Burnaby Politics, Provincial Politics, Vancouver Politics

Local City Politics Are Changing thanks to candidates like Mary Jean Dunsdon

Facebook is being flooded by advertisements for “Sensible Vancouver”‘s candidate Mary Jean Dunsdon in the upcoming bi-election for City Council in Vancouver (October 14th 2017) She is a self proclaimed pot advocate, a model, and Vancouver Entrepreneur,and in my opinio it is refreshing to see someone utilizing social media the way her campaign is running. I may not agree with…

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Burnaby Politics, Bylaws

Burnaby South Arena – Feedback

Burnaby City Council and Burnaby Parks and Recreation held a public forum on September 14th to discuss the plans for the Burnaby South Arena with the public. Whether you attended or not you now have the opportunity to provide your feedback and should do so if you are a Burnaby resident. You can find the survey here: https://www.burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do/Community-Centres/South-Burnaby-Arena-Feedback-Survey.html  For more information:…

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Burnaby Politics, Bylaws, Federal Politics, Provincial Politics

Burnaby To Get Methadone Clinic

Fraser Health announced that in September & October 2017 it would be opening Opioid Addiction treatment clinics in 5 cities. Burnaby has been included in the list of cities that will be getting a new clinic. These clinics will provide methadone and suboxone to addicts to assist them in minimizing their addiction to illegal substances. Fraser Health has yet to…

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Burnaby Politics, Provincial Politics

How will the NDP recover the lost bridge tolls starting September 1st 2017?

As per my post yesterday, the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges were both well under projected revenue since their over-budgeted implementations. Rumours are circulating all over Facebook of people stating multiple possibilities of a “recoup” of revenue form the loss of the tolls. Those speculations range from things like adding a new tax to our gas in the Greater…

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Burnaby Politics, Federal Politics, Provincial Politics

Burnaby Business Owners should care about the proposed tax changes

I know many small to medium sized business owners in Burnaby who either operate as a sole proprietorship or a corporation. There are quite a few changes the federal liberal government intends on implementing that will directly affect these people. Two main areas of concern, I believe, are the ability for business owners to pay their family (particularly their adult…

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Burnaby Politics, Bylaws

Burnaby should consider changing it’s breed specific legislation against Pit Bulls

I have been a strong advocate for changing breed specific legislation that essentially “bans” or strictly limits dog ownership in communities throughout BC for quite a few years. I have not personally owned a dog since 2011 (a pug, named Apollo who was adopted out and now works at a men’s recovery house in White Rock) but as the legislation…

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Burnaby Politics, Provincial Politics

BC Conservative Party Mutiny?

It seems that someone, or a group of BC Conservative Party members are petitioning the current leader and board to resign. The party has clearly not been making an impact in British Columbia’s most urban areas. View the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/members-of-the-bc-conservative-party-demand-the-resignation-of-the-current-president-of-the-board

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Burnaby Politics

Burnaby Politics

Hi! Welcome to my new blog. It looks like I finally got this site up and running properly and how I intended it to be.  This will be a place for me to comment on the political happenings in my home town, Burnaby, British Columbia. Everything from city council meeting minutes, the school board, our Mayor’s office and federal impacting…

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