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Members’ Privacy Compromised

Fair Voting BC logoThis week many members received an email exhorting them to become involved in Fair Voting BC, a BC non-profit formed to promote proportional representation in this province. This invasion of party members’ privacy is a betrayal of trust and should never have been allowed.

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Live BC Leadership Webcast A Bust

The Promised WebcastThe BC Green party’s attempt at broadcasting its final leadership debate live over the Internet quickly turned into a technical bust. But every cloud has a silver lining: they’re using it as an exercise in damage control. Could this be a sign that the BC Green Party is becoming like all the others?

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Go Home, Wonderboy!

Christopher BennettSince his appointment in April, Christopher Ian Bennett has been acting like a crazy Caribbean pirate, firing off his personal opinions like a loose cannon while steering the party ship onto some very sharp and dangerous political rocks. Unfortunately, he’s been leaving many members behind, and should be stopped.

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The BC Leadership Line-Up

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Although it’s the height of summer and the last thing British Columbians want to think about is politics, the BC Green party leadership race is finally getting under way. Lack of official party support for an all-candidate leadership tour only allows a first impression gleaned from brief conversations plus a close inspection of their respective campaign web sites. My detailed evaluation of the line-up says that it’s shaping up to be a two- or maybe even a three-horse race.

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So you thought Adriane Carr was wonderful?

Adriane%20CarrThe BC Green party doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to choosing a leader. Although she handled the provincial media fairly well and performed successfully in the televised leadership debate, in my opinion former leader Adriane Carr’s reign was a disaster for the Green party.

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The Corporatisation of the Green Party of BC

Reflections off corporate office buildingsSomething rotten is eating away at the heart of the Green Party of British Columbia. It’s called corporatism, and it functions through elitism, control of decision-making, and restriction of information. Right now, many Greens are wondering whether the Green Party of British Columbia can still claim to be Green.

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