Quebec Premier Elect – Pauline Marois The old saying that a week is a long time in politics was never more true than what we are looking at in Canadian politics today. The Pauline Marois PQ minority government victory and the losses for Liberal leader Jean Charest coupled with the waveContinue reading
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Cowichan Conversations: Canadian vs American Health Care- A View From Both Sides!
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger Ian Reid knows the reality of both American and Canadian Health Care systems and his blog and the comments that follow are right on the money. It is called ‘The Real Story’ and that is exactly what you will find there. Ian has been thereContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Here is a Weather Report That You Can Believe In!
TV Weather reports are absoltely boring, well usually. Check this outContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: US Democrats Nominate President Barack Obama
The US Democratic Party Convention answered the bell and nominated President Barack Obama to face off against Republican nominee Mitt Romney. In what may have been the finest contrast possible to the Republican’s Convention the Democrat’s three day political convention provided a stark contrast of choice for American’s. The NewContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Will the Right Wingers Finally Be Set Back On Their Heels?
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger If we were to judge the future political direction of Canada and the US based on recent political activity progressives should be clicking their heels with glee. So let’s see, in British Columbia the BC Liberals (Who are really Conservatives) are in meltdown with diminishedContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: BC Liberal Blair Lekstrom Bails-Coleman Stays
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger The meltdown continues as the BC Liberal Christy Clark led government continues to falter. BC Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom has followed previous Cabinet Ministers out the door in what is appearing to be an exodus of unprecedented proportion. Mr. Lekstrom was a solid performer andContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Michelle Obama Gives The Best First Lady Speech Ever
First Lady Michelle Obama electrified DNC The upbeat Democratic National Convention offered Americans a stark contrast and approach compared to the RNC Convention last week. It has been a longtime since such a positive political event has been front row and centre but last nights tributes to President Obama wereContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Shooting Mars PQ Pauline Marois Victory. One Dead-One Critically Injured!
The Toronto Star reports that Quebec plainclothes police hustled PQ Leader off the stage while she was thanking her supporters for her minority government election win. One man was shot dead by a lone shooter, another remains in critical condition. He has been arrested and taken into custody.Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Enough Cowichan Regional Nonsense
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Larry Woodruff is a Shawnigan Resident with strong feelings and opinions about local governance. He has sent them along to Cowichan Conversations, Cowichan Valley Citizen and the Cowichan News Leader. In two years no one in our political arena of the CVRD or North CowichanContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: PQ To Form New Quebec Government
Parti Quebecois win the day in Quebec!Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Quebec Election Will Be Won By PQ Leader Pauline Marois
Richard Hughes – Political Blogger Today’s election in Quebec will rearrange the dynamics of our political landscape. The Parti Quebecois will form the next Provincial Government, whether a minority or majority is to be determined. If that happens the future of politics as we know it could change dramatically, but notContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Valley Labour Day Picnic-Ladysmith Beach 11 AM – 3PM
Canada’s Labour Day came about after following years of organizing, strikes, parades and protests. Labour Day was declared as an Official Holiday in 1894 by Liberal-Conservative Prime Minister Robert David Thompson. A glimpse into the history can be viewed in this video from Canadian History Magazine. In the Cowichan Valley theContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Hats Off to the Cowichan Valley Citizen!
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger It was very encouraging to read the latest Cowichan Valley Citizen editorial in Friday’s edition, well done. It is all too easy for local media to be compromised and pull their punches editorially. This editorial nails it and that it is what the community needs. IContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: The BC Liberals Aren’t Dead, They’re Just Resting!
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger The BC Liberals may appear to have been through as rough a week as there is in politics. Many say they’re dead, demised, passed on, deceased. Finance Minister & Deputy Premier Kevin Falcon was apparently overcome with the Premier’s call for “Family Values” and by gumContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: US Navy Seal Contradicts Official Version Of The Murder Of Osama Bin Laden!
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Frankly I do not have any great love for Osama Bin Laden, or terrorism by any of our world’s perpetrators. However, the May 2nd, 2011 intrusion into sovereign Pakistan territory moved the yardsticks further down the field than anybody should feel comfortable with. US President Barrack ObamaContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Kevin Falcon Has Had Enough-Resigns As Finance Minister
Finance Minister & Deputy Premier Kevin Falcon The BC Liberal Party has just suffered a body blow with Finance Minister Kevin Falcon bailing on what is an ever increasing meltdown. Christy Clark can bob and weave but this is bad news for the beleagured Premier. It is not going toContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: An Eye Opening Week in Wet’ suwet’ en Territory
Dorothy Field has recently spent a week in Wet’suwet’en territory in northwestern BC in efforts to help the Unis’tot’en (the Big Frog clan) and Lhe Lin Liyin (the Guardians who are in the path and now facing the impacts of the “Pacific Trails’pipeline. She has kindly contributed her story toContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: BREAKING! Republican National Convention Stunned As Ann Romney Asks For Divorce!
Richard Hughes Political Blogger First the threat of a hurricane, aka ‘A Sign from God” and then Ann Romney blows the convention wide open with news that she has had a her fill of Mitt! This story broken buy one of America’s Leading News Services, ‘The Onion’ is through the underground,Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: The 12 Year Old Girl That Silenced The World
This young Vancouver, BC girl is now 32. Perhaps she is a mother. She speaks truth and the greedy corporate assholes of the world have ignored her. Fools!Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: PM Steve Harper’s Methodical Campaign to Silence Democracy
Here is an excellent piece from Keith Reynolds and carried in the Tyee. This is called re:blogging I think. In any case it was well done and available here in tact. The plan is revealed in a book by the PM’s former top strategist Tom Flanagan. By Keith Reynolds, 18 AugContinue reading