No MLA

No MLA

Postby Cactusflower » Nov 11th, 2017, 11:39 am

https://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelo ... -do-you-go

Didn't have an MLA since 2013, so what's new?

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Re: No MLA

Postby Urban Cowboy » Nov 11th, 2017, 11:57 am

Thought one liberal bashing thread would be enough, what gives?

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Re: No MLA

Postby Verum » Nov 11th, 2017, 12:18 pm

In fairness, we have many partisans on both sides bashing both parties without any reasonable and measured approach.
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." Explains why so few people reply to me, and why I might not reply

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Re: No MLA

Postby khutchi » Nov 11th, 2017, 12:49 pm

I got this pet peeve that this articles highlights well. A couple months ago i read a book called "The Unbroken Machine" by Dale Smith (2017) and it argues that Canada's democracy is not broken, but our understanding of it really is. It was a recommended book @ Mosaics and I would recommend it to anyone as its not too long a read. I especially would recommend it to our soon to be MLA in this article.

https://www.dundurn.com/books/Unbroken-Machine

It argues that we all tend to think we are just a few fixes away (Proportional Representation, Finance Reform etc.) from achieving a perfect system when in reality our problem is a lack of civic literacy that has developed over time and spans all the way from the average voter to the very people in office.

One example he mentioned in the book is that MLAs/MPs seem to think, for whatever reason, that their job is to provide customer service to their constituents or play the "ombudsman role". From the article...

"We are looking to helping people out, that's what the job of the MLA is, so In the absence of having a byelection, I'm here."

Mr. Stewart, unless I am mistaken, the job of an MLA is to create policy, debate legislation, and most importantly hold the government to account by controlling supply (aka "controlling the purse"). We already have people that take care of the interactions between residents and the government. They are the called civil service and they do a heck of a job. The more time MLAs try to do their job rather than their own, the less our system functions.
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Re: No MLA

Postby Queen K » Nov 11th, 2017, 12:55 pm

Khutchi, I like that, "lack of civic literacy."

Seems it's about time to review or re-educate or just plain educate.

Verum wrote:In fairness, we have many partisans on both sides bashing both parties without any reasonable and measured approach.


Truth.

But ooohh God Verum, don't speak the Truth.
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Re: No MLA

Postby BGrigg07 » Nov 11th, 2017, 5:28 pm

In reality, the NDP isn't interested in holding a by-election for the Westside as that would mean 1 more Liberal in the Legislature!

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Re: No MLA

Postby MAPearce » Nov 11th, 2017, 7:18 pm

Ding , ding , ding .....

We have a winner folks .
I payed attention in High school....But not to what they were trying to teach me..

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Re: No MLA

Postby maryjane48 » Nov 12th, 2017, 2:14 pm

MAPearce wrote:Ding , ding , ding .....

We have a winner folks .

And when clark did it it was what ?
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Re: No MLA

Postby Urban Cowboy » Nov 12th, 2017, 5:09 pm

removed.
Last edited by Triple 6 on Nov 13th, 2017, 1:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: personal attack removed.
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Re: No MLA

Postby MAPearce » Nov 12th, 2017, 5:10 pm

And when clark did it it was what ?

Grow up MJ ...

It's not about " who" or "what" but more of the strategy as to "why " and "when" ....

Mkay ????

That makes exactly zero sense in the context of this thread.

Try laying the bong aside for half an hour.


I know , right ??

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Re: No MLA

Postby maryjane48 » Nov 12th, 2017, 6:32 pm

If the shoe fits is the saying. My point stands when clark did it was what lets have a answer to that. No answer equals pot meets kettle :smt045
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Re: No MLA

Postby Urban Cowboy » Nov 12th, 2017, 9:31 pm

removed.
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Re: No MLA

Postby Queen K » Nov 12th, 2017, 9:37 pm

maryjane48 wrote:
MAPearce wrote:Ding , ding , ding .....

We have a winner folks .

And when clark did it it was what ?


MJ, And when Christy Clark did it ____________ <------did what MJ?

....it was what? ________________ <-----trying here MJ to work this out. Would you elaborate for us? :D
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Re: No MLA

Postby voice of reason » Nov 12th, 2017, 10:05 pm

christy clark never did anything for west kelowna anyways. she was never in her office and couldnt have given less of a damn about us.it was like we had no representation anyhow
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Re: No MLA

Postby lesliepaul » Nov 12th, 2017, 10:27 pm

I'm surprised anybody in West Kelowna even noticed "no MLA" :cuss: :cuss: [icon_lol2.gif] [icon_lol2.gif] [icon_lol2.gif]

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