Call me a geek but the big transportation projects of BC have always been of keen interest to me and I've written about many. The Kicking Horse bridge, the South Fraser Perimeter road,Port Mann Bridge and of course, the infamous Sea to Sky highway. With the discussion of road pricing and regional tolling sure to … Continue reading Sea to Sky highway project making money once again…but not for the taxpayers of BC
If you don't follow Integrity BC on twitter https://twitter.com/INTEGRITYBC , or at their facebook page where frequent updates are posted, you are missing out on some vital information regarding BC politics and how the BC government operates. All of the work posted is rock solid and supported with research. Todays post is exceptional and is … Continue reading Port Mann Bridge becomes the new ‘Fast Ferries’ debacle.
“The thing about the Port Mann Bridge is people start using it–and they love it, because it saves so much of their time that they would otherwise be driving and they can spend with their family for example or get out and coach soccer. So they have some really good strategies I think to try … Continue reading The ‘real’ thing about the Port Mann Bridge.
I was happy to see Vaughn Palmers column today, because his readership far exceeds mine and this story really needs to be read by all British Columbians. He also gives a tip of the hat to a December 21st blog post I did right before Christmas when the SFPR opened, to which I've already thanked … Continue reading Vaughn Palmer: On mega-projects, not much balance in B.C. Liberal claims of ‘on budget’
I'll give the BC Liberals this: they sure know how to crank out a photo-op and they know how to spin a deuce into silk and make it look like they invented it. Case in point, the grand opening the of much heralded... and criticized... South Fraser Perimeter Road -aka Highway 17 ( the old highway 17 … Continue reading BC Liberals pat themselves on the back over SFPR ‘highway’ opening a year late and $464 million over budget
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/John+Doyle+replaced+government+watchdog/7780621/story.html "John Doyle, the tough Auditor-general who has taken the B.C. Liberal government to task on everything from access to documents related to the Basi-Virk political corruption case to B.C. Hydro’s highly controversial use of deferral accounts, appears to have been denied in his bid for a second term. On Saturday, a legislative committee … Continue reading The definition… of desperation.
Corruption in government has been on many readers minds this year, backed up by this story, first posted here back in June, which received a whopping number of unique views, catching the attention of readers and governments alike, around the world. As a precursor to coming stories, I urge you to read this post, and the report, and think … Continue reading The top post of 2012 on LailaYuile.com: “How money and corruption are ruining the land.” originally posted June 19th, 2012
Methinks that Bill Tieleman might be bang on with his recent story about the motivation and connections behind the warring factions in the BC Conservative Party. These photos are from a magazine advertisement in Metanoia Magazine, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mountainview Group, the business of Allison Patton( and her husband Caleb Ng). Featured photos include Mike De Jong, … Continue reading One picture is worth a thousand words, but several might tell a different story.
Source: http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/PT/dmb/ref/netDebt.pdf Our good friends over at Blog Borg Collective has a very important post up this morning that clearly show the amount of debt the province is carrying - without including crown corps etc. The chart above is from one he has embedded in his post today..... and all I can say is a … Continue reading One of the most important graphs and the two most important posts, you will ever read about BC’s coming debt load.
Today I couldn't help but wonder... at what point in a politician's life does spewing hypocritical crap become so second nature that they fail to smell the aroma of the barnyard they're sitting in? It was a mere two weeks ago when the story broke of excessive and frivolous spending in government, not only by … Continue reading A B.C. Government For The People…Not At The Expense Of The People.