|Posted by Daniel Bryce on April 21, 2011 at 2:51 PM||comments (0)|
Read about the radio debates on CIVL
|Posted by Daniel Bryce on April 21, 2011 at 2:48 PM||comments (1)|
Read about the audience response to the debates at UFV on April 18th.
|Posted by Daniel Bryce on April 17, 2011 at 6:10 PM||comments (3)|
Where I predict the outcome of the election in Abbotsford...
Daniel Bryce to carry Green Party banner in Abbotsford
Read it here http://tiny.cc/ocf8q
|Posted by Daniel Bryce on April 17, 2011 at 6:04 PM||comments (0)|
Coming clean on the Green debate: Local candidate appalled leader isn't included
By Cam Tucker, The Times April 13, 2011
Read it here http://tiny.cc/bkec5
|Posted by Daniel Bryce on March 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM||comments (0)|
During an election we receive a 50% rebate on campaign expenses, so your donation has twice the impact. After tax credits, a $100 donation costs you only $25 but gives us $200 worth of spending power.
|Posted by Daniel Bryce on March 26, 2011 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
The Green Party is a different kind of political party. We are Canadians who want an economy that works for us, a society that supports us, and a government that engages with us. Over a million Green supporters like you share our vision for Canada, one with:
A Smart Economy – Turn old-industry jobs into green jobs by providing sensible economic stimulus and cutting wasteful subsidies to nuclear power and fossil fuels.
Strong Communities – Build the communities we want to live in, with safe and healthy food, quality public health care, first-class education, fast and sustainable transportation, and a healthy work-life balance.
True Democracy – Put the power in the hands of Canadians by making every vote count, engaging in respectful debate, and ending the culture of attack politics.
|Posted by Daniel Bryce on March 24, 2011 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
Jim Flaherty's 2011 budget -- a budget that reflects the lack of imagination, vision, or plan of the Conservative government. It's not all bad, but it doesn't begin to fulfill the promises that the Harper Government has made and definately is not heading down a path that we believe is healthy for our country.
Here’s what we liked
• $400 million to extend the ecoENERGY Home Retrofit program for one year.
• $300 million to benefit low-income seniors.
• $300 a year in Family Caregiver Tax Credits for family members looking after sick or disabled relatives.
• Forgiving a portion of education loans for doctors and nurses if they work in rural and remote communities.
Here’s what concerned us
• The budget doesn’t even mention the $29.3 billion (Parliamentary Budget Office estimate) the Harper government plans to spend on 65 fighter jets.
• Also unaccounted for is the estimated $9 billion for building new prisons that the Harper government is committed to--despite the fact that crime rates are falling! That’s $40 billion of spending (as much as transfers to all the provinces or total support for seniors) that’s missing from this budget. That’s not financially responsible.
And here’s what made us roll our eyes
• $400 million to support the nuclear industry but nothing to support alternative energy.
• $1 billion in subsidies to oil and gas companies that already made a profit of over $8 billion in 2010.
• $10 million for the Grey Cup and Calgary Stampede versus $2.5 million for the Great Lakes (which supply drinking water to 8.5 million Canadians) shows pretty clearly how much the current government values clean water.
*adapted from Green Party Documents