BC government strangles Auditor Generals office while government credit card spending runs amok.

With the recent and ongoing revelations over messy accounting in the legislature, excessive and highly questionable purchases on government credit cards - and the ensuing public outrage - it shouldn't surprise you to discover that despite being asked for a one time vital increase to the Auditors budget this year,  the government actually cut his offices funding back to last …

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“Money and corruption are ruining the land…”

"...crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits, treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep." ~ Ray Davies Here on this site, we have revealed many breaking news stories of secret deals,evidence of corruption, collusion and a number of other shameful instances of how 'money and …

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Back by popular demand: Falcon’s follies ~ Gateway,SFPR and the Railgate connection.

Indeed, with the revelations brought forward by Vicky Huntington and other dedicated researchers on the ALR land being optioned in Delta...there has been increasing attention around several older posts of mine. You can find them all here under the BEST OF page, under the Falcon's Follies series... which leads into another series about Shadow tolls on the Sea …

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If you aren’t outraged, you haven’t been paying attention – part II

A long time reader, Gordon, otherwise known as Canadianbud, left this comment yesterday on my recent post When the solution becomes part of the problem, and after reading it, I really felt it was worthy of a post itself.  Having worked in the non-profit sector for a while in the early days of Campbell's cuts to social services …

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When the solution becomes part of the problem

Lets talk about the new plan the Liberals have cooked up, that Kevin Falcon was talking about in Kamloops this week: " The B.C. Liberal government is developing a program to move employable people on welfare to northern B.C., where they will be trained and housed. B.C. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon mentioned the program under development Tuesday …

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Government credit card purchases show everything but fiscal discipline.

Government ministers,certain employees,and subcontractors, are given purchase cards to make "authorized purchases": purchases made on behalf of the province, for the benefit of the province.  These aren't my words, but ones from their own policy. The rules are quite clear- no personal purchases allowed - and recipients must sign an agreement stating they understand and agree to the …

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Why is the BC government paying over $63 million dollars a year to the private partners of the Sea to Sky highway?

Could it be, that just might have something to do with the cost of the shadow tolls on the highway for the year ending March 31st, 2011?   Hmmm? Can the Liberals answer that question for us please? My very good friend at Blog Borg Collective, who is one of the best data miners I have met and …

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“Official truths are often powerful illusions” ~ John Pilger

" Hi Laila...Remember the Principle of Parsimony, aka Occam’s Razor that says: “simpler explanations are, other things being equal, generally better than more complex ones.”  The illusion of a fixed price contract is great optics even though its an illusion.  As you quite rightly point out there are escape clauses in the agreement that do in fact provide …

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