Inaugural edition of ‘Political Intel’ on the Jon McComb show

It was a fun start to our inaugural segment on the Jon McComb show this morning, and Jon extended the segment beyond the 9-9:30 slot,nearly to the 10 am news to take listener calls and emails! We talked about the affordable housing issue, foreign investment, real estate report and oversight and how to address it. …

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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 …

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Followup shortly, meanwhile the media wades into the Premiers expenses this morning.

Nice to wake up and see a story I researched and broke here, on July 30th, finally making headlines this morning and being the subject of the Question of the Day on NW, CBC, Global and news 1130 this morning!! Just listened to Bill Good justify all of the premiers spending on his show... gag...and focus on …

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“Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.” ~ Irene Peter

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 …

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“Scope changes” to South Fraser Perimeter Road fuels rumours that the project is dead – and the Liberals are out of money.

What?? You don't say??  Are the Liberals once againover budget, and underfunded - before a project even starts? NOoooo.... say it ain't so!!!! A little birdie flew by my window tonight, and whispered some sweet nothings in my ear... oh so sweet... regarding that often protested and over-hyped South Fraser Perimeter Road( part of the Gateway …

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Three years ago today…

... I hit the PUBLISH button for the very first time, here on this blog! That is right, it was April 16th, 2007, and I was heading towards the finals of CKNW's Talk Show Idol competition. At that time the blog was intended to update my friends and family, many of whom live up north and …

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” Vancouver’s Olympics head for disaster” ~ The Guardian

This link is appearing everywhere online, and has been sent to me by a number of readers. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/jan/31/vancouver-winter-olympics-police An interesting commentary, it at first appears to be an overseas Op-Ed, but on further examination the author turns out to be a local freelancer, who was in fact interviewed by CBC yesterday! ( thank you C.!)  ** note how …

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The same names in all the familiar places…

From Alex G. Tsakumis's site, Rebel with a Clause, as he comments on Bill Tieleman's departure from CKNW :  ...I suspect, STRONGLY, that there is more to this than meets the mic… Two items: Tieleman has NEVER backed away from naming Christy Clark as someone of interest in political issues emanating from the Basi-Virk trial (which always rankles the dimbells …

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Bill Tieleman leaves the Bill Good Show

A sad day, in my eyes, as Bill announces he has not been able to reach an agreement with CKNW for his appearances on the station. http://billtieleman.blogspot.com/2009/11/bill-tieleman-leaves-bill-good-show-on.html  Bill will continue to share his views on everything political in his 24 Hours column, The Tyee and of course, his blog! As well, Bill has recently made  a …

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Everybody’s talking – but is anyone really listening ?

(   Everyone is talking about the fantastic Jon McComb interview with Wally Oppal that took place Friday afternoon, in which he basically gave the Attorney General a verbal beating while taking him to task over the current state of affairs in Metro Vancouver. David in North Burnaby posted this fantastically blunt piece over the weekend, targeting both the inefficiencies …

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