This weeks City Hall column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Regional politicians deserve more scrutiny

If you’ve ever played roulette, you might have heard the old phrase describing the popular game of chance: “Round and round and round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows.” It also describes how I feel when I look at the many ways local governments go about spending the hard-earned tax dollars we all contribute.Continue reading This weeks City Hall column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Regional politicians deserve more scrutiny

Last weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Transparency hit new low during plebiscite

 http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2015/06/17/transparency-hit-new-low-during-plebiscite Twenty-three is the number of elected representatives in Metro Vancouver who are members of the Mayors’ Council on Transportation — 21 members are mayors, one represents Electoral area ‘A’, and another is the chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation. Collectively, they are supposed to represent the views and interests of the citizens of theContinue reading Last weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Transparency hit new low during plebiscite

Politics without principle 2.0: “Just because you can,doesn’t mean you should”

And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse. ~William Shakespeare Partisan snipes from both sides of the house have been fairly silent today on twitter and for good reason: once again, hypocrisy is the governing force of the legislature as news of taxpayer funded trips for both NDP andContinue reading Politics without principle 2.0: “Just because you can,doesn’t mean you should”