Elections have two key components: the race and the mechanics – the legislative process and administration of the vote.
The race gets the media coverage, not so much the mechanics, even though it can have far more impact on the results than many might imagine.
The new Liberal budget got harsh words from North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney, in a media teleconference on May 31. This, the second budget since Justin Trudeau's Liberals won a majority, includes a proposal to create an Infrastructure Privatization Bank....read more
Former MLA and Social Credit cabinet minister and Deputy Premier Grace McCarthy passed away peacefully at her home in Vancouver last night after a lengthy battle with a brain tumor. Mrs. McCarthy, 90, was surrounded by her family.
Funeral details and arrangements will be announced in the coming days.read more
How often have people dismissed the Israel/Palestine conflict as “too complex” to understand? Are there only two sides to this 60+-year old crisis in the Middle East? If you’d like to learn more from someone who has been on the ground, interviewing the people involved from a multitude of perspectives and histories, come and meet author Jo Roberts as she navigates this ongoing clash in the award-winning book, Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel’s Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe.read more
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Sewage Commission has agreed to the terms of a meditated settlement in a dispute about the metering and cost apportionment of the regional sewer service from 2004 to 2015. The agreement was reached on May 5, 2017 and includes...read more
Fair Vote Canada calls on NDP and Greens to form a governing coalition or accord and implement proportional representation
A majority of BC voters have voted for parties that support proportional representation, says Fair Vote Canada. “The NDP and Greens will, together, have a majority of MLAs who ran on a platform commitment to electoral reform. We are very pleased at this broad support for making every vote count” says Terry Dance-Bennick, Co-chair of Fair Vote Canada’s Victoria Chapter.read more
The difference between a minority and majority government has boiled down to one seat determined by just nine voters. Who influenced those voters and what did they say?read more
Just for fun, the Watershed Sentinel slogged through the paperwork and came up with this thorough, detailed, unbiased comparison of the parties’ Environmental and Social Justice platforms!read more
We're calling on all our BC Greens of Courtenay-Comox supporters to join us this Saturday morning at 11am near Simms Millennium Park to welcome Andrew Weaver and the Green Bus to our riding! Please come out, with your friends, dressed in green, with signs if you have...read more