Cowichan Conversations: Kinder Morgan’s Expansion. This Could Turn Into A Political Battle For The Ages.

Kinder Morgan protest draws huge crowd in Vancouver Vancouver mayor warns of protests ‘like you have never seen before’   Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson The hour is growing late for both Kinder Morgan Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP Has Just A Short time To Recalibrate And Drop Their Pro Fracking — Pro LNG Positioning

Independent Political Blogger Listen to former BC NDP Premier Mike Harcourt speak common sense on the Site C Dam and the need to diversify and focus on alternative energy options. The BC NDP’s Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: Clark getting free ride from media, Horgan just dropping ball

Rafe is going after Christy, John Horgan and the mostly missing in action corporate media. It will be damn interesting to see how Horgan rolls out his election campaign in what can be described as Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: John Horgan says NDP will target foreign owners in fight for housing affordability

It could be billed as Greed versus Need. NDP’s John Horgan has flung down the gauntlet in what could become the hot election issue in the Greater Vancouver area as we head towards a May Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Who’s John Horgan and why should you care?

If most eligible voters bother to cast a ballot John Horgan will become Premier form an NDP government in BC in June 2017. If political apathy and disengagement result in lower turnout then prepare for Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Horgan Stuck Between A Rock and a Hard Place- Premier Notley Sells out the BC NDP!

We are at a crossroads. The old way got us here. Time to discuss, consider, debate and find new ways to manage our energy needs in a way that does not contribute to climate change. Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: NDP’s LNG reversal is a game-changer for BC election

The up and down world of politics has visited British Columbia driven to a large extent by the LNG plays of Premier Christy Clark and the evolving positions or near positions of NDP leader John Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Damien Gillis-The NDP’s only shot at winning in BC: Embrace the NEW ECONOMY

Here are some excellent posts from Common Sense Canadian that deal with the NDP-Green issues. R   BCNDP Leader John Horgan has a tough row to hoe to win the next election (BCNDP/Flickr) The Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: By backing LNG, the Horgan NDP lost election before it began

The following is the first in a two-part opinion letter series. In a sequel letter, Common Sense Canadian publisher Damien Gillis will do what he rarely does: disagree with his old pal and partner, Rafe Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: New Democrat Leader John Horgan at a rally against the disabled bus pass claw back

Cowichan Conversations: Melanie Mark and Jodie Wickens Drum In At Swearing In Ceremony

Now this is a special swearing in ceremony. BC NDP leader John Horgan ushers in newly elected MLA’s Melanie Mark and Jodie Wickens. Ms Wickens, the first aboriginal woman elected to office in BC, was Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Politicians, Resident Protestors, Helicopters, RCMP All Out Because The BC Liberals Will Not Yank SIA’s Permit To Pollute Shawnigan

Cowichan Conversations: Has John Horgan Succeeded In Distancing Himself From Christy Clark’s LNG Nightmare?–Fletcher Interview

Once again the BC NDP seem poised for certain victory against the BC Liberals. However that task and challenge has not been accomplished since 1996 when an upstart and radically relevant Glen Clark upset the Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: JEFF RUBIN – Why the oil sands no longer make economic sense

The Oil and Gas crowd are an addicted and confused force that take up air and space at a time when change is begging for action. Somewhat like the ‘Flat Earther’s refusal to get that Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation Plans Proceed While The Chief Michael Harry And Council Have Resigned!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger We may be in the throes of a Federal Election and trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer but the Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation proposal to establish a floating LNG Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Horgan was in Edmonton for celebrations. Here he is with a Cowichan ex pat now Alberta NDP MLA Shay Anderson.  

  Horgan was in Edmonton for celebrations. Here he is with a Cowichan ex pat now Alberta NDP MLA Shay Anderson. He sent this on his iPhone. I think he had better get Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Alberta’s Rachel Notley Wins Majority–BC NDP’s John Horgan “People and Elections Matter and Change Can Happen.”

BC’s NDP leadership feeling optimistic after Alberta’s historical win Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980 Zahra Premji May 06, 2015 02:18 am “People and elections matter and change can happen.”That from BC NDP Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: NDP Leading–Alberta’s Vote May Be the Most Important Provincial Election in Decades

OK, here we are with the Alberta NDP poised to form the next Alberta provincial government. Yes, as Tommy Douglas used to say ‘Politics is the Art of the Possible’ but, but Alberta going NDP! Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Premier Christy Clark’s miserable record is finally catching up with her. It is Fire Sale time in BC!

Richard Hughes–Cowichan Conversations I have always been amazed as to how the BC Liberals along with their far right conservative friends in Ottawa manage to snow the citizen taxpayers with the fabrication that they are wise and capable handlers of our economy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Premier Christy Clark-selling off our assets ...

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe–The reason why the NDP cannot win the next election is because of three little letters, LNG

Richard Hughes–Cowichan Conversations Cowichan Conversations is pleased to feature this post from Rafe Mair. Rafe has had a long and distinguished career that includes time as an MLA, Cabinet Minister and later as an award winning broadcaster, talk show host, successful author, and blogger. Rafe is all about politics and our environment. We are all ...

Cowichan Conversations: Probe into Health Ministry Firings Crafted to Protect Premier Christy Clark

Victoria Times Colonist reporter Cindy E. Harnett’s story shows BC NDP leader John Horgan raising a charge of conflict of interest over unwarranted health ministry staff firings. The NDP is attacking the credibility of a review into the firing of health researchers two years ago, charging it was crafted to protect the premier and top ...

Cowichan Conversations: Horgan–Island Care Home Restricts Christmas Meal Guests

Victoria Times Colonist reporter Cindy E. Harnett’s story shows the stinginess of Clark Liberals The NDP painted a picture of Island Health as Scrooge Thursday after presenting documents in the legislature showing a Parksville care home is restricting residents to one paid guest for Christmas dinner. Residents of Trillium Lodge in Parksville have also been ...

Cowichan Conversations: Politics, Hockey, Fall Sitting at the BC Legislature and Local Elections-Game on!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger We are moving into autumn,  our glorious climate change driven summer is wrapping up even though our confused tomato plants refuse to stop providing even more ripe tomatoes. Last night our beloved Vancouver Canucks warmed our hockey deprived souls with a win in the season opener against the Calgary Flames at the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Horgan Calls On Premier To Respect Teachers and our Public Educuation System

  BC NDP Leader John Horgan VICTORIA – New Democrat leader John Horgan has written an open letter to Premier Christy Clark on the prolonged education dispute. In the letter, Horgan expresses disappointment with the government’s failed approach to date, and urges the premier to directly involve herself in the negotiations, and to set a ...

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair: Why Bill Bennett Needs to Resign

The tradition of responsibility is a concept that has in the past served our parliamentary system well. Strong emphasis on, in the past. The BC Liberals under Christy Clark are a destructive, negative and corrupt force. I honestly wonder if she will last her full term or will her mishandling of the province result in ...