There's a number of stories I'm working on for next week, but for today, here are a few things to read on your Sunday coffee break. The BC governments move into the Renminbi market last year should be news again shortly, as the one year bonds issued come to maturity: this is the story from … Continue reading For your Sunday coffee break
Yes, yes, yes, I know I've teased you with hints of the post on the BC NDP, and a couple other gems, but I've come down sick with a nasty head cold and cough that makes me feel like my brain is cotton. Thankfully,I managed to get this weeks column done just as I was … Continue reading This week’s column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Changing the rules doesn’t make LNG ‘clean’ energy
As Harper's old fishing buddy Rob Ford paddled up Denial earlier this week- and continues to, very slowly of course,the ongoing gong show is like watching a train wreck in slow motion - his theatrics have provided ample cover for a variety of stories out west that barely registered on the radar. Lets start with a … Continue reading BC government dim sum bonds a success in Hong Kong, but give indigestion to many here in British Columbia
The National Bureau Chief for Sun Media is David Akin, of whom I am unabashedly a big fan. Why, Sun Media haters might ask? Because besides the fact that he was more often than not, the only journalist out there holding Christy Clark's feet to the fire prior to the last election and during it - he … Continue reading The only thing you need to know about Justin Trudeau ~ your amuse bouche before this mornings ‘big breakfast’ post coming shortly
The hypocrisy of Stephen Harper's recent announcement that he would be boycotting the big grand poo-bah's summit in Sri Lanka next month is stunning. The lack of comment on it thus far, even more so. According to reports from overseas: " Canada will skip the meeting because of what Harper called “serious violations of human rights and … Continue reading “He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.” ~ George Orwell
While everyone is up in arms over the story of a Chinese reporter being denied the right to ask questions of Harper following some sort of shoving incident, perhaps what is a far more important story of Sino-Canadian relations has gone by the wayside. As reported in the Chinese newspaper People's Daily Online http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8376276.html , Chinese defence … Continue reading Canada signs initiative with China to “promote high level military exchanges”
At long last! Finally, a break for me, means a post for you, later today... For now, enjoy some lovely, pointed Christmas humour from Rick Mercer.
“Only one thing to it: a strong stomach. The guts to gladhand a man you're going to stab in the back; pledge allegiance to principles you stomp on every day; righteously denounce some despot in the press and sell him arms under the table. The talent to whip up the voters' worst passions while you … Continue reading “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near” ~Sun Tzu( otherwise known as Rant #1 – there is another one coming)
It was just over a year ago I first wrote about Chinese companies who allegedly couldn't find one single skilled worker in Canada to staff their mines up north... https://lailayuile.com/2011/10/04/if-you-build-them-mines-they-will-come-workers-from-china/ Of course, this week the outrage begins anew with news that even more mines will be bringing even more foreign workers, and while the companies … Continue reading Meanwhile, over in Alberta….
Source: http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/PT/dmb/ref/netDebt.pdf Our good friends over at Blog Borg Collective has a very important post up this morning that clearly show the amount of debt the province is carrying - without including crown corps etc. The chart above is from one he has embedded in his post today..... and all I can say is a … Continue reading One of the most important graphs and the two most important posts, you will ever read about BC’s coming debt load.