Sunday, February 01, 2009

The charities of Raj

The NDP MLAs decided to give their pay increase to charity after flip-flopping on whether they supported or opposed the raise. The Vancouver Sun's Capital Diary listed the following charities for Raj Chouhan's $14,825 in donations:

Burnaby Association of Community Inclusion; Burnaby Progressive Housing Society; Cops for Cancer (Canadian Cancer Society); Four school scholarships; Langley Farmworker’s Fund; New Vista Care Home; Norm Lasage for Children Shoes; Normana Care Home Foundation; Progressive Inter Cultural Society; Richmond/India Cultural Centre; South Burnaby Neighbourhood House; St. Thomas More Secondary; Tzu Chi Foundation; United Way.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did the BC Liberal MLA's such as Richard, John and Harry do with their difference in pay raise??

2/01/2009 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same as any NDP MLA would do.

2/01/2009 8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tzu Chi Foundation!? That is a very smart move, though it is also important for Raj to research about the religious organization that the most powerful Taiwanese Canadian on the council is involved with.

Great timing btw, three months away from his own re-election. But the latest partisan redistribution of riding has made sure that this seat will stay in the hand of NDP along with New Westminster while favoring incumbent elections in the other three Burnaby ridings. If I am not mistaken, Kathy Corrigan who is seeking election in a foreign riding will be running across the wealthiest riding by far especially after re-distribution. John Nuraney may not know much about politics, but his likings for capitalism which granted him his financial success will be much more appealing in these neighborhoods.

Had Kathy Corrigan decided to unseat Raj Chouhan in this riding, she would have done it easily and would easily go on to win election to sit in Victoria with possibly an assignment in Education. But she took the easy way out, and she wont be able to blame anyone else but herself for not running in her own district that will easily give NDP a win.

2/01/2009 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone is writing silly once again.

Does this idiot actually think that an incumbent MLA can be defeated in a nomination?

The NDP wouldn't allow that to happen, and guess what?

Neither would the BC Liberals. They would not want any one stepping forward to contest the nomination for Burnaby Deer Lake since John Nuraney already is the
candidate as an incumbent.

and what's wrong with Corrigian running in Deer Lake?

It's hardly comparable to Gordon Wilson running for the BC Liberals in a Vancouver by-election when he was still living on the Sunshine Coast.

2/01/2009 9:18 PM  

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