Category Archives: Federal politics

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Should the government provide more funding for the CBC?

****My apologies for posting this so late: generally I post my columns first thing in the am to give readers ample time to comment and vote, but unfortunately had an early meeting schedule that prevented me from doing so! The … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Beef up BC training programs before turning to temporary foreign workers

The winner of last week’s duel on farmland was Laila with 72%. This week’s topic: Should temporary foreign workers be allowed in B.C.’s LNG industry? For a premier so committed to providing jobs for British Columbians, the irony of Christy … Continue reading

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An interesting read by Matthew Millar from the Vancouver Observer: Premier Christy Clark partnered in Enbridge Lobbying Firm

Matthew does some great work, a must follow if you don’t already. Here is an excerpt…   B.C. Premier Christy Clark was a partner in a lobbying firm that was contracted by Enbridge and which lobbied the federal government on the company’s … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Too many companies taking advantage of desperate students

The winner of last week’s duel on the teachers’ strike vote was Laila with 86%. This week’s topic: Are unpaid internships exploitation or a good opportunity for young people entering the job market? Back in the ‘good old days’ when … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24hrs Vancouver: Battle over Clayoquot Sound shows the power of peaceful protests

Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on Russia was Brent at 65%. This week’s topic: Is civil disobedience an acceptable way to stop the Northern Gateway Pipeline? … Continue reading

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A must read, watch and share: W5 brings us Pipeline Wars, a story of unreported spills, alarmed communities and a promise to do ‘better’

“On the eve of W5’s reporting about the issue, the company sent an e-mail to mayors and councillors in dozens of Ontario communities located along the line, advising of the broadcast, offering links to the company’s website to provide its … Continue reading

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Dear Enbridge. What part of ‘We don’t want your pipeline’ do you not understand? Best regards, Laila

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Enbridge+Northern+Gateway+video+attacks+Justason+Market/9491884/story.html    

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This weeks column for 24Hrs: Oversight needed at Canadian Border Services Agency

Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on the transit referendum was Laila with 64%. This week’s topic: Should the Canadian Border Services Agency be held responsible for the … Continue reading

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Coming next week, final installment of Playing with the Dragon- read the second in the series now to catch up.

Originally posted in June of 2012, this post took a deeper look at how and who has played an integral role in the development of Canada’s foreign policy with China…and why Harper seemed to do an about-face when it comes … Continue reading

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Third and final installment of Playing with the Dragon series coming next week.

At long last, the final installment of  the Playing with the Dragon series is nearly done, effectively creating a trilogy. It is perhaps, the most incendiary of the three posts, and for good reason-it speaks to the reach of the Chinese government … Continue reading

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