Sunday, December 8, 2019


Politics

Jeremy Caradonna: Let the people vote – A referendum is needed on the Crystal...

An op-ed by Victoria council 2020 byelection candidate, Jeremy Caradonna

Victoria council passes councillor Dubow’s motion challenging them to take transit for a week

Several local leaders have already expressed interest in partaking
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Elizabeth May resigns as leader of the Green Party

After over a decade at the helm

Social media reacts to the 43rd Canadian Federal Elections

Some people didn't know HOW to feel about last night's results

Liberals form minority government after 43rd Canadian federal elections

They secured 156 seats in the House of Commons

City councillor Laurel Collins wins Victoria riding for NDP

She will now have to step down from her role as city councillor
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Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau wins seat in Quebec

With 50.8% of the vote

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier loses seat in Quebec

The seat in his riding went to Conservative party candidate Richard Lehoux

Liberals close in on majority as polls close in Canada’s 43rd federal elections

They're just 25 seats away from a majority

Here’s how to cast your federal elections vote in Greater Victoria

Polls open at 7 a.m. tomorrow ✔️

These are the 5 major candidates running for election in Saanich-Gulf Islands

Do you know who you're voting for on Monday? ✔️

These are the 5 major candidates running for election in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

The incumbent MP, Randall Garrison, is running for re-election

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer pledges to eliminate carbon tax and GST on utility bills

He also says a Trudeau-NDP coalition will "cost you thousands of dollars more every year".

Canada’s federal political parties were just graded on their climate change policies

Guess who "did not attend science class"? 😬

Jagmeet Singh helps gain momentum for NDP in British Columbia (REPORT)

Canada could be headed towards a minority government

Andrew Weaver announces plans to step down from BC Green Party leadership

He also said he won't seek re-election in the Oak Bay-Gordon Head riding in 2021.
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Green Party leader Elizabeth May pledges to plant 10 billion trees across Canada over...

That's 30,000 hectares of trees every year until 2050

Jagmeet Singh will be marching in Victoria’s Climate Strike rally tomorrow

Meanwhile, Justin Trudeau and Elizabeth May will be marching in Montreal alongside Greta Thunberg

Trudeau campaign pledges $40K interest-free loans to help make homes energy efficient

The Liberal Party also pledged to reduce Canada's net emissions to zero by 2050

NDP “New Deal” plan for BC will focus on protecting coastlines and affordable housing

"Our priorities here in BC ­­­are not our Prime Minister’s priorities."

Saanich Green Party leader Elizabeth May pictured holding photoshopped reusable cup

The original image was taken at the Sidney Street Market in 2018

UVic professor says Canadians’ biggest political pet peeve is misspent tax dollars

While the US and UK tend to focus on sex scandals

Victoria mayor Lisa Helps claps back at Twitter trolls for spreading misinformation

"It's generating hateful emails from across the country..."

Victoria councillor Ben Isitt calls out “corporate media” after backlash on military event spending

Victoria city councillor Ben Isitt is calling on the public to "reject conservative media distractions"

BC appoints first human rights commissioner in 17 years

The only province in the country without one since 2002

BC Green Party introduces bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy

Currently prohibited in Ontario, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and the City of Vancouver. 

Victoria council delays voting on horse-drawn carriage ban after hundreds rally in support of...

Last night's meeting lasted for nearly 6 hours as council heard from dozens of speakers on both sides of the debate

Advanced voting now open for Nanaimo by-election that could change the BC government

The results could potentially trigger a provincial election

BC votes to keep first-past-the-post system

Majority of Victorians voted against it.

Senate ends Canada Post strike with back-to-work legislation

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has been on strike for the past 37 days

Canada Post back-to-work legislation up for debate in Senate after passing in House of...

Bill-C89 has been criticized by NDP and labour leaders for undermining the collective bargaining process

Elections BC extends referendum vote deadline in light of rotating Canada Post strikes

But the deadline to request a voting package is still midnight tonight!
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BC Premier John Horgan and Andrew Weaver will be at this downtown Victoria rally...

The NDP is hosting the rally in support of proportional representation ahead of the electoral reform referendum later this year

Elections BC fine NDP $4,000 for failing to report party fundraisers in 2017

Elections BC says the infractions occurred due to "human error"
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Elizabeth May will let NDP leader Jagmeet Singh run unopposed in Burnaby election

Singh accepted her offer of the "leader's courtesy," a long-standing tradition
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Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps to launch new campaign office at free public event

Eat, drink, and tell the mayor what you think!

British Columbia sues Alberta over plans to cut off oil shipments

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley responded by stating that BC is playing "legal rope-a-dope until the cows come home"
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Class action lawsuit filed against BC over speculation tax

Residents of Alberta and "other provinces" are claiming that the tax discriminates against Canadians outside BC
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One year later, British Columbians unsure about NDP performance (REPORT)

Housing affordability, the pipeline dispute, and more

British Columbia submits court reference to protect coast autonomy

Another chapter in the Kinder Morgan Pipeline saga...

Anti-pipeline protestors host demonstration outside Victoria CRA building (PHOTOS)

The building was forced to shut down for an hour this morning

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