Prince George Chamber hosting two riding debates tonight over Zoom. Up first is Prince George-Peace River- Northern Rockies. Liberal, Green, PPC, Conservative, NDP and Maverick parties taking part. Link here:…
Q. Should we be in an election? Everyone but Liberal says no. Conservatives try to claim NDP were working with Liberals too much, NDP says Conservatives and Liberals are same
Q. Should we have vaccine mandates? NDP Cory Longly starts by calling out PPC candidate Ryan Dyck for being at a protest in Fort St John today. Liberal candidate says yes, a soft mandate needed. PPC Ryan Dyck says he is encouraging people to protest but not at hospitals and…
… that he will continue to push people to protest against vaccine. Maverick party Dave Jeffers says he is vaccinated and everyone should be, but says it should be a choice and more needs to be done to educate, not forced.
Both the Green Party candidate Catherine Kendall and Conservative Party candidate Bob Zimmer just read prepared party statements. The same ones they read at the last debate I was at. Basically not taking a position. Greens lean on need to be scientifically literate, CPC on choice
Question on right of unions to strike.
CPC: Yes
PPC says he used to think protesting was pointless but has changed his mind now that he is protesting vaccine mandates.

GRN + Maverick - yes.
NDP - yes, and Liberals and Conservatives have both legislated workers back to the job
What will you do about climate change:
CPC climate change is real and we need to get LNG to market
NDP: World is on fire, we will fight that
GRN: Transition oil and gas to clean economy
Maverick: Rescind tanker ban and build pipelines for LNG
PPC: We are pro pipeline and don’t believe in “climate alarmism”
Liberal: Lytton burned down. It’s time for alarmism. (Former BC Green leader) Andrew Weaver endorsed us, we have the best plan
Q on Afghanistan:
NDP: Liberals failed
CPC: One of my great pleasures on this job is helping refugees. We will not recognize the Taliban. Trudeau failed
GRN: Revised mission mandate aimed at peace building (sounds like written response)
Maverick: Canada should be safe haven for “real refugees”. Our allies have been abandoned, not acceptable.
PPC: I agree with the Maverick Party. Can’t imagine the trauma
LPC: As a Middle Easterner I’ve seen the trauma of this misguided war. We should never recognize the Taliban
Q: Childcare
GRN - as mother of six, know importance of childcare. Must expand
CPC - we will give money to parents instead of daycares
NDP - Conservative plan makes no sense, it won’t create childcare spots. Liberals failed to implement
Childcare cont’d:
Maverick: Childcare is important
PPC: NDP will tax inheritances to pay for childcare, that’s not fair
Liberals: $10 childcare, read our platform
PPC and NDP continue to trade barbs on taxation into next question on pharmacare. PPC saying NDP is going to tax people too much, NDP says if you aren’t making $10M annually you’re fine
Everyone agrees mental health and violence against women is an issue. PPC & Maverick blame COVID restrictions. CPC will transfer for more money to provinces. NDP, GRN, LPC will expand access to care.
Housing: Liberals, Conservative, NDP and Green all repeat their party platforms. NDP throws in a shot at the Liberal candidate who was flipping houses for profit.…
Maverick says we need to distribute immigration country-wide to prevent skyrocketing prices in main cities, and PPC says they're housing plan is restrict immigration and modify Bank of Canada, and dismantle CMHC
That's that. Cariboo Prince George is up next at 8:10. Link here…

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Andrew Kurjata • listen to music you like

Andrew Kurjata • listen to music you like Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @akurjata

14 Sep
Cariboo-Prince George debate up now. NDP, PPC, Conservative, Christian Heritage, Liberal and Green
Q1. Vaccinated Canadians can’t enter the U.S. What would you do about this?
Todd Doherty, CPC: The Liberals have mishandled this pandemic
Garth Frizzell, Liberals: We have a high vaccination rate, US is our friend, end is in sight
Jeremy Gustafson, PPC: We need to strengthen relationship with US and you can still fly there
Leigh Hunsinger-Chang, Green: U.S. is a great partner, and we don’t get to dictate what they do
Read 36 tweets
14 Sep
Ok I'm to post a list of answers to frequent responses I've gotten to talking about the long (hour+) wait time experienced at some voting stations in Prince George simply so I can direct people to it. Thread follows...…
1. This was not just a matter of timing. It happened over the course of multiple days. I confirmed this with multiple voters, poll workers and my own two eyes and ears — people were continuously waiting more than an hour and on more than one day
2. The fact that you went to some other voting station and did not experience a long wait time does not negate the fact that people at these stations DID. They do not have the option of going to alternate voting stations
Read 8 tweets
13 Sep
Prince George School Board leadership resigns following report into systemic racism: "I can no longer be part of the Board of Education or a system that this report has shown to be racist, a culture of fear, and broken."…
"As a First Nations Leader, I can say that my voice was not meant to be at the table," says Trent Derrick, a member of the Gitxsan Nation who resigned as board chair.…
Also resigning is vice-chair Shuirose Valimohamed.

"The system is not built for minority voices in elected positions or leadership. It is built on holding the white supremacy ideology. The Special Advisors Report shows that."…
Read 5 tweets
13 Sep
So... 45 minute wait time to vote today.

I'm told earlier it was an hour and a half.

Not conducive to democracy.
I'm hoping whatever bottleneck is here gets worked out.

Big issue is there are three poll numbers at this location, but only one poll has the long wait. The others are just having people go in immediately.

I don't know if it's a slow table, or that many more people showing up
Read 12 tweets
12 Sep
I will never understand this idea that Blatchford was this kind-hearted loving person when she wrote stuff like this

(Lies, I understand it: she punched down)…
"How DARE men have one of the most popular names in the world and wear beards?!? Of course we should profile them" Image
Read 4 tweets
11 Sep
I'll be honest, 9/11 didn't have a profound impact on me when it happened. Our school didn't send people home or bring tvs into classrooms. I remember finding out because people were talking about it but it wasn't immediately an obviously life-changing moment.
For me, the way 9/11 changed my life was a much slower process: It provided a window for mainstreaming hatred of other parts of the world, and the justification of war.
Reading this yesterday it came back to me just how normal these sentiments were in the months and years that followed. And at the time I was leaving high school and headed into a poli sci degree as "fuck 'em, nuke 'em" attitude was coming into vogue
Read 13 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!