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BC Election October 24, 2020 – 003 – Mandate

I spoke to a friend about John Horgan and the NDP calling an election a year early in an attempt to purloin the election by running in the political vacuum created by COVID-19 and before the negative effects, costs and consequences for the government and citizens of British Columbia from COVID-19 come home to roost.

I was surprised when he felt the reasons motivating John Horgan and the NDP in calling an early election for October 24, 2020 were not as important as having a government in place with a mandate to deal with those negative effects, costs and consequences from COVID-19, before they begin to come home to roost.

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BC election October 24, 2020 – 002

Mr. Horgan’s attempt to sell “We can either delay that decision and create uncertainty and instability over the next 12 months … or we can do what I believe is always the right thing and ask British Columbians what they think.” as rationalization and justification for calling a provincial election one year earlier than scheduled foundered on the fact that calling an election for October 24, 2020 was clearly and indisputably an attempt to shanghai a majority government not through good governance but by having their actions and governance obscured by COVID-19.

The enormous benefit to the ability of the NDP to win a majority government in an election held now and the numerous disadvantages and barriers to the NDP ability to win a majority government if the election is held a year from now as scheduled (October 2021) are so obvious that even political doublespeak cannot misdirect or mislead voters from the reality October 24, 2020 best serves the interests of John Horgan and the NDP.

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Extreme Winter Weather in Abbotsford – BC Housing’s Invincible Ignorance

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin

While the actions and behaviours of BC Housing in doing a lot of ‘something’ meet the demand of the public to ‘do something’ about homelessness,  that ‘something’ is totally ineffective in addressing homelessness and its related issues. Like a rocking chair, there is lots of motion and effort to go nowhere. 

In fact, coming up with actions more pointless than BC Housing’s system that repeatedly places people into housing they fall out of within a few months and/or sends people through treatment with them returning to their addiction a few months after finishing treatment would be most difficult.

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