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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: BC Hydro hasn’t made a convincing case for pushing costly dam onto taxpayers

Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program was Laila with 71%. This week’s topic: Considering the results of the Joint Review Panel … Continue reading

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CAJ conference hosts first event open to public: “J-Fest” features journalist Lindsay Kines, editorial cartoonist Dan Murphy and documentary film-maker/editor Damien Gillis

Every year the Canadian Association for Journalists hosts a conference, and this years program includes an incredible evening of discussion open to the general public: J-Fest, a celebration of journalism that matters! The Times Colonist’s Lindsay Kines led investigations into … Continue reading

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This week’s column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Hydro hasn’t proved its case Site C is even needed

A very late posting of my Monday column this week,as unexpected events last weekend required my attention elsewhere, and delayed other posts here on my site as well. This week, Brent and I debated this question:  Do the benefits of … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs: Put the brakes on LNG until impact of fracking investigated.

This week’s topic: Should we put a stop to LNG implementation for more study and to set standards? It appears that for Premier Christy Clark, fracking is the new F-word. The incredibly well-crafted sales job Clark and the BC Liberals … Continue reading

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“Canada, we stand on guard for thee.” ~ Round two, 2013. Nothing changed for the better in the last year, so what exactly will it take to get you off your ass, folks? Eh?

“As opposition leader, [Stephen Harper] wrote in the Montreal Gazette in the year before he came to power: ‘Information is the lifeblood of a democracy. Without adequate access to key information about government policies and programs, citizens and parliamentarians cannot make … Continue reading

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A detailed analysis of the BC Throne Speech – fantasy vs. reality.

How Christy Clark thought British Columbians would react : What actually happened after the announcement of the BC Prosperity Fund :   Followed by this, a day later….

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Weekend roundup for your reading pleasure!

With this stunning and somewhat rare West Coast Sunshine, we should all be outside enjoying the weather before it returns to nasty rain again!  However, I know a lot of people down with flu and colds now, and so I’ve compiled a few … Continue reading

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One of the most important graphs and the two most important posts, you will ever read about BC’s coming debt load.

Source: http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/PT/dmb/ref/netDebt.pdf Our good friends over at Blog Borg Collective has a very important post up this morning that clearly show the amount of debt the province is carrying – without including crown corps etc. The chart  above is from … Continue reading

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“And if you call right now, you can get two BC jobs plan for the price of one!” ~ Christy Clark and the ten worst infomercials of all time

God help us. Not only does she not know that she hasn’t been elected yet ( for those who don’t yet know, in a recent news clip she actually said ” British Columbians elected me.. ” ) but she still thinks … Continue reading

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