Time for BC to Ban Conversion Therapy

UPDATE (29/11/19): November 28th, 2019, the BC NDP officially killed the bill to ban conversion therapy by refusing to call it for debate. UPDATE (22/11/19): November 20th, 2019, Morgane Oger, who lists her title as Vice-President of the NDP,  raised concerns about the proposed provincial ban on conversion therapy, calling it “window dressing” and “dangerous.” Back… Continue reading Time for BC to Ban Conversion Therapy

Politicians Should Denounce Taxpayer-Subsidized Organizations Fighting Human Rights.

Politicians at every level should denounce taxpayer-subsidized organizations fighting human rights. September 12th, Westwood Community Church in Coquitlam permitted Culture Guard, a group that seeks to remove LGBTQ2+ rights, to host an event on their premises.  While folks may or may not agree with providing churches tax exemption status, surely we can agree that this… Continue reading Politicians Should Denounce Taxpayer-Subsidized Organizations Fighting Human Rights.

Buying a Mountain’s Worth of Political Influence?

British Columbia has been referred to as “the wild west of politics” for our relaxed regulations regarding campaign donations. Two main issues for residents of Coquitlam surround developer donations to Coquitlam council, and the controversial Burke Mountain expansion. Digging into political donations to Coquitlam councillors, I came across a troubling trend: the majority of donations to… Continue reading Buying a Mountain’s Worth of Political Influence?

Liberal Party Betrayal – Electoral Reform

The Liberal Party of Canada has betrayed Canadian voters and democracy.  Justin Trudeau made a promise that 2015 would be the last federal election held under first-past-the-post. Canadians were looking for change in 2015, and opted to vote strategically to oust Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada.  Strategic voting was seen as necessary because of… Continue reading Liberal Party Betrayal – Electoral Reform