This is an amazing interview where Ireland’s President Michael Higgins lambasts Tea Party Style American Talk Show Host, Michael Graham. The Irish Talk Show is in progress…Continue reading
Tag: Cowichan Conversations
Cowichan Conversations: North Cowichan Budgeting Should Be Participatory
Rob Douglas is a Cowichan Valley activist very instrumental in organizing a series of meetings regarding Cooperatives in the Valley. Here is his latest column written for the Cowichan News Leader and reproduced here with his permission. Participatory Democracy has been practiced in many areas throughout the world and wasContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: It Is All About Christy Clark! Not!
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger The Village of Lions Bay’s Most Prominent Political Commentator is calling for Premier Clark to step aside for the good of the BC Liberal Party and the Province of BC. How many of us have had the same idea? A great many I daresay. I expectContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Let’s Make Our Hospitals Healthy Places!
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger A report released today outlines policies that will require nurses to take flu shots, or wear a mask! Hello! Why wouldn’t shots for all health workers be mandatory? Actually while we are on this topic here are a few more examples of how to reduce sicknessContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Why the Tar Sands are Bad News for Canada
James Laxer is an economist and Political Scientist, one of the founders of the “Waffle Movement”that attemped to pull the New Democratic Party left and controlling our natural resources nationally as a great many other countries had done. Although Laxer gained support from 37 percent at the 1972 convention theContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: John Horgan Itching For An Election!
Call an Election now Christy! Christy Clark said this last night on the evening news.”You know I think British Columbians elected me leader because I am different.” British Columbians didn’t elect her leader. Election!!!!- John Horgan BCNDP House LeaderContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Laila Nearly Tripped Over The Elephant!
Laila Yuile-No Strings Attached Laila Yuile has drawn the conclusion that as things evolve Opposition Leader Dix may well be the next Premier and if he is and then if he kicks a separate BC Assessment into play there could be trouble. How could this possibly, you ask increduously? ReadContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: The Lawyers Just Love Our CVRD Directors!
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger I’ll betcha that the lawyers just love this litigious CVRD Board. Now they are suing Fisher Road Recycling for allowing commercial packers to bring in recyclables and compostables which of course contribute to reducing the waste stream. Wasn’t that the CVRD Directors pitch, driving towards Zero Waste?Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Bitumen, Bitumen Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off!
Richard Hughes Political Blogger With a headline like that I decided to steal it along with the rest of Ian Reid’s latest post on his excellent and revealing blog, ‘The Real Story.” Ian tells of yet another bitumen proposal, that of an amazing new air borne pipeline project, valued at $100Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Evan James-NDP MLA Carole James Son, Turns His Life Around!
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger This moving look into the life of Evan James and his mother Carole , who led the BC NDP and almost became Premier, is frankly a reminder of the thin line between shit and glory. My heart goes out to both of them and their families. This brave public account willContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: It Is Time To Get Back To “The Culture of Why!”
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger It is disconcerting to see so many of our politicians embrace an escalating level of disrespect and even contempt for those of us that they are elected and entrusted to represent. We see it from the PM Steve Harper and many of the Provincial Governments andContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Excuse Me Mr. Black, Rafe Mair Has A Few Words About Your Refinery Proposal!
Richard Hughes Political Blogger What a hectic time it is in British Columbia these days! Hey David Black-Media Mogul- these are to be the “Dog Days of Summer!” Why are you releasing announcements that send the media and alternate blogger types into action on a summery August weekend? What wereContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Is Alberta’s Dirty Dilbit Actually Black’s Gold Or Is It Just Fools Gold?
Cowichan Conversations contributor Kevin Logan wrote this piece to put Newspaper Mogul David Black’s bid to promote a bitumen refinery into perspective. Kevin Logan’s career has been diverse, ranging from small business to NGOs through finance and government. “I have a plan!.” David Black, an international Newspaper Magnate and BCContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: When Did Premier Clark Know of David Black’s Bitumen Refinery Proposal?
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Premier Christy Clark ran the notion of BC getting more from the Enbridge proposal, a cut of the action to soften the blow of bitumen spills that would despoil our marine areas, inland rivers, creeks and the Great Bear Forest for decades. Surely her advisers told herContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Level of Risk remains for David Black’s Proposal says Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin
Robin Austin Skeena MLA New Democrat MLA for Skeena Robin Austin said seeing as there is no change to the level of risk with the pipeline, then the pipeline should still not move forward. “There is nothing wrong with the principle of trying to add value or economic benefit toContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: NDP Energy Critic John Horgan Isn’t Buying Into David Black’s Refinery Scheme
John Horgan BC NDP Energy Critic The BC NDP have been opposed to the Enbridge Proposal from the get-go. Newspaper Mogul David Black’s proposal changes little as Horgan made clear to every media outlet around. Here is John Horgan’s position, succinctly put.Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: Dan Murphy is at it again. Enbridge You Have Bitumened Off More Than You Can Chew!
Richard Hughes Political Blogger Vancouver Province Cartoonist Dan Murphy has nailed it again. Here is another End to Enbridge Video cartoon Enjoy and send around the world. Thank you once again Dan MurphyContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: David Black Wants To Build A Refinery In Kitimat-Uh huh!
Richard Hughes Political Blogger Controversy surrounding the proposed Enbridge Northern Pipeline just got a goosing from Victoria based media tycoon David Black. The history of transporting bitumen has a very poor track record. The numerous Native Bands along the route are not going to buy into this pipedream for aContinue reading
Cowichan Conversations: ICBC Is Out Of Control-Heads Should Roll!
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The stories of the outrageous salaries and ever increasing executive and management positions demands far more than CEO Jon Schubert’s resignation! This clown has been overseeing dramatic executive increases and is being left in place until November and then remain on as a consultant until next June 2013.Continue reading
Cowichan Conversations: David Black Media Tycoon Is Promoting A Bitumen Refinery in Kitimat
Richard Hughes Political Blogger Controversy surrounding the proposed Enbridge Northern Pipeline just got a goosing from Victoria based media tycoon David Black. The history of transporting bitumen has a very poor track record. The Alberta’s Tar Sands product presents a classic case of whatever you do next is wrong. Bitumen is aContinue reading