A question for Gordon Campbell: Will this be happening here?

From a good friend and reader, I received a link  this morning to a story that ran in The Star this week.  Here's an excerpt: Tax collectors get $45K severance, keep jobs ( link embedded) More than 1,250 Ontario tax collectors will get a severance package worth up to $45,000 each despite the fact they won’t …

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Where was all this ” Fiscal restraint” two weeks ago?

I've got to hand it to the BC Liberals.  I really thought they had already reached the height of insincerity and mock concern during their time in power, but alas, they have bested even themselves!  Yes, a new pinnacle of hypocrisy has been attained, coming in with the new budget and all their talk about fiscal restraint -  announced within …

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Bits and Bites, Wednesday November 4th, 2009

You know what? There is so much to talk about that is making my blood boil that I did not even need to turn the furnace on this morning. So, without the usual chatty preamble, I'm going to start with  the closure of 5 legal aid offices in B.C.  That's right, offices in Prince George, Surrey, Victoria, …

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Make it real. Make it happen. Fight for yourself, and your province, at a Fight the HST rally near you.

Generally, I'm more inclined to use the power of my words to protest and fight the many injustices forced upon us by the current out of control Liberal government, rather than run around carrying signs and protesting.  The prospect of the HST , however, has spurred me to greater action. That's why I'll be heading …

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The key to the BC Rail sale lies in Premier Gordon Campbells beginnings in real estate and land development.

One must never forget that  first and foremost, Gordon Campbell is a real estate man - his past and beginnings were as a developer, and at no time  when dealing with him and his administration should that be forgotten. Not when it comes to forest land deals the province had been criticized for ( Weyerhaeuser …

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Premier Gordon Campbell must halt the transfer of any more BC Rail assets before July 2nd!!!

***** UPDATED  JUNE 26TH, 3 PM.  It has been brought to our attention that perhaps the actual date that may be used for the purposes of activating any clause could be as early as July 2nd, 2009. Here is some info on the 5 year clause, dating back to 2004 :  " Government has refused to …

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Campbell government orders ministry officials to suppress damaging welfare statistics during the election

Transparency?  This is the Campbell administrations idea of transparency.... Freedom of Information documents show that the Public Affairs Bureau ordered ministry officials to suppress the routine release of welfare statistics during the election this year, likely because the numbers did not reflect what the premier was spouting in his election campaign.... This press release from the …

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I’m back…..although not willingly.

After taking some time off over the last 10 days, I return to the real world under protest. Nothing like a departure from all things modern and obtrusive to put some perspective back into your life, which is how I spent my time off. No watches, no tv, no computer and no schedules. And other …

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Theodore Roosevelt knew what he was talking about…

I found the quotes that follow this bit, some time ago, while reading about Theodore Roosevelt's life in politics. He is famous for some of his speeches and talks, and although the world has changed drastically since his time on earth, it's clear to me that some things - politics being one of them- never change. …

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Our Living Legacy – something else to think about before you vote.

" This is a powerful new documentary about the campaign to protect the last old-growth forests and forestry jobs on Vancouver Island and BC's South Coast...." "See spectacular images of the enormous ancient trees, giant stumps and clearcuts, and the export of raw logs to foreign mills. Interviews/ speeches"  ...From : http://vimeo.com/4328184   more about …

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