“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? “

**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

“I’m not going to let his memory lie there.I’m going to pick it up like a dropped feather…”

" But to let him die. In front of a restaurant in Dawson Creek? I’m not going to do that. I’m not going to let his memory lie there. I’m going to pick it up like a dropped feather. I’m going to sing songs, and I’m going to pray and I’m going to smudge everyone … Continue reading “I’m not going to let his memory lie there.I’m going to pick it up like a dropped feather…”

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

A little perspective on todays BC Liberal illegal gaming/money laundering announcement

2011 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/casino/2011/02/16/casino-expansion-bc-place-may-lead-increase-organized-crime-activity-sources-say Before it was disbanded last year, the RCMP's Integrated Illegal Gaming Enforcement Team (IIGET) gave a number of warnings about the presence of organized crime at casinos in the Province. Now, as Vancouver prepares for public hearings on the BC Place casino - set to be the province's largest - the now-defunct unit's … Continue reading A little perspective on todays BC Liberal illegal gaming/money laundering announcement

An open letter to Carole Taylor on BC Hydro and Site C

Shared with permission, with the residents of British Columbia. Ms. Carole Taylor Financial Advisor to Premier of BC C/O Parliament Buildings Victoria, BC V8V 1X4 Dear Ms.Taylor: Congratulations on your recent appointment. I can only hope that your deliberations and conclusions are open and transparent to the taxpayers of British Columbia. This is an appeal … Continue reading An open letter to Carole Taylor on BC Hydro and Site C