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“INVEST IN RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT.GET A NICE RETURN”

No… this did not come from The Onion.   But seriously…no joking now… considering the recent release of the public accounts I just blogged about… that show that under Christy Clark,Queen of LNG fantasies: “For a government that sought re-election on the … Continue reading

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“The short memories of the voters is what keeps our politicians in office” ~ Will Rogers

“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.” ― George R.R. Martin There is no greater tragedy than the governments Public Accounts being released in the heat of summer, when the sirens song … Continue reading

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en·ti·tle·ment : the feeling or belief that you deserve to be given something (such as special privileges)

    Recently, several BC NDP MLA’s were busy posting photos of themselves taking public transit to and from the legislature. Well done! And I mean that, although I do wonder if this is an ongoing thing or simply a one-off … Continue reading

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Politics without principle 2.0: “Just because you can,doesn’t mean you should”

And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse. ~William Shakespeare Partisan snipes from both sides of the house have been fairly silent today on twitter and for good reason: once again, hypocrisy is the … Continue reading

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“You are what you do…not what you say you will do.” ~ Carl Jung

“We tend to treat politics as a game, as if the people living and dying by the policies set by those in power are less important than the stories generated by colorful characters…” ~ Tyler Clark I’ll never profess to … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Pipeline puts B.C.’s lucrative green tourism industry at risk

The last column of 2013… where did the year go? It’s been nearly a year since I started my weekly column with 24Hrs Vancouver and it’s been an honour to have access to an audience of over two hundred thousand readers … Continue reading

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Blast from the past: July 21,2009: ‘Debate rages on over Enbridge Northern Gateway Project’

With the news of the National Energy Boards joint review panel recommendation of approval of the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal, it might be hard for many to imagine that so many people have been worried about this for years… and … Continue reading

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Internal party politics make for bad politics in the BC NDP.

This is quite a game, politics. There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends, only permanent interests. – William Clay I’m going to open this post with a quick commentary. I learned long ago that even though I’ve written several … Continue reading

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A must read. Right now.

The reactions to my last post on the NDP internal politics are astounding. I’ll be updating that story soon, but our good friend North Van Grumps has a great post up that is a must read. If you don’t make … Continue reading

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Why ‘Renewal’ for the BCNDP really means nothing: The story behind the BC NDP Convention no one wants to talk about.

“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts. Perhaps the fear of a loss of power.” -John Steinbeck One call could have been ignored or passed off as sour grapes following the election of Craig Keating as the new BC NDP president, but then another arrived, … Continue reading

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