Falcon’s follies: Gateway,SFPR and the Railgate connection.

It was a very sunny day in September 2006, when Premier Gordon Campbell arrived for the grand opening of Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus, smack dab in the heart of Whalley. Despite the demands of his busy schedule, Campbell did make time to sit with local reporter, Tom Zytaruk... and what a revealing interview it was, indeed. Campbell, in …

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Bits and Bites – Thursday July 23nd, 2009

*** updated 11 am, July 23rd- Colin Hansen just announced that on July 1st, 2010, the BC government will "harmonize" the PST we pay with the Federal GST- in other words, they are going to combine the two taxes into one charge on your purchases. Read the press release HERE.  What does this mean for …

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An open letter to Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon

Dear Mr. Falcon, I  am still feeling rather confused this morning after watching your interview with CTV's St. John Alexander on the 6 o'clock newscast last night. In speaking with St.John about why tolls are absolutely necessary for the construction of the suddenly very expensive Port Mann Bridge construction, you told him it was because you …

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper,Premier Gordon Campbell and Stockwell Day offically launch construction on the contentious South Fraser Perimeter Road

  *** reaction to this launch here: https://lailayuile.wordpress.com/2009/01/14/contrary-to-what-the-premier-and-the-transportation-minister-say-the-public-is-not-behind-the-government-on-this-contentious-issue/   ( Although you would never know it, by the lack of coverage on the evening news tonight, or in the major local papers online.  Oddly enough, a reporter with CTV had both the Premier and the Prime Minister comment on the 2010 olympic village fiasco, and …

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South Fraser Perimeter Road announcement scheduled today – no public access allowed.

******Update: See the following story on my home page here: https://lailayuile.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/prime-minister-stephen-harperpremier-gordon-campbell-and-stockwell-day-offically-launch-construction-on-south-fraser-perimeter-road/ ********* Gordon Campbell, Kevin Falcon, and Federal reps will be making an "announcement about the South Fraser Perimeter Road" at the Surrey Fraser Docks.This announcement may concern new Federal funding for the SFPR, but interestingly enough, the announcement will take place behind the fence on …

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