Category Archives: BC Liberals

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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“Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.” ― Paul Collier

It’s been the worst luck – or the best depending on your perspective – that the lingering  night cough and laryngitis from the cold I had in the end of October, has kept me from actively blogging as much as … 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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“Christy Clark would do well to remember that Canada is a free nation…”

Late last week I was contacted by a new member of a local community association here in Surrey, who expressed great concern over this Tyee blog post: http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/2014/09/29/Non-Profit-Attack-Petition/ Her concern of course,is that the potential for these proposed changes to be … 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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For your Sunday coffee break

There’s a number of stories I’m working on for next week, but for today, here are a few things to read on your Sunday coffee break. The BC governments move into the Renminbi market last year should be news again … Continue reading

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Word.

Hong Kong democracy protests. Municipal elections. Kinder Morgan. Enbridge. Fracking. Beluga whales. You know what Google is, so use it. Word.

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Houston, we have a problem: hardly anyone votes in Surrey

I tweeted out some stark reminders of Surrey’s last election today: Population of Surrey: approx. 472,000, estimated to grow by about a 1000 every month Number of registered voters : 279,051 as per the last election in 2011 Number of … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Who’s Harper working for?

Is the China-Canada investment agreement a sell-out for Canada? When an agreement is conducted with so much secrecy and lack of consultation with Canadians that Rick Mercer dedicates an entire rant to the subject, you know something is up. Two … Continue reading

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