How to Hack an election-Bloomberg story reveals modern secrets of campaign warfare

An article popped back up into mind today that I had read earlier this year... Why? Because of last weekends antics on social media involving BC Liberal party staffers and interns,one of whom pulled up erroneous and defamatory information and attached it to independent journalist Bob Mackin. Quickly proven wrong,he was forced to retract and …

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2015 ends with a bang… so it’s time for the Top ten posts of 2015, from LailaYuile.com

For us here down on the southern West Coast, we're shaking off 2015 with gusto, thanks to a short but rather violent jolting earthquake last night. Or was that the sound of Premier Clarks LNG Dream bubble bursting? Ah well, 2015  has been a really interesting year for politics, for people and for the blog! …

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Alberta NDP will hurt the premier

I've missed post a few of my Monday columns for the last bit thanks to an extra-busy schedule, but found some time to post this while the coffee is brewing  🙂 This week’s topic: Could the NDP’s win in Alberta be good for the BC Liberals? After 44 years of Progressive Conservative rule in Alberta, …

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This weeks Duel for 24Hrs Vancouver: Bill 20 too intrusive.

This week, Brent and I take on one particular change to the Election Amendment act that all political parties in BC support: Should a list of all people who voted in B.C. elections be provided to political parties? When I read about the proposed amendments to the Election Act in a Facebook post by pro-democracy …

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: The Duel: ‘Mincome’ a fresh idea

This weeks duel is one that was very interesting to research and I found myself spending far more time reading different publications on a guaranteed annual income because it was so intriguing. As with many items, political will can make this succeed,just as a lack of it will prevent it from happening. What do you …

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This weeks column for 24hrs Vancouver: Transit tax’No’ vote sensible

This week's topic: Is the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's argument to vote no in the transit referendum persuasive? My duel partner begins with a great idiom this week, sage advice that warns against passing over something workable, in the quest for something perfect. However, when it comes to the proposed transit tax, the No Translink Tax team …

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Legalize tent cities.

As my regular readers know, I have a real issue with the way homelessness is dealt with in many cities. Instead of doing what needs to be done to alleviate the issues related to homelessness, it seems we are getting closer to criminalizing homelessness related activities and issues like many American cities are doing. In …

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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 the public and those like myself who are paid to share our opinions. One expects …

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Cops too eager to shoot.

Happy New Year and welcome to the first column of 2015! This week’s topic: Does law enforcement rely too heavily on the use of deadly force? Peter de Groot. Du Na Phuong. Naverone Woods. These three men were killed during police interactions during the last months of 2014. In each encounter, officers drew their guns …

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Site C- Case hasn’t been made.

This week's topic: Did the provincial government make the right decision approving the Site C dam? I agree with Brent that British Columbia does have a real opportunity in front of it right now, but it has nothing to do with energy. The controversial and confusing decision to approve the Site C dam on the Peace …

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