she has zero respect from others in government.


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#1150 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 05:09 AM

Lana Popham is a complete flake. 

An abysmal public speaker, she can't think on her feet, and she has zero respect from others in government.

 

She's not a deep thinker, from what I can see.



#1151 spanky123

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 05:40 AM

Lana Popham is a complete flake. 

An abysmal public speaker, she can't think on her feet, and she has zero respect from others in government.

 

So you saying she would be a good choice for the NDP then?!


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#1152 todd

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 12:10 PM

His successor will be Kevin Falcon.

I like Brad West



#1153 AllseeingEye

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 06:36 AM

Will today's NDP really follow one straight white man with another as leader?

 

To that point - because the NDP being the NDP its entirely conceivable they can't stomach back to back SWM's (only in Canadian politics would this even remotely be a 'thing') - Selina Robinson is probably the highest profile female in the party who, additionally, hasn't messed up to the best of my recollection arguably the highest profile portfolio (Finance), comes across as thoughtful, measured, speaks very well publicly and critically unlike Popham doesn't get flustered before the assembled media and gives the strong appearance that she has her act completely together.


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#1154 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 06:42 AM

Carole James was, I’m sure, considered in the top three of successors but her career ended too soon. That does indeed leave someone like Robinson to be Horgan’s replacement.

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#1155 spanky123

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 07:37 AM

^ CJ can always unend her career! She seems to have lots of time for the RBCM board chair duties.

 

Think of it, she could become the first FN leader of a Province in Canada!


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#1156 max.bravo

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Posted Yesterday, 03:18 PM

https://www.bcgeu.ca...eak_down_july_4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 4, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down

VICTORIA, B.C. – After three days of positive public service negotiations last week, talks between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) broke down this morning.

Last week, the BCGEU's public service bargaining committee developed a creative proposal that included cost of living adjustments (COLA) and wage protection from inflation, while working within the fiscal framework of the government's most recent wage proposal. Instead of matching union moves to reach a deal, the government came back to the table this morning with an unacceptable "take it or leave it" approach and refused to counter the union's offer.

"To say we are disappointed is an understatement: despite our best efforts to bridge the gap, government has refused to table a proposal that meets our members' key demand of cost-of-living protection," said Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President and chair of the Public Service Bargaining Committee. "Our members have told us since the beginning of this round of bargaining that they would not ratify a deal which did not address the increasing cost of living."

The provincial government's revised wage proposal, tabled last week, failed to meet the needs and priorities that our members – 33,000 members in the public service bargaining unit – identified, and would result in what amounts to a wage cut.

"We were surprised that the employer was unwilling to come back to the table with a counteroffer," said Smith. "Our union's revised wage proposal is within the monetary framework that government has laid out, and yet the employer was not willing to budge, notwithstanding over $16 billion in unallocated reserves in their most recent fiscal plan."

In the meantime, the BCGEU will be planning strategic, targeted job action and finalizing essential services with the assistance of the Labour Relations Board.



#1157 max.bravo

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Posted Yesterday, 03:26 PM

What kind of raise will public servants get? Their last collective agreement gave them something like 2.1% per year increase.

 



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