Bob Mackin unveiled a new website today called 'the Breaker'.
It is BC-centric and it has been built to, according to Mr. Mackin, do the following:
...It is a vehicle to stop secrecy, unravel the spin and enable citizens to better scrutinize those who hold power and influence on the west coast of Canada and beyond...
Which is pretty hard to argue with if you are someone who has been paying attention to how the puffed-up proMedia punditry 'round here dealt with the dybbling of winning quick, the post-it noting of the cool boss, the de-railing of conflictyness, the cuckholding of BCUC, the grocery billing of a massive deficit, the supreming of school teachers and scores more stories of Clarklandian malfeasance, obfuscation and/or outright media manipulation that actually matter to British Columbians.
Here's one small item from one of Mr. Mackin's first pieces:
...It was a classic case of campaigning from the left in 2015 and governing from the right in 2016.
The Trudeau Liberals gave thumbs up to Woodfibre LNG, Petronas Pacific NorthWest LNG, Kinder Morgan and Energy East. Who knows when or if they’ll get built, but it sends a message to the environmentalists who voted for the Grits to beat the Harper Conservatives that the economy takes precedence over the environment...
Me thinks progressive folks with an environmentalist bent here in Lotusland should think hard about what they wish for in May 2017 from a slightly different perspective.
And this time I'm not thinking about a carbon tax-type wedge issue like the one that Gordon Campbell drove deep into the heart of hardcore environmentalists that helped keep us from electing the best premier we never had in this province in 2009.
Instead, I'm talking about the very real possibility that vote splitting sent the way of those fine folks running with the good Mr. Weaver could elect the Clarklandians to do their cronies's bidding for another four years.
Which is something we'll have much, much more to say about on a riding-specific level in the weeks to come.