Polling questions offer glimpse into BC Election 2017 issues..and raise eyebrows on future of Site C

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

New Site C photos show continued mitigation efforts on slide prone north slope construction

Finally back to the blog and I apologize for the absence but there is only so much time before winter and I have so much work that must be done outside the new place before fall unleashes its first storms of the season, in addition to my regular work. Which makes me wonder if the … Continue reading New Site C photos show continued mitigation efforts on slide prone north slope construction

“Drop the appeal so children can go to school.” ~ Dan Brooks, leader of the BC Conservatives.

Although I have many conservative friends, it's a rare day when I agree with any of them... 🙂 However, Dan Brooks has a solution so commonsense that it really puts Christy Clark and the Liberal government right on the spot in a big way. From his press release: September 2, 2014, Kamloops, BC –  The largest obstacle … Continue reading “Drop the appeal so children can go to school.” ~ Dan Brooks, leader of the BC Conservatives.

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Find the party that is accountable for its actions.

This week’s topic: What is the most important factor voters should consider at the polls? When Kathryn’s submission arrived in my email, it was clear that while we come from different positions on the political spectrum, she felt the same responsibility as I did. I was impressed with her thoughtful commentary. It’s both a privilege … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Find the party that is accountable for its actions.

One of the best graphic images: The Election Web ( would the person who created this contact me for due credit?)

I started getting hits from this link today, and would love to both share it with all of you: http://www.thewebworks.bc.ca/bcpoli/htmlwebs/the_election_web_v1.0.htm I would  really love to hear from whoever created this amazing web that tells a story so much better than even my 100+ Reasons the BC Liberals need to Go. It's quite stunning! email me or … Continue reading One of the best graphic images: The Election Web ( would the person who created this contact me for due credit?)

“BC Liberal Legacy: A Huge Debt Burden” ( aka, Christy Clark really has no clue what she is talking about)

By now most of you will have heard of the soon to be departed premiers performance on CKNW this morning. It was stunning. If I had to name that hour I would call it " How not to lie your way out of a paper bag." Regardless, in a timely bit of serendipity, our friends retired economist Erik Andersen … Continue reading “BC Liberal Legacy: A Huge Debt Burden” ( aka, Christy Clark really has no clue what she is talking about)

How Partisan Politics is killing democracy

In the grand scheme of all things political, many would still consider me a political neophyte. I didn't take political science and my experience working in politics is limited to handling the public relations for an independent municipal candidate in Surrey's last election. That being said, I think my background has served me well in … Continue reading How Partisan Politics is killing democracy

Celebrating 6 years of blogging here at LailaYuile.com

  Well, it was a bit of a shocking reminder as I logged into my blog this morning and received a celebratory congratulations on my 6th year anniversary - it was on this date 6 years ago I registered my blog and I haven't looked back since.  And the timing couldn't have been better since last … Continue reading Celebrating 6 years of blogging here at LailaYuile.com

Who, what,when, where, WHY, and how ? The Canada China trade agreement that had an Environmental Assessment done that no one knew about… and passed with flying colours.

From Gordon Wilson... yes THAT Gordon Wilson, who is as concerned as the rest of us at what has transpired in Canada... under the most dubious of circumstances: "This is shocking! According to this document "An Initial EA of the Canada-China FIPA was completed in January 2008. The Government of Canada opened the Initial EA for public … Continue reading Who, what,when, where, WHY, and how ? The Canada China trade agreement that had an Environmental Assessment done that no one knew about… and passed with flying colours.

One picture is worth a thousand words, but several might tell a different story.

Methinks that Bill Tieleman might be bang on with his recent story  about the motivation and connections behind the warring factions in the BC Conservative Party. These photos are from a magazine advertisement in Metanoia Magazine, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mountainview Group, the business of Allison Patton( and her husband Caleb Ng). Featured photos include Mike De Jong, … Continue reading One picture is worth a thousand words, but several might tell a different story.