The Site C Issue: The Tale of Two Voting Systems

By Richard Habgood.

BC’S Site C dam is a very contentious issue. On one side, you have Premier Clark and Energy Minister Bennett, who are determined to build a dam that they say is necessary for future electrical needs and to power an LNG industry. Opponents contend that if BC does need the power, we can get it from less expensive renewable resources and without infringing on First Nations rights or destroying farmland that could feed a million people.

So how does the electoral voting system play into this scenario?

First Past the Post:

The 2013 BC Provincial election, using our first past the post (FPTP ) voting system, saw the Liberals win 44% of the popular vote but in doing so they gained 58% majority of seats in the Legislature. BC’s FPTP voting system awarded the provincial Liberals a “false majority ” government with a minority of votes. And because they gained a slim majority of seats, they have governed as if they have a mandate to do what they want and build Site C. Continue reading

Christy Clark Closes Vancouver Schools To Pay For Corporate Tax Cuts

But Globe and Mail Story doesn’t say that …

(June 29, 2016):  Public Education in BC is under attack as Premier Christy Clark closes schools to pay for Corporate Tax Cuts.  But Canada’s Corporate Owned Media won’t say that because journalists are not allowed to report the truth.  Only the Corporate Truth is allowed in Canada’s media.

A June 21 Globe and Mail story says the Vancouver School Board is looking at closing 12 schools to deal with a $27 million deficit.  The Globe tells us closing these schools would save about $9 million a year  This is about 1 / 1000 of one year’s profit of the Royal Bank ($10 Billion). But the Globe won’t talk about taxing the banks to give more money to our public schools. That’s an idea they do NOT want people to ever think about, so they never mention it.  In Canada saying ‘Tax the Banks’ is not allowed. Continue reading

DESTROYING OUR FUTURE: Christy Clark .. Site C .. and Corporate Canada

No Site C Dam Here

“Creative Commons No Site C Dam Here” by tuchodi is licensed under CC BY 2.0

(March 24, 2016)  The big problem in Canada is that The Corporations run the country.  They own The Big Media, and they control The Top Politicians.  The politicians ‘manage’ us – and the Media keep us divided and uninformed so we don’t get in the way.

Site C is one example.  It’s an economic and environmental disaster – but it works for the 1% of the 1% – so Christy Clark is building it for them.  She’ll spend Billions of our dollars to build Site C and destroy some of Canada’s best farmland.  And Site C will also help bankrupt – and privatize – BC Hydro. It’s Win Win for big business. Continue reading

BC Legislature Meets on Petronas Give-Away Bill

No Fracking(July 13, 2015): Citizens interrupted Christy Clark as she spoke in the Legislature on Monday introducing a Bill to sell British Columbia out to Petronas. Ms. Clark, with the assistance of the NDP, plans to have this Bill passed within two weeks, before most people realize what’s being done to us and our province.

Your MLAs DON’T want to hear from you on the Petronas deal,
but you CAN tell them what you think …

THE LIBERAL CAUCUS CAN BE REACHED AT: 250 356-6171
THE NDP CAUCUS CAN BE REACHED AT: 250 387-3655
ANDREW WEAVER OF THE GREENS AT: 250 472-8528

Media won’t say F Word: The Corporate Media pretends it’s all about jobs, as if they cared about jobs. They don’t, the media care about Corporate Profits. The media pretend BC will get a lot of money from this, which is NOT true. And the media refuse to say the word Fracking, which is what the Petronas deal is all about. They intend to POISON this province with fracking.

Thank you Christy Clark, John Horgan, our wonderful MLAs, and the corporate media. This is truly one of the greatest betrayals in BC history.

Watch the corruption live at:
http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/webcasts

Jack Etkin: jetkin@hotmail.com
The Bridge News Service

We’ll have to Pay Petronas to stop FRACKING us

Legislature Meets July 13 to Sell Us Out

(July 8, 2015): The British Columbia Legislature begins sitting Monday July 13 to ratify a landmark ‘Agreement’ between BC and corporate giant Petronas.

The Christy Clark agreement locks BC into a decades long tax and royalty plan. The taxes and royalties will be low … so BC will get as little money as possible – and the deal cannot be changed without full compensation to the industry. We are being locked into an economic disaster. Continue reading

Christy Clark’s ‘PETRONAS GIVE-AWAY BILL’ goes to B.C. Legislature July 13

(July 2, 2015) British Columbia’s corporate owned media remained silent on Canada Day as one of the most corrupt and undemocratic Bills in B.C. history moves closer to being passed.

The people we elected to represent us – will meet in Victoria beginning July 13 to pass a Bill to ratify a secret agreement between Petronas and BC premier Christy Clark. (Google: Christy Clark Petronas PDA)

The details of the Clark / Petronas Agreement, signed in May, remain secret, although Ms. Clark says we ‘may’ see it on July 13. Continue reading

Christy Clark’s Secret Deal with Petronas to Be Approved in July

Legislature meets July 13 …

(June 27, 2015): The BC Legislature will meet in July to put into law a secret agreement signed last month by Christy Clark and LNG giant PETRONAS. Premier Clark has so far refused to tell us citizens what is in the Petronas PDA (project development agreement). However, we will be committed to the deal by this legislation – which could be passed in one or two weeks.

According to the Victoria Times Colonist: The deal includes a concession that … ‘no BC government has ever granted’. This is believed to be a GUARANTEE of NO future changes to the tax and royalty structures included in the deal. So Christy is committing us to never changing a deal – which we have not been able to see. The TC also says: ‘It is a measure of how radical this is that special legislation is required to put it in place.’ Continue reading

Why is Christy Clark Poisoning British Columbia?

No Fracking

No Fracking

(June 23, 2015) Christy Clark does not work for the people of BC, and nor does she care about us. Christy works for Corporate Canada, and they will make a lot of money by poisoning us. Christy’s job is to help them.

Corporate Canada wants BC’s oil, gas, water, metals, forests, and etc. And they have no intention of reducing their profits by one penny to protect the environment, or the people who live here. Continue reading

Canadian Heroes Arrested in Burnaby, B.C.

Citizens Stand Against Pipeline Through Park

Q. Why does The Media call citizens ‘protesters’ –
when they are ‘heroes’?
A. Because the Corporations own the media –
and the corporations hate heroes.

Hundreds of Canadians are facing arrest in Burnaby B.C., part of the city of Greater Vancouver. American Oil Giant Kinder-Morgan has forced the arrests of dozens of citizens who stand for the planet and against the corporate vandalism of a Burnaby Park. Kinder Morgan wants to put a pipeline through the park – to move TarSands oil from Alberta to the BC coast. Continue reading

The Mount Polley Inquiry Is A Cover-Up

After only two weeks, it looks as if the Mining Industry and our Corporate Politicians and Media are successfully sweeping the entire disaster under the rug.

Mount Polley may be the single biggest man-made environmental disaster’ in the history of the province. But that was last week. As of August 19th the problem seems to have been ‘contained’.

The Government has put in place an ‘Independent Inquiry’. The province’s Corporate Owned Media are moving on to new stories. And the opposition NDP will barely say the word ‘environment’. Everyone is just worried about ‘restoring public confidence in the mining industry’ … so they can do it to us again.

BUT THE REAL PROBLEMS ARE JUST BEGINNING. Continue reading