False Referendum Advertising in BC Newspapers

by: Anne Neave, Local Opinions
Posted on: November 10, 2018 10:47 am

A really good example of false advertising can be found right now in BC newspapers. Over the past weeks, ads have appeared stating “Time to Say Farewell to Your Local MLA”. Like many others, I am determined to vote intelligently in the Referendum on Electoral Reform. I have carefully read the nonpartisan information from Elections BC. It is not tru …


Our MLAs are True FIBerals

by: Rob Purdy, Local Opinions
Posted on: November 9, 2018 11:58 am

Liberal MLAs Milobar and Stone are busy touring towns and cities in the region hosting  ‘MLA Meetings’ where their main objective is to spread lies about Proportional Representation and convince people to keep our current First Past the Post electoral system. They are ‘toeing the party line’ as they know that our current electoral system makes it e …


We Face Wicked Problems

by: Rob Purdy, Local Opinions
Posted on: November 7, 2018 12:41 am

My daughter and I were recently discussing my observation that some of her peers where making a conscious choice not to work full time, at least for now, even when they were offered the opportunity. I asked my daughter why this is so, and she replied, “because they feel that the world is toast”. My daughter is soon to complete her Master in Interna …


Horgan Asked to Form Government After Confidence Vote Fails

by: Michael Crawford, Local Opinions
Posted on: June 30, 2017 8:27 am

By: Michael Crawford, President of the Kamloops-North Thompson NDP (Kamloops) New Democrats in Kamloops-North Thompson are celebrating the defeat of Christy Clark’s BC Liberal government and look forward to John Horgan forming a government at the invitation of Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon. “After senseless delays and childish political maneuv …


BC Throne Speech Just Crass Political Opportunism, NDP

by: Michael Crawford, Local Opinions
Posted on: June 23, 2017 3:17 pm

By: Michael Crawford, President of the Kamloops-North Thompson NDP (Kamloops) Kamloops-North Thompson NDP President Michael Crawford says that BC Throne Speech today looked like a death-bed repentance or a cynical attempt to stay in power, but it wasn’t a genuine shift in the BC Liberals approach to governing. “Before the election, Christy Clark ha …


Minority Government Report

by: Even Sharples, Local Opinions
Posted on: June 23, 2017 1:27 pm

By: Even Sharples In an election, one party usually receives the most seats, leaving the others with (in British Columbia’s case) less seats in the legislature. However when none of the parties have the majority, the minority parties can band together through an agreement to form a minority government. A minority government is, by definition, a gov …