For us here down on the southern West Coast, we're shaking off 2015 with gusto, thanks to a short but rather violent jolting earthquake last night. Or was that the sound of Premier Clarks LNG Dream bubble bursting? Ah well, 2015 has been a really interesting year for politics, for people and for the blog! … Continue reading 2015 ends with a bang… so it’s time for the Top ten posts of 2015, from LailaYuile.com
After many long, arduous weeks reading the election headlines day in and day out, it was a statement by a CTV reporter online today that pushed me over the edge: Classy. Must have been a buddy of Earl Cowan, the man who freaked out on a reporter at a Conservative rally and become the unwanted … Continue reading ” The year old-fashioned honour in politics went missing ” ~ CBC headline, 2013.
As a writer, I get a lot of interesting emails. In fact, I sometimes imagine putting together a book one day of the amusing and sometimes, downright odd ones that people send me. Don't get me wrong - 98% are great tips and comments and I love getting them-it's the 2% that raise my eyebrows!) … Continue reading “Good morning Laila, My name is Derek and I’m a very rare man.” or ” How left and right politics are fabricated.”
Settled deep into the halcyon days of summer, mid-August triggers a sense of urgency for many Canadians regardless of where you live. Every day is a tick of the clock counting down the coveted days of a northern summer that for many, is all too short. And while most of us will use every free … Continue reading “The only way to change it, is to vote. People are responsible.” ~ Paul Wellstone
“People want responsible leadership. On big issues, they are not going to sit in their homes. They will act and press for action.” Kofi Annan It's a hard job being a politician. From the moment you announce you are running until after your career ends, everyone wants a piece of you. Questions, questions and more … Continue reading “If Leaders fail, the people will lead.”
The winner of last week’s duel on e-cigarettes was Brent with 53%. This week’s topic: Should the federal government temporarily suspend the entire Temporary Foreign Worker Program? Earlier this spring, Brent and I debated whether or not temporary foreign workers should be allowed in B.C.’s liquefied natural gas industry. At that time, I made it … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Broken Temporary Foreign Worker Program needs overhaul to protect Canadians and foreign workers
"I'm just catching up with yesterday, by tomorrow I should be ready for today : )" - unknown To be honest, I totally relate this summer!! Busy, busy, busy and most writing is getting done pre-dawn or post- sunset and frankly, when it's 30 degrees and humid - it just isn't going to happen. 🙂 However, … Continue reading Links and stories you might have missed: Critical state of rail infrastructure, BC Hydro debt scandal and SNC Lavalin
On the eve of what is most likely going to be a change in government in this province, one would think that I would be exceptionally excited about all of it. After all, I've spent many years researching and writing stories on the current Liberal government, holding them to account. Sadly, over the last two years I've come to the realization … Continue reading “There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government…” ~ Howard Zinn
Lately, there has been a lot of talk about gender inequality and how women in politics are treated differently than men. Thankfully, here on LailaYuile.com, we treat everyone the same! The edgy folks over at Deep Rogue Ram have created a very special Valentines satirical video from Christy Clark, who is well known for acknowledging every single tiny event and moment … Continue reading Some special Valentines Day messages from Christy Clark, and her pal Stephen Harper.
Heads up for all my readers to pick up a copy of 24hrs Vancouver edition tomorrow, where I go head to head with Kathryn Marshall on this week’s topic: Is Bill C-377 good for Canada’s union members? My column: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2012/12/16/conservatives-passed-new-disclosure-requirements-to-hamper-canadas-unions Kathryn's column: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2012/12/16/new-rules-are-about-making-unions-more-accountable-for-their-tax-benefits Who wins the battle this week? You be the judge : submit … Continue reading The Duel – 24hrs, Vancouver Edition