And now that the dust has settled…

(My apologies to the wonderful Ross Buchanan, who sent this to me last week while I was sick with the plague. Actually, it's the flu, but the worst one I and my children have had in years-sustained fever over 42 for days, body pain and aches, cough, stomach ailments, this flu is the full meal deal and … Continue reading And now that the dust has settled…

Breaking news: Announcement imminent for creation of Municipal Auditor General.

So,  I have on good authority, that on /or around 9: 30 am tomorrow, Christie Clark will be making an announcement at SFU, heralding the creation of a Municipal Auditor General. I would hope, for all our sakes, the position actually comes with some feasible authority as well as legislation with teeth -  or the move will be simply window dressing. For … Continue reading Breaking news: Announcement imminent for creation of Municipal Auditor General.

Never confuse a single defeat, with a final defeat.

Donald Trump summed it up when he said: " Sometimes in losing the battle, you find a new way to win the war."  Indeed, much has been learned during the campaign to elect Ross Buchanan, which did well on on several fronts other than votes - we brought some very important issues and questions forward  via some … Continue reading Never confuse a single defeat, with a final defeat.

” Civic development corp draws heat in Surrey” *** with loan and land transfer documents.

A follow up from Kent Spencer to his first article, posted below- scroll down below to read that one!   Surrey mayoral candidate Ross Buchanan stands Wednesday at proposed development site at 32nd Avenue and 192nd Street. He is critical of operations of Surrey City Development Corp. Photograph by: Les Bazso - PNG, The Province The City … Continue reading ” Civic development corp draws heat in Surrey” *** with loan and land transfer documents.

” Evil triumphs when good people do nothing. ”

Well, David  Carrigg never minces words and todays post on the Province is no exception - evil does  triumph when good people do nothing. And when good people don't vote, they elect bad politicians, and they lose any chance to have a say in what happens in their community at a level that really matters. … Continue reading ” Evil triumphs when good people do nothing. ”

Guest Post : ” Why we need a municipal auditor in Surrey” ~ Grant Rice

*** It is always a wonderful thing to find others who take great interest in the financial wheelings and dealings of our governments the way I do, and Grant Rice is definately a wealth of information when it comes to the municipal affairs of the city of Surrey. He shares many of the same concerns … Continue reading Guest Post : ” Why we need a municipal auditor in Surrey” ~ Grant Rice

” Voter turnout at early polls shatters record.”

Could be a sign of things to come. Advance polling results even beat the 2005 turnout when Surrey residents were so done with McCallum they swept Watts in, surprising everyone.  Could the long apathetic Surrey voters be ready to make another big change? From the Surrey Leader: Voter turnout at early polls shatters record "Advance … Continue reading ” Voter turnout at early polls shatters record.”

” New City Hall ‘irresponsible'”

Great new article from Amy Reid of The Now, detailing the bylaw authorizing the $97 million dollar loan passed by Surrey First mayor and council.   Watts insists project's net cost is $50 million; Surrey mayoral candidate Buchanan calls for review   By Amy Reid, The Now November 15, 2011     "While it's public knowledge that … Continue reading ” New City Hall ‘irresponsible'”

South Surrey Residents all candidates meeting November 14th, 2011

~ Current mayor Dianne Watts defending both Surrey Economic summits and her invitation to George Bush. South Surrey residents packed Rotary Field House this evening for one of the last all candidates meetings before voters hit the polls next weekend, and to this observer, one thing was clear. Surrey residents know what they want this year … Continue reading South Surrey Residents all candidates meeting November 14th, 2011

A message from Ross Buchanan, independent candidate for mayor of Surrey.

Two things for you today on the campaign trail in Surrey! Recently Ross received an email from a reporter asking him "what your previous political/leadership experience is and why those experiences qualify you to run a major Canadian city with a huge budget, council process, hundreds of policemen and major crimes." Valid question, absolutely, and one that … Continue reading A message from Ross Buchanan, independent candidate for mayor of Surrey.