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Are You Being Monitored? New Tool Helps Find Out (in News): Civil liberties group shows how to unearth dirt government has on you.  Related Stories Step into Canadian Border Services and You May Be on TV (in News) What to Make of the BC NDP's One-Horse Race? (in News) 'No Rationale Given,' Say Rejected Kinder Morgan Intervenors (in News)
Mayor's Pledge to End Street Homelessness Takes a Hit (in News): Vancouver's Robertson calls increased numbers of unhoused a 'frustrating setback.'  Related Stories The Olympic Village Developer Is Bankrupt (in News) Six Months after Defeat, BC NDP Tries to Find Its Feet (in News) Ten Legacies of the Vancouver Olympics (in News)
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Detailed results from the 2014 BC Conservative Party leadership election: Here is a link to the PDF of the detailed results of the 2014 BC Conservative Leadership vote. I will do my own analysis of these numbers later.  For now this is here for anyone interested to review the details
Where could the BC Conservatives win in 2017: The BC Conservatives elected Dan Brooks as their new leader over the weekend.   My sense is that he was much more realistic about the future of the party than Rick Peterson was.   Without a dramatic change in the political landscape there is no realistic path for the BC Conservatives to win more ...
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With more opportunity, comes more opportunists… ~Amy Gardener: I know many of you are waiting impatiently for my new post on a major issue involving one of my favorite contractors, but after reading something in a news story here in Surrey, I couldn’t let this pass. Former Liberal MLA and frequent political candidate Brenda Locke, has announced that she is g...
BC government signs historic agreement to enhance trade, investment and other mutually beneficial connections.: Just about a week ago, and without much fanfare, the BC government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Peoples Republic of China, to “deepen their mutually beneficial trade, investment and cultural connections.” http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/04/china-and-bc-sign-agreement-to-increa...
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Plan for deeper dredging in Fraser River has high environmental price: The story comes from Business in Vancouver and has a very even handed approach. I adapted their headline to be less even handed since I feel somewhat incensed by the behaviour of the Port Authority. As are the Voters Taking Action Against Climate Change. And it is also worth I think reframing th...
Public Furniture | Urban Trees: There is a sculpture exhibit on Spanish Banks at present. It is the latest manifestation of Vancouver Biennale – and the title is theirs. And that is really what has inspired this opinion piece. I think it is misleading – the furniture is not public. The artist, Hugo França comes from Brazil. Thi...
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Bill Bennett: Bill Tieleman should get out of Vancouver - my constituents wanted Agricultural Land Reserve changes!: BC Cabinet Minister Bill Bennett ALR move is no Liberal 'conspiracy' to pave over the province, cabinet minister responsible responds to Tieleman column.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The TyeecolumnTuesday April 15, 2014By Bill Tieleman"I think Mr. Tieleman should get out of downtown Vanc...
BC Liberals Protect Agricultural Farmland? Horse Manure!: Osoyoos, BC - where significant farmland is preserved You can bet the farm they'll sell out the Agricultural Land Reserve... again.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The TyeecolumnTuesday April 8, 2014By Bill Tieleman "It functioned up until the election of this Liberal administration... poli...
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Ignorance occasionally has a purpose: Franklin D. Roosevelt,"Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society."If you're older than 30, you remember the nineties. Hard times, according to Milton Friedman, were produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability o...
When special interests buy a government - updated: Before BC Liberals were first elected in 2001, they promised natural resource producers to materially cut the public share of values extracted. They kept their promise and producers filled party coffers in return. There is a fiction in Canada that no connection exists between political contributi...
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Reject and Protect Cowboy and Indian Alliance protests Keystone XL pipeline in Washington: An alliance of First Nations, farmers and ranchers take Washington by horseback.read more
The case for partial upgrading of raw bitumen from Alberta's oil sands: Exporting raw bitumen as dilbit isn't in Canada's national interest, an oil and gas industry expert says. Upgrading would not only be safer, but also generate far more jobs. read more
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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Takes Jobs Away from Canadians: Yet another report, this time by SFU Public Policy Professor Dominique M. Gross, finds evidence that Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program is bad for domestic workers. The report looks at BC and Alberta specifically and concludes that the expansion of the TFW program between 2007 and 2010 res...
Temporary foreign workers policy lets low wage firms have their cake and eat it too: One point that has been highlighted by the recent controversy over Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) is that firms can be profitable with very different approaches to wages and worker turnover. On one side of the spectrum are companies such as Lee Valley Tools, which treats its employees well in t...
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Battleground Surrey: Watts vs. Rasode: Political scene in British Columbia’s second largest municipality, now populated by more than half a million people, is changed forever and never again will be a same. One of the most influential and the most popular politicians not only in the province but in Canada Mayor Dianne Watts is faced w...
KVP Entertainers Celebrate 20 Years of Bollywood with Orpheum Concert: On March 31, Shashi and Kamal Sharma of Kamal’s Video Palace (KVP Entertainers) celebrated their 20th Anniversary of concert promotion and bringing quality artists from India & Pakistan with a concert at Vancouver’s opulent Orpheum Theatre featuring India’s leading singing stars Mohit Chauhan...
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Liberals vote against the Privacy Commissioner: The BC Liberals have put forward a proposed Missing Persons Act that they say will help police find people reported missing where no crime is suspected and, therefore, traditional search warrants aren’t available. It’s a good idea, but as usual with this government, a good idea very poorly execut...
Record student debt in BC to be eliminated with this one weird trick: Today’s budget was terrible news for students, and for anyone who cares that BC hires the most temporary foreign workers of anywhere in Canada. Employers here say they can’t find the skills they need among BC’s growing unemployed. As employers trek off to Ireland and England to hire for shipbuild...
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Let BC Vote!: It was a battle between David and Goliath. Sure enough, David won. For weeks, a small troop of local volunteers from Douglas Channel Watch were knocking on doors and asking neighbours about their hopes and dreams for Kitimat. The group had $200 in the bank – just enough for some leaflets and hand...
Following Kitimat victory, Dogwood launches LetBCvote.ca: Despite spending unlimited money on advertising and flying in canvassers from Calgary, Enbridge’s crude oil pipeline and tanker proposal has been handed a resounding electoral defeat by the people of Kitimat. “This shows what happens when you actually give people the chance to vote on Enbridge’s ...
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Christy Clark’s Crown chaos crescendo: Back in November, taxpayer-owned BC Ferries announced it would cut routes, end discounts for senior citizens and install slot machines. The province’s biggest Crown corporation, BC Hydro, also delivered bad news in November: residential electricity rates are going up 28% over five years. At the e...
B.C. Liquor: Turning a branch into a board: Lots of changes over the last week-and-a-half in British Columbia’s taxpayer-owned enterprises, where “interim” is the operative word. ICBC chair Paul Taylor suddenly quit the vehicle insurer and regulator on Jan. 23 and was replaced by BC Liberal-friendly adman Jatinder Rai, who will wear the in...
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Increased Voter Turnout in Kamloops: In today's edition of Coffee with the Armchair Mayor - former Kamloops Mayor Mel Rothenburger interviews Brad Harrison and Randy Sunderman of the Kamloops Voters' Society on their plans to get more voters' at the polling stations in this November's civic election. Listen to the interview here wh...
Arts/Culture investments for Cariboo-North: Courtesy of the BC Government Caucus:Two key arts and culture organizations serving the communities of Quesnel and Wells have been awarded $28, 030 in BC Arts Council grants, Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes announced today.“Thanks to this funding from our government, the arts and culture scene in...
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Westside-Kelowna By-Election Maps: As everybody that has any interest in British Columbia politics is aware, Premier Christy Clark is running in Westside-Kelowna in a by-election. The only question is how much of a margin she is going to win by and what the turnout is going to be, but suffice to say the BC Liberals will be sparin...
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Exclusive: Russia buys Vancouver landmark in hostile takeover : Russian clowns outside Science World in 2010 (Sochi 2014) The Russians are coming (back), the Russians are coming (back). Four years after Science World was temporarily transformed into Sochi World during the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Russian Federation government is set to buy the Vancouve...
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What went right and what went wrong at Public Eye?: That's the question the Canadian Centre for Investigative Journalism asked me following my decision to suspend Public Eye's daily reporting. In an article published by the centre and J-Source.ca I provide some of the answers, revealing the secrets of its success and why it was difficult ...
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CUPE still talking, readers push back:   School buses continue to roll as talks continue with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, representing bus drivers, custodians teacher aides, offices staff and crossing guards. Last week’s column that filled in the blanks about the actual wages and conditions for CUPE employees elicited quit...
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CUTS TO SENIORS SERVICES: This is an interactive site. The Name of the Game is ENGAGEMENT. Don't be Shy. Tell us what you think. Post your comments.
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Pulpy Fiction: Just signed a 4-book publishing deal. First up, a Cthulhu-esque pulpy sci-fi trilogy. After that, my bloody stab at the zombie genre will infect the literary universe. Fun times ahead. I’ll pass along more details soon as I can. In the meantime, here’s a big thank you to my family, friends and wr...

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