Damned if you do: B.C.’s NDP government blasted by critics for approving Site C dam.
Paraphrasing Horgan: “Look, there has been over 150 years of disappointment in BC. I am not the first person to stand before you and disappoint Indigenous people.”
Media: What should we name it?
— Derrick O’Keefe (@derrickokeefe) December 11, 2017
You’re a bastard and a coward, John. You and your union donations and your patently false sunk cost fallacy. You have just made generations of British Columbians pay for your political cowardice. #bcpoli #SiteC @jjhorgan
— Lindsay Brown (@Lidsville) December 11, 2017
Photo is of @jjhorgan w farmers opposed to #SiteC.This is why public is so cynical about politicians. @jjhorgan, @bcndp claimed to respect Treaty Rights,science, BCUC review of #SiteC when in opposition. Now poised to approve it despite everything they said they stood for #bcpoli pic.twitter.com/opwHiKYXbK
— Faisal Moola (@faisal_moola) December 8, 2017
But I really think this one knocks it out of the park:
Reconciliation: doing the exact same thing you’ve always done but now feeling a bit more guilty about it.
— Ian Mosb? (@Ian_Mosby) December 11, 2017
Hmm, maybe they could name it the Reconciliation Dam!
Of course this is infuriating, but people threatening to quit the party or vote Green are seriously missing an opportunity to steer the party in a new direction. I believe Horgan when he says it was past the point of no return, but our strength lies in grassroots activism. Electoral politics were never going to be our thing.
Now let’s turn from one government that has completely disappointed me to another! Rent starts at “affordable” $3,333 for three-bedroom units at city-backed Vancouver development. I agree that STIR is an essential program…but what the fuck, Vision?
Hero of the day:
— sarah blyth (@sarahblyth) December 9, 2017
Here are two examples of why we can’t keep platforming hate. It normalizes this behaviour and, as I’ve said repeatedly, the idea that “love trumps hate” is deeply rooted in privilege and ignores the constant fear in which minorities live in: Police investigating violent, hateful messages left in Deer Run. Calgary, home of the Caesar, ginger beef, and virulent racism.
Ontario: hold my beer: Man in southwestern Ontario charged after family attacked with bat amid shouts of ‘ISIS’.