This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC NDP wrong to back bad LNG bill.

This week`s topic: Is the NDP's support of the BC Liberal's LNG Tax Legislation good for B.C.? If our readers could listen into the weekly calls Brent and I schedule to decide on a Duel topic, they’d get an earful. Brent is as strongly committed to his opinions and perspective as I am and if … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC NDP wrong to back bad LNG bill.

My column for 24Hrs Vancouver this week: Ministry Meddling is letting kids fall through cracks.

I’d like to start this week by offering congratulations to Brent on our one year anniversary of writing the Duel. When Brent pointed out that our first Duel had been a debate over the merits of a 10-year deal between teachers and government, I felt more than a little sad that a year later there … Continue reading My column for 24Hrs Vancouver this week: Ministry Meddling is letting kids fall through cracks.

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Hydro hasn’t made a convincing case for pushing costly dam onto taxpayers

Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program was Laila with 71%. This week’s topic: Considering the results of the Joint Review Panel report on BC Hydro’s Site C dam, should government approve the project? A police officer … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Hydro hasn’t made a convincing case for pushing costly dam onto taxpayers

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: More research needed before allowing vaping in public places

The winner of the last Duel on the CBC was Brent with 54%. This week’s topic: Should e-cigarette ‘vaping’ be allowed in places open to the public? Like many adults, I grew up in an era when smoking was considered as normal as having a cup of coffee. People smoked everywhere — at home, around … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: More research needed before allowing vaping in public places

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: B.C. premier should get rid of referendum and work out a proper transit deal

Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on marijuana laws was Laila with 61%. This week’s topic: Should the premier cancel the transit referendum and leave planning and funding to the existing process? A dream has been repeating itself lately in my mind, … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: B.C. premier should get rid of referendum and work out a proper transit deal

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Public deserves appointees who have competed for position

This week, Brent and I take a look at the recent government appointments of Gordon Wilson and Ben Stewart. This week’s topic: Are government appointments special, or should appointees go through the usual hiring process? If there is anything the last week in politics has shown us, it is that the public has little patience … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Public deserves appointees who have competed for position

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Leaks help countries stand up to U.S abuse of power.

This week’s topic: Do recent revelations of U.S. spying on its allies do more harm than good? "I had to pinch myself after reading Brent’s column this week — and hard. His laughable comparison of the recent spying allegations against the U.S to eavesdropping on social chatter at a party had me thinking I must … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Leaks help countries stand up to U.S abuse of power.

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Needs to Strengthen local Food Supply

Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on the proposed ‘urban resort’ in Vancouver was Brent with 71%. This week’s topic: Is it time to review and change the Agricultural Land Reserve? News flash for Brent: you don’t have to be from the … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Needs to Strengthen local Food Supply

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.

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Compass system shows Translink has again lost its way

This week’s topic: Should TransLink retrofit buses to prevent the “double transit fee”? There’s nothing quite like waking up in the suburbs of Surrey and smelling the aroma of fresh steer manure that’s just been spread on the fields. Or is that the smell of TransLink’s regular bungling, inspiring the creation of my new Twitter … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Compass system shows Translink has again lost its way