Is this Falcon really a new generation in leadership…or just another opportunistic crow? The SFPR and Gateway unplugged.

   " No, really, it wasn't actually my idea at all! Falcon  and his Tory friends came up with the whole Gateway thing right after I appointed him! "   " He, he, he... I did, didn't I? And everyone though that was your baby... he, he, he..." One wonders when looking at Campbell and Falcon, if … Continue reading Is this Falcon really a new generation in leadership…or just another opportunistic crow? The SFPR and Gateway unplugged.

Corruption is complete authority plus total monopoly, minus transparency.

corrupt [kuh-ruhpt] –adjective 1. guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked: a corrupt judge. 2. debased in character; depraved; perverted; wicked; evil: a corrupt society. 3. made inferior by errors or alterations, as a text. 4. infected; tainted. 5. decayed; putrid.   October 18th is already a date that is emblazoned in my … Continue reading Corruption is complete authority plus total monopoly, minus transparency.

South Fraser Perimeter Road moves ahead as revised Fraser Transportation Group signs agreement with Ministry of Transportation

Late out in yesterday's press releases from the government was the news that the Fraser Transportation Group came to an agreement with the province to complete the very contentious South Fraser Perimeter Road. You can read that press release  HERE. " VICTORIA – The Province and the Fraser Transportation Group have entered into a design, build, … Continue reading South Fraser Perimeter Road moves ahead as revised Fraser Transportation Group signs agreement with Ministry of Transportation

All the same names, in all the right places – Part I

It has always been a point of amusement for me that when it comes to companies that do business for -and with- the BC Liberals, I tend to find all the same names, in all the right places.  The Ledcor Group is a prime example. The Ledcor name recently made news again when it was announced that two … Continue reading All the same names, in all the right places – Part I

At long last, a return to Bits and Bites,Tuesday June 8th, 2010

Good evening, my loyal friends and readers!  I have to thank all of you for your continued patience and let you know how much I appreciate your faithful stops even though the pages here have remained vacant of posts for some time. All I can say is that sometimes life lobs you a hard-ball, and then … Continue reading At long last, a return to Bits and Bites,Tuesday June 8th, 2010

When is a losing bidder, NOT a losing bidder? When it involves bidding on a Ministry of Transportation project!

Without a doubt, it's when the losing bidders have bid on a Ministry of transportation project with the BC Liberals!  It came as a shock to me, anyways, when I recently read in the South Fraser Perimeter Road Request for Qualifications, that the losing proponents( bidders) would still be receiving  so-called " Stipends" to the … Continue reading When is a losing bidder, NOT a losing bidder? When it involves bidding on a Ministry of Transportation project!

Tune in this morning to ” Live from the Leg” , between 10 am and 11 am to listen and participate as I join MLA Guy Gentner to talk about the SFPR and P3’s

To listen live, head on over to http://www.guygentner.ca/ and go to the right hand side of the page, where you will see the " Live from the Leg"  and Listen Live  button. Questions are allowed, it appears you can email them in while the show is in progress. I will be joining Guy at 10: 30 … Continue reading Tune in this morning to ” Live from the Leg” , between 10 am and 11 am to listen and participate as I join MLA Guy Gentner to talk about the SFPR and P3’s

” Ministry officials would not say why the equity partners in the perimeter road have now been changed. ” ~ Surrey Leader

Found this gem tonight online, courtesy of the Surrey Leader , with respect to the significant change in the partners of the Fraser Transportation Group - AFTER the pre-qualified bidders were approved ( meaning, how could these new partners be qualified - if they entered the bidding process AFTER the Request for Proposals?  And did the Ministry advise the … Continue reading ” Ministry officials would not say why the equity partners in the perimeter road have now been changed. ” ~ Surrey Leader

Fraser Transportation Group chosen as preferred bidder for South Fraser Perimeter Road, surprising many.

The  Ministry of Transportation  issued a long-awaited press release Friday- late,late Friday -  surprising many industry insiders by announcing  that the Fraser Transportation Group  has been chosen as the preferred bidder and will proceed to the final stage of the procurement process for the South Fraser Perimeter Road project.  I say surprising because many industry insiders thought SNC Lavelin of the Riverway … Continue reading Fraser Transportation Group chosen as preferred bidder for South Fraser Perimeter Road, surprising many.

Bits and Bites – Thursday July 23nd, 2009

*** updated 11 am, July 23rd- Colin Hansen just announced that on July 1st, 2010, the BC government will "harmonize" the PST we pay with the Federal GST- in other words, they are going to combine the two taxes into one charge on your purchases. Read the press release HERE.  What does this mean for … Continue reading Bits and Bites – Thursday July 23nd, 2009