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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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Everything old is new again…

RCMP investigation raising questions  “Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit” asking about Liberal party membership and online voting – See more at: http://www.burnabynow.com/rcmp-investigation-raising-questions-1.887976#sthash.pPt9yPsC.dpuf http://blogborgcollective.blogspot.ca/2012/04/harry-bloy-you-look-more-like-one-who.html

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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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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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A must read by Les Leyne

Government conned parents and kids “It’s a tale of a government secretly wanting to provoke a strike that year for political reasons. There are always cynics who read political motives into big public labour disputes. But it’s startling to see … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: B.C. premier should get rid of referendum and work out a proper transit deal

Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on marijuana laws was Laila with 61%. This week’s topic: Should the premier cancel the transit referendum and leave planning and … Continue reading

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Documents released by government to Province reporter Sam Cooper, leave more questions than answers.

It’s appalling that I say I am not entirely surprised by this story: http://www.theprovince.com/news/bc/workers+scamming+taxpayers+according+documents+from+special/9378401/story.html  In sophisticated frauds, a number of provincial government workers have teamed up with dodgy businesses and contractors to steal from you, the taxpayer.   The schemes — … Continue reading

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