Richard Hughes – Political Blogger I love a rainy morning and it has been a long time as we face down the drought on what is often referred to as the ‘Wet Coast.’ Surfing about I came across this exchange in the Austrailian Parliament. Pour a cup of coffee, sitContinue reading
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Cowichan Conversations: One Term More
This election has produced some amazing videos, enjoy. One Term More – With Subtitles from One Term More on Vimeo.Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Will (Bill) Abram’s Has Moved Upstairs
Will Abram 1928-2012 R.I.P. When I heard of Bill’s passing I thought of that old folk song, “He was a Friend of Mine.” Will (Bill) Abrams was a friend of literally hundreds if not thousands of people in the Cowichan Valley and beyond. Some he knew well, some casually andContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Harper Conservative’s Were To Ensure Meat Safety After 2008 Maple Leaf Meats Deadly Listeriosis Outbreak!
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger The recent E.coli outbreak at the Brooks Alberta XL Meat Plant happened due to cutting back on CFIA Inspectors and relaxing regulations to allow increased efficiencies and corporate profits. Hold it! Tell me this, what safeguards were put into place during the last deadlyContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Will the BC Conservatives Last until the May 17th BC Election?
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger BC Conservative Leader John Cummins has struck a new blow for stupidity with his call for loyalty and obedience from his party members. He told the party members that they must declare their loyalty or resign and leave the party. Party President Al Sebring and othersContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair Rightfully Hammers BC’s Inept Environment Minister-Terry Lake
Minister of Environment Terry Lake Just when you think the Christy Clark BC Government has run out of stupid the pretend Environment Minister Terry Lake offers this pathetic misguided spin doctor manufactured manure as conditions to allow the Enbridge Pipeline and Super tankers to despoil our beautiful and precious coastline. Now thisContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Food Safety Out Of Control – E.coli List Keeps Growing.
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger As many Canadians settle in for a Thanksgiving Dinner the Canadian Food Inspection Agencies list of E.coli tainted foods continues to grow. Give thanks to the fact that Brooks Alberta’s XL foods were not processing turkey! Click here for the latest CFIA reports. The pathContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Check the Latest From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency!
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger Here is the latest from CFIA about the addidtions to the foods that are unfit for consumption. Many of these are items “Voluntarily recalled” by XL Foods. Could this mean that they are foods that the reduced CFIA staff inspectors have not got around to yet?Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan’s Will Abram Has Passed Away-October 4, 2012
Will Abram 1928-2012 R.I.P. Dear Friends Our dear father and friend to all, Will Abram, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:40 PM. After a pleasing and engaged evening with family, his determined and loving spirit left us. He was in his beautiful home when he took his last breath. We know this news will causeContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Former Vancity Chair Bob Williams speaks at Cowichan Theatre on October 17, 7:00 pm
Bob Williams Bob Williams, one of BC’s most distinguished public citizens, will be speaking at the Cowichan Theatre on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm, in celebration of International Credit Union Day.Mr. Williams’ talk, titled The Future of BC’s Economy: De-Centralizing Power by Empowering the Regions, will explore the ideasContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Only Christian Chaplains Will Be Available To Prison Inmates
Here is another post from Cowichan Conversations contributor, Dorothy Field. Dorothy Field We used to say religious freedom was bedrock to our Canadian way, but no longer. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is cutting part-time chaplain services to federal prisoners who happen to be Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddist, Wiccan, JewishContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Good ‘Fracking’ News From New York!
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger As citizens learn more about the downsides of hydraulic fracking the inevitable protests follow. In Pennslylvannia, Nova Scotia, Quebec and now the state of New York the politicians are stepping back. This is not an easy response but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saysContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Deregulation And Greed Likely Responsible For Tainted Meat Threat
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger The Brooks Alberta’s XL’s Meat Processor’s handling of meat processing is likely the product of corporate greed and a compromised Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The diminished CFIA is responsible for protecting the health of consumers. In XL’s case they have flip-flopped around while theContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: President Obama Battered and Bruised From Last Nights Debate
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The question that dominated from last nights Presidential Debate was what happened to Obama? He was flat, lacked focus, energy and hunger. As far as the bumbling foot in mouth prone challenger Governor Mitt Romney his metamorpheus was surprising. He was focused, forceful and won the debateContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Hey Thomas Mulcair! Zip this!
Rick Mercer has made a habit of producing videos with major politicians. Skinny dipping with Liberal Leader Bob Rae, A Slumber party with PM Harper and now zip lining with NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair in picturesque Petty Harbour-Newfoundland.Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: An Incoherent Message From Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Few could argue that the UN couldn’t be improved. They often are tangled up in their own structures that seem to handcuff them when facing real problems such as the the current mess in Syria, but Canada has just been humiliated and downgraded once again by theContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: The Remaining Light-How We Care For Seniors
The Remaining Light-A film about how we care for seniors by CCPA and Hospital Employees Union This film is both moving and numbing in that it shows the departure from really caring for seniors by our provincial government. It does not have to be this way. It can be improvedContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Imagine John Lennon-Playing For Change
The Playing For Change series has brought us hope for a better world of peace and people before profits. The beat goes on. This is really well done, enjoy.Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Something Is Fishy With The CFIA and XL’s Meat Facility
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes PM Steve Harper’s hands off self regulatory model is I expect at the root of the problems at XL’s Brooks, Alberta Facility. Throughout Canada, the fashionable with the right wing regulation and self inspection experiments have proven to be a dangerous diversion with deadly serious consequences. HowContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Former US President Jimmy Carter Calls For of Cannabis-BC Mayors Agree
Former USA President Carter Call Fors Decriminilzation of Marijuana Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter called for the decriminalization of marijuana on Thursday, saying U.S. drug policy has “destroyed the lives of millions of young people.” While delivering a speech on inter-American relations in Washington, D.C., the 39th president cited high prisonContinue reading