Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day of Mourning

On Tuesday, April 28, Charlie stepped off the campaign trail to attend the Day of Mourning ceremony at the Williams Lake City Hall. This day of remembrance is to honor all those workers who died or were injured on the job.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The All Candidates Forum April 27

Important Questions, Informed Answers--

That's what we hoped for.
That's what Charlie and Bob delivered.

Questions from the floor concerned the privatization of BC rivers, child poverty, the breaking of contracts, Prosperity Mine, and criminal offences.

Highest level of child poverty in Canada, Lowest Minimum wage in Canada---coincidence?
If you are concerned about the economic implications of raising the minimum wage, check this article from the Vancouver Sun--Why The Minimum Wage Should Be Raised.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009



April 20, 2009
Williams Lake — NDP MLA Charlie Wyse says it’s long past time for the RCMP to investigate the BC Rail deal and Liberal insider Patrick Kinsella’s involvement in the giveaway of a key provincial asset.
“Gordon Campbell broke his election promise not to sell BC Rail, and people in the Cariboo-Chilcotin have been dealing with the fallout of that bad privatization deal ever since” said Wyse. “As MLA, I received numerous complaints about CN ignoring the concerns of the communities in our area, especially cattlemen trying to make a living along the right of way, and local industry set back by the lack of supply of railcars to move their products.”
NDP MLA Leonard Krog has sent a letter today to the RCMP requesting an investigation, and Wyse says recent media reports that Kinsella was being paid by both BC Rail and CN while the privatization deal was being made are deeply disturbing.
“The BC Rail sale stinks of scandal,” Wyse said. “The public deserves to know what happened, why the Liberal Party’s campaign director appears to have benefited so richly from the deal, what he was being paid to do, and why Gordon Campbell didn’t put a stop to it. We’ve been trying to get answers to these questions in the Legislature for months, but all we’ve got is stonewalling. Maybe the RCMP can force the Liberals to answer.”

(What do legal experts think of "It's before the courts"? Check out Ducking Questions in The Tyee. )

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Showdown at the Complex

People came to the
Complex to see a rodeo, but a political skirmish broke out.
Thankfully the Paramedics, who are trying to get an equitable contract with the government, were on hand to deal with any injuries.

More details about Campbell's Ralph Klein boots and reactions from the livestock can be seen at CBC or Times Colonist. However, the best description of the event can be had in an article in the CBC website called Campaign Bytes. Check it out.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

On the Campaign Trail

Move 'em out!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rafe Mair: Live in 100 Mile

Rafe Mair, sponsored by the South Cariboo Labour Council and the Council of Canadians, will be giving a talk in 100 Mile House on Thursday April 9. If you wish, you can leave the driving to us, and go to 100 Mile House by chartered bus for $10 (provided that we can get at least 10 riders). If you wish to go by bus, phone Sheila Wyse at 250-392-7215, ASAP.
The bus will leave the Youth for Christ parking lot in Williams Lake at 5:00 pm. Arrangements can be made for pick up at 150 Mile House.

Rafe Mair, at various times, has been a writer, broadcaster, politician, traveller, and fly-fisherman. He has some definite views about what "moving forward", Campbell style, has meant to BC. Check out his website at for a preview.

If you can't get to 100 Mile House, you can always have breakfast with Rafe Mair at the Alley Katz Bistro banquet room in Williams Lake on Friday April 10, 9:30 am to 11:00 am. The Buffet Breakfast is $5.00

Sunday, April 5, 2009

WL Office: Grand Opening

Charlie's campaign office will be opening on Wednesday April 8th at 4:30 pm.

77 N 2nd Avenue
Williams Lake, B.C.
V2G 2J7

Tel: 778-412-6223

See you there!

The 100 Mile Office will be located at the Safeway Mall and will be opening soon.

A report of the opening by the WL Tribune can be found at by clicking here.