May 31, 2017

BC NDP/BC Green Agreement: Get ready for hard Left environmental socialism

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Yesterday afternoon the BC NDP and BC Greens released the details of their backroom deal that will see them attempt to govern BC once Christy Clark loses a confidence vote in the legislature. 

If you’re wondering how this will work out logistically, check out my previous video where I break down some of the most likely possibilities.

Their first big ticket item is for BC to have yet another referendum on electoral reform in the fall of 2018 concurrent with the next municipal election.

It will be a referendum on proportional representation with the ballot question still to be determined. The particular form of proportional representation will be decided after what they call, “consultations” with British Columbians.

This big ticket item is for the Green Party who would, for instance, see a dramatic increase with 16.8% of the popular vote, from 3 to 14 or 15 seats if the last election was conducted under straight proportional representation.

Watch as I show you how they plan to ramp up government spending, increase the size of government, increase the carbon tax each and every year, and their plan for a couple of ridiculous government commissions that will likely end up being boondoggles.

There’s one item that can garner broad bi-partisan support, and that’s the creation of a mental health and addiction ministry tasked with addressing the opioid crisis. More people are dying from addiction than at any time in history, even surpassing the numbers at the height of the crack epidemic in the 80’s.

Separating addiction and mental health from the traditional health ministry is a good idea as long as the new ministry doesn’t grow larger than it needs to be, especially since we’re going to see enough increases in the size of government under this arrangement.

But this agreement isn’t a done deal.

Christy Clark may still have a couple of cards up her sleeve and she’s still Premier until she’s defeated and the Lieutenant governor agrees to let this NDP-Green agreement proceed- not a certainty as she could see this as untenable and choose to call a new election instead.

Get ready for a wild ride in the coming months.

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commented 2017-06-05 20:58:16 -0400
On this one I disagree. The Liberals were no longer in touch with reality and their pipeline stand is not what we want. This issue of pollution and a real hazard, one that is of no benefit to the people of BC made a Liberal loss. Many of us have worked oil patch and know there is no lasting jobs in
BC from this project. The risk reward ratio to us is staggeringly the wrong way and we clearly see it as so.
commented 2017-06-02 13:09:01 -0400
People who oppose left wing-green policies have an uphill battle, and so called non progressive political parties are partly to blame. The BC Liberals can scarcely be described as a small government party. As a result, public sector employment continues to be the fastest growing sector. Public sector employees vote left, because they see left wing parties as more willing to hire more workers, agree to more benefits and to support causes that make them “feel better”. Just look at voting results in Greater Victoria.
Too many people today are disconnected from the sources of economic growth and prosperity. They honestly believe that the health of the resource sector, including oil and gas, is completely unrelated to their own prosperity. Similarly, they believe that stock markets have nothing to do with their pensions. For many people in Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria, prosperity appears to come from from real estate-so they believe shutting the resource sector down will have no impact on them and they can help to “save the planet” at no significant cost to them.
The education system is under the control of the left, with many young people having no ammunition available to them to see through the lies told by the greens and the left.
I despair for the future when I look at the way things are going. We will be living in a country that is less free, less safe and certainly less prosperous. Many of those who caused this(politicians, officials, connected business people) will be just fine, but for most people the past will well and truly be the good old days.
commented 2017-06-01 00:54:12 -0400
Environmentalism must be exposed and opposed. This requires telling the truth about the NDP. They are not a socialist party and never have been. Canada never had a serious hard left political movement but what did exist was destroyed by the NDP. From the 1940s through the 1970s the CCF/NDP worked tirelessly to drive the far left out of the labour union movement and off the electoral map. This is well documented. The NDP are a CORPORATIST party that exploits the prevailing notion that they are pro-worker and leftist. Their policies inflict grave harm on working people. Environmentalism is fascism. What BC needs is sweeping land privatisation and energy deregulation. It could be one of the most prosperous regions of the world!
commented 2017-06-01 00:45:18 -0400
Mongrel NICE! And i imagine some of the left wing fools might actually think that.
commented 2017-05-31 23:51:32 -0400
OK… So anticipate during this “Horgan/Weaver Tango” that Mayor Moonbeam Robertson’s “no new gas heating” in Vancouver will stand… The Site C dam development obviously grinds to a halt… So now what?… Solar definitely doesn’t work on the coast year round… Sooo; those wonderful wind farms a la Ontario and Alberta?… Perhaps tidal power from the Straits of Georgia?… Or better yet – perhaps methane bio fuel using that magic poo from those magic bears in The Great Coastal Forest?… The anticipation is killing me!…
commented 2017-05-31 23:44:00 -0400
Peter—Suicide cannibalism for sure, and we are not even considering our other major problem, Trudeau’s Fake Refugees.
Does anyone actually think that they will be employed to take care of Canadians when we are older? Who would trust them?
Seriously, Nigel Farage recently stated that The Home Office (British Government office) is going to implement a law where Refugees are sent back home after 5 years if their homeland is deemed a safe place. The thinking is they are no longer Refugees if their home is now safe.
commented 2017-05-31 21:26:17 -0400
PETER NETTERVILLE
You laid that out well — sucide cannabalism for sure
commented 2017-05-31 20:35:31 -0400
I’m now having second thoughts of buying a new house in the Fraser valley (our current home is proposed for redevelopment) because of the fear of heavy carbon tax increases on hydro/gas power that the NDP/Greens will implement.
My wife and I will be retiring soon and I’m afraid the cost of hydro will keep going up while our pensions stay the same. So my wife and I are considering just buying an apartment and purchasing a vacation home in the US or abroad instead. That would be several $100,000s leaving BC, and I’m just one of many in the same situation who can see the writing on the wall.
Money leaving Canada for other jurisdictions, thanks to Green/NDP/socialist utopia economics.
commented 2017-05-31 20:29:17 -0400
This is not the government that the majority of people in BC voted for… It is a minority government but it had the majority of the votes. Parties should not be allowed to collude and come together under these kind of circumstances as it undermines our democratic process.
There was three distinct parties and the people made their choice…!!
commented 2017-05-31 20:24:47 -0400
Maurice, I thought one of the Rolling Stones was Justin’s dad. One thing is for sure, though I despise to the core Pierre, he was a very smart man. Justin certainly is not, so he is probably not Pierre’s seed.
commented 2017-05-31 20:02:29 -0400
That’s “offer” to pay the bills. I think I’m a bit dyslexic.
commented 2017-05-31 20:00:33 -0400
PETER NETTERVILLE commented 26 mins ago
“What’s left for Canada? Who is going to pay the bills?”

Why that’s easy, Peter. Justin Trudeau will generously to pay the bills out of the inheritance he got from Daddy. (Or is it Step Daddy…. Fidel being his real Dad)
commented 2017-05-31 20:00:11 -0400
Ahhhh, yes CM, I see your point. I will await the Green Goddess of Gaia to restore our economy. ;o)
commented 2017-05-31 19:55:37 -0400
Peter Netterville asked who will pay the bills. I think the Green Goddess of Gaia will step up to the plate after High Priest Suzuki and Acolyte Baby Doc burn an offering of weed, I mean incense, on the alter.

Up side for Alberta is we will see half the mercenaries leave the province.
commented 2017-05-31 19:35:17 -0400
One thing more, notice that it is always the left leaning governments that destroy the economy.

When will the left-leaning voters in Canada grab a brain?

Judging by the bull headed sheer stupidity of the socialist trolls we have posting on The Rebel, the left-leaning voters are just too damn stupid to get it through their thick skulls that the governments they elect in are destroying our country.
commented 2017-05-31 19:30:13 -0400
So, let’s take stock.

- Ontario is no longer an economic driver, but a drain on Canada.

- Alberta is no longer an economic driver, but a drain on Canada.

- Manitoba is stagnate and a have not province.

- The maritime provinces continue to be a drain on Canada and have not been an economic driver for as long as I remember.

- Newfoundland/Labrador is barely holding its’ own and that is only because of some off-shore drilling (which I am sure the enviro-destroyers will target soon).

- Quebec is a huge drain on Canada and has never been an economic driver of the country

- Saskatchewan is still a “have” province, but for how long?

- And now BC will be taken down several notches as the destroyer coalition of NDP and Greens pee their pants in unmitigated joy at cutt off BCs economic legs.

What’s left for Canada? Who is going to pay the bills?