An Evening with Bill Blaikie, MP for Elmwood-Transcona from 1979 to 2008.

This Saturday, February 13th at 5pm CT, start your evening in the Blaikies’ living room as former NDP MP Bill Blaikie tells the real story behind some of the most significant parliamentary and political moments from the time of Prime Minister Clark to the early days of the Harper era.

Co-hosted by former Federal NDP President Rebecca Blaikie and NDP MP Daniel Blaikie, let the Q&A set the stage for an engaging evening of conversation with your friends and family who participate from across the country.

Grab a snack, charge your glass and prepare to hear some stories that will deepen your appreciation of Canadian politics . . . all while supporting the next NDP campaign to re-elect Daniel Blaikie in Elmwood-Transcona.

Individuals who purchase tickets will be emailed the Zoom link in advance of the event.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here: https://www.danielblaikie.ca/wine_and_war_stories

We hope to see you there!

-Team Blaikie

NDP launches an inquiry into money laundering

The Globe and Mail reported on February 24, 2020 that the NDP government was launching an inquiry into money laundering, in order to answer questions about how organized criminal activity flourished in the province, and who allowed it to happen. “BCs gambling, real estate and luxury car industries were hotbeds for dirty money… the previous government, at best, turned a blind eye and at worst recognized dirty money was generating revenue, dismantled a police unit responsible for the problem, and increased betting limits.” I’m proud of the NDP government for taking on organized crime and the corruption and problems that it generated.

Bill Roberts

The BC Liberals can’t be trusted on ICBC

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and Kamloops MLA Todd Stone have been telling us ICBC is broken and needs to be replaced. What they never say is that they and the BC Liberals were the ones who broke ICBC in the first place.

For 16 years, the BC Liberals ignored problems at ICBC. Follow the money. Private insurers and the legal industry filled Liberal coffers, costs spiralled out of control, and the rest of us paid the price. The NDP government was left with the unenviable and painful task of cleaning up the mess. It’s time for major changes, like the ones the BC NDP has announced.

By cutting out expensive legal costs from the system, drivers will save an average of 20% on their insurance, an average of $400 a year. And an enhanced system that provides better care for folks injured in an accident — without losing money to legal fees or costs.

Wilkinson and Stone will still probably say we need private insurance. What they won’t say is that they and the BC Liberals took more than $140,000 alone in donations from their friends in the insurance industry.

Make no mistake: private insurance will cost people more. Insurance rates are going through the roof in provinces with private insurance – Ontario has the highest rates in the country and in Alberta, rates are going up 30% this year.

I for one am glad to see ICBC working for regular British Columbians again – not just for lawyers and the BC Liberals’ insurance industry friends.

Pub Night with MLA Ravi Kahlon

Join the Kamloops-North Thompson BC NDP team as we welcome Parliamentary Secretary Ravi Kahlon for a pub night at the Tumbleweed Louge at the Plaza Hotel. Please RSVP to let us know you’re planning to attend.

This is a free event, but food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Bill Sundhu to be interviewed on CFJC-TV

Bill Sundhu will be interviewed at CFJC-TV for the show “Balance of Power” which will air this Thursday, July 25 at 7pm. It is a “non-partisan” interview about campaigns and campaigning, and what it means to be a candidate.”

We hope you will find it of interest.

Bill Sundhu interviewed on human rights

Bill Sundhu was interviewed last week on Radio ‘NL on refugee and immigration events south of the border and their implications, including their possible impact on Canada. The interview is 14 minutes long and can be found at:

SUMMER BBQ and POTLUCK

Bryan Railton and his helpers will be providing a proper down-south BBQ including: Smoked fish and cheese appetizer platter, pulled pork on fresh buns, honey mustard grilled chicken thighs, smokin’ pork ribs, coleslaw and vegetarian baked beans.

Those who wish to contribute food to the potluck can bring salads, fruit platters or any other vegetarian dish. Or feel free to bring some homemade punch!

Admission by donation.

RSVP by July 4th to kstndp@gmail.com, subject line “Summer BBQ”.

We anticipate an enthusiastic response, and with a limit of approximately 60 attendees, the sooner you RSVP, the better!

Progressive Drinks for July 2018

A fun get together with different types of people.
Old friends, new friends, and friends you haven’t met yet.

Have a burger and a beer, or a water and a salad. If you’re a non-drinker you’ll feel right at home with our other non-drinkers.

A slant towards labour but everyone welcome to come out.

Attended by members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (THE Electrical Union), Kamloops NDP, Kamloops Communist Party, Kamloops Green Party, IUOE, HEU, COPE, and a plethora of other unions and political groups.

Affiliation to any group or party is not required. YOU are welcome 🙂

We’re finding common ground or just talking about kids, sports, or any other topic that comes to mind. This is a social event without an agenda.