Author Archives: Laila

Why I am voting No in the Transit tax vote

From the very beginning, the entire Transit tax referendum turned non-binding plebiscite, has been a stunning example of the inadequate leadership and poor governance we find ourselves under as a province. Worse yet perhaps, is how the mayors plan is … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24hrs Vancouver: Transit tax’No’ vote sensible

This week’s topic: Is the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s argument to vote no in the transit referendum persuasive? My duel partner begins with a great idiom this week, sage advice that warns against passing over something workable, in the quest for something … Continue reading

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When good things happen to awesome people.

The best part of writing this blog has always been the incredible people it’s brought into my life. From diplomats to farmers, loggers to ceo’s and everything in between, the diversity of my audience has lead to long lasting friendships … Continue reading

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The ‘real’ thing about the Port Mann Bridge.

“The thing about the Port Mann Bridge is people start using it–and they love it, because it saves so much of their time that they would otherwise be driving and they can spend with their family for example or get … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Legalize tent cities.

As my regular readers know, I have a real issue with the way homelessness is dealt with in many cities. Instead of doing what needs to be done to alleviate the issues related to homelessness, it seems we are getting … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Overreacting to heinous acts is what the terrorists want.

This week’s topic: Does the massacre in Paris justify further expansion of spy powers in Canada? In the days since the terrorist attack in Paris, I’m concerned about how this is all unfolding as I look at the response from … Continue reading

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Things that make you go “Hmmmmm…”; Or who is gauging support for former premier Gordon Campbell in Vancouver telephone polling?

It’s interesting what pops up out of the blue sometimes. For example,Thursday morning I posted a story about Harper visiting Annacis  Island to facebook. That post prompted the memory of a friend living in Vancouver, who left a comment that … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Cops too eager to shoot.

Happy New Year and welcome to the first column of 2015! This week’s topic: Does law enforcement rely too heavily on the use of deadly force? Peter de Groot. Du Na Phuong. Naverone Woods. These three men were killed during … Continue reading

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BC Government releases Chief Inspectors 2013 Annual Report on New Years Eve, to Lego Movie soundtrack hit “Everything is Awesome!”

Yes it is true, the annual report was released at 12:01 pm, on December 31st, 2014. ( No they didn’t actually release it to the Lego movie soundtrack, but since everything is awesome it’s rather fitting ) http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/12/information-bulletin.html The full … Continue reading

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A look back at 2014 through my lens.

Why venture out of this province,when we have so much to explore right on our doorstep? Here’s a look back at 2014 travels,moments and community. – most of which can be found within an hour of Vancouver. Enjoy.

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