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Bernard von Schulmann

Political Commentator, Consultant

Bernard von Schulmann is a Victoria-based political commentator who often appears on CFAX am 1070 and Shaw's Voice of BC. He runs his own consulting company that focuses on land use, First Nations, natural resources, public consultation and community engagement.

He blogs on politics in Canada at BC Iconoclast, and is on Twitter @BC_Iconoclast.
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New Electoral Boundaries Shaft Rural B.C.

With a large geographic area, difficult travel, and a high population, the ability of a rural MP from B.C. to do a good job of representing their area is severely hampered. MPs from rural B.C. are more likely to burn out or to not do their job well than anywhere else in Canada. If there were more rural B.C. MPs issues like the mountain pine beetle, treaty negotiations, pipelines, and environmental assessments would have a higher profile in federal politics.
01/29/2013 07:14 EST