Matt Blackmon 
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Re: “Final thoughts from the campaign trail

OK Weston. I agree. Let's not make it complicated.

You say you're "green" but you have voted against a number of environmental laws including the Climate Change Accountability Act, and supported Harper as he unilaterally pulled Canada from the Kyoto Protocol on green house gas emissions. You could have worked to insure Canada became a member of the 143+ member global organization, the International Renewable Energy Agency, but didn't and now we are the only G-7 nation that is not a member.

You supported Harper as he passed Bill C-38 which gutted the environmental assessment process to make it easier for fossil fuel companies to exploit our nation and then supported Bill C-51 which drastically reduced our rights and freedoms - an act that has a good chance of being overturned in court,which be at taxpayer expense I might add.

My decision is easy. I won't vote for you. Thanks for making it "not too complicated!"

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Posted by Matt Blackmon on 10/15/2015 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Federal candidates talk First Nations' issues

I wonder if Weston's First Nation's name for him is really "Talking Eagle?" "Forked-Tongue Bull" would be far more appropriate...

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Posted by Matt Blackmon on 09/20/2015 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Candidates weigh in on Woodfibre LNG

I have spoken to Larry Koopman about the Woodfibre LNG issue and there is a serious problem with his stance versus that of the federal NDP party. He is opposed. But his party is in favour as this article clearly demonstrates (see http://www.canada.com/business/caught+federal+political+crossfire/11192838/story.html )

Some quotes from the article...

"New Democratic Party finance critic Nathan Cullen, who said an NDP government would maintain the tax break, ... said he has spoken to LNG executives who argued that their industry is effectively one that manufactures a product before exporting, allowing them to qualify as other Canadian manufacturers do for the tax break [that] would allow LNG companies to write off capital expenses against taxes owed more quickly, leading to overall savings approaching $50 million over five years, according to finance department estimates. [Cullen] said the NDP is keen to use the accelerated capital cost allowance to boost Canada’s economy.
“We got back to (LNG) companies and said we’ll be maintaining it,” Cullen said.

Given that the NDP has a whip party system meaning candidates must vote the party line on important issue, what happens if Mr Koopman wins and it comes time to vote on this industry in Ottawa?

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Posted by Matt Blackmon on 09/17/2015 at 1:28 PM

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