Tag Archives: BC NDP

Take it from the Topp

Last night I got this from a friend in the campaign.  It’s from NDP Campaign Manager Brian Topp to his campaign staff, although it was sent through Jan O’Brien rather than directly from the KoolToppGuy himself. His letter makes one … Continue reading

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A vote for and a vote against

I’m a partisan.  I’ve been a New Democrat since I heard Dave Barrett speak about our province and his vision for it in 1972. But for crying out loud, please shoot me if I ever turn into one of those … Continue reading

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The can of worms: BC Rail, Basi/Virk, anonymity, inducements to plead

I’m not surprised with the BC Supreme Court ruling on the Auditor General’s application for documents in the Basi Virk indemnity case. My understanding is that some of the billings – the ones protected by privilege – might reveal the … Continue reading

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The end of the BC Liberals?

Last week’s Forum poll confirmed the numbers seen in most polls lately.  The NDP at 46% of the decided vote is 20+ points ahead of both the BC Conservatives and the BC Liberal party who are tied for support in … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror who’s the ugliest of them all?

Last week, in a poll completed before the BC Place boondoggle, the Harry Bloy firing and the teacher’s dispute bungling, the results were 45 NDP, 31 Liberal and 14 Conservative. In a Forum poll released today and completed after the the … Continue reading

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The lesson of 2009

The lesson of the 2009 BC election is simple but has never been revealed until now.  I am willing to part with it as a piece of free advice to our new leader Adrian Dix because, as the papers are … Continue reading

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Lady MacBeth endorses Farnworth

“We must be unified in spirit and in purpose, and I know Jenny is as committed to this goal as I am, and I look forward to her support.” Jenny Kwan committed to unity?  On what planet?  Jenny Kwan betrayed … Continue reading

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Carole James: the guys’ manifesto

“Grow some balls”, “get some cajones” “grow a pair”. No, there’s no sexism in the small but determined attempt by a handful of old white guys to replace Carole James right when she’s taken the NDP to its highest mark … Continue reading

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Venus & mars – the political model

Let’s get this out of the way quickly.  I disagree with almost everything Margaret Wente writes.  I look at the world, at people and at politics differently.  Always have.  Always will. Nonetheless I still read her, mostly to get the … Continue reading

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BC NDP Soar, BC Libs crash

A 25% lead in the polls.  That’s where the NDP is now with Carole James.  Rough estimate:  about 70 seats, maybe 75 out of 85.   There hasn’t been a gap this big since 2001 and it went the other way, … Continue reading

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