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Mikhail Bakhtin and the Importance of Dialogue

Well, it looks like we could be gearing up for a federal election in May. Yesterday, the Conservative Government handed down it’s 2011 federal budget.
The Liberal Party rejected the budget stating that the budget failed to reflect the priorities of [...]

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Louie vs Jang: who will run for NDP in Vancouver-Fraserview?


Jang V Louie in a winner-take-all match for Vancouver-Fraserview MLA - click for larger

Thanks to the iron

BC leadership races add tension to civic political scene


Politics in BC is making for strange bedfellows right about now

In what is the wacky world of BC coalition politics, even the slightest shift in the tectonic plates

Opposition to Vancouver mega-casino pure political theatre


Could a new mega-casino be heading to downtown Vancouver soon? You bet!

There are times having to watch Vancouver City Council can be very painful. Today was

Morton: ‘I have decided not to run’ (in Federal Politics)

Biologist and wild-salmon advocate Alexandra Morton has decided not to run for the federal NDP in North Island.

Ralston, Lali work the constituency

Surrey-Whalley MLA Bruce Ralston, seen here turning on the charisma with Carole James last year, has admitted he was wrong for using his constituency office for political purpose.

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Last week I took a much needed break – partially as I mentioned because of a computer melt down, and partially because of a fatigue of pontificating. 

New Google app could transform Canadian politics (in Media)

A new Google application has drawn the attention of Canada's twittering classes, and could force Canadian politicians to change their rhetoric.

BC regulation change reduced what MLAs must disclose (in BC Politics)

Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser said he has no plans to make a report to the legislature about British Columbia cabinet minister Mary Polak’s late filing of

BC regulation change reduced what MLAs must disclose (in BC Politics)

Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser said he has no plans to make a report to the legislature about British Columbia cabinet minister Mary Polak’s late filing of

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Harry Lali ‘strongly leaning’

Fraser-Nicola MLA Harry Lali, one of the Baker’s Dozen dissidents who forced Carole James to resign last week, issued the following statement from his Merritt constituency office this

24 Hours: Swiftness of Carole James’ departure a surprise


Oops. How'd that happen? Kwan ends James' political career – photo: Vancouver Sun

The following article ran last Tuesday, Dec. 7th in 24 Hours newspaper, the morning after

Farnworth weighs his options

Veteran NDP house leader Mike Farnworth issued a statement today from his Port Coquitlam constituency office, acknowledging that he is going to consider a run for the leadership

Federal parties pass tanker ban motion opposed by Conservatives (in Federal Politics)

The Liberals, New Democrats and Bloc Québécois joined to pass a bill supporting a ban on tanker traffic on Canada's Pacific coast.

The three parties defeated Prime Minister Stephen

Over to you, anti-James gang

NDP leader Carole James threw out a challenge to the gang of 13 dissident MLAs who chased her out of office today, to do something constructive now that

Is she gone?

Is Carole going to resign?

UPDATE: Yup.

Caucus staff have bolted to Victoria.  Carole James has announced that she will be speaking in 18 minutes in a press

New Democrats’ family feud rages in social media (in BC Politics)

As the NDP postponed its expected showdown on Sunday afternoon, supporters and opponents of party leader Carole James were skirmishing online -- especially on Facebook and Twitter.

Bob Simpson rides again

Where’s Carole James heading? Here is my conversation with Cariboo North independent Bob Simpson on Jenny Kwan’s broadside against the leader yesterday: Simpson: Jenny’s letter (see previous post)

Kwan blasts James, Sihota

Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA Jenny Kwan has issued the following statement explaining why she no longer supports Carole James as NDP leader: Seven years ago, with pride and hope

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Caucus peace one of the hallmarks of Vision’s success

These wo former competitors have since formed a strong working relationship within City Hall, giving Vision peace within the caucus.

The landscape of BC politics right now is

Charisma and values are not mutually exclusive

Ian Reid responds to my article on my surprise that the NDP will keep Carole James as the leader for the next provincial election by attacking me personally,

Really, BC NDP? Carole James is your final answer?

I'd really love to know what school of political strategy the BC NDP are from, because it's certainly not the one that teaches people how to win elections.

Former NDP MLAs voice support for James’ leadership (in BC Politics)

As the New Democratic Party heads into its provincial council meeting this weekend, 16 former MLAs have signed an open letter supporting leader Carole James.

Former NDP MLAs voice support for James’ leadership (in BC Politics)

As the New Democratic Party heads into its provincial council meeting this weekend, 16 former MLAs have signed an open letter supporting leader Carole James.

NDP touts Campbell resignation as party “victory”


The NDP promotes "Facebook parties" to celebrate Campbell's resignation

The reaction to Gordon Campbell's unexpected announcement was barely sinking in when only 15 minutes after he


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  • I obviously ruffled one former mayoral Cheif of Staff’s feathers with Friday’s post, inspiring this lacklustre rebuttal.  Notice how Daniel conveniently ignores my points about

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