you have got to be kidding.Had to hire someone to do his writing while at the chamber of commerce. You want your MP to be someone incapable of writing?
Fantastic! Gord Johns is the biggest advocate for this place, if he wins the nomination I'll actually vote ndp for the first time..
Great news !
He's got my vote !
Finally the multiplex will become reality !
How will an enviro represent the hard working people of Port Alberni ? A Green Party candidacy would be more appropriate.
Brilliant news! Gord Johns is for the people, the environment and builds community. This is about him speaking for the people on the west coast, and ensuring ALL of our voices are heard. Maybe finally politics will have someone who is authentic and honest with ethics and morals in the government. When Gord wins the nomination, maybe people will actually take an interest in voting for a new government. A lot of people are supporting him!
This is fantastic news! You can read more here www.gordjohns.ca
@2:31 'authentic and honest with ethics and morals'LOL.come on people take your blinders off !
Right on 3:24 Take your blinders off everyone.How do you manage to mismanage a business into the ground as he did? Yeah we really need him as a candidate like a hole in our heads. He's not running for anything other than the MP's pay cheque.
Gordo's volunteer work as Project Manager was outstanding.That kind of energy will represent the area well in Ottawa.His creation of the Ambassador Program was brilliant and is being adopted in many other tourist towns .
Gord is one of the hardest working people I know. He did a fantastic job as head of the Tofino Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. I think he would work even harder to represent the coast in Ottawa.
Did he jump from the Chamber or was he pushed ?
Eileen Floody: ""Gord is one of the hardest working people I know.""Eileen, you either don't know many people or you have NO idea what WORKING HARD means.
ronnaraeleonard.ca.You should give press to all the candidates not just those with past business failures
I posted the link
One more reason to not vote NDP.
We need a strong, tough, hard nosed candidate...... someone that can go into battle against Harper's Conservatives, and WIN. Gord is a really nice guy, but we're fighting for the future of Canada and our children's freedom, and "nice guys" are not going to be enough this time. We need a fighter, someone not afraid to speak out against the injustices taking over our country. We need a Jack Layton, not a Gord Johns.
Hey everyone, as I recall, it was not gordo's idea but someone else's for the ambassador program that he takes the credit for. Plus instead of taking money from the district to do it, the original idea was for the chamber to pay for it by themselves as a benefit to the chamber businesses. So yeah it is a great idea, the ambassador program but not when it is not being paid for by the chamber. Gordo's desire to have the multiplex is another one of his plans to have everyone else pay for it. Those are our tax dollars he wants to have at. Just what we need in Ottawa is another MP spending our money freely without any concept of finances. The chamber could have easily paid for the ambassador program by the money they'd have saved by not having him hire a writer to do his writing. Better yet teaching the ambassador program should have been part of his job description. He had lots of time to do that since he wasn't doing any writing. Then there were all the council meetings he missed when he was on town council. Oh yeah, some hard worker.
Who cares ? He'd be better than Lunney
@12:38And exactly why would he be better than Lunney - besides the fact that he is not NDP?Details please.
Mr Johns has my full support. As a vacation rental owner he will be a strong advocate for this sector and for tourism in general.The NDP needs more free enterprise candidates .
Always though of Gordo supporting "free loading" rather than free enterprise.
People ! All this negativity ! What's wrong with a working class guy offering to represent the community ??
The Green Party of Canada strongly believes in decentralized decision making as a core value. The NDP believes in larger, centralized government with an overwhelming need to control and dictate how things are done even at the local level. The Green Party believes in strong, accoutable private/public partnerships. The NDP officially reject them.Two examples. The NDP have rejected the concept of a flexible child care network that would include small child care businesses in homes in favour of concentrating solely on the building of institutional, not-for-profit day care centres. They have a resolution passed at the 2006 convention which rejects the concept of subsidies going to private developers to include affordable housing in their developments. They officially favour instead a one size fits all public housing, which dictates by default where low income people can choose to live.
The NDP Constitution still has the abolition of profit as its first, and therefore core, value. I joined the Green Party because of what I perceived as the following differences, after being a member of the NDP for several years:1. The Green Party is committed to electronic democracy. There are no public discussion forums for NDP members on the NDP web site.2. The Green Party is developing an explicit and ongoing political platform in the form of a comprehensive public statement. The NDP has no such document on its web site or anywhere else (I asked for one repeatedly and never obtained a satisfactory answer).3. The Green Party is primarily concerned with ideas. The NDP is primarily concerned with power.4. The Green Party is interested in what I, as a member, think. The NDP is only interested in my cheque book.5. The Green Party is neither ideologically left nor right. The NDP is explicitly a party of the left.6. The NDP looks backward towards long established policies and perspectives that have acquired the force of dogma. The Green Party is essentially forward looking, futuristic, and innovating.7. The NDP is essentially reactionary and obsessed with, as Bob Rae put it in his Liberal nomination speech, "the politics of dissent." The Green Party is constructive and progressive.8. The NDP is committed to policies based on regulation, taxation, and redistribution. The Green Party is committed to comprehensive anticipatory design science.
I think a stronger argument is that the NDP is socialist, and that just isn't what most Canadians want. I also find a very strong argument is to point out that the Greens want to move to a new green economy, which the Europeans are rapidly doing, while the NDP has been favouring dinosaur industries with government subsidies.
An excellent example is the NDP's attitude towards the auto industry. Its a big employer and the NDP is the voice of labour so the NDP is very supportive of the auto industry, which is exactly the opposite of Green.
When somebody is always saying how hard they are working and how busy they are, it makes you wonder who are you trying to fool. Lie to yourself enough and you might start to believe it.
Project manager for Mutiplex was a PAID position NOT volunteer! What a waste of our hard earned donations.
Is bankruptcy public record? It would be interesting to know how many people were never paid what they were owed. Morals and ethics?
NDP proposes $15 an hour minimum wage . Some tourism businesses will go broke if this becomes law.
I've received many complex questions/comments regarding the candidate's past financial situation.These would be best answered by the candidate via his website or through the disclosure statement provided to the party.Thanks,Ralph
He was a disaster on council and a disaster in business so Ottawa is the next logical step.
Would Gord's paid work on the Multiplex put him into the lobbiest category?http://www.ocl-cal.gc.ca/eic/site/012.nsf/eng/h_00012.html
The sad truth is not too many bright, capable, smart people are attracted to the thankless job of being our representatives. BTW, what is missing in politics and everywhere else is some sense of working together on a better future for all - not just a few. Solidarity with others, coming together for the common good (versus me first and dog eat dog). Now that would make a difference! But if "electronic democracy" and "comprehensive anticipatory design science" (what????) are preferred over substance we will be in trouble!
i think gordo is genuine. what we do need is politics is nice guys. we have enough two favced pseudo hard nosers in there, with little result other than they won their election. And when I hear the ole left right dicotomy and the word socialism thrown around so freely, i start to wonder how ingformed we citizens really are. NDP is far from socialist nowadays and definitely not left. Those are dinosaur definitions used to simplify issues and polarize debates for close to a century. Far from useful in describing policy differences. These are terms that help continuse with this strange division of politics into a few parties that somehow are supposed to encompass all complex opinions of the whole populace. Furthermore, politics is a brutal game shown by the ridiculous simpleton comments by many of these here commenters. yay or nay or joke or bad businessman. Clearly there are only a few successful businesses in tofino and all the ones that do not exist anymore were run by heinous people? i guess in the end we are left with an idiocracy. Or exactly why voting is one of the worst things for a democracy.
Gordo genuine? In my experience he'll genuinely say lots and do little. IMHO he's running for nothing other than the pay cheque. I don't consider it idiocy to vote against him in the coming candidates meeting and I hope others do likewise.When he was on council I don't recall him being a loud voice to bring all the illegal vacation rentals in line. So now isn't he running a vacation rental?
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