WE really need to get rid of this guy

taxslave

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I have to admit contrary to previous feelings, the Dippers under Horgan haven't done too badly for B.C.
Only because they have a compliant media and many of their major disasters don't get airtime. Like the ALR/ALC disaster. The lack of concern for forestry workers and all the thousands of businesses and communities that depend on logging. The total lack of planing or concern for citizens during the last heat wave. Over 200 died because of lack of ambulances in Vancouver alone in two days.
The list of disasters is long and depressing.
 
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taxslave

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"As long as our electoral system is rigged in favour of parties and more seats in Ontario and Quebec, nothing will change."

I gotta call you out on that taxslave! Shouldn't the system be "rigged" to give the jurisdictions with the biggest population the biggest clout? :)
In theory, yes. In reality no. Rep by Pop only really works when all areas are roughly the same size. For example the lower mainland has more MLAs than the rest of the province combined. The North half of the island has 1 MLA while Victoria has, I think 6 plus surrounding areas having many more. Same thing applies Federally. Too many seats in cities and not enough voting power in large rural areas. One medium sized town has more representation than the entire NWT. This is NOT equal representation. Nor does funding for MPs/MLAs adequately reflect the travel barriers in large areas.
Now obviously it would be prohibitively expensive to break down the large ridings into the size cities get so rural ridings must get more votes based either on sq.km or number of communities represented.
Most of the time there is a huge disconnect between what citiots think and the reality in rural areas.
 
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JLM

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In theory, yes. In reality no. Rep by Pop only really works when all areas are roughly the same size. For example the lower mainland has more MLAs than the rest of the province combined. The North half of the island has 1 MLA while Victoria has, I think 6 plus surrounding areas having many more. Same thing applies Federally. Too many seats in cities and not enough voting power in large rural areas. One medium sized town has more representation than the entire NWT. This is NOT equal representation. Nor does funding for MPs/MLAs adequately reflect the travel barriers in large areas.
Now obviously it would be prohibitively expensive to break down the large ridings into the size cities get so rural ridings must get more votes based either on sq.km or number of communities represented.
Most of the time there is a huge disconnect between what citiots think and the reality in rural areas.
BUT the entire population north of Campbell River including Gold River and Tahsis up to Cape Scott (and Zeballos) is less than that of Port Alberni and they both have one seat!
 

JLM

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" For example the lower mainland has more MLAs than the rest of the province combined."..................And possibly generates more money than the rest of the province combined!
 

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" For example the lower mainland has more MLAs than the rest of the province combined."..................And possibly generates more money than the rest of the province combined!
The head offices maybe in the lower mainland , but the money is generated in the rural areas . Mining and forestry as examples .
 

Tecumsehsbones

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Need a formula for democracy, petros.

Git crackin'. Factors to consider:

Population
Land area
Money
Past/present/future discrimination and abuse
Race (e.g., should a miler get more or less democracy than a sprinter?)

I'm throwing you the job cuz you done so good with the "age of majority" equation.
 

JLM

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The head offices maybe in the lower mainland , but the money is generated in the rural areas . Mining and forestry as examples .
Those are two tiny sectors, agriculture is big in the Fraser Valley and there's also manufacturing and scads of retail and whole sale.