Bits and Bites, March 24th 2011

March has been an exceedingly busy month for me and that has been reflected in the lack of blog posts. I am happy to tell you that April is the light at the end of the tunnel and you can look forward to a variety of compelling, exclusive stories.  For now, I want to take a look at a few issues that have … Continue reading Bits and Bites, March 24th 2011

Berner is back, and better than ever!

One of my favorite bloggers is back, and in better format than ever. From his blog,David Talks/ The Berner Monologues : Happy New Year All! Here is my announcement: This month I am beginning a new television show. I am partnering with SHAW TV CABLE 4 to launch a half-hour weekly public affairs show that will be … Continue reading Berner is back, and better than ever!

” Truth will only make you unpopular.” ~ Wolfgang Borchert

I had my first taste of how true this statement is Friday night, with an incident that happened while I was out enjoying the Stanley Park Christmas train with my two youngest children, and some close friends of mine who joined us. I share it not only because I think it needs to be recorded, but because I fully … Continue reading ” Truth will only make you unpopular.” ~ Wolfgang Borchert

” 100 reasons Gordon Campbell must go” becomes new feature page

For your reading pleasure, may I introduce you to a new page I have created here on my blog, which will be permanently located on the tab lineup above!  It is a comprehensive and substantial list of the worst of Campbell's actions and achievements during the past 9 years.  I welcome all new comments and additions in the comment section on … Continue reading ” 100 reasons Gordon Campbell must go” becomes new feature page

The same names in all the familiar places…

From Alex G. Tsakumis's site, Rebel with a Clause, as he comments on Bill Tieleman's departure from CKNW :  ...I suspect, STRONGLY, that there is more to this than meets the mic… Two items: Tieleman has NEVER backed away from naming Christy Clark as someone of interest in political issues emanating from the Basi-Virk trial (which always rankles the dimbells … Continue reading The same names in all the familiar places…

Supreme Court rules on secret witness issue Thursday am – will the Basi-Virk trial proceed?

From my friend Bill Tieleman's site : The most anticipated decision in the BC Rail corruption case of David Basi, Bob Virk and Aneal Basi will come at 6:45 a.m. BC time from the Supreme Court of Canada. The Court has announced today that it will release its ruling on Special Prosecutor Bill Berardino's appeal of two … Continue reading Supreme Court rules on secret witness issue Thursday am – will the Basi-Virk trial proceed?

The Pacific Gazetteer weighs in on media coverage of Basi/Virk pre-trial hearings

RossK, author of the The Pacific Gazette, has something to say about blog coverage versus media coverage of Monday's Basi-Virk pre-trial hearings, that resulted in some pretty nasty comments directed at myself here in the comments section under that days report. While the first comment attacked my writing and coverage, the second became quite personal, … Continue reading The Pacific Gazetteer weighs in on media coverage of Basi/Virk pre-trial hearings

” I believe in truth. I believe in truth and honesty, and in doing the right thing. Most of all, I believe in justice…”

~ Susan Heyes, owner: Hazel & Co. Maternity, ( Victorious Cambie Street Merchant,),  on why she was in attendance at the Basi/Virk/Basi hearing yesterday. It is interesting to note that all lawyers who appear in the Supreme court, refer to each other as " My friend/s" . This became an increasing source of amusement for myself … Continue reading ” I believe in truth. I believe in truth and honesty, and in doing the right thing. Most of all, I believe in justice…”

Common Ground highlights Key BC Liberal Insiders Hired by Private Power Developers

This just in from Common Ground Magazine, May Edition, page 26 . Available free  in over 1200 locations, or read the supplement here: http://www.commonground.ca/iss/214/pdfs/Take_back_your_power8a.pdf ***Note Mark Grant in the list below, previous Executive Director of the BC liberals who resigned December 12th, 2008.... Since the Campbell government gave the green light to private power developers like … Continue reading Common Ground highlights Key BC Liberal Insiders Hired by Private Power Developers

Brookfield Asset Management, Gordon Campbell and British Columbia’s Best Assets

 I recently  authored a post that is again receiving considerable attention, due in part it appears, to a comment left by 'RickW', below the Tyee's front page column today: http://thetyee.ca/Views/2009/04/29/PayRaises/ Thank you, RickW -  my hope is to inform as many people as possible about this sell-off, and see if we can't get some answers as to why this is happening … Continue reading Brookfield Asset Management, Gordon Campbell and British Columbia’s Best Assets