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Old 08-10-2017, 10:39 AM   #401
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Gaslighting: Not just for Republicans any more!

Wilson should probably consider his options for a potential defamation suit.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:58 AM   #402
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Quick translation, these people are complete liars and idiots who are lazy. See you in court, and bring your cheque book. BTW I'd also like a stadium named after me.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:59 AM   #403
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Had this been reported anywhere else? Because it's hard to argue he was defamed given that the publication of what would otherwise have been his defamation completely contradicts the criticism of him. I mean, they'd probably have to issue him a public apology, so he should insist on that. If anyone lost face here it was the government.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:05 AM   #404
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Had this been reported anywhere else? Because it's hard to argue he was defamed given that the publication of what would otherwise have been his defamation completely contradicts the criticism of him. I mean, they'd probably have to issue him a public apology, so he should insist on that. If anyone lost face here it was the government.
Not sure what you mean? He was fired days ago with the claim that he basically did nothing and just took the money.

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/new...beandmail.com&

http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouv...fends-job.html

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/b-c-lng-ad...192132090.html

http://theprovince.com/news/bc-polit...er-john-horgan

Hell, Bruce Ralston even took the time to go on radio and make the same explicitly and falsely claims. God damn, he spends more time describing his efforts to search for evidence of him doing anything than even doing a google search. Heck, he even goes out on the limb here to claim his position is just because he was a "friend of the government". Sound damning as heck.

http://www.iheartradio.ca/cfax-1070/...lson-1.2999123

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Old 08-10-2017, 11:07 AM   #405
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Yeah, that (in particular the radio bit) makes it a bit harder to recant.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:29 AM   #406
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Horgan apologized for it, but yeah that's pretty embarrassing.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...-ndp-1.4241796

Looks like they are content to throw away millions to fight Kinder Morgan. Disappointing, not totally unexpected.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:52 PM   #408
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Looks like they are content to throw away millions to fight Kinder Morgan. Disappointing, not totally unexpected.
Spending tax payers money to fight new jobs. NDP stuff.
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I love how the article refers to Berger as a "former supreme court justice". That would imply to most people that he sat on the Supreme Court of Canada, not the BC Supreme Court (which is a court of first instance). Just deliberately misleading. They also fail to mention that he's the former leader of the NDP, albeit almost fifty years ago.
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It will be interesting to see whether this is just paying lip service to the anti-pipeline morons on the coast or a legitimate challenge to the expansion. I would have to think that at least a few NDP MLAs would be sympathetic to the project, particularly the old-school blue collar NDP-types and members from the interior. With a such a thin majority, the government would be wise not to rock the boat too much on this.
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Agreed. It may be wishful thinking, but the comment about throwing millions of dollars away to an oil company when that money could be spent on schools and hospitals is encouraging.
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I mean they're in a bit of a no-win situation here (that they created). They campaigned on doing this to steal votes from the Greens, and it's pretty much a key component to keeping their alliance with the Greens stable. That said, I think it will likely end up being mostly lip service to environmentalists and FN groups.
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...suit-1.4252164

Off to a good start in BC, yep.
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Good, I doubt this goes to court and it gets settled quietly and for the maximum amount.
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BC NDP makes our inept NDP look like a well oiled machine.
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Good. It was a disgusting bit of political and public pandering. You've got to wonder what things are like behind the scenes if this how these people act publicly.

Important item from the article and the lawsuit.

Hainsworth said the suit is specifically about the public comments made by Horgan, Ralston and Blaney not about Wilson's dismissal from the position.
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It's really disgusting to see a public figure unfoundedly torpedo someone like that. I can't imagine anyone in my business doing something like that. The lack of civility amongst our representatives is really embarrassing. Does politics just attract a lower class of person?
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It's really disgusting to see a public figure unfoundedly torpedo someone like that. I can't imagine anyone in my business doing something like that. The lack of civility amongst our representatives is really embarrassing. Does politics just attract a lower class of person?
Have you met any politicians? I've met several and the only ones who actually didn't give off the opportunistic slimeball vibes were Joe Clark, Preston Manning, and Anne Cools, and I'm not sure Cools counts as a politician.
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