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This weeks column for 24hrs Vancouver: Battle over Clayoquot Sound shows the power of peaceful protests

Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on Russia was Brent at 65%. This week’s topic: Is civil disobedience an acceptable way to stop the Northern Gateway Pipeline? Growing up in a… Continue Reading “This weeks column for 24hrs Vancouver: Battle over Clayoquot Sound shows the power of peaceful protests”

Vaughn Palmer: On mega-projects, not much balance in B.C. Liberal claims of ‘on budget’

I was happy to see Vaughn Palmers column today, because his readership far exceeds mine and this story really needs to be read by all British Columbians. He also gives a tip of the hat to a December 21st blog post I did right… Continue Reading “Vaughn Palmer: On mega-projects, not much balance in B.C. Liberal claims of ‘on budget’”

BC Liberals pat themselves on the back over SFPR ‘highway’ opening a year late and $464 million over budget

I’ll give the BC Liberals this: they sure know how to crank out a photo-op and they know how to spin a deuce into silk and make it look like they invented it. Case in point, the grand opening the of much heralded… and criticized… South… Continue Reading “BC Liberals pat themselves on the back over SFPR ‘highway’ opening a year late and $464 million over budget”

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Party leaders have too much power of elected representatives

This week, Brent and I take a look at Michael Chong’s private member bill, The Reform Act 2013. This week’s topic: Would the proposed Reform Act improve our system of government by redistributing power from party leaders to Members of Parliament? Earlier this year, I… Continue Reading “This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Party leaders have too much power of elected representatives”