Common Sense Canadian

    BC's gift to the world- Premier Christy Clark

    Rafe: Liberals’ true economic record is appalling…that won’t stop them from winning with it

    In the absence of any decent opposition, Christy Clark's BC Liberals will likely win the next election, running on their economic record, says Rafe Mair. The problem is, that record is truly appalling.

    Premier Christy Clark at her government's LNG conference (Province of BC/Flickr)

    Rafe: Of course Christy Clark is guilty of conflict of interest…so is Commissioner Fraser

    Of course Christy Clark is guilty of a conflict of interest, says Rafe Mair. Going by the letter of the law, so is the Commissioner who exonerated her, Paul Fraser.

    Outgoing NDP Leader Tom Mulcair at the party's 2016 convention in Edmonton (USW/Flickr)

    Rafe: What it would take for the NDP to start winning

    Rafe Mair has a few ideas for the perennially losing NDP to start winning elections - beginning with some soul searching on the party's devotion to big labour bosses (not their worker members).

    Former Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and outgoing Governor General David Johnston (Canada 2020/Flickr cc licence)

    Search for future Governor General raises ghosts of Canada’s scandalous past

    Rafe Mair reflects on how the "law and order" Conservative government and our outgoing Governor General whitewashed the Mulroney/Airbus scandal and made a mockery of Parliament.

    BCNDP Leader John Horgan touring Metro Van Pipes in 2014 (BCNDP/Flickr cc licence)

    Rafe: NDP’s Horgan too quick to dismiss Leap Manifesto

    BCNDP leader John Horgan has been too quick to dismiss the Leap Manifesto, says Rafe Mair. Instead of showing real vision and distinguishing himself from Premier Christy Clark, Horgan has chosen a losing path to the 2017 election.

    BCNDP leader John Horgan (BCNDP/Flickr)

    Rafe: Gutless Horgan caves to union, apologizes for opposing LNG project

    Rafe Mair calls out BC NDP Leader John Horgan for caving to a powerful union and apologizing for opposing Petronas' Lelu Island LNG project.

    Rafe- NDP's LNG reversal is a game-changer in BC election

    Rafe: NDP’s LNG reversal is a game-changer for BC election

    BC NDP Leader John Horgan's decision to oppose Petronas' Lelu Island LNG project is a game-changer for the upcoming provincial election, says Rafe Mair.

    Rafe- Weaver, BC Greens should quit supporting private river power sham

    Rafe: Weaver, BC Greens should quit backing private river power sham

    Rafe Mair has praised the Green Party on many fronts, but its BC leader, Dr. Andrew Weaver makes a fatal mistake with his continued support of the Liberals' private power sham, which is bankrupting BC Hydro while destroying our...

    The NDP's only shot at winning in BC: Embrace the NEW ECONOMY

    The NDP’s only shot at winning in BC: Embrace the NEW ECONOMY

    The NDP has one slim chance of winning the next BC election: Embracing the "New Economy" - creating healthy, sustainable jobs vs. the Liberals' old, bankrupt ideas of LNG and big dams.

    Federal Green Leader Elizabeth May with Provincial Leader Andrew Weaver (Green party/facebook)

    Rafe: Elizabeth May and the Greens should double down on BC

    Rafe Mair has a little fun with a wild idea: If Elizabeth May took over the BC Green Party, she'd have an outside shot of beating the Liberals and NDP in next year's election.