That face-palm kind of moment when Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals use the threat of losing the provinces Triple AAA credit rating to attack the NDP... ...just months after the Liberals were warned twice in a year, that escalating BC Hydro debt threatens the provinces Triple AAA credit rating... ( But hey, the … Continue reading BC Election 2017: The irony is rich when it comes to Clarks concern over BC’s credit rating.
After a gorgeous weekend gardening with the Snowbirds and the CF-18 practicing overhead, the rain has returned and politics is once again on the agenda for both politicians and die-hard poli-watchers alike. While the official writ drop announcing the election just happened last week, the BC Liberals had already been campaigning for a month, courtesy … Continue reading BC Election 2017: Promises, lies & integrity.Which will matter to BC Voters?
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
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? “
** 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?
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
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.
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.
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.
In the true spirit of giving, the Clark government gives Petronas and other corporate giants the holiday gift every gas producer wants.