Two new venues to join me at now and later in the fall.

Recently frustrated with far too many issues not getting the coverage needed in traditional and large media outlets serving the province of BC, I tossed out the idea of doing a weekly podcast to friends and followers on twitters and facebook - to say the response was incredibly positive would be an understatement! I'm not … Continue reading Two new venues to join me at now and later in the fall.

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

Tears are nothing new under the Clark government.

You can’t help but shudder at the sinister nickname for British Columbia’s Provincial AutoRoute 16, known as “The Highway of Tears,” which is both a trucking passage and the winding graveyard of up to 42 aboriginal women—most of which assumed murdered by a series of active serial killers. In fact, the RCMP, Canada’s famous Mounties … Continue reading Tears are nothing new under the Clark government.

Orange Crush served up in Alberta by Notley win,but can the BC NDP ride the wave to leadership in 2017?

There were two things on my TV agenda last night : the season première of Deadliest Catch, and the Alberta election. Flipping back and forth on commercial breaks, once the news that an NDP majority was being called by media, that was it. I never did  flip back to see the ending of Deadliest Catch … Continue reading Orange Crush served up in Alberta by Notley win,but can the BC NDP ride the wave to leadership in 2017?

This weeks Duel for 24Hrs Vancouver: Bill 20 too intrusive.

This week, Brent and I take on one particular change to the Election Amendment act that all political parties in BC support: Should a list of all people who voted in B.C. elections be provided to political parties? When I read about the proposed amendments to the Election Act in a Facebook post by pro-democracy … Continue reading This weeks Duel for 24Hrs Vancouver: Bill 20 too intrusive.

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Mega-city unsuitable for region.

This week's topic: Should the Lower Mainland become a mega-city like Toronto with one election for the entire region? Brent is right on the money when he states: “What an election!” For politicos, there’s no bigger rush than election night - watching the polls come in to see what direction voters will take their cities. This … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Mega-city unsuitable for region.

“Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.” ― Paul Collier

It's been the worst luck - or the best depending on your perspective - that the lingering  night cough and laryngitis from the cold I had in the end of October, has kept me from actively blogging as much as I would like to about the election this year. Depending on what day you catch … Continue reading “Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.” ― Paul Collier

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. -Charles de Gaulle

Just this last summer, I discovered one of the few remaining gems in B.C., one I happily admit I will only share the location of with my trusted friends. What more could you possibly want from this province? Stunning hills and mountains, unadulterated natural,see- yourself- in- the- mirror- pristine lakes filled with whatever nature intended to be there...and all to … Continue reading Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. -Charles de Gaulle

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Ousting homeless without a plan is unacceptable.

There were no winners in last week's duel, and as I suspected, Syria has already faded from discussion for many people in favour of whatever outrage has their attention this week. For the people of Syria, there is no win. This week, Brent and I take a look at the how the city of Abbotsford … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Ousting homeless without a plan is unacceptable.

“Whipped: the secret world of party discipline.” A documentary about the secret world of party discipline, which forces MLAs to vote against their constituents and even their own conscience.

Hold onto your hats everyone, Election 2013 just took a twist. Sean Holman, formerly of Public Eye Online, is about to première his stunning new documentary, and in doing so may change the way British Columbians view party politics - and it's about time. In my opinion this documentary is long past due, and I am … Continue reading “Whipped: the secret world of party discipline.” A documentary about the secret world of party discipline, which forces MLAs to vote against their constituents and even their own conscience.