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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby ferri » Feb 20th, 2018, 12:47 pm

Ben Stewart <--- Hey look! There goes the topic now! See if you can get back on it please! :D Thanks.
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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby The Green Barbarian » Feb 20th, 2018, 12:48 pm

CapitalB wrote:Were you as outraged at the BC liberals taking millions in donations from oil and gas lobbyists through the 2010's? I wasn't on this forum then.


I was also pretty outraged at the NDP taking millions in donations from government unions. But that's a topic for another thread. The NDP is in a complete conflict. Yet another reason why I voted Ben instead of the horrible NDP.
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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby CapitalB » Feb 20th, 2018, 12:52 pm

The Green Barbarian wrote:
CapitalB wrote:Were you as outraged at the BC liberals taking millions in donations from oil and gas lobbyists through the 2010's? I wasn't on this forum then.


I was also pretty outraged at the NDP taking millions in donations from government unions. But that's a topic for another thread. The NDP is in a complete conflict. Yet another reason why I voted Ben instead of the horrible NDP.


Thats pretty shady too. Makes sense for them (unions) to donate towards a party thats not trying to dismantle them though, not saying that specific unions are well run just from a survival perspective it makes sense.

Just more reasons to ban large donations, and donations from groups.
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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby The Green Barbarian » Feb 20th, 2018, 12:55 pm

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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby flamingfingers » Feb 20th, 2018, 6:53 pm

Watched all of the Leg broadcast today and saw nothing, nada, zip from Ben Stewart - no welcome for visitors, no statements presented, no questions asked in QP and no bills presented.

Anyone see proof of his dynamic leadership????
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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby Urbane » Feb 20th, 2018, 7:27 pm

    flamingfingers wrote:Watched all of the Leg broadcast today and saw nothing, nada, zip from Ben Stewart - no welcome for visitors, no statements presented, no questions asked in QP and no bills presented.

    Anyone see proof of his dynamic leadership????
Good grief! All MLA's need to make introductions, or statements every day??? Or they need to ask questions every day? What a ridiculous way of judging MLA's. Or does your method of evaluating MLA's actually only apply to Ben Stewart? Or to Liberals?
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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby flamingfingers » Feb 20th, 2018, 7:36 pm

^^You would expect a dynamic leader - one who you voted back into an MLA seat to make an impression - to at least show that he was back in the legislature. Didn't even see Wilkinson or any other Liberal party member give him even an acknowledgement. So much for electing someone into the Opposition. Yawn....
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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby Urbane » Feb 20th, 2018, 7:48 pm

    flamingfingers wrote:Watched all of the Leg broadcast today and saw nothing, nada, zip from Ben Stewart - no welcome for visitors, no statements presented, no questions asked in QP and no bills presented.

    Anyone see proof of his dynamic leadership????
LOL! Ben Stewart didn't present a bill on his first day back in the Legislature!! Too funny!
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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby lesliepaul » Feb 20th, 2018, 11:24 pm

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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby Urban Cowboy » Feb 21st, 2018, 12:01 am

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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby rustled » Feb 21st, 2018, 9:03 am

Old Techie wrote:
lesliepaul wrote:*removed*

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Indeed. Also sounds like some of that underestimation Brown was talking about, when he wrote in the Straight:
Not only is Gentle Ben a sweetheart of a guy, he is one of the kindest and most decent, affable, and honourable men I ever had the pleasure to know and work with during my time in B.C. politics.

He’s smart, principled, and easily underestimated, mostly due to his height. Cue Randy Newman’s “Short People”.
https://www.straight.com/news/1021991/m ... er-ndp-mla

Yep, and that's from the Straight. Think I'll take Brown's estimation of the man over the opinions of the bitter and disgruntled posters here.

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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby The Green Barbarian » Feb 21st, 2018, 10:28 am

removed. continue on with your silly "abortion" comments and you'll be on vacation from the board.
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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby Buckeye19 » Feb 21st, 2018, 8:39 pm

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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby lesliepaul » Feb 22nd, 2018, 1:00 am

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Re: Ben Stewart

Postby gman313 » Feb 22nd, 2018, 10:12 am

I for one am excited to have Ben back. Now if we can get two green's to sign up on the liberals we back in business!
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