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#21 Bernard

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Posted 13 August 2022 - 03:10 PM

Mark Leiren-Young has a page with all the candidates that have announced for Saanich council.   


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#22 Mike K.

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Posted 13 August 2022 - 06:08 PM

Jordan Reichert is running, I see.

As is Mark Leirin-Young. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a candidate’s website also promoting all candidates.

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#23 Nparker

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Posted 13 August 2022 - 06:21 PM

Jordan Reichert is running, I see....

Are there horses in Saanich allegedly being abused?



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Posted 14 August 2022 - 06:15 AM

^^^ Thanks Bernard. Nice to hear from you.

#25 Bernard

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 08:24 PM

We will see how back I am, my life went through some crazy **** in 2020 and 2021 which included a six+ week stay in hospital and 16 months later I am still recivering



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Posted 17 August 2022 - 10:23 PM

Saanich workers vote for strike action if agreement isn't reached

 

Workers for the District of Saanich have voted in favour of a strike mandate, putting job action on the table if negotiations for a new collective agreement are unsuccessful.

 

CUPE 2011, which represents Saanich municipal workers, said the vote was called after the union and employer reached an impasse.

 

The union said the offer on the table does not address cost-of-living challenges facing workers, who want improved benefits, safety equipment allowances and support for casual workers. The parties have been in negotiations since December.

 

Workers voted 94 per cent in favour of striking.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...reached-5710638

 

 

 

Is it possible job action could affect the election?


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#27 Sparky

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 05:17 AM

How?

#28 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 05:22 AM

How?

 

City Hall (where advance voting takes place) could be behind a picket line.

 

Staffers that work on the election (advertising, arranging polling stations, hiring extra staff, processing candidate applications) could be on strike.



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Posted 18 August 2022 - 06:21 AM

Oh ok good points. I was thinking about the outcome for candidates not the logistics of the polling procedure. Thanks for giving my head a shake.

#30 lanforod

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 07:09 AM

Wowza. Saanich municipal workers get pretty decent compensation from what I see when they have postings up. At least in IT.
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#31 Bernard

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 11:51 AM

The problem is that with the inflation people are having trouble keeping up with expenses.   Sure the compensation may have been decent but it is not there anymore even if it is better than many people.   



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Posted 18 August 2022 - 12:11 PM

Maybe inflation is a bit of a scapegoat?

Look at the City of Victoria’s insane budget, which was $260 million in 2021, and $197 million in 2013. That is a rise of over 200% of actual inflation. Inflation would have yielded less than $228 million by 2021.

Now, multiply that by the CRD, by the province, by the feds, and add the new fees, levies, taxes and surcharges people have to pay to government, that they didn’t have to pay the government before.

Inflation stinks, but it’s the tip of the iceberg.

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#33 Bernard

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 02:48 PM

I was not meaning to comment on the rising municipal budget, which has been faster than inflation even when you take the growth of the population in to account.   I am only pointing out that a lot of 9-5 whote collar workers are feeling a serious pinch in their prosomal lives.   Wages certainly are not keeping up with the cost of housing in this region.   



#34 Nparker

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 02:54 PM

From what I have heard, recruitment for many BC government positions is becoming increasingly difficult.



#35 Mike K.

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 02:55 PM

We’d certainly have more money for rent, if the government wasn’t charging nearly $70 in tax for a 100 litre fill up.

And where’s that promised cheap daycare?

Inflation is just the latest cost. But it’s getting 99% of the blame.

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 02:56 PM

I was not meaning to comment on the rising municipal budget, which has been faster than inflation even when you take the growth of the population in to account.   I am only pointing out that a lot of 9-5 whote collar workers are feeling a serious pinch in their prosomal lives.   Wages certainly are not keeping up with the cost of housing in this region.   

 

What does prosomal mean? Google fails to enlighten me.



#37 Bernard

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 02:58 PM

From what I have heard, recruitment for many BC government positions is becoming increasingly difficult.

I am civil servant these days and I see it in action all the time.   The majority of provincial civil servants in this city do not earn enough money to afford a one bedroom apartment at current market rates.   Many civil servants are moving to other communities either through new jobs or getting the job transferred out of Victoria or working at home 5 days a week.


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#38 Bernard

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 02:59 PM

What does prosomal mean? Google fails to enlighten me.

In means a typo - Personal is what I meant


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#39 Nparker

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 03:00 PM

We’d certainly have more money for rent, if the government wasn’t charging nearly $70 in tax for a 100 litre fill up....

Just take the bus. It's free right? -_-



#40 Bernard

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 03:03 PM

We’d certainly have more money for rent, if the government wasn’t charging nearly $70 in tax for a 100 litre fill up.

And where’s that promised cheap daycare?

Inflation is just the latest cost. But it’s getting 99% of the blame.

The rate of taxation on gas is high, but not quite that high.   It is more like 45%ish 

 

But whatever the reason for the high price, and the high price of many consumer goods and food, there are a lot of people that have gone form having money leftover each month to not making ends meet.   Of course they are going to strike for more pay because they are seeing the standard of living fall



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