BC NDP Premier John Horgan has blossomed, is the real deal, and is continually showing constructive leadership skills

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BC NDP Premier John Horgan among Canada’s most popular premiers

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-s-john-horgan-among-canadas-most-popular-premiers-according-to-poll/amp

With Legault and Moe in a statistical tie for first place. Vox Populi, Vox Dei, I guess.

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The premier you don’t know, but should

In the nearly two years since forming an apparently shaky Orange/Green alliance, Horgan has had to manage a raft of political challenges — the TMX pipeline, money laundering in B.C. casinos, alleged embezzlement in the B.C. legislature, skyrocketing housing costs, and choosing to continue a very controversial hydro dam project. B.C. premiers with much more secure majorities typically begin to fall in popularity quite quickly, even without the burden of the battles than Horgan has already faced. Horgan has climbed to become one of the most popular premiers in Canada. What’s going on?

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Yes, he and Alberta’s NDP premier Rachel Notley are sharply divided over the TMX pipeline expansion. But the reasons are more local than ideological. Each share a deep commitment to carbon reduction action by government, each has taken strong measures to diversify their province away from non-renewable energy.

The pipeline battle is a thorn in each of their sides, but it casts in shadow a much larger strategic agreement: progressives in government need to find a bridge between pro and anti-carbon voters.

It is, of course also a national challenge, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to be failing at his attempt to ride both horses. He has gone from having at least the private support of his carbon tax, in the large provinces, to having a thoroughly hostile Doug Ford and skeptical partners in Quebec Premier François Legault and Horgan. The opposing premiers angrily cite the federal Liberals’ “take it or leave it” approach to their climate change and carbon tax agenda.

Ottawa and the provinces must find bridges to shared climate change goals. Canada cannot hope to meet its Paris Accord targets without common approaches, at a minimum, in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Those provinces are where 85 per cent of Canadians live. They also generate even more of the nation’s GDP and carbon emissions.

As Horgan said in a keynote address on Friday to the national gathering of progressives of all stripes — the annual Progress Summit of the Broadbent Institute, “We need to work together to build a path to a cleaner, better future, with a low-carbon economy that creates opportunities for all while protecting our clean air, water and land …”

A nation proud of its history of mutual accommodation and compromise needs more leaders determined to build bridges across the climate divide. If John Horgan can survive a run-off election, perhaps within months, having seen success in managing the jobs/climate divide at home, he could be well set to help lead that national debate.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2019/03/31/the-premier-you-dont-know-but-should.html

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Lots of good things going on in BC with our NDP Government!

Metro Van’s Living Wage Drops, and that’s a Good Thing

BC’s family supports paying off, calculates advocacy group.

 

https://thetyee.ca/News/2019/05/01/Metro-Vancouver-Living-Wage-Drop/

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Tip of the hat to BC Premier John Horgan and his NDP Government for a job well done.

https://www.straight.com/news/1235506/vancouver-home-sales-plummet-mortgage-stress-test-rule-blamed

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NorthReport wrote:

Tip of the hat to BC Premier John Horgan and his NDP Government for a job well done.

https://www.straight.com/news/1235506/vancouver-home-sales-plummet-mortgage-stress-test-rule-blamed

This article is about the FEDERAL government's new rules for mortgages. What percentage of the links that you post do you even bother to read?

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Did you bother to read the comments?

So our current provincial government is taking actions. They tried to close the taxation loophole exploited by foreign buyers and satellite families with the speculation tax. They brought the Land Owner Transparency Act. And they keep calling for support from the federal government to crack down money laundering. These are things that the BC Liberal party had never bothered to do during their 16 years in charge of British Columbia.

kropotkin1951 wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

Tip of the hat to BC Premier John Horgan and his NDP Government for a job well done.

https://www.straight.com/news/1235506/vancouver-home-sales-plummet-mortgage-stress-test-rule-blamed

This article is about the FEDERAL government's new rules for mortgages. What percentage of the links that you post do you even bother to read?

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

No I don't bother to read the comments, I read the piece. Your posts are really unhelpful when you use headlines from the comments to describe an article about a different law.

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If you combined provincial and federal governments, as well as the official oppositions in both federal and provincial governments in Canada, how many would each of the 3 parties, Libs, Cons, and NDP have?

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Great job Premier John Horgan and the BC NDP!

Why I welcome Vancouver’s housing crash

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-vancouvers-housing-crash-is-a-mostly-welcomed-event/

 

 

 

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