Tag Archives: Laila Yuile

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Little leadership in mining disaster

This week’s Duel topic: Can B.C.’s mining industry rebuild public trust? An age-old bit of wisdom says, “You can tell a lot about a society by the way it treats its most vulnerable.” Likewise, after closely watching the response and … Continue reading

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A bit of history on politics and the Surrey RCMP

If there is anything that bothers me immensely, it is any kind of political interference or influence in any form of policing. A wise man once told me : ” Tell the truth, tell it all, and tell it quick.” … Continue reading

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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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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Not enough Bang for Olympic Buck!!

In the world of politics, I’m admittedly a neophyte in comparison to many pundits and columnists who have observed and reported on several different governments in B.C. While I’ve always been interested in politics, it wasn’t until approximately 2005 that … Continue reading

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My column this week for 24Hrs: Treat online ad tracking like stalking

Recently, I shared some new plans for a full-on fitness rehab with my friends on Facebook — happy to be able to get back into it after resolving some health issues. Strangely enough, it wasn’t long before the advertising I … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BCTF fights for teachers, kids.

This week, Brent and I address an issue often commented about on social media. Brent presents this week, and this is my response to him: This week’s topic: Should B.C. teachers remain unionized? It’s more than a bit ironic that … Continue reading

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“It is always more easy to discover and proclaim general principles than to apply them.” ~ Winston Churchill, The Gathering Storm

In following the discussion and commentary on social media in the hours leading up to an announcement from the federal government on Northern Gateway, one thing is clear: there is an elephant in the room that no one wants to … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Corrigan defending Burnaby’s interests

This week, the question Brent and I debate is: ” Should Kinder-Morgan be allowed to test the feasibility of a pipeline through Burnaby Mountain?” Say what you will about Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan’s refusal to allow Kinder Morgan to conduct … 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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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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