The phrase "Victoria and First People's Day" does not roll of the tongue particularly easily. Is that a reason not to change the name of the holiday that Canadians mark late in May every year?
Every once in a while you run into an example of bureaucracy run amok, and you don't know whether to laugh or cry.
There were some brave words last night from the Mayor of Victoria, but I'm afraid they're going to turn out to be more words than substance. Fact is it can't be good for the Capital Region to be without representation on the government side of the provincial Legislature.
I am not an advocate of compulsory voting.
I find myself unimpressed by the oft repeated refrain from municipal politicians...who complain how tough it is to build and maintain civic infrastructures, when they receive only eight cents of every tax dollar collected in Canada.
The regional district board made the right decision this week, when it voted not to proceed with a by-law that would ban smoking in all parks, playgrounds, and beaches.
You know the Liberals have hit a nerve with Adrian Dix, based on his clumsy attempt to dismiss the attack. Whether it'll be enough to bump Clark up and Dix down in voters' minds...this election actually could get really interesting at the last minute.
Something just feels wrong, about the notion of drive through voting.