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NDP LEADER FIRES MLA FOR HAVING AN OPINION AND VOICING IT

Merv Ritchie

In an online news service similar to ours in Williams Lake, BC NDP MLA Bob Simpson critiqued the speeches offered to the delegates at the recent UBCM of BC Municipalities conference in Whistler. This he wrote and was published Cheap Moncler Jackets HERE yesterday, October 6, at noon. By midnight he was fired.

He simply stated this in regards to his own leader, Carol ; little concrete to offer the delegates other than a commitment to be more consultative than the current government and a promise to explore the possibility moncler sale outlet of revenue sharing with local governments. This is a timely concept which has the potential to address the resource needs of local governments, but the lack moncler outlet sale of specifics was a disappointment to delegates. apparently is enough to have one removed as an elected representative for the NDP.

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It is this problem the NDP have consistantly complained about with the BC Liberals.

Read the entire text cheap moncler coats of Simpson comments below and be sure to check it at the source HERE.

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Premier Campbell’s hour long speech focused on anecdotes about BC’s Olympic glory for the first fifteen minutes he kept telling “just one more story” about how the Olympics affected British Columbians. He kept his Olympic theme going through his bizarre attempt to moncler jacket sale make light of his fumbling of the HST along the lines of ‘my skating partner, Colin Hansen, and I should have spent more time warming up before we tried our first cheap moncler technical jump.’

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Neither of these spoke to the immediate needs of local governments which lack resources to address the increasing responsibilities that have been downloaded onto them by provincial and federal governments.

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cheap moncler sale The most courageous speech of the convention was given by the Leader cheap moncler jackets of the BC Green Party. While she failed to address the issues facing local governments, she at least challenged every politician in the room with cheap moncler outlet her reflection that unless we fundamentally change our thinking about our consumer driven economy we will doom our children to a bleak future. cheap moncler sale

The failure of provincial and federal politicians to address the real concerns of local governments and communities at UBCM this year is simply another example of the ongoing failure of our political system to address the complex issues of governance in the 21st century. They were simply politicking for the press, not serving the real and immediate needs of UBCM moncler outlet jackets delegates and their constituents.

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MLA Cariboo NorthComment by Helmut Giesbrecht on 9th October 2010

I doubt this has anything to do with being left or right of anyone. I does have something to do with the perceptions people have of the the NDP and in particular its current leadership. Here is a link which will at least give Bob Simpson explanation now that he is no longer in the caucus. The irony is that what might have happened within caucus has now gone viral.

Sad Indeed.

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It is a sad day when one is not allowed to offer constructive critisizim. I often watch question period when the house is sitting, and have found Mr. Simpson to be an articulate speaker, to the point, and supportive of his party.

moncler mens jackets Ms has taken a page out of Mr Campbells book way or the highway Baby. I see this as moncler outlet online the first of moncler outlet store many nails in the coffin of Ms. Currently her top dog leaders are professing faith in her, but give it a week or two, and I believe the fur will still be ruffled, and we will hear of more disenters. I may have missed it, but I hav heard of Jenny Kwan jumping up and down in support of her leader, and she is a moving force in the NDP moncler mens jackets.

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