Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Tiger in the Tank

MP Peter Julian is going to be raising the issue of oil and gas prices at the Kingsway at Willingdon Esso later this week where he will demand the federal government regulate prices. Gas prices in the Lower Mainland are high compared to elsewhere in Canada so this is an issue that should click with Burnaby's voters.

Next week Julian is going after environmental votes with his forum at Bonsor.

Early this week he was making hay with the World Police and Fire Games funding issue.

Peter Julian is everywhere. The federal campaign seems to be well underway in Burnaby-New Westminster, but could Julian also be sneaking out into the lead in the race to replace Jack Layton as party leader?

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO WHAT?

Svend is talking about taking a provincial run in Burnaby North.

4/05/2007 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're missing the point. This is burnaby politics advertorial for the NDP. Are you like bourque and do they pay you, or are you doing this ndp advertising for free Robert?

4/05/2007 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julian is nuts.

Every time there's a means of regulation, there's also cost of the adminstration, and who get to be part of the regulatory agency?

The cost of running a regulatory commission will be high and is not needed.

The reason why gas prices in the GVRD are the regional taxes slapped on by the GVRD.

Just another one of Julian's
"Vote for me because I have this
great idea" projects.

The only thing that should click with voters in Burnaby voters is to remove this clown and get someone in who will represent the government, not the opposition.

A Government MP can accomplish alot more than an Opposition MP.

4/06/2007 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm a Conservative voter and i don't like telling people to vote this and that because we're one of the "possible government" parties.

first, having people vote for powers as opposed to principles should never be encouraged.

second, some Conservative voters in particular should think back to the Reform days. i was too young to have been there during the founding days, but when they didn't have any representation in Parliament, did they tell the voters to vote for them because they were gonna form government? no, because they couldn't. some of the Reform things might be outdated now, but this is not one of the things we should discard from the Reform legacy.

i'm all for throwing out the federal NDP from Burnaby, though.

4/06/2007 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, you could be all for throwing the federal NDP out of Burnaby, but that would be somewhat akin to Alberta voting all NDP, federally, provincially etc. But in all seriousness, I think that Harper has found out a few things about governing. People were shocked by Flaherty's flip flop on Income Trusts, but let's face it, had it been allowed to transpire the way it was going, the amount of tax revenue downloaded onto the share holders of these income trusts from the corporations using them as tax shelters would have been crippling.

I'm by no way a conservative, but that one thing showed that Harper perhaps has learned the lesson that when in government you have to look out for the interests of ALL canadians, not just your backers. And it must have been like receiving a kick to the groin area, or a sucker punch to go back on the Income Trust issue, but in that regard, he did it because it was simply the correct (not the right) thing to do.

In terms of Julian and the federal NDP in Burnaby, they resonate with people because they talk about issues that affect everyday average canadians... gas prices, atm fees, credit card usury fees etc, as well the usual hot button issues like the environment (sorry but did I hear Elizabeth May eating scads of crow over her comments about the parliamentary committee on the environment??) canada's role in afghanistan.

Of the parties in the house of commons right now, they are the ones doing the job of the opposition. Strange how the fiberals have been awfully quiet of late post Quebec election. And in terms of candidates to oppose Julian (who btw won by 400 votes in 2004 and increased that margin by over 4000 votes in 2006) who's out there???

For the Fiberals you have (candidates for nomination) Gerry Lenoski and another turncoat wanna be power monger in Steve "I was thiiis close" McClurg.

And the conservatives.... well what a star studded field this one is. Sam "hey I was leading on the first ballot... doesn't that mean anything" Rahkra, Marc "haven't seen a picket line I wouldn't cross, and btw.. where's Burnaby New Westminster anyways?" Dalton (rumoured to be seeking a second asskicking) and of course the front runner... Ryan "hey if my dad can get elected and its just that easy why not me.." Wawara.

Hey and one other thing... unlike Nina Grewal and a few other Conservatives, the NDP follows through on its support for bills (anti scab) that would lower the intensity of labour disputes throughout the country (like the recent Telus one). In short, unlike Cummins, Grewal and others, along with Blair Wilson, Julian's word actually means something.

Too bad that the cons and liberals listen to their business/corporate masters and do their bidding.

4/08/2007 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've heard a few people suggest julian as a possible future leader.

but i'm not ready to throw in the towel on jack yet. he's doing a good job as leader and the party might still do very well in the next election. if thats the case, layton could be leader for a while yet.

4/09/2007 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the NDP follows through on its support for bills (anti scab) that would lower the intensity of labour disputes throughout the country (like the recent Telus one). In short, unlike Cummins, Grewal and others, along with Blair Wilson, Julian's word actually means something."

Obvously an NDP supporter.

Too bad that the cons and liberals listen to their business/corporate masters and do their bidding. "

Confirmation that he's an NDP supporter.

The NDPrs should know that many pension funds are on the foundatins of corporate Canada.

4/10/2007 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Julian think people are so daft that they won't see the incredible inconsistency between advocating reducing carbon emissions and also demanding lower gasoline prices?

Can't wait to see him try to explain this when the Greens rake him over the gas pump on this during all candidates debates. The way the NDP are wildly flailing at shallow "hot button" issues, it is no wonder that they are losing their traditional progressive base and people are questioning Layton's leadership. Go Greens Go!

4/12/2007 2:56 PM  

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