Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes As an old politico of the CVRD flavour I have found myself intrigued by the UBCM activities taking place in Victoria this week. CVRD Director Ian Morrison Of particular interest is that Cowichan’s former school trustees have received support from the UBCM crowd in support of a democraticContinue reading
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Cowichan Conversations: BC’s Grass Roots Politicians Want To Decriminalize Pot!
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes This week The Union of BC Municipalities heard from advocates and opponents of decriminalizing BC’s favourite weed. BC’s local government officials called for an end to the phony laws prohibiting its’ use. Good on them. Finally an identifiable group show the leadership needed for so long. ForContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Rick Mercer Is More Effective Than Canada’s Opposition MP’s!
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Here is another RMR and although it is clever and cutting comedy it is also dead serious. Democracy is dying in our Canadian Parliament. There should be some serious pushback but where is the outrage? Where? The MP’s are behaving like lobsters in a pot. They hadContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: MSM all over a nothing defection to the BC Liberals!
So, John Martin, a right wing criminologist who ran third in a recent election in one of the most conservative constituences in BC left the sinking Conservative ship and swam over to another sinking ship. Hello, I know that your bosses want the corporate accomodating BC Liberals to stay in officeContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Politicians Must Send Dirty Dirt Peddlers Packing!
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Cowichan Valley Residents have endured threats real and pending from various sources who would like to use and continue using the Cowichan Valley as the dumping ground for their toxic and contaminated soils. Sadly most of our CVRD politicians have been complicating the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ on this one folks. TheContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Chaos On Bullshit Mountain
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger In the upside down world of politics today it is the comedians, musicians and film makers that are often making the difference. As the US Networks ratings fall it is the creative genius of comedians like Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert who are gaining viewersContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: The 2013 BC Election Is Now Underway!
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger Welcome to the 2013 Provincial Election Campaign, now underway. It is revealing to compare the approaches by the competing leaders, BC Liberal Leader Ms Christy Clark and the BC NDP’s Adrian Dix. Mr.Dix, to his credit, faced the Board of Trade at a sold out luncheon the otherContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix Speaks Truth To Vancouver Board of Trade
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix is offering BC Voters, including the business community, a thoughtful and measured approach to governing after years of a troubled and polarized BC under the control of the BC Liberal government. Give him credit for showing up and speaking truth to those who have beenContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Naomi Klein Speaks Out About The Kinder Morgan Pipeline To Vancouver
Here is a video taken over the Labour Day Weekend in North Vancouver. Naomi Klein may be best known for her book, ‘The Shock Doctrine.’ Well the good news is that she has joined the fight against reckless pipeline construction and increased tanker traffic through the port of Vancouver.Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: BC Liberal Government Must Call A By-Election In Cowichan!
BC Liberals Fire the Cowichan School Board because the asked for more money and then they broght in a 1.4 Billion Dollar Deficit themselves! The Schools, students and teacher’s are getting the short end of the stick following this summer’s mass firing of democratically elected Cowichan School Trustees. This wasContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Voters Deserves A By-Election And Democratically Elected Trustees
Call a By-Election now, or refund my School Taxes! The shutdown of elected representation on the School Board has gone on long enough and it is time that Premier Christy Clark stepped in and put her money and political action where her slogans are. “Families First” remember Madam Premier! WellContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Bylaws Will Not Protect the Shawnigan Watershed! So Bring In A New One!
The CVRD has the authority over land use. Will they draw up a bylaw that protects the Shawnigan Watershed, or not? The Assistand Deputy Minister of Environment Jim Standiford has written what appears to be a form letter to those who inquire South Island Aggregates (SIA) application to dumpContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: MLA Bill Routley Stands Up For Democracy-Calls For By-Election!
Bill Routley Cowichan NDP MLA-Wants A Democratic Byelection For School Trustees The out of date undemocratic treatment Cowichan School Trustees faced when they dared speak of the negative impacts of cutbacks is unacceptable by any measure. It can only be addressed through a by-election says a fired up Bill Routley,Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: The Natural Gas Game Is Fracked! BC Liberal Government Deficit Hits 1.4 Billion
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger The BC Liberal’s may be many things but good business operator’s they ain’t. Little wonder former finance minister Kevin Falcon was overcome for a families first lifestyle back home. The cabinet benches have thinned dramatically as now a baker`s dozen plus have stated that they are notContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Province Cartoonist Dan Murphy Creates Video To Help Christy Clark Win!
BC Premier Christy Clark-’Lovely Plumage’ Dan Murphy has been harpooning politician for many years and this video showing Christy Clark how she can win the next election is no exception! As always a delight, enjoy.Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Election Issues Will Focus On Enbridge and Fracking!
The polls tell us that the BC NDP will form the next government unless a political earthquake shakes up the political environment between now and the scheduled May 2013 election. Energy issues dominate much of the political stage these days. Focus will be on the how the competing parties position themselves especially regardingContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: CT Group Comment on the CVRD’s Ill Fated Eco-Depot Controversy
Joseph (Larry) Gollner-CT Group On 27 June, Warren Jones, the Chief Administrative Officer of the CVRD finally delivered his report on the failure of the CVRD Eco Depot venture. The report largely blamed the failure on public opposition with attention paid to the Citizens Together Group (CT Group) and earlierContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Quebec Students Were Right! Students Debts Are Crippling!
Quebec Students Protest Started Over Tuition Hikes It was University Students in Quebec who raised the profile of challenges facing students seeking post secondary education. Tuition hikes ignited the protests but costs for living accomodation, books, clothing and food combine to increase the overall burden. The protests grew, morphed intoContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Why Don’t The NHL Players Form A Co-operative?
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger What is it exactly that the NHL Owners do to justify the money they make? They don’t skate, check, shoot or score and yet they control professional hockey and send that annoying Gary Bettman around to squeeze out more profits for the owners. He threatens to shut downContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: What’s More Likely, Voter Fraud Or A Bee Sting?
This video nails it, but Canadians take note as well. Voter suppression and other voter control efforts are underway by the Harperites!Continue reading