Polling questions offer glimpse into BC Election 2017 issues..and raise eyebrows on future of Site C

A quick post this morning, thanks to some interesting questions a reader sent on as part of an Angus Reid polling questionnaire currently out. In my opinion, most questions were push polling and several forced answers. But the Site C questions had my full attention... Take a look at some of the questions raising eyebrows … Continue reading Polling questions offer glimpse into BC Election 2017 issues..and raise eyebrows on future of Site C

“If your vote doesn’t make a difference, why are millionaires,corporations & unions spending so much to influence it? “

After weeks of on and off..but mostly on...winter weather here on the nearly north coast of Van Isle, I never thought I would be happy to see the rain and wind again, but I am. Ready for change...again.  Standing outside last night in the rain waiting for my beast to do his business, was refreshing … Continue reading “If your vote doesn’t make a difference, why are millionaires,corporations & unions spending so much to influence it? “

Things that make you go Hmmmm: Is new John Horgan attack site linked to Campaign Research?

** updated below post So a funny thing happened on twitter today.... Saw a new attack video launched by a company called " Future Prosperity BC Inc" And I'll show it to you here because clearly you are going to be seeing it all over soon... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO39hzefUZo&feature=share So sweet. And a pretty slick ad with … Continue reading Things that make you go Hmmmm: Is new John Horgan attack site linked to Campaign Research?

“Politicians are people who learn not to blink, when they lie.” ― Robert Black

I'm often asked why I continue to tweet, blog and write about Site C when preliminary works have started,contracts are being issued( some ridiculously early) and the current premier is clearly hell-bent on getting past the point of no return. I always reply: "Because this project is wrong. Because this project was exempted from review … Continue reading “Politicians are people who learn not to blink, when they lie.” ― Robert Black

What you need to read, right now: The $150,000 cheque Premier Clark gave for a review, the government has no records for.

I don't spend a lot of time watching BC legislature TV. But maybe I should after reading this new post from Merv Adey, who has an excerpt of questioning by John Horgan of Premier Clark, that goes nowhere. She makes statements that make no sense, refuses to answer the question and completely evades him on … Continue reading What you need to read, right now: The $150,000 cheque Premier Clark gave for a review, the government has no records for.

Site C to be debated in BC Legislature today (Sept.30th),rally against the project to be held outside.

When it comes to Site C, I've written about it off and on for five years on this blog and have covered several columns on it while debating Brent Stafford in my Duel column for 24Hours Vancouver. It's a project that definitely has an emotional angle because it involves the loss of homes, of livelihoods, … Continue reading Site C to be debated in BC Legislature today (Sept.30th),rally against the project to be held outside.

When wrong just doesn’t begin to describe it.

I'm about to give the old fingers a rest from the keyboard for the May long weekend -  they're getting a bit claw like - but there are three more stories I wanted to bring to your attention for posterity. Readers who have been with me long enough know that while I feel strongly enough … Continue reading When wrong just doesn’t begin to describe it.

“Civil society depends on all of us deciding we’re all going to abide by the same laws.” ~ Premier Christy Clark

Premier Christy Clark is in the limelight again, after a recent interview with Mike Smyth where she decried the parents who allowed their children to cross the Kinder Morgan pipeline during the protests- you can hear Mike speaking about this interview with Jon McComb here: https://soundcloud.com/cknwnewstalk980/the-jon-mccomb-show-december-2-christy-clark-gives-parenting-advice Here is Mike's Province story today: http://www.theprovince.com/life/Smyth+Premier+Clark+slams+parents+Kinder+Morgan+child+protesters/10431555/story.html “They’re 11 years old, … Continue reading “Civil society depends on all of us deciding we’re all going to abide by the same laws.” ~ Premier Christy Clark

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC NDP wrong to back bad LNG bill.

This week`s topic: Is the NDP's support of the BC Liberal's LNG Tax Legislation good for B.C.? If our readers could listen into the weekly calls Brent and I schedule to decide on a Duel topic, they’d get an earful. Brent is as strongly committed to his opinions and perspective as I am and if … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC NDP wrong to back bad LNG bill.