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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby Gone_Fishin » Jan 21st, 2013, 10:09 pm

Maple fingers has NO ideas of her own, Wolfy. Hence the constant cut and paste from leftist idiots like Alex the Slob, and Harv the Whale. I've never seen her post any independent thought, which thus exhibits her inability to think for herself. That's why she's a good unionist - a sheep in the flock.
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby Urbane » Jan 22nd, 2013, 10:10 am

Kudos to the Liberal government for helping small businesses:

B.C. gets top mark in business group study on reducing red tape for small businesses
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

TORONTO - The federal government is getting better when it comes to the regulatory burden on small businesses, according to an annual report card from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

The group gives Ottawa a grade of B-plus, which is an improvement over the B-minus grade last year and a C-plus in 2011.

British Columbia got the highest mark among the provinces and territories, with an A., while two provinces and two territories each got D-minus.

The low marks were handed out to Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Yukon.

The CFIB report card evaluates progress on regulatory reform and looks at political leadership, efforts to measure the regulatory burden, long-term thinking and the overall public policy context.

The annual report card is part of the lobby group's fourth annual Red Tape Awareness week.

On Monday, another CFIB report estimated Canadian businesses spend an average of nearly $6,000 per employee each year on regulatory compliance, or red tape _ about 45 per cent more than their American counterparts.

The federation estimates that the total cost of regulation for Canadian businesses is $31 billion a year, a figure that has hardly changed since the group began tracking the cost in 2005.

Tony Clement, the minister who heads of the federal government's Treasury Board, says the Harper government began soliciting suggestions for reducing red tape in 2010 but added it takes time to put changes into place.

© Global News. A division of Shaw Media Inc., 2013.
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby Rwede » Jan 22nd, 2013, 10:55 am

Whatdyaknow, Manitoba has an NDP government. PEI has leftist Liberals (offshoot party of the federal Libs).

Time for Maplefingers to scream about MILFs, despite our highest rating in the country.
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby Urbane » Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:12 am

And while this should be a wake-up call for our national health care system here is more good news for which the Liberal government deserves credit:

Health-care wake-up call

TUESDAY, 22 JANUARY 2013 EDITORIAL
KELOWNA DAILY COURIER

When it comes to the state of health care in British Columbia, there's good news and there's bad news.
According to the results of the 2012 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey, released Monday by the Health Council of Canada, B.C. is at or near the top of almost every category studied.
Among Canadian provinces, that is.
When compared to the other nine countries surveyed, Canada as a whole consistently ranks near the bottom of the pile.
So much for our health-care system being the envy of the world.
The survey asked primary care physicians to rate their health systems in Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, the U.K. and U.S.
What the study found is that Canada lags in adopting electronic medical records, despite their use more than doubling since 2006. And communication between hospitals and doctors was among the worst of the group.
B.C. doctors appeared happiest with Canada's health-care system, with the highest number saying only modest change is needed. Yet, once again, all but one country ranked higher in satisfaction.
More troubling statistics:
- 46 per cent reported difficulty in getting diagnostic tests in B.C.; Canada was third worst in the group.
- While B.C. reported the highest rate of same or next-day doctor visits in Canada, overall, Canada ranked worst of the 10 countries.
- B.C. doctors are most likely to make house calls, but Canada came last again in that comparison.
Sadly, the report's authors had this to say: "Canada shows no improvement in any areas of access to care that we could track since 2006."
- Managing Editor
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby Rwede » Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:37 am

Urbane, stop posting that. Instead, post something about MILFs, winks, giggles, wearing glasses, CC's son's Jewish name, or cleavage. You're not giving the leftist audience what they want!
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby Urbane » Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:49 am

    Rwede wrote:Urbane, stop posting that. Instead, post something about MILFs, winks, giggles, wearing glasses, CC's son's Jewish name, or cleavage. You're not giving the leftist audience what they want!
Yup. We have to get our priorities straight. If the NDP get in and they destroy our economy as they did in the 1990's at least we won't have a giggling, winking, wiggling, MILF premier.
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby NAB » Jan 22nd, 2013, 12:10 pm

I agree with your earlier post Urbane. Satisfying Red tape/regulations and associated reporting has become a costly exercise for many businesses. And not just businesses but government and joe and jane and family too through various taxes and fees, rules and regulations and costs that in so many cases get put on the books and administered, but rarely enforced in any effective way.

Yet government bureaucrats and politicians, often responding to advocacy and lobby individuals or groups from most sectors, knee jerk their way into imposing ever more infringements and related costs on the public (business and personal alike) in their efforts to become more popular with some obscure rabble rouser(s), or even just to try to justify their very existence.

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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby Rwede » Jan 22nd, 2013, 12:42 pm

Worst red tape EVER was the Forest Practices Code Act of BC, thrust upon BC's forest industry by Adrian Dix and the NDP in the 1990s. I read an article by Woodman (maybe?), at the time that analyzed the level of regulation on the BC forest industry as second only to nuclear power. Way to go, Dix.

The forest industry was brought to its knees, thousands lost jobs, and as a result of red tape the pine beetle blight gained momentum and ultimately destroyed our forests.

Sure, let's put Dixhead back in to do it all over again. At least haircuts will be 70¢ cheaper.
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby flamingfingers » Jan 22nd, 2013, 7:09 pm

The forest industry was brought to its knees, thousands lost jobs, and as a result of red tape the pine beetle blight gained momentum and ultimately destroyed our forests.


What a pack of lies. Still reading from the Liberal song book.
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby logicalview » Jan 22nd, 2013, 7:32 pm

flamingfingers wrote:What a pack of lies. Still reading from the Liberal song book.


You are right MF. Under the 1990's New Dummocrats, thousands of private employees in the forestry industry didn't lose their jobs. All of them are lying. And despite written evidence to the contrary, the NDP didn't introdeuce thousands of needless regulations. And they didn't hire thousnds of NDP cronies to enforce these needless regulations. Also, the nutless wonder didn't resign in disgrace either. He took a well deserved paid vacation for a few years. If you are going to rewrite history the fanatical rabid socialist way, why stop at just lying about how bad nutless and his gang were for the forestry industry?

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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby flamingfingers » Jan 22nd, 2013, 8:03 pm

^^ You forgot to add who it was from LV:

References from Vote Smart B.C.

But of course YOU would swallow that liquid crap.
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby logicalview » Jan 22nd, 2013, 8:09 pm

flamingfingers wrote:^^ You forgot to add who it was from LV:

References from Vote Smart B.C.

But of course YOU would swallow that liquid crap.


More deflection from the NDP lapdog. Rather than just name calling, what do you have to dispute that the NDP weren't a giant steaming bowl of liquid crap. You can't. The NDP DID implement thosands of needless regulations. Thousands DID lose their jobs. The mountain pine beetle got out of control because the communist-like bureaucracy set up by nutless and co couldn't react fast enough. But keep posting liquid crap from the Tyee and fat head NDP bloggers to deflect if you want. No one is buying it.
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby flamingfingers » Jan 22nd, 2013, 8:23 pm

More deflection from the NDP lapdog. Rather than just name calling, what do you have to dispute that the NDP weren't a giant steaming bowl of liquid crap. You can't. The NDP DID implement thosands of needless regulations. Thousands DID lose their jobs. The mountain pine beetle got out of control because the communist-like bureaucracy set up by nutless and co couldn't react fast enough. But keep posting liquid crap from the Tyee and fat head NDP bloggers to deflect if you want. No one is buying it.


You are totally full of crap. Post some CREDIBLE evidence for your BS.
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby Rwede » Jan 23rd, 2013, 8:55 am

While environmental organizations continued to criticize forest practices,10 the forest-related
industries complained that the Forest Practices Code Act was too prescriptive and cumbersome,
added to the cost of industrial wood and made the BC forest industry less competitive.
11 For
example, the Code had numerical tables that set forth restrictions on the number of trees that
could be cut within different riparian buffer zones: there were "Riparian Management Areas,"
"Riparian Reserve Zones," and "Riparian Management Zones," which differed in width
depending which of eight classifications the stream fell into. For each type of buffer and each
type of stream, a certain percentage of trees had to be maintained, and other restrictions were
applied, such as on road building.12 A separate set of tables existed for five classes of wetlands
and five classes of lakes.13 The Code also required that soil disturbance be generally limited to
10% of a logged area, or 5% for "sensitive soils."14 Such hard and fast numbers, while
susceptible of enforcement, were burdensome to keep track of and to administer. Also, the
inflexibility of this "command-and-control" style of regulation failed to allow for locational
variations and quashed innovation in forest practices.


An accounting firm was retained to study the costs in BC of logging, and found that delivered
wood costs had increased from $50 per cubic metre in 1992 to $87 in 1995. The largest part of
this cost increase was attributable to increased stumpage fees, but $12 of that increase was
attributable to the forest industries adoption of the Code in 1994.
And to be sure, the forestry
industry in BC has been struggling. Government revenues from the forestry sector declined from
$1.8 billion in 1997 to $1.2 billion in 2002, a 33% drop.
In that same time period, 27 mills
closed and 13,000 jobs have disappeared.


http://www.law.ubc.ca/files/pdf/enlaw/f ... _20_09.pdf


I don't know why I bother though. Maplefingers will simply say this is all "lies" and call Christy a MILF to deflect from the facts.
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Re: Christy shares her thoughts

Postby flamingfingers » Jan 23rd, 2013, 9:18 am

^^
Between 1987 and 1997, BC exports to Japan of lumber and panel products grew from $800 million to $2.7 billion, more than offsetting the parallel decline in exports to Europe. But since 1997, those same exports have been on a precipitous decline. The Asian financial meltdown and Japan's recession were blamed. This is true, to some extent, but other factors were also at play. BC, once the world's predominant exporter of wood products, is losing its competitive position and the world's demand for wood and supply sources of wood products is also changing.

There are a number of factors at work: the United States imposed log export restrictions on mainly old growth timber in federal and state forests; the USSR source of the world's greatest standing timber reserves collapsed, leaving distribution in a shambles; Europe has moved toward self-sufficiency and become a lumber exporter; plantation forests in the southern hemisphere have come on stream; and various softwood lumber disputes with the US (there have been three in the 1986-1997 time frame) have also had an impact on trade patterns
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http://www.forestnet.com/archives/Jan_01/markets1.htm
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