Harcourt’s Play Could Force A Shake-up Former BC NDP Premier Harcourt has publicly expressed his frustration and annoyance over Adrian Dix’s stupid handling of the 2013 BC Election campaign. Many throughout BC have let their memberships lapse and may or may not renew depending on whether this leadership race inspiresContinue reading
Just when you think that the BC NDP inner circle has run out of stupid they unveil a leadership race package that would look more at home in a big business Liberal or Conservative party race than what used to be a mildly left social democratic party. The last electoralContinue reading
The Cowichan NDP Executive has thrown their support behind the ‘Sensible BC’ campaign in hopes of broadening the challenge to the present pot policies in the province. COWICHAN VALLEY NDP CONSTITUENCY ASSOCIATION NEWS RELEASE NDP Constituency Association Endorses Sensible BC DUNCAN – The Executive of the Cowichan Valley NDPContinue reading
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger It has been a little more than a month now since the BC election ballots were counted. The shocking results shook the province, certainly the NDP and absolutely delighted the victorious Christy Clark. Her once edgy caucus, many of whom had moved as far awayContinue reading
After a surprise loss Adrian Dix has emerged with a public announcement of his future plans Embattled B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix says he will stay on as head of the party despite last week’s surprise election defeat. “This was an impossibly disappointing result,” he said. “As leader of theContinue reading
Adrian Dix maintains a strong lead. It is just past a week into the BC Election Campaign and it is Adrian Dix showing that he knows his onions when it comes to campaigning. For some considerable time Adrian has aggressively pursued support in all constituencies through the province. Now heContinue reading
BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix Adrian Dix has just announced that the BCNDP are opposed to the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion. Dix has repeatedly made policy announcements in BC Liberal held constituencies. This announcement was made in BC Liberal’s Environment Minister Terry Lake’s Kamloops riding. The BC NDP are clearlyContinue reading
Here is a letter from MLA Bill Routley challenging Environment Minister Lake to step in and do the right thing for the residents of Shawnigan. Cowichan BC NDP MLA Bill Routley Parliament Buildings Victoria, BC V8V IX4 Telephone 250.387.3655 Fax 250.3873468 firstname.lastname@example.org Hon. Terry Lake Minister ofContinue reading
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger The CVRD Regional District and Shawnigan Director Bruce Fraser have been blissfully sleepwalking through an application from South Island Aggregates (SIA) to dump up to 5 Million tons of contaminated and toxic soils onto their Stebbings Road property in the Shawnigan Watershed. The applicationContinue reading
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The election is on and has been for awhile now and it is becoming clear that the BC Liberals and Christy Clark are headed for certain defeat. The real question now is how bad will it be for them? We are looking at a possible landslide thatContinue reading
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger Speculation ran wild regarding Premier Clark’s grip on her leadership and whether or not the dissidents within her caucus would scotch the budget vote today. Bringing down her government and forcing an early election seemed a possibility 24 hours ago. Not so much now. TheContinue reading
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Watching ‘Question Period’ the other day what struck me once again was the dysfunctional performance of the legislature. The legislatures role has been diminished, often governments calling them into session only when they must to jam their legislation through. It is a critical element of a parliamentaryContinue reading
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Let’s face it folks politics and governance in BC has become soiled by the top down control mechanisms and practices of all of BC’s political parties. Many of those who have really been involved see that quickly, well not all, many choose to turn a blindContinue reading
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger There are lot of very rich people and corporations that are freaked out about the idea of Adrian Dix and the BC NDP forming government this coming May 14th! There are some amongst the deep pocketed corporate crowd that will do almost anything to keep the BCContinue reading
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The Christy Clark flip, flop, and fly over the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal has puzzled many political observers. Her efforts to leverage a financial payoff for endorsing the Enbridge proposal to build a pipeline across BC and then ship bitumen down the treacherous BC coastline confounded politicalContinue reading
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger How long is it going to take before some of the Conservatives MP’s wake up and stand up for Canada? Our PM Steve Harper lies to us with an ease uncommon, even for politicians. Canada is being drained and our nation is up for sale, but why?Continue reading
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For decades our politicians have pouted over the question of legalization often throwing their hands in the air pointing to the US War on Drugs as evidence that they could not possibly legalize cannabis here in Canada.
Well the air has just been let out of that balloon.
Washington State and Colorado residents voted for regulated legalization and will now set out to kick the plans into gear.
This has really ruffled the feathers of our BC politicians and their Federal counterparts. What to do now? OMG the pressure is on!
I’m sure glad I have a driver! I can’t stop giggling and I have the munchies!
What are our politicans thinking?
The latest polling shows 75 percent of Canadians want the funny tobacco legalized.
It is really only a minority bolstered by those who profit in the deadly drug trade that want to see legalization blocked.
It is disappointing to see our Liberal and NDP leaders ducking the issue. They have in unison kicked the ball over to the Ottawa crowd.
Christy! What was in those Timbits?
Both Premier Christie Clark and BC NDP leader Adrian Dix conveniently ignore the fact that Premiers and their Attorney Generals can take steps provincially by instructing our police forces and prosecutors to lay off busting people for simple possession of marijuana.
Canada’s Premier’s should be lobbying Ottawa to listen to the strong majority desire for and end to prohibition.
I still don’t feel any different. It doesn’t seem to work for me. Can I have some timbits?
PM Harper embraces the 1930′s ‘Reefer Madness’ attitude to the devil weed and would just as soon jail pot puffers.
NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has balked, flip flopped and spoken against liberalizing present laws that turn otherwise law abiding citizen into criminals.
He has sadly demonstrated that he too is out of touch with Canadian attudes towards the failed ‘War on Drug’s.’
Bob Rae, Federal Liberal Interim leader has said that what we have in place is not working and we really have to look at a different approach.
Federal Liberal Leadership hopeful Justin Trudeau appears to be poised to actually step up, but so far he has been bob and weaving. He may surprise in later rounds of the bout.
Thwer has been a clear call from the Young Liberals to end the prohibition that has failed miserably.
Most Canadian Politicans, not all, are out of touch with the mood of the nation.
It is not too late for our politicians to take a deep breath and seize the moment. It will be most revealing to watch the dance that follows.Continue reading
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger- I never met a Sockeye that I didn’t like. When I heard the news of the Cohen Report I immediately thought of the majestic sockeye and all the campaigner’s who fought valiantly for the salmon who have suffered losses, disease and death often dueContinue reading
Political Blogger Don Maroc longtime journalist and historian pops up on Cowichan Conversations as a valued contributor from time to time. Many will recall his many years as a Cowichan News Leader Columnist with his column “View from the Left.” The issue of hydraulic fracking was enough to fire himContinue reading