Category: elections

TGIF-Hung Parliament Opinion

The May 9th election saw a possible hung parliament! We gave 43 seats of the 87 to the incumbent Liberal government. Forty one seats to the last opposition party and three to independents.
A minority government passing a budget could happen if the independents support a confidence vote. If the speaker comes from either the opposition or the independents then it would be a hung parliament with out the independents vote as the speaker must support the status quo.
The government will run out of budget sometime before the end of the calendar year, that leaves warrants until the 5 year constitutional rule that no government can last more then 5 years should apply.
If no other party comes to the support of the liberal government by taking the speakers chair or voting to pass a confidence motion then the writ of 2013 should expire and an election should occur.
That gives basically a year of status quo to enjoy, you can hardly buy that for love or money! Parliament is going to be recalled on June 22nd the first oppurtunity for a speaker…

On this Day: June 9th 1934

Donald Duck makes his film debut.


Jackie Tegart Elected, Fraser Nicola

Polling station Merritt BC
file photo: KDG

The May 9th Provincial General Election with all eighty eight poles reporting in Fraser Nicola and gave the seat to incumbent Jackie Tegart of Ashcroft.

Results: 2336 Green, 573 Henshaw, 5,475 Lali, Tegart 6181. Total votes counted 14,565, rejected 24 for total of 14,589.

The count does not meet the threshold of 100 difference to have an automatic recount. All absentee ballets need to be counted by May 22.

General election

On this Day: May 10th 1824

The National Gallery in London opens in London.

Writ Day…..

The true north strong and free…Photo KDG:

Today is the last day that 3rd party advertising sponsors can run ads or poll for candidates as the writ is to drop. For independent sponsors to advertise and poll after this they must be registered ,and the candidate is subject to a spending limit on third party advertisement.

 October 2012 – The BC Court of Appeal found that the sections restricting third party advertising during the pre-campaign period were unconstitutional.  As a result there are currently no restrictions on election advertising conducted by independent third parties until a writ is issued for an election.  The requirements to be registered with Elections BC and comply with spending limits remain in effect for election advertising sponsored by third parties during a campaign period.

Three candidates are nominated in Fraser Nicola and can be viewed at:

Nominations end April 18th.

On this Day: April 11th 1710

Copyright law comes to effect in Britain through the Statute of Anne.


English bull dog is glad for the off leash park. File Photo KDG

English bull dog is glad for the off leash park.
File Photo KDG

Lots of on luck to the Brits on their decision on Thursday. It seems odd to us that our parental nation is trying to make a decision on independence.
Referendum on EU membership on Thursday is their decision and theirs alone.
Is that turn about Fair play?

On this Day: June 21st 2009

Greenland assumes self rule.


Dan Albas MP Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Photo: KDG

Dan Albas MP
Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola
Photo: KDG

Budget from an opposition side of the house…

An action plan is the same as a budget it just expresses the activity in dollars and cents.

The first action plan of a strongly mandated new government comes down today, expressed in dollars and cents the closing of some offices and the change of direction discussed in the recent election including…..



Deficit funding

Infrastructure spending

Global warming intervention



On this day: March 22 1987

Born: murdered environmentalist Jairo Moro Sandoval.

Election done, onwards and upwards

Its been more then 5 years since stock markets had so much trouble, good luck to the newly elected and those running for office.

Animation of the blood moon September 28th photo KDG

Animation of the blood moon September 28th
photo KDG

On this day: October 20th 1970

The Nepal Stock exchange collapses.

TGIF- election Monday

Have a great weekend!

Have a great weekend!

The 42th parliament of Canada is up for election on Monday. Good luck in exercising your franchise to vote.

 This Act may be cited as the Parliament of Canada Act.


Parliament Continued

Marginal note:Demise of the Crown

 Parliament shall not determine or be dissolved by the demise of the Crown and, notwithstanding the demise, shall continue, and may meet, convene and sit, proceed and act, in the same manner as if that demise had not happened.

  • R.S., c. S-8, s. 2.
Marginal note:Prerogative saved

 Nothing in section 2 alters or abridges the power of the Crown to prorogue or dissolve Parliament.

The next parliament will be addressing many issues on your behalf think before you vote.

The saying that the electorate is always right is because of the thoughtful way Canadians have sent parliament members to government. PP

On this Day: October 16th 1869

The Cardiff Giant  is dug up, creating the: Cardiff Giant Hoax.

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