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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Greens eye breakthrough on Vancouver Island

-The Greens received nearly 17 per cent of the votes cast in Saanich-Gulf Islands in 2004. Harris is campaigning...
CBC British Columbia - Greens eye breakthrough on Vancouver Island

Sunday, January 08, 2006

CTV.ca most even-handed coverage of ALL 5 parties

God bless CTV! At least one of the major networks believe in democracy. They have a wonderful 'Issues' chart on-line.....simple easy read compares each party's stand on each issue. See how each party handles the important issues....like environment, health care, taxes, aboriginals, crime etc.

Why the tories part 2 or How to increase voter turnout..

...in particular, low income voters.
Herbie sez:"I was speaking to someone the other day who was lamenting the trend to lower voter turnout. She stated that many of her friends were not even aware of the issues or of the fundamental assumptions inherent in each of the political parties. I ......."-Herbinator

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Why would the tories do that?

Ok....I figgered it out....call me a cynic. In order to finance the GST cut and all the other promises....like putting an army in every major city, he did the cutting on the demographic that don't vote in order to please the high income earners who do. How do ya spell Machiavellian ?
Grrrr...I don't want those people running my country!!!

This is Yank stuff but see how it applies:
"focused on chopping programs that serve low-income families with children, or low-income people who are elderly or have disabilities.
"It's outrageous," says David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World.
Mr. Beckmann and others point out that many poor people don't vote. They vote proportionately less than do middle-income or rich people. The poor, sometimes with two jobs or maybe doing manual work, often have difficulty getting themselves to polling stations. Many are undereducated and..."
Don't balance the budget on the backs of the poor csmonitor.com

Tories will scrap tax cut for low income earners

.......Last November, before calling the election, the Liberals cut personal income taxes – a one per cent reduction to the lowest tax bracket, from 16 to 15 per cent, and an increase of $500 to the basic personal exemption.
The cuts will mean a tax rebate for 2005, as less tax is being knocked off Canadians' paycheques for 2006. .........More