That face-palm kind of moment when Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals use the threat of losing the provinces Triple AAA credit rating to attack the NDP... ...just months after the Liberals were warned twice in a year, that escalating BC Hydro debt threatens the provinces Triple AAA credit rating... ( But hey, the … Continue reading BC Election 2017: The irony is rich when it comes to Clarks concern over BC’s credit rating.
After a gorgeous weekend gardening with the Snowbirds and the CF-18 practicing overhead, the rain has returned and politics is once again on the agenda for both politicians and die-hard poli-watchers alike. While the official writ drop announcing the election just happened last week, the BC Liberals had already been campaigning for a month, courtesy … Continue reading BC Election 2017: Promises, lies & integrity.Which will matter to BC Voters?
A quick post this morning, thanks to some interesting questions a reader sent on as part of an Angus Reid polling questionnaire currently out. In my opinion, most questions were push polling and several forced answers. But the Site C questions had my full attention... Take a look at some of the questions raising eyebrows … Continue reading Polling questions offer glimpse into BC Election 2017 issues..and raise eyebrows on future of Site C
"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
So there I am, content after a nice dinner of home-made sushi and just chilling and flipping through my phone... when I saw something that snapped me right to attention: Dam failure a quake risk for Campbell River Residents urged to flee area around river if ground shakes strongly http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/campbell-river-earthquake-bc-hydro-dam-flooding-1.3814746?cmp=rss Officials in Campbell River … Continue reading More glaring hypocrisy as BC Hydro critical upgrades must undergo BCUC review while province refuses to submit Site C
Call me a geek but the big transportation projects of BC have always been of keen interest to me and I've written about many. The Kicking Horse bridge, the South Fraser Perimeter road,Port Mann Bridge and of course, the infamous Sea to Sky highway. With the discussion of road pricing and regional tolling sure to … Continue reading Sea to Sky highway project making money once again…but not for the taxpayers of BC
Tune in at 9:10 am this morning for a rousing discussion on BC Hydro's massive and escalating debt - http://www.cknw.com/the-jon-mccomb-show/ Live player listening on your laptop or device: http://player.cknw.com/#/ I'll be back with a new post later today, and I'll post the podcast of the show here for you to listen to if you … Continue reading Tune in to this weeks edition of ‘Political Intel’ with Martyn Brown on the Jon McComb show, via CKNW Newstalk radio
If you don't follow Integrity BC on twitter https://twitter.com/INTEGRITYBC , or at their facebook page where frequent updates are posted, you are missing out on some vital information regarding BC politics and how the BC government operates. All of the work posted is rock solid and supported with research. Todays post is exceptional and is … Continue reading Port Mann Bridge becomes the new ‘Fast Ferries’ debacle.
If there is one thing that surprises many people who are new to following provincial politics, it is how easily governments can manipulate policy and legislation that is in place to protect taxpayers. A classic example is this: Two days before the NDP revealed allegations by former executive assistant Tim Duncan that he … Continue reading Cutting through the spin cycle of the new Site C opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun
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