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“Good morning Laila, My name is Derek and I’m a very rare man.” or ” How left and right politics are fabricated.”

As a writer, I get a lot of interesting emails. In fact, I sometimes imagine putting together a book one day of the  amusing and sometimes, downright odd ones that people send me. Don’t get me wrong – 98% are … Continue reading

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“The only way to change it, is to vote. People are responsible.” ~ Paul Wellstone

Settled deep into the halcyon days of summer, mid-August triggers a sense of urgency for many Canadians regardless of where you live. Every day is a tick of the clock counting down the coveted days of  a northern summer that … Continue reading

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Ottawa, this is BC calling… Come in Ottawa.. this is BC calling – we actually need the Coast Guard here. Do you copy? …….

http://globalnews.ca/news/2011052/second-major-coast-guard-communications-outage-in-three-days/ “For the second time in three days, the communication system for the Coast Guard in Canada’s busiest waterway had an extended malfunction. “There was a loaded tug and barge with 86,000 barrels of diesel and gasoline going through the … Continue reading

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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: Overreacting to heinous acts is what the terrorists want.

This week’s topic: Does the massacre in Paris justify further expansion of spy powers in Canada? In the days since the terrorist attack in Paris, I’m concerned about how this is all unfolding as I look at the response from … Continue reading

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Spying laws are already tough enough

This week’s topic: Is suspicion alone enough reason to allow Canadian law enforcement and security services the right to spy on Canadians? Never would I have thought that anyone could argue that bending democracy was essential to preserving it. But … Continue reading

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This week column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Changes unfairly target non-profits.

This week’s topic: Should proposed new rules be enacted allowing B.C. non-profit societies to be taken to court? Make no mistake, the legislative changes to the Society Act proposed by the B.C. government are not about keeping registered societies accountable and … Continue reading

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Word.

Hong Kong democracy protests. Municipal elections. Kinder Morgan. Enbridge. Fracking. Beluga whales. You know what Google is, so use it. Word.

Posted in BC Liberals, BC NDP, BC Politics, Corruption, crime, Enbridge, Federal politics, forestry, Independent power projects, Laila Yuile, P3 projects in BC, The China Connection, The Environment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

German Television claims to have leaked CETA document

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-eu-trade-deal-posted-online-on-german-website-1.2735933?cmp=rss Not the full document, but 521 pages of it… will update with more details in a bit once I have had time to properly read it myself, but here is the PDF Format of that document at the original … Continue reading

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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”

  Say what you will about John G. Diefenbaker now, he coined a passage that has become sacred to many devoted Canadians. I clued in a couple of years ago that things at the federal level were not about to change … Continue reading

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