Monitoring the monitors

A little funny thing happened on the blog today I thought I'd share because it's another one of those things many people don't know about government. They monitor media and not only do they monitor it, they rate it. I often get incoming links from their daily rounds when a blog post or tweet has …

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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 …

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Tax cuts + ensuing loss of revenue = a deliberate financial crisis…and a reason to introduce the P3 method of building

I  have never seen more senators express discontent with their jobs. ... I think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts, we have been accomplices to doing something terrible and unforgivable to this wonderful country. Deep down in our hearts, we know that we have bankrupted America(British Columbia-l.y.) and that we have …

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When is an “independent fairness advisor” …not?

 Putting public projects of any kind out to bid is a somewhat sensitive process, one that the government allegedly strives to ensure is conducted in a transparent and fair manner, for all parties involved - or so they would have you believe.  ( ...think Charles River Associates and BC Rail ) When a private partner enters …

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