Far too many Canadians don’t vote and are cynical about politics – but changing electoral systems will do nothing to improve that attitude.
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Just like Santa Claus, Kinder Morgan is coming to town in December.
BC Premier Christy Clark has been all over your television set since late August, telling you what a great job she is doing holding down government spending and creating jobs.
“His brain has not only been washed, as they say... It has been dry cleaned.”
“The larger economy may have improved, but people are worried about the rug being pulled out from under them.” — American pollster Patrick Murray
“(Media are) portraying the Leap as a radical document, I don’t see it that way and I don’t think most people in Canada do actually.” - Robert Fox, federal NDP national director
“The new tax is nothing but the ruling party of British Columbia soliciting votes for the election held next spring. It won’t cool down the enthusiasm of foreign buyers.” — Ou Lyu, Global Times Chinese newspaper
“I am, however, very interested in the Kinder Morgan pipeline .... I certainly hope that we’re going to be able to get that pipeline approved.” — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, January 2014
“Too often, it seems as if leftists actually like losing. As if all the failure, doom and atrocities mainly serve to prove they were right all along.” — Rutger Bregman, Dutch author
“No government in BC history has invested more in health care, education, and other front-line services than Today’s BC Liberals.” — BC Liberal Party website
“Israeli politics is characterized by short-term coalitions in which big parties make concessions to smaller parties in exchange for their participation.” — Dylan Mathews, Washington Post
“It is literally too late to close the door after the horse has left the barn.” — Old saying
“This is truly a case where the RCMP manufactured the crime.” — BC Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce
Dr. Peter Venkman: “This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.” — Ghostbusters 1984
“They told me, ‘Don’t go walkin’ slow/’Cause Devil’s on the loose.’” — Run Through The Jungle, Creedence Clearwater Revival
“Buy land — they’re not making it any more.” — Mark Twain, 1835-1910
“We decide not to have referendums for a good reason — these are bloody complicated issues … It’s anti- democratic.” — Mel Cappe, former Canadian deputy minister, on Brexit
“You’re a naive ignorant c**t if you wanna ban an entire breed of animals....trust me bud if anyone is gunna attack you it’ll be me not my pitbulls.” — Email to me from pit bull owner on June 25
“One simple conclusion — a massive amount of money from China entered the Vancouver real estate market.” — Josh Gordon, SFU
“A foreign ownership tax of 10% on a $5 million home will not stop a sale or create any affordability.” Bob Rennie