“When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside…” ~ Rumi

"I have never been a calm blue ocean... I have always been the storm." Saw this phrase on a t-shirt the other day and I loved it instantly. From the time I was little, it has always been my nature to feel passionately and care deeply. Insatiably curious, I like to stir the pot, challenge … Continue reading “When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside…” ~ Rumi

“If your vote doesn’t make a difference, why are millionaires,corporations & unions spending so much to influence it? “

After weeks of on and off..but mostly on...winter weather here on the nearly north coast of Van Isle, I never thought I would be happy to see the rain and wind again, but I am. Ready for change...again.  Standing outside last night in the rain waiting for my beast to do his business, was refreshing … Continue reading “If your vote doesn’t make a difference, why are millionaires,corporations & unions spending so much to influence it? “

Sometimes you just have to sit down and write.

It's a funny thing, writers block. It comes with no warning and disappears just as fast sometimes. Other times it lingers despite trying every single trick in the book to break through whatever mental impasse I've erected in my mind. The past couple of weeks have been frustrating as hell. I've all this material at … Continue reading Sometimes you just have to sit down and write.

**Updated:Millionaires, money and political influence in BC: What you should be reading this week.

I've got a really busy week and a half ahead and while I'll still be watching activity on the blog,posts during this time will be sparse unless something earth-shattering comes up. However because I know many of you don't use twitter or other forms of social media, there are a few items you should be … Continue reading **Updated:Millionaires, money and political influence in BC: What you should be reading this week.

Affordability crisis? What affordability crisis? How the BC government fanned the flames of #Vanre

I'll admit that when this came across my desk, I mused that one could resurrect that old series Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous, and shoot the entire thing in Vancouver... It's terribly  hard being wealthy. That's why luxury real estate consultancy Knight Frank created a little report for their global clients called the Global … Continue reading Affordability crisis? What affordability crisis? How the BC government fanned the flames of #Vanre

This weeks edition of Political Intel on the Jon McComb show

This week Martyn and I  joined Jon to talk about George Gretes and the triple delete scandal, LNG, Vancouver real estate and more. Had a bit of technical difficulty midway but managed to get back on and we finished strong: You can listen in here: http://omnyapp.com/shows/the-john-mccomb-show/political-intel-whos-watching-the-books-july-13 I'll have a blog for you tomorrow on a … Continue reading This weeks edition of Political Intel on the Jon McComb show

Inaugural edition of ‘Political Intel’ on the Jon McComb show

It was a fun start to our inaugural segment on the Jon McComb show this morning, and Jon extended the segment beyond the 9-9:30 slot,nearly to the 10 am news to take listener calls and emails! We talked about the affordable housing issue, foreign investment, real estate report and oversight and how to address it. … Continue reading Inaugural edition of ‘Political Intel’ on the Jon McComb show

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

After a recent update from RCMP on the file relating to the death threat & hacking earlier this year, an article popped back up into mind 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 … Continue reading How to Hack an election-Bloomberg story reveals modern secrets of campaign warfare

BC Hydro identifies Peter Kiewit Infrastructure as Preferred Contractor for long overdue WAC Bennett Dam Repairs

As someone who has picked apart nearly every transportation project in the province with a fine tooth comb, it should be no surprise to anyone to discover that Kiewit is the preferred contractor for another big project in BC, this time for the WAC Bennett Dam repairs I've been writing extensively about. This from documents … Continue reading BC Hydro identifies Peter Kiewit Infrastructure as Preferred Contractor for long overdue WAC Bennett Dam Repairs

50 shades of wrong round deux: Clark government again shows why they’ve lost moral authority to govern

There are few things in politics that have left as big of an impression on me personally, as the continuing disgrace of the health firings scandal. To this day, it pains me to think of what Rod MacIsaac must have gone through leading to his tragic suicide. It's not hard to believe this government would … Continue reading 50 shades of wrong round deux: Clark government again shows why they’ve lost moral authority to govern