Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Protect our food and farmers: Amend BC's new meat regulations

The "sanitizing" of the BC meat industry has continued under the current government, slowing down a bit in the face of obvious faults, but pretty much holding to the same track. The effect has been ongoing limitation to the availability of quality meat in this province and financial damage to many farmers we've depended on to provide good quality meat; meat which, from most reports, is at least as safe as the corporate variety.

From a common-sense perspective, the need for local meat (and local food in general) continues to grow for many reasons - but in the political realm, no-brainers have their support. With a governing party that has successfully(?) side-tracked this issue for a damaging length of time and shows no sign of "getting it", we citizens do have an option: there is an election in the offing. Perhaps there is another party who will get it. Ask your local representative - and vote for them, if they are likely to stop this damaging and ignorant trend. Perhaps you could show them this simple video:

Sunday, March 08, 2009

The Lies and Deception behind Gordon Campbell's BC Rail Deal

An NDP motion has resulted in the release of many documents revealing what actually went on behind the scenes of the sale of BC Rail: the violation of a promise Campbell used to get elected. Unfortunately the deception and lies allowed Campbell and his government to get away with this at the time but the truth is at least a vindication and may play a part in the defeat of his party in the upcoming BC election.
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