The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from British Columbia, Will This Election End The Politicization Of BC Hydro & ICBC?
Originally Published on BC Policy Perspectives
By Richard McCandless
The Green Party currently holds the balance of power, and now must make the transformation from opposition critic to assisting a new administration in dealing with the multitude of issues faced by any government. Even if the NDP loses the Courteny- Comox riding to the Liberals, the support of the three Green members will be important in steering the Liberal government toward “good public policy” as defined by the Greens.
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The ECOreport looks at the 2016 provincial election’s outcome, BC’s Fossil Fuel Dreams May Be Over.
By Roy L Hales
The final outcome of British Columbia’s election will not be known until absentee ballots are counted. Premier Christy Clark currently leads, with 43 seats as opposed to the NDP’s 41 and the Green party’s 3. Unless these results change, BC’s Fossil Fuel Dreams May Be Over.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP=ED, the NDP’s Economic Record FAR Better Than BC Liberals
Originally Published on the Common Sense Canadian
By Damien Gillis
Many people are ready for a change in Victoria. Christy Clark is one of the least popular candidates for premier in BC history and, after 16 years of scandal-filled rule, her Liberal Party has tried British Columbians’ patience to the extreme. Yet every day on social media, I run across a familiar refrain: “Better than going back to the NDP’s lost decade.” Clearly, that narrative is so deeply embedded that it threatens to keep the NDP out of government yet again.
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The ECOreport looks into what is behind the NDP surging ahead on Vancouver Island
By Roy L Hales
In one of the stunning upsets of British Columbian politics, the Green Party has been leading the polls from Vancouver Island. There was a time when it looked like the party that no one thought could form the government might be a major contender in the coming election. This has changed. The latest poll from Mainstreet Research shows the NDP surging ahead on Vancouver Island.
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The ECOreport looks into why Christy Clark’s Liberals attack Vancouver’s attempt to limit emissions
By Roy L Hales
The future of Vancouver’s new Green Building Rezoning Policy is already uncertain. As of this morning, there is an emissions cap on all new construction and buildings applying for rezoning. There are several ways developers “can meet the energy efficiency and emissions targets (50 per cent decrease in GHGs).” They can use “better insulation, thicker windows, and better design, as well as opting for renewable energy.” However the largest cause of the city’s emissions is natural gas and so Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals attack Vancouver’s attempt to limit emissions.
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The ECOreport concludes the Interview With Claire Trevena, MLA For North Island
By Roy L Hales
A month ago I met with the NDP candidate for our riding at Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. You can listen to the first part of my interview with her by clicking on this link. This is the conclusion of my interview with Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island.
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The ECOreport publishes the second half of our interview, in which Green candidate Sue Moen talks policy
By Roy L Hales
The Green party’s support has grown in the month since I met with Sue Moen at Heriot Bay. In Mainstreet Research’s most recent poll, 24% of the people watching the televised debate were leaning towards, or had decided upon, the Green party. Half of the viewers had a “favourable” opinion of Andrew Weaver and had an unfavourable opinion of the two other leaders. So what would it mean if the next government needs the green party’s support to stay in power? In the podcast below, Green candidate Sue Moen talks policy.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED: If Elected, NDP will renew the BC Climate Leadership Team
Press Release rom Clean Energy Canada
VANCOUVER — Merran Smith, Executive Director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. NDP’s announcement that, if elected, the party will renew the B.C. Climate Leadership Team and reconsider their recommendations:
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The ECOreport reposts an endorsement/press release, Entrepreneur Dave Krysko endorses Green Party’s economic strategy
Originally Published on Green of British Columbia
KELOWNA B.C. –Today, Dave Krysko, entrepreneur and co-founder of Club Penguin, endorsed the B.C. Green Party’s Strategy for the Emerging Economy.
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The ECOreport reposts news of British Columbian Premier Christy Clark’s sudden about turn on US Coal imports
Editor’s note: For anyone aware of the Lower Mainland’s long struggle against British Columbia’s proposed coal port expansion, this reversal look like an incredibly Machiavellian election ploy.
Originally Published on Dogwood
BURNABY — After years of pressure from health professionals, climate experts, municipal governments and citizen groups including Dogwood BC, Premier Christy Clark has suddenly moved to ban American thermal coal exports through Lower Mainland ports.
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