Tag Archives: LNG

**Updated : And would those “Foreign Trained Workers” be…. temporary, Harry Bloy?

They say one picture is worth a thousand words and if so, this screen shot from former MLA Harry Bloys business website tells a very interesting story. In particular, this little gem Mr. Bloy shares, anecdotally from an employer: ” Workers from … Continue reading

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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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‘Twas the night before Christmas….’

… Passed on by a dear friend ;) ‘Twas the night before Christmas…     ‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the land, Pipelines ran everywhere Exactly as planned.   LNG sat in stockpiles On the shores of the … 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 week’s column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Changing the rules doesn’t make LNG ‘clean’ energy

Yes, yes, yes, I know I’ve teased you with hints of the post on the BC NDP, and a couple other gems, but I’ve come down sick with a nasty head cold and cough that makes me feel like my … Continue reading

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BC government dim sum bonds a success in Hong Kong, but give indigestion to many here in British Columbia

As Harper’s old fishing buddy Rob Ford paddled up Denial earlier this week-  and continues to, very slowly of course,the ongoing gong show is like watching a train wreck in slow motion – his theatrics have provided ample cover for a … 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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“Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky,let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…” ~Van Morrison

For regular followers and subscribers, it’s been a while since I posted on the blog, other than my column. Following the election, I have needed a time to regroup,  to reassess my own goals and aspirations and take some down time… well … Continue reading

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B.C Voters? Heed this warning: “…the honeymoon is quickly coming to an end for the LNG business in British Columbia”

From the Calgary Herald: In the throne speech to open the legislature this week, B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s government revealed it will add a tax on exports of liquefied natural gas to generate $100 billion over 30 years for a … 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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