Sunday, December 18, 2005

Waldo found!

George Drazenovic finally popped up in the local media this weekend with a Burnaby Now feature story that included a large photo of the hard to find Conservative Douglas candidate. Prior to that appearance in the paper, Burnaby-New Westminster candidate Marc Dalton was picking up the lion's share of media coverage with some help from New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Paul Forseth who used to represent part of Burnaby prior to 2004.

Drazenovic's website has yet to be updated and there is no word as of yet on the whereabouts of his campaign headquarters.

24 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

What does the article about George actually say? And what does the caption under George's photo say? Any word from his mom?

12/18/2005 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Draz seems to think he's too good for the Burnaby papers as he doesn't seem to bother with them much. His BurWester counterpart Marc Dalton seems to really be getting a tonne of coverage and seems to be a decent fellow.

12/18/2005 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He does not appear to want to win.

12/18/2005 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BD protest vote used to be Alliance or Conservative. It is now Greens.

12/18/2005 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, the article is somewhat positive for george, yet it underlines his nice new job, which he says has kept him busy (hence he has been invisible). but why would he run for office then? he'd get a big paycut if he won.... you think he would have let someone else have a crack at it (tory nomination) if he was so busy and successful.

12/19/2005 1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would someone like Paul Martin keep running for office if he's successful? Or someone like Stephen Owen who is the benificiary of old Vancouver money?

Then there's Bill Cunningham. If he has a plumb patronage appointment, why would he run for office?

12/19/2005 6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"why would he [GD] run for office then?"

- I heard no one else wanted to run.

12/19/2005 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah but George used that excuse, not me, in the Now article. Yeah, I agree, Cunningham, Owen, or Martin might have successful careers and yet are still running for office - but they are at least running (campaigning). George used his new job as an excuse for the reasons he has no campaign office, etc after 3 weeks (and being nominated since may), so by those examples you offered, his excuse is a poor one....

12/19/2005 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has just given up.
By the way he implied that this company he is involved in needs the Kyoto Accord to really take off. If he ever got in wouldnt that be a conflict to have all these buddies needing Kyoto.
He should have resigned this summer. Even though you have to remember it does not seem like this company is anywhere yet and it trades in Frankfurt, not exactly one of the financial hubs of the world.

12/19/2005 10:32 PM  
Blogger angela said...

got a flyer... it seems joe volpe is going to be at 4680 hastings near beta for some cunningham event at 12:30 p.m. on thursday the 22nd of december.

12/20/2005 2:38 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Hey Angela... I'm not a Parizeau fan. I do, however, have the bad habit of straight talking. Sorry that I missed your question two weeks ago...

12/20/2005 4:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think someone should do a little more research on Mr. Drazenovic's current "CFO" position claim. My sources say something different. I wonder why Mr. Drazenovic left BC Hydro.....??? Do we want this person running our riding?

12/23/2005 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we want this person running our riding?


Do we want a political hack such as Billy Boy running?

Who decides who is going to run?

Oh right yah, for the federal Liberals side, the Leader decides for the membership.

12/23/2005 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some interesting links on this company George D is part of. I didn’t know George was part of the privatization of BC Hydro.

http://www.epodinc.com/company-bulletins/05--05-12.doc

http://www.epodinc.com/company-bulletins/04--10-20.doc

12/24/2005 2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know if George was at this function while his campaign was getting off to a slow start?
I'll bet he was. Probably around the time his Mom told him to get off his a$$ as an election was called.

http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/051219/0104388.html

12/24/2005 2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or this in Kelowna earlier this month.......

http://www.stockhouse.ca/news/news.asp?newsid=3032280&tick=EPOI

12/24/2005 2:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn’t know George was part of the privatization of BC Hydro.

He isn't. Who says he is? Cite?

Wonder why Billy Boy isn't cashing
a company paycheque like George is as he seems to be cashing a government paycheque, his reward for his snout in the trough.

12/24/2005 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading one of the articles it would seem George was part of the outsourcing of parts of BC Hydro which I guess unions have always seen as the start of the privatization of BC Hydro.

12/26/2005 2:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outsourcing isn't privatization. BC Hydro still exists, and will continue to exist.

The line guys from BC Hydro will still be maintaining the hydro lines, and Powerex will still be
selling BC Power to the Yanks and
the engineering department will
continue to develop additional power sources.

The NDP and the unions again don't
have the basics when it comes to
Crown Corporations run by taxpayer
money.

But to be fair, the federal Libeals don't have the fundamentals in terms of sound
management of taxpayer money.

12/26/2005 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George won the nomination twice by heavy vote stacking from the Croatian community, organized by his mother.

He lived in E.Van his whole life until the last election, thinking he could ride the Canadian Aaliance party vote to beat Svend. The nomination was easy due to the ethnic bloc of Croatians in N. Burnaby, who wanted one of "their own kind" in Parliament. There is no conservative political philosophy involved.

12/26/2005 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could be right. He does not strike me as a true Conservative or Alliance candidate.
His performance in the last election proved that.

12/26/2005 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George won the nomination twice by heavy vote stacking from the Croatian community, organized by his mother.


As bad as that was, at least it was a Nomination Meeting.

Billy Boy never faced a nomination meeting since he was an appointed candidate last time, and no one decided to contest the nomination this time which led to him being acclaimed simply because if some decided to contest him for the nomination this time, the federal Liberals would have stopped that and appointed Billy Boy this time just as they did last time.

12/26/2005 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In fairness to Cunningham though, if he has the support of the Liberal members in the riding I don't have a problem with him being acclaimed. Especially when you consider the riff raff that can hijack a nomination with our current system.
Stacking a riding's members is something we need to outlaw with election reform. This would benefit all parties.

12/27/2005 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In fairness to Cunningham though, if he has the support of the Liberal members in the riding I don't have a problem with him being acclaimed."

In 2004, he did not. He was the favourite of the Party Politburo.

"Stacking a riding's members is something we need to outlaw with election reform. This would benefit all parties. "

Part of the game, the power plays.

It's the law of the jungle. Eat or be eaten.

Worse are the provincial and civic parties.

If there is going to be any federal electoral reform, start with the Senate and have it directly elected by the people.

also start with reform of the current federal Liberal nomination system, erase the direct means of the Great Leader to appoint candidates which bypasses a nomination meeting. Let the riding associations run their own affairs with assistance from, but not dictated to by the central party, except for convention approved rules and procedure.

12/28/2005 12:48 PM  

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