Justin Trudeau proves #RealChange is #Beyondhiscapabilities #canpoli #bcpoli #election2015 #inoverhishead #alloverbutthecrying

Justin Trudeau waves his latest comic book!

In an effort to make himself even less relevant than he was yesterday Justin Trudeau released his list of reforms from the 90’s that include such items as gender parity in cabinet and bilingual judges.

So much for work for merit.

This comes from a guy who promised open accountable nominations and has delivered anything but.

His team leads the league in newly nominated candidates walking away.

He just doesn’t get it.

At the same time Tom Mulcair was telling a business lunch that he will cut small business taxes.

This election will be between the Stephen Harper led Conservatives and the Tom Mulcair NDP.

Trudeau wont be a factor, he proved today he’s not up to the task.

The Return of Freddy Krueger! #canpoli #qcpoli #bcpoli

He’s back!

The return of the Hair Net!

Gilles Duceppe is returning to lead the Bloc Quebecois into the becoming federal election and they waited until after Jacques Parizeau died to announce it.

Duceppe, who all but had his party wiped out in the 2011 election is considered to be the so-called savior of the federal sovereignty movement.

Pundits and pollsters say (Read Those that still work at the CBC) that Duceppe will get the Bloc back into the political game

Please.

Bringing back the Hair Net proves that the Bloc is devoid of new ideas and that they are no longer relevant.

Jacques Parizeau must be sputtering in his grave.

Even Lucien Bouchard will be uttering “cela ne peut continuer:)

The Bloc will not be a factor in October.

You heard it here first!

Trigate Development Corporation Steps up to the plate! #bcpoli #surrey #nomorecrime

This cheque sends Surrey bloggers running for cover!
This cheque sends Surrey bloggers running for cover!

As the bullets continue to fly in Surrey, leaving citizens worried for their safety, Trigate Development Corporation steps forward and donates $50,000 to the Surrey Crime Prevention Society.

This is an amazing act of corporate kindness at a time a fast growing Surrey needs it the most.

This will allow the SCPS to expand coverage in Surrey and also buy new equipment.

This donation is unparallelled in Surrey and Trigate and particularly the Tsakumis family should be given a standing ovation for their generosity.

I find it Shocking all the local bloggers who post and take to social media venues such as Twitter and Facebook every time somebody pulls out a gun, have not metioned a word about this.

What gives?

Maybe if they did,more corporate citizens would step forward and do the same.

That would make Surrey a safer place, don’t you think?

Not Without Cause Part 2 #bcpoli #canpoli #ABvote #onpoli

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Back in 1991 a book was written by Georgette Gagnon and Dan Rath.

It was called Not Without Cause and was about Then Ontario Premier David Peterson.

Premier Peterson called an election he had no need to and was soundly thrashed by Bob Rae and the NDP.

Jim Prentice of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta should have taken a few minutes and read it.

He might have avoided the thrashing he and his party have taken tonight at the polls.

In fact he probably won’t even be the official opposition.

There was no need to drop the writ, he could have waited a year.

Instead Prentice and his team made a litany of mistakes they could never recover from.

Add to that a leader of the NDP who resonated with the people and it was all over but the crying.

And Crying there will be throughout all of Alberta if the NDP governs the way the NDP usually does. ( Rae days, Tax hikes etc.)

Contrary to what some of the pundits (idiots) on TV were saying this had nothing to do with the Harper government.

This result was strictly a black line through the provincial PC Dynasty.

Jim Prentice presided over that.

Perhaps he should look in the mirror.

What do you think?

Guns Guns Guns:You be the Red King… #canpoli #bcpoli #election2015

What did you think,I would have a picture of a gun?

To those of us who are old enough to remember; the title of this blog piece is a line from a famous song by the Guess Who.

To those of us old enough to vote that line may well be the ballot box question during the Canadian federal election in October of 2015.

As of right now the cops and the military need guns to protect the people from the bad guys.

Add to that the farmers need guns because they are to far away from the cops and the military to get quick help and you have a formula for a another Conservative party of Canada win.

Everybody always says it’s the economy stupid and this will be no different.

After all if everybody is safe and sound and buying guns won’t the economy just hum along.

What do you think the ballot box question will be?

Step Right Up and Get Your No Tanslink Tax Lawn Sign! #notranslinktax # nomoretaxes #enoughisenough

This is a lawn sign, cool eh!
This is a lawn sign, cool eh!

How cool would it be to have one of those brand spanking new lawn signs on your front lawn just in time for the good weather!

It can be yours for a mere $6.30.

The good guys ( the would be the Notranslinktax guys) don’t have the resources that the yes folks do.

You can help.

As I said above “each lawn sign costs about $6.30 when the cost of the plastic, the wire frame and the taxes are included. And we need lots of them – can you help us buy a few lawn signs? Just click here to buy lawns signs using our secure online form.

Only $63.00 will buy us 10 signs – think of the impact that ten signs will make in your neighborhood or along your commute home. Help us buy 10 .”

It’s time we said enough is enough.

It time we said FIX TRANSLINK first and then ask for our money!

It’s time to Buy a Lawn Sign and Vote No!

Thank you for your support,

No TransLink Tax
http://www.notranslinktax.ca/

The Transit Referendum-Another Reason to Vote NO! #bcpoli #notranslinktax #enoughisenough#

This Is an Albatross.

As if we need another reason to Vote NO in the upcoming transit referendum, rumors are filtering down that if people vote NO in the upcoming referendum the government will step away and do nothing about the transit problem affecting the Lower mainland.

Nothing could be further than the truth unless you think the BC Liberal government is prepared to walk away from a number of seats they hold in the area.

A NO vote will force the government to act before the 2017 election and perhaps rewrite legislation so that they can reorganize the Translink board and get this whole thing done right.

A NO vote will wrap the whole issue like an Albatross around the governments neck and force them to act.

Don’t let the Yes side convince you other wise.

Any organization that tosses their so called top guy aside and keeps him around at a salary of $35,000 per month needs reorganizing. If you weren’t convinced of that before that happened it’s a no brainer now.

So Vote NO and tell your government to get the job done right!

No TransLink Tax Campaign Offers Better Plan #NoTranslinkTax #enoughisenough #werenotgonnatakeitanymore

The last thing we need is another tax!
The last thing we need is another tax!

They say its only $258 and that you won’t even notice it.

They say it’s necessary to fund the transit system that will be left in dire straights if this referendum does not pass.

It’s a load of crap.

The notranslinktaxteam has released a better plan that you should read,become intimate with and then Vote No.

After all can’t you think of a better use for YOUR $258 ?

Vote No it’s the right thing to do !

No TransLink Tax Please! #vancouver #surrey #bcpoli #notax

Reach out to Translink and say No Thanks!
Reach out to Translink and say No Thanks!

Here we go again.

Once again somebody has their hand in your pocket asking for an additional $258.

I get that taxes pay for essential services.

But TransLink with all their mismanagement?

Please gimme a break.

There is enough fluff in their budget to make a few cuts and make up the money there with once again gauging the good citizens of BC.

This need to be stopped and you can do your part by signing the NoTranslinkTax and sending a message to your government to think twice before they take you for granted.

If you are not incensed yet, read the news release issued by the Canadian Tax Payers federation. Pay particular attention to the part that says:there is a rumored $4 million dollar spending plan to get a yes vote.

So join me and say NoTranslinktax today!

Feel free to share this post with your friends and enemies . We need to say Notranslinktax now.

Later will be too late!

The Candidate Nomination Process Is Broken! #bcpoli #canpoli #election 2015

Is there anybody worth voting for?
Is there anybody worth voting for?

In a little less than a year another federal election will have happened and the results will have been sliced and diced well before now.
I can almost guarantee the topic once again will be the lousy over all voter turnout .
At some point during the election someone in the media will be shocked at the size of the advance turnout suggesting that change is in the air. ( It’s convenient for people to vote at advanced polls rather than just one certain day, when will the pundits figure that out?)
This theory will once again be kneecapped after election day itself when the pundits will be once again gob-smacked by the low overall turnout.

Why aren’t people voting they will cry? What can we do about it ?

Nothing of course until they address the flaws in the political nomination process.

Perception is everything because in the eyes of the public not only is the process flawed but it might even be corrupt.

It’s a simple process really.

It start’s with a questionnaire the prospective candidate fills out.

It is then sent on to a committee for review. They look to make sure everything is answered etc.

It is either approved or rejected,sent back to redo and then an interview is arranged.

The candidate is interviewed and then ultimate approval is given.

Should be simple enough.

But it’s not.

During the nomination process the prospective candidate has to sell more memberships than the other potential candidates and get them out to vote.

Cue the upcoming nomination battle in Surrey-Newton an Electoral district in the lower mainland of British Columbia.

Two so-called wily political adversaries selling memberships by using prepaid visa cards.

Obviously against the rules.

Or parties appoint candidates and disqualify others at the last-minute leaving their own appointed candidate looking like a wounded duck.

Or people cheat.

The end result is that people are disgusted and want no part of the process including voting on voting day.

To get people involved where they care,volunteer and vote at the ballot box all parties must stop appointing candidates.

They must evaluate potential candidates early in the process and remove them then not mere days before the vote. At present I believe the parties wait to the last-minute to allow input of extra membership money from the soon to be disposed of candidate.

If they opt to remove them closer to the big day than provide a reason publicly. The candidate should not be in politics if they can’t handle rejection and the reviewers should not be reviewers if they don’t have the moxie to toss a candidate and say why.

Above all the process should be open,accountable and transparent.

Right now it’s not and it’s disgusting, don’t you think?