The rich and connected appear to run British Columbia


Groot
#31
BC is so messed up....cons pushing for Libs.

It's like cons voting for Trump.
 
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taxslave
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Crispy Carp and the Liberals are our version of Hillery and the Dems.

BTW, there is no Liberal party in BC. They are Social Credit/BC Reform in liberal clothing.



Grizzly Hunt 101: The 'It's a Tradition' Argument
[For the next 3 weeks leading up to the BC election, I'm going to be posting facts about grizzly bears and the grizzly bear hunt]

The 'It's a Tradition' Argument: Perhaps the weakest argument of them all when it comes to trophy hunters and their various reasons for believing they should be allowed to kill our grizzly bears centers around the idea that grizzly hunters should get to continue to kill because they've been hunting grizzlies for years/their father hunted grizzlies/their grandfather hunted grizzlies/their whole family hunts grizzlies.

It used to be tradition to shoot buffalo from trains on the prairies. To kill wolves using leg-hold, steel-jawed traps. And to hunt orcas and eagles. But we've evolved as a society. Just because something was done in the past does not make it acceptable to do today or in the future.

From an ethical standpoint, it's quite clear that the majority of people in British Columbia and beyond do not think that killing grizzly bears for sport and a trophy is a socially acceptable activity anymore (the most recent polls show that over 90% of BC residents are against the hunt, including almost 75% in rural hunting hotbeds -- Grizzly bear trophy hunt: 74% of rural B.C. residents oppose it).

The bottom line in this argument is that nobody cares that you've been killing grizzly bears for the past 20 years, that's simply not a valid excuse for continuing an activity. People used to drive without seatbelts, tv stations used to advertise smoking cigarettes as being cool, and strangers used to hand out homemade candy apples at Halloween.

But times change, and so do societal values.

Perhaps it's time that our government's views on grizzly bear hunting caught up.
- John E. Marriott Wildlife and Nature Photography

See to it that you actually post some facts for a change.
Fact 1 There are too many grizzleys in some areas.
Fact 2 Some communities take in a lot of cash that they desperately need from the hunt.
Fact 3 Since we "manage" some parts of the food chain it is important that we manage all parts so it doesn't get out of kilter.

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Ridings are rigged in favour of the East because 7/8ths of the population lives there.

Not true. But you already know that. Compare the number of citizens in a riding in Prince Edward Island against the number of people in a riding in BC or Alberta. Better yer compare the size of the ridings.
 
Groot
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

See to it that you actually post some facts for a change.
Fact 1 There are too many grizzleys in some areas.
Fact 2 Some communities take in a lot of cash that they desperately need from the hunt.
Fact 3 Since we "manage" some parts of the food chain it is important that we manage all parts so it doesn't get out of kilter.

Fact, what would happen if people were not around to "manage" nature.

Guess all hell would break loose....da faq.
 
taxslave
+1
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

The rise of haves and have-nots is particularly acute in B.C., where skyrocketing housing prices have left more people behind as the issue shapes the campaign, writes Justine Hunter

In this provincial election, inequality is not the stuff of stump speeches: NDP Leader John Horgan talks about affordability, and Liberal Leader Christy Clark is promising tax breaks for the middle class. But inequality is shaping the campaign in many ways, from the debate around housing costs, to questions about whether the wealthy have an outsized influence on politics through campaign contributions.

The widening gap in income and wealth is not a story exclusive to British Columbia. Inequality is growing across Canada and throughout much of the Western world. But in B.C. in particular, it is not only that the 1 per cent are getting richer faster than anyone else. In B.C.’s urban centres, those who happened to buy a home before the boom are the new class of “haves.” Those who did not are struggling with insecure housing, and are increasingly angry about the growing divide.

The BC Liberals and the New Democratic Party offer different paths forward on the issues raised by growing inequality.

Why is inequality growing?

Mr. Heisz is one of the 27 leading economists and experts who contributed to the 2016 book Income Inequality: The Canadian Story, published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy says

B.C.

The only places that housing prices are skyrocketing is the lowermainland, the lower par of the island and a few choice spots in the interior. The real problem is that once these newly minted million are in Vancouver move out they buy up the affordable housing in other communities where few locals can afford to build a new house.
 
tay
#35
Dan Levin writes that Christy Clark and her B.C. Libs have turned British Columbia into a haven for capital to run wild without any social responsibility or public benefit:
Like many places, British Columbia set up a system of tax incentives to lure businesses to the far western Canadian province in the hopes of creating jobs and transforming Vancouver into a global financial center.

But if the program has been good for business, it’s been less beneficial for British Columbia.

Participating companies have created few jobs, according to government figures, while more than 140 million Canadian dollars ($106 million) have been doled out in tax refunds since 2008, when the initiative was expanded.

The incentives operate under a cloak of secrecy that is unusual for similar efforts in Canada and the United States, critics say. The province will not name the companies that get the breaks. The only information available about them is on the website of a nonprofit that promotes the program.

“This is essentially a temporary foreign-worker program for the rich, with secret government subsidies for multinational corporations,” said Dermod Travis, the executive director of IntegrityBC, a nonpartisan political watchdog group based in Victoria, the provincial capital. “The government is selling B.C. as a tax haven for the global elite to park investment here, but not have to contribute.”
 
Curious Cdn
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

See to it that you actually post some facts for a change.
Fact 1 There are too many grizzleys in some areas.
Fact 2 Some communities take in a lot of cash that they desperately need from the hunt.
Fact 3 Since we "manage" some parts of the food chain it is important that we manage all parts so it doesn't get out of kilter.



Not true. But you already know that. Compare the number of citizens in a riding in Prince Edward Island against the number of people in a riding in BC or Alberta. Better yer compare the size of the ridings.

Those four little ridings in PEI spoil your democracy, do they? Go to proportional representation and PEI's voice disappears but so does Alberta's.
 
Cliffy
+1
#37
The only way to manage the food chain is to eliminate, or at least mitigate, those at the top: cull the human population.
 
petros
#38
There is no shortage of food.
 
B00Mer
+1
#39


It gonna be a Liberal win!!!
 
petros
#40
Charlie don't surf.
 
Angstrom
#41
I can remember 15 years ago hearing feminism was going to solve all these masculine world problems......
 
taxslave
#42
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Are you sure ? Do you remember Davy and Glen ?

Most of us do. That is why the Liberals will win.

Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

The only way to manage the food chain is to eliminate, or at least mitigate, those at the top: cull the human population.

I'm good with that. When is your funeral?

Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

Dan Levin writes that Christy Clark and her B.C. Libs have turned British Columbia into a haven for capital to run wild without any social responsibility or public benefit:

Like many places, British Columbia set up a system of tax incentives to lure businesses to the far western Canadian province in the hopes of creating jobs and transforming Vancouver into a global financial center.

But if the program has been good for business, it’s been less beneficial for British Columbia.

Participating companies have created few jobs, according to government figures, while more than 140 million Canadian dollars ($106 million) have been doled out in tax refunds since 2008, when the initiative was expanded.

The incentives operate under a cloak of secrecy that is unusual for similar efforts in Canada and the United States, critics say. The province will not name the companies that get the breaks. The only information available about them is on the website of a nonprofit that promotes the program.

“This is essentially a temporary foreign-worker program for the rich, with secret government subsidies for multinational corporations,” said Dermod Travis, the executive director of IntegrityBC, a nonpartisan political watchdog group based in Victoria, the provincial capital. “The government is selling B.C. as a tax haven for the global elite to park investment here, but not have to contribute.”

Regardless of what the extreme left is trying to pass off as scandals in BC the fact is the BC Liberals are the ONLY party interested in creating private sector jobs. Real jobs, not mcjobs serving popcorn to rich foreigners or changing diapers on someone else's parents.
 
Kreskin
#43
I would like to see Glen Clark return to power so he can start BC's spaceship building industry.
 
JLM
#44
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

I would like to see Glen Clark return to power so he can start BC's spaceship building industry.


He couldn't build a boat that worked!

Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Are you sure ? Do you remember Davy and Glen ?


Davy was OK. He put a stop to using all the good farm land for building lots, although he did take it a little too far. Even I.C.B.C. was good for the first couple of years, as it did get the auto insurance out of the clutches of crooks like Allstate.
 
Twin_Moose
#45
Surrey is getting ready to ditch the RCMP. Will there be a domino effect?
 
JLM
#46
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Surrey is getting ready to ditch the RCMP. Will there be a domino effect?


Is the R.C.M.P. per se the problem?
 
Twin_Moose
+1
#47
Could be, easy solution there demand change of whole divisions, but to start from scratch will be a lot worse before getting better. And the cost will be the hot issue in the near future reducing their effectiveness.
 
JLM
#48
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Could be, easy solution there demand change of whole divisions, but to start from scratch will be a lot worse before getting better. And the cost will be the hot issue in the near future reducing their effectiveness.


Just a layman's opinion- Surrey is a huge area with huge problems. Split it into two constabularies, keep half the R.C.M.P. the best ones and relocate the rest across the province/country. Start a second constabulary from scratch, not necessarily R.C.M.P.
 
Twin_Moose
+2
#49
I could see that as a viable option just like rural Sask. Yorkton has both in the city
 
Curious Cdn
#50
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

I could see that as a viable option just like rural Sask. Yorkton has both in the city

When my dad was a lad early in the twentieth century, Saskatchewan had a Provincial Police Force like Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland do.
 
JLM
#51
I wonder if the R.C.M.P. has gotten too big.
 
MHz
#52
Any community over 100,000 people should have their own residents serve as the Police, leave the rural parts to the RCMP. They all use the same databases anyway.
 
justlooking
#53
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Is the R.C.M.P. per se the problem?


Not Halal enough.
Also too difficult to get the cream skimmed off the top of the police action budgets.
 
Curious Cdn
#54
Quote: Originally Posted by justlooking View Post

Not Halal enough.
Also too difficult to get the cream skimmed off the top of the police action budgets.

Pretty hard to make pork Halal.



Just kidding.

Love the Mounties.
 
Cliffy
#55
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Pretty hard to make pork Halal.



Just kidding.

Love the Mounties.


Gives a whole new meaning Gives a whole new meaning to mounted police...

Last edited by Cliffy; Jan 28th, 2019 at 09:10 PM..
 
MHz
#56
Parking ticket dispute??
 

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