*** technical issues nearly resolved- China is a formidable foe! Or, at least their hackers are...however, in homage to the recent Rich Coleman /Patrick Kinsella / liquor distribution branch debacle - and yes it is a repeat of everything we saw under Campbell - I bring to you this columen, originally posted on April 11, 2009, thus … Continue reading Rerun of April 11,2009: “The Kinsella Connection” – It’s no secret that Patrick Kinsella is one of Gordon Campbell’s closest friends…(or Christy Clarks)
Christina Joan Clark(e) - and her former husband, Liberal power player Mark Marissen - have both been named as defendants in a long-standing supreme court civil action, and were scheduled to stand in a 2 day trial by judge September 28th, 2011. However, an order for adjournment was signed August 26th, and a new trial date was to be rescheduled by counsel - that date has … Continue reading As if Christy didn’t have enough troubles already…
Here is a conundrum, and tell me what you think, and how you feel about this. I am all for job creation in BC, I really am, in particular in trades, but today the BC government pulled $40 million of promises out of their arses to bolster the Seaspan shipbuilding bid. That's a great thing right? It's … Continue reading BC government pulls $40 million worth of promises out of provincial budget- yet no money to hire new staff for Jimmy Pattison Outpatient /Christy Clark photo op.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.. what does this one tell you? ( And a reminder to scroll down and read the HST agreements that the government would rather you not see, and how far they would go to prevent that from happening.)
Canada’s New (really) High Commissioner in the UK Gordon Muir Campbell (former ‘High’ Comishn’r in Hawaii) Credit: Ivana C. Justice.
In CBC this morning: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/06/21/bc-basi-virk-auditor-general.html B.C.'s auditor general is going to the province's Supreme Court to get information about defence costs related to the Basi Virk corruption trial. John Doyle filed a petition Tuesday seeking an order for access to records and information, arguing that the information is essential to an audit due at the end … Continue reading Meet British Columbia’s best friend in government – Auditor General John Doyle
No kidding. With the recent combination of distractions revolving around strata president duties, my sons highschool graduation and my garden, a very important report I have waited on nearly escaped my attention. I say nearly, because thanks to a wonderful reader who knows I have a fetish for such things, I spent the greater part of my free time yesterday evening … Continue reading ” Looking beyond…to future P3 projects, there is a need for stronger public accountability requirements.” ~ Office of the Auditor General of B.C.
Politics, n: [Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites"] ~Larry Hardiman Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary,1911 Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect … Continue reading Lessons in big money,bad politics and blind ambition.
I received this from a dear man and reader, Ray Eagle, who so kindly shares with all of us this letter he recently sent to Christy Clark. Dare I say... it is hard to soar like an Eagle when governed by turkeys ? Many thanks to Mr. Eagle for sending this to me. Dear Premier … Continue reading An open letter to Christy Clark ( and one I welcome her to respond to via this site)
Never would you find a more fitting quotation to apply to our newly unelected Premier's cabinet appointments. Just because everything is different, doesn't mean anything has actually changed at all. I, like many others, watched the live feed of yesterday's undemocratic proceedings, and I say undemocratic because in this rare instance, democracy has not yet reared … Continue reading “Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.” ~ Irene Peter