Tag Archives: Laila Yuile

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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Vaughn Palmer: On mega-projects, not much balance in B.C. Liberal claims of ‘on budget’

I was happy to see Vaughn Palmers column today, because his readership far exceeds mine and this story really needs to be read by all British Columbians. He also gives a tip of the hat to a December 21st blog … Continue reading

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BC Liberals pat themselves on the back over SFPR ‘highway’ opening a year late and $464 million over budget

I’ll give the BC Liberals this: they sure know how to crank out a photo-op and they know how to spin a deuce into silk and make it look like they invented it. Case in point, the grand opening the of much … Continue reading

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“A gift from the heart” – 2013 edition.

It’s no secret to scientists and psychologists that scent can trigger memories as vivid and real as the day they were created. Although my maternal grandfather died more than 12 years ago, pulling his suspenders out of the bag I … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Party leaders have too much power of elected representatives

This week, Brent and I take a look at Michael Chong’s private member bill, The Reform Act 2013. This week’s topic: Would the proposed Reform Act improve our system of government by redistributing power from party leaders to Members of Parliament? … Continue reading

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The Harper Ford Lovefest.

Saw a tweet from a fellow by the name of Robin Archer that seems to have hit the nail on the head today…       Which immediately brought to mind this video that has caused some fury over the … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Public deserves appointees who have competed for position

This week, Brent and I take a look at the recent government appointments of Gordon Wilson and Ben Stewart. This week’s topic: Are government appointments special, or should appointees go through the usual hiring process? If there is anything the … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Leaks help countries stand up to U.S abuse of power.

This week’s topic: Do recent revelations of U.S. spying on its allies do more harm than good? “I had to pinch myself after reading Brent’s column this week — and hard. His laughable comparison of the recent spying allegations against … Continue reading

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“He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.” ~ George Orwell

The hypocrisy of Stephen Harper’s recent announcement that he would be boycotting the big grand poo-bah’s summit in Sri Lanka next month is stunning. The lack of comment on it thus far, even more so. According to reports from overseas: ” Canada … Continue reading

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