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“If Leaders fail, the people will lead.”

“People want responsible leadership. On big issues, they are not going to sit in their homes. They will act and press for action.” Kofi Annan It’s a hard job being a politician. From the moment you announce you are running … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Broken Temporary Foreign Worker Program needs overhaul to protect Canadians and foreign workers

The winner of last week’s duel on e-cigarettes was Brent with 53%. This week’s topic: Should the federal government temporarily suspend the entire Temporary Foreign Worker Program? Earlier this spring, Brent and I debated whether or not temporary foreign workers … Continue reading

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Links and stories you might have missed: Critical state of rail infrastructure, BC Hydro debt scandal and SNC Lavalin

“I’m just catching up with yesterday, by tomorrow I should be ready for today : )”                     – unknown To be honest, I totally relate this summer!! Busy, busy, busy and most writing is getting done pre-dawn or post- sunset and … Continue reading

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“There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government…” ~ Howard Zinn

On the eve of what is most likely going to be a change in government in this province, one would think that I would be exceptionally excited about all of it. After all, I’ve spent many years researching and writing stories on the … Continue reading

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Some special Valentines Day messages from Christy Clark, and her pal Stephen Harper.

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about gender inequality and how women in politics are treated differently than men. Thankfully, here on LailaYuile.com, we treat everyone the same! The edgy folks over at Deep Rogue Ram have created a very … Continue reading

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The Duel – 24hrs, Vancouver Edition

Heads up for all my readers to pick up a copy  of 24hrs Vancouver edition tomorrow, where I go head to head with Kathryn Marshall on  this week’s topic: Is Bill C-377 good for Canada’s union members? My column: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2012/12/16/conservatives-passed-new-disclosure-requirements-to-hamper-canadas-unionsContinue reading

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Christy Clark is a poser…in a no-win situation.

Dictionary  pos·er noun /ˈpōzər/  posers, plural A person who acts in an affected manner in order to impress others  a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not (Posers) People that try to pretend to be someone or part of some … Continue reading

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“It is about whether we live in a functioning democracy.. or want to.” ~ Andrew Coyne

“This isn’t about the planes, in other words, or costs, or accounting. This is about accountability. This is is about whether departments are answerable to their ministers, and whether ministers are answerable to Parliament — or whether billions of public … Continue reading

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Playing with the Dragon: Who is looking after Canadian interests while China outwits our governments?

” We cannot enter into alliances until we know the designs of our neighbours.” ~ Sun Tzu It should come as no surprise to anyone, that the script of a 6th century general and military strategist has even been converted into a … Continue reading

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Incongruity of HST fallout and “repercussions” signal new low for BC Liberals and media messengers alike.

Yes, I am still on vacation- some lovely photos on the way – but two things happened in the last 24 hours that made the bile rise in my throat, and I can no longer contain myself. First bile raising incident: I had … Continue reading

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