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43rd British Columbia election discussion | October 2024


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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 08 June 2024 - 06:31 AM

I didn’t realize we did not already have this thread going.

Quite the exchange between Rustad and Eby.

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#2 max.bravo

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Posted 08 June 2024 - 07:39 AM

Rustad has the moral high ground. The actions of the two women speak for themselves.

#3 Mike K.

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Posted 08 June 2024 - 08:11 AM

This is shaping up to be one heck of an election.

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#4 dasmo

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Posted 08 June 2024 - 08:15 AM

I'm grateful candidates are only engaging in character assassination. Unlike Mexico! 


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#5 Nparker

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Posted 08 June 2024 - 08:19 AM

Any chance the name of this thread could be changed to "43rd" rather than "43"? The ordinal just works better.



#6 Mike K.

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Posted 09 June 2024 - 06:44 AM

Oh yeah, good point.
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#7 Nparker

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Posted 09 June 2024 - 06:54 AM

Danke schön.
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#8 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 11:50 PM

Fresh off another successful poaching foray, Conservative Party of B.C. Leader John Rustad described himself to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday using the loaded phrase “common sense.”

 

It’s become politically freighted since federal Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre started using it to some effect. Rustad wasn’t shy about borrowing it.

 

His common sense vision for public safety involves a big increase in addiction treatment programs, most of them private and some of them involuntary, meaning during incarceration. He wants indefinite apprehension of permanently brain-damaged habitual offenders now wandering the streets, on mental health grounds. That could involve invoking the notwithstanding clause in the charter of rights to bypass constitutional concerns if need be, he said.

 

On the economic side, Rustad wants significant income tax cuts — to be detailed later — and eradication of red tape that stifles everything from logging to recruitment of health workers.

 

He also wants to start a conversation on nuclear power, given that the wholesale electrification to get off oil is going to vastly outstrip generating capacity. If everyone switched to heat pumps, per the NDP’s urging, B.C. would need six more Site C dams to keep up, he said.

 

Several Conservative candidates accompanied him to the luncheon, most notably Chris Moore, who up until 90 minutes before the speech was the BC United candidate in Powell River-Sunshine Coast.

 

Moore and most of his key local supporters bolted BC United and signed on with Rustad’s team, citing dissatisfaction with how the party is running the campaign.

 

The defections of previous BC United MLAs Bruce Banman, Lorne Doerkson and Elenore Sturko have created a feedback loop that makes every subsequent one that much easier.

 

Apart from all the other problems with the rebranding of the former B.C. Liberals, the new United name is simply not accurate anymore.

 

Moore said BC United Leader Kevin Falcon took it graciously when he broke the news to him. If so, it’s because he’s getting so used to it.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...e-henry-9109980


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#9 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 June 2024 - 12:00 AM

Rustad said if Conservatives and BC United together get more seats than the NDP, he would reach out to United to join them in bringing down the NDP as soon as possible on a confidence vote. That would lead to a minority government arrangement.

 

“I hope I don’t offend people, but [Premier David Eby] is a socialist. He believes very strongly in big government. … He’s also an authoritarian who does not respect democracy and local governance.”

 

 

https://www.timescol...e-henry-9109980


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#10 Mike K.

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Posted 21 June 2024 - 06:04 AM

A full house at that luncheon. I believe when Kevin Falcon was presenting earlier this spring, there were plenty of seats.

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#11 todd

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Posted 21 June 2024 - 09:14 AM

So what’s the deal with the big thing on Rustad’s head? Serious medical condition?

#12 lanforod

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Posted 21 June 2024 - 10:29 AM

Looks like a mole. shrug

 

No one is electing him for his looks, thats for sure.


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#13 Nparker

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Posted 21 June 2024 - 10:37 AM

...No one is electing him for his looks, that's for sure.

Hopefully, the terrible performance of Canada's current PM has taught voters that good looks do not equal good leadership.


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#14 todd

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Posted 21 June 2024 - 10:59 AM

Looks like a mole. shrug

No one is electing him for his looks, thats for sure.

Sorry.. https://youtu.be/O3q...ZNiJLoTiV3KH0Es

I had a few things removed, after putting it off for years and years





David Eby has such smooth skin.

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#15 todd

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Posted 21 June 2024 - 11:02 AM

Hopefully, the terrible performance of Canada's current PM has taught voters that good looks do not equal good leadership.

The PM has never done it for me. I guess the older ladies like the look

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#16 LJ

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Posted 21 June 2024 - 07:46 PM

David Eby has such smooth skin.

 

You're starting to worry me todd.


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#17 todd

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Posted 21 June 2024 - 10:42 PM

You're starting to worry me todd.

What are you worried about?

 

I’m worried about extraterrestrials.


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#18 todd

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Posted 22 June 2024 - 08:43 AM

OK, when I look at the closer it’s not that smooth

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#19 Nparker

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Posted 22 June 2024 - 09:00 AM

My day is now effectively ruined.


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#20 todd

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Posted 22 June 2024 - 09:25 AM

My day is now effectively ruined.

Cartoons or Corner Gas is better for the first couple hours in the morning.

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