BC politics... is there a glimmer of hope on the horizon?
October 2, 2023
I have been back in Canada a few months now. I was very concerned about fitting in when I first came back. I have changed a lot during my many travels over the past five years. Am I part of the small fringe minority that is deeply concerned about the trajectory of the nation? OR, has my time away and hours spent researching and meeting whistleblowers in numerous industries put me at the leading edge of understanding global patterns? I have unfortunately been right about a lot of things long before most Canadians. The Canadian response to covid was a complete failure in my opinion, and we are only just starting to realize the side effects of numerous actions taken by the Canadian government (federal and provincial) over the past three years. I have met with many friends, and almost all of them are concerned with where the country is going. Most are typically Canadian and don't voice their concerns out loud unless asked by a trusted friend. I am starting to get rather irritated with hearing the word sorry 20 times a day, when the word excuse me would have been more appropriate (this is a pet peeve of mine.. sorry eh?) Since the summer is sadly now over, I have had more quiet time to contemplate things and see if there are any solutions out there. As a person that owns a property in Costa Rica and has spent a lot of time there over the past 4 years, I can tell you that I have personally fielded phone calls from at least 25 Canadians wanting the leave the country due to our political climate. I am constantly on the hunt for solutions to our Canadian problems. As a computer scientist, I am trained to spot patterns and identify variables to generate a positive outcome. My planning horizon is longer than most, I am deeply concerned about the country my future grandchildren will inherit. At a BBQ in the summer, I ran into a member of the BC Conservative party. I didn't even know there was one. After reading their policy documents, I am predicting a complete resurgence of this political party as it offers a return to common sense, family values and basic economics in my opinion. I am only at the beginning of my learning curve of this political party, but I would like to offer my initial high level analysis on their policy. I know that most Canadians are not engaged in the political process and won't read the policy so I thought I would provide a summary of the points that I found the most salient.
Article 5. Health Care I am currently pursuing a position in Health care, so this section is important to me. After viewing job descriptions in the industry, I was starting to get concerned that our health care system internally might be more about checking boxes than measuring health outcomes. I was impressed by item 5.4.6 which states "Develop objectives and quality indicators to assess how effectively health care is being delivered". In my numerous conversations with Canadians, it was surprised that most didn't understand how measures during the covid period were in conflict to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Bill of Rights. This policy includes this, so that is definitely a step in the right direction.
Article 9: Public Safety and Justice
Item 9.1.4 references ensuring that freedom of speech is respected in BC, and that Human Rights Tribunals require evidence and procedures as they would do in a court of law. Any Canadian that has looked beyond the mainstream media and spent hours researching things during the covid era would know that this is important.
Item 9.3.1 specifies that the term emergency be clearly defined. Item 126.96.36.199 refers to bodily autonomy. I talked to many people during the covid era that did not want to be forced into taking the covid injections, but many did not have the financial resources or education to fight this mandate. Over the next 5 years many people are going to start understanding the harm done by coercive government mandates. I can see it already, but I know what to look for as I choose my media outlets carefully. Most Canadians have not had that luxury. This will ensure this same mistake does not happen again. Item 9.4 refers to the government erasing history. The old saying, "those that don't know their history are doomed to repeat it". We need to learn from history not erase it.
Article 18. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens
A few years ago, I interviewed the mom of a 15 year old who sufferred periocarditis after two Pfizer injections. A friend of mine from high school had heart problems after the injections. A women I met in Switzerland told me about a stroke she had after the injections. C-19 Vaccine injured victims all over the world are being censored. This would help ensure this mistake never happens again.
Article 19. Affordable Housing This combination makes sense to me as a way of increasing housing affordability. I am not an expert on the topic, and I recognize that housing prices are out of reach for many, and that increasing interest rates magnify the problem, but it seemed like a good step in the right direction.
Article 21: Digital Platforms My first career was a computer programmer, so I fully embrace technology as a method to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Right now though, it seems as if nobody is managing the risk to privacy in this area and it is necessary to put safeguards in place to ensure financial transaction freedom, having cash as a valid form of payment is the easiest way to do this. It helps small businesses reduce bank fees and it enables privacy and it means we can pay our neighbour cash to mow our lawn or pay a musician on the street corner if we like the songs they are playing.
This was just my first analysis of the policy and it is by no means exhaustive. I look forward to hearing your comments. Maybe there is a glimmer of hope for BC. But hey, if you know of any employers in Florida or Texas looking for a Project Manager or Operations Manager, let me know. It is good to have a back up plan if this doesn't work out.. :)
References: The BC Conservative website: https://www.conservativebc.ca/ The BC Conservative policy as of September 26, 2023 https://assets.nationbuilder.com/bcconservative/pages/657/attachments/original/1695785993/2023-09-26-CPBC-PolicyDeclaration.pdf?1695785993