Sunday, August 09, 2009

NDP ideas

The NDP convention kicks off later this week in Halifax. The party does not want the focus to be on policy, but since New Democrats go to convention to discuss policy they cannot help it. Here are the policies that are being proposed by the two Burnaby ridings:

  • 1-17-09 Protection of Wild Salmon (Burnaby-Douglas and two other ridings)
  • 1-39-09 Support for 'Buy Canada' Provisions (Burnaby-New Westminster)
  • 2-02-09 Transferring Subsidies from Tar Sands to Renewable Energy Sources (Burnaby-Douglas)
  • 2-25-09 Opposing Offshore Drilling of BC Coast (Burnaby-Douglas)
  • 3-20-09 Non-Criminal Alternatives to Prohibition of Psychoactive Substances (Burnaby-Douglas, 6 other ridings, and the NDP Disability Rights Committee)
  • 4-12-09 Establishing a Department of Peace in the Government of Canada (Burnaby-Douglas)
  • 4-16-09 Support to Streamline Access to Medicines (Burnaby-Douglas)
  • 4-21-09 Conditions for Proceeding with Trade with European Union (Burnaby-New Westminster)
  • 4-24-09 Supporting International Efforts to Bring Peace in Middle East (Burnaby-Douglas)
  • 5-04-09 Modernizing the Privacy Act and Access to Information Act (Burnaby-Douglas)
  • 6-37-09 Establishing a Collections Access Program for Canadian Museums (Burnaby-New Westminster)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A "Department of Peace"? Talk about a waste of government money.

The only good thing in this collective of resolutions is streamlining access to medicines

8/10/2009 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we know why the NDP will never govern Canada. Just want to talk about policy but don't care about winning.

8/12/2009 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, let's do away with policy altogether, and just wing it.

8/13/2009 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would make it difficult for the federal Liberals.

They need policy to justify voting for them. Otherwise what is there within the federal Liberals to vote for?

8/13/2009 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry on the hot seat, with his shorts pulled down!

8/13/2009 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What else is new with Harry?

He's going to realise shortly that he'll have to support the HST even though it will cause a bit of a problem with Scouting.

The HST will also hit his friend Brian, since fees payable to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (Harry got Brian the job of Exec. Director), will be assessed HST, and many of those small businesses that the CFIB represents will be faced with problems arising from the HST.

Harry won't be able to get out this one, as it will become public when he actually votes for the HST.

It will be interesting to hear what Harry has to say in the House when it is his turn to debate the merits of it.

8/13/2009 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He'll say:

"Thanks for the generous pension. Hardy har har, and goodbye!"

8/14/2009 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He'll stick around. The pension doesn't kick in until he leaves, and why not hang around, reduce the monthly spending and still get the income?

He's going to have a tough go for the next few months.

It will be interesting to see him support things that he doesn't like.

His contribution in the house on the HST dedbate will be laughable.

8/14/2009 3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the NDP are going to drop the word New from their name?

Heard an old NDP'er on the radio disagreeing with the name change as he said the NDP represents a new type of democracy.

Huh? They have been in power twice in BC and what kind of new democracy did they introduce?

8/15/2009 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One that's called benevolent dictatorship. Same thing exists within the BC Liberals.

8/15/2009 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the NDPers are trying everything to get noticed. First started with the name change and now they bring in some Obamaites to tell them how it's done. I thought they didn't want American involvement in the Canadian political process.

8/16/2009 4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't want American involvement?

1 - They use Michael Moore, the American comic/documentarian, to produce much of their national TV advertising.
2 - Joel Solomon, a transplanted American, was a big funder of the NDP/Vision slate in Vancouver.
3 - And former Burnaby resident Emery Barnes (whose daughter is a Vision parks board commissioner) was an ex-pat American who served many years as an NDP MLA.

(Actually, I think the NDP is working on a long term plan to annex the US as part of Canada!)

8/17/2009 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, dont forget the federal Liberals borrowed from the Obama campaign, and yes there were a few BC Liberal hacks in their HQ that were learning from the Obama campaign too.

Emery Barnes lived in Port Moody, not Burnaby.

Mike Moore is a heart case waiting to happen. The guy wouldn't last four days in B.C. politics.

8/17/2009 7:17 PM  

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