Category Archives: 24 hours Vancouver The Duel

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Site C- Case hasn’t been made.

This week’s topic: Did the provincial government make the right decision approving the Site C dam? I agree with Brent that British Columbia does have a real opportunity in front of it right now, but it has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Transit tax penalizes the poor.

This week’s topic: Is a 0.5% increase in the provincial sales tax a good way to fund transit improvements in Metro Vancouver? Let’s face it, for most people tax is a four-letter word. Say it and people scowl as if you’ve … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Schools need ethical investments

This week’s topic: Should universities be forced to divest from fossil fuel investments? In an era where more people are investigating the importance of ethical investing, it’s not surprising to hear that two groups are now pushing Simon Fraser University and … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC NDP wrong to back bad LNG bill.

This week`s topic: Is the NDP’s support of the BC Liberal’s LNG Tax Legislation good for B.C.? If our readers could listen into the weekly calls Brent and I schedule to decide on a Duel topic, they’d get an earful. … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Kinder Morgan Protesters need to continue to pressure government

I’m just waiting for some further information on my promised story, so while that government department figures out what they are going to say, this is todays column! This week’s topic: Are people protesting Kinder Morgan likely to make a … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Mega-city unsuitable for region.

This week’s topic: Should the Lower Mainland become a mega-city like Toronto with one election for the entire region? Brent is right on the money when he states: “What an election!” For politicos, there’s no bigger rush than election night – … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Donors wield too much influence.

This week’s topic: Should we move to public financing for municipal election campaigns? I never thought I would see the day that any big municipal campaign would open its books and disclose whose pocket they were in prior to the actual … Continue reading

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Spying laws are already tough enough

This week’s topic: Is suspicion alone enough reason to allow Canadian law enforcement and security services the right to spy on Canadians? Never would I have thought that anyone could argue that bending democracy was essential to preserving it. But … Continue reading

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This week column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Changes unfairly target non-profits.

This week’s topic: Should proposed new rules be enacted allowing B.C. non-profit societies to be taken to court? Make no mistake, the legislative changes to the Society Act proposed by the B.C. government are not about keeping registered societies accountable and … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Welfare rates are starvation rates

THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: Should the B.C. government raise welfare rates? Most of you likely woke up in a nice, warm bed today, then headed off to a warm shower and a quick breakfast before work. You will probably have a … Continue reading

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