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NDP Pushes to Reinstate and Raise Federal Minimum Wage (in News): If passed, wage would apply to 820,000 Canadians and 'fight against inequalities,' labour critic says.
Breaking Down the Harm to Canada Done by Treaty with China (in Opinion): Here is the warning against FIPA an expert gave Harper two years ago.  Related Stories Harper Moves to Give Up More Canadian Sovereignty (in Opinion) Can the NDP Challenge Harper on the Economy? (in Opinion) Russia-China Gas Deal a Train Wreck for BC (in Opinion)
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Since 1867 Canada has had more Scottish Prime Ministers than the UK: Ultimately one of the problems of the UK is that the Scottish people are not a major political power in the country.   One way to clearly see this is to look at how many UK Prime Ministers have had any Scottish Ancestry since 1867 and compare that to Canada.UK Prime Ministers since 1867 with Scot...
UBCM Ferry Report - I hate flawed economic analysis: The UBCM released a report on the socio-economic impact of ferry fare increases in BC.  It looks all nice and fancy and has some provocative numbers but overall it is not a well done report at all.I am starting this posting again because the first one was 3000 words long with details of the flaws...
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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Who’s Harper working for?: Is the China-Canada investment agreement a sell-out for Canada? When an agreement is conducted with so much secrecy and lack of consultation with Canadians that Rick Mercer dedicates an entire rant to the subject, you know something is up. Two years ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and then-pre...
September Grass is calling…: The ongoing teachers dispute, the Mt. Polley, Imperial Mines debacle, and now the ratification of the Canada China FIPA… September has been anything but boring when it comes to politics near and far. In the days and weeks to come, I’ll be blogging with more regularity, and on a variety of issues....
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Why Binding Arbitration Would - and Should - End the BC Teachers’ Strike: BCTF President Jim Iker lets Jack Glover make his point at BC Federation of Labour rally last Friday! - Geoff Peters photo And why the BC Liberal government is scared school-less of arbitration – hint: it’s not wages and benefitsBill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday Septem...
BC Teachers' Strike Reality Check Needed as Mediator Vince Ready Walks Out: Teachers and supporters gathered at BC Federation of Labour rally for BC Teachers' Federation Friday September 5 - Shirley Ross photo Valuable life lessons to be learned by students in ongoing dispute.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday September 2, 2014By Bill Tieleman"...
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People in Charge of Transit Systems Should Be Required to Ride Transit: It sounds very basic and obvious: in most service businesses the executives are expected to directly experience what their customers experience. There is an article in Atlantic’s City Lab by Eric Jaffe on just this issue for transit.   I will as always remind readers that it is now ten years sinc...
Federal NDP promises 15-year national transit strategy: The Georgia Straight covers an NDP announcement today Fin Donnelly, the MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam, told reporters that if New Democrats form the government after the 2015 federal election, they will bring in a national transit strategy… “What we’re committing to is a 15-to-20-year window ...
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Fall fortunes: Your numerology cycles September 16 - 30: There comes a time when autumn asks: what have you been doing all summer?  It's hard to remember all of the things that happened this summer. It seemed endless and full of life. But – the season...read more
Why Gitxsan built a camp to blockade an LNG pipeline in BC's north: In their own words from "Camp Madii Lii"read more
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Beat reporters left the building: In 2010, the small city of Bell, CA was front page news nationwide. Over 17 years, the city manager and other municipal officials bilked tax payers out of millions of dollars. The LA Times won a Pulitzer for reporting on this story but it had paid no routine attention to this "cesspool of corrup...
Ferry innovation? Wazzat? (Updated): Eighteen years after Norway committed to using LNG and CNG powered ferries, BC's highly paid fleet commanders are dipping toes into alternative fuels. Three ferries to be constructed in Poland will have duel fuel capacity: LNG and diesel.However, innovators in Norway have moved beyond natural gas...
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If the political will is there, the money is too to settle teachers’ dispute: I’ve submitted the following Letter to the Editor to the Vancouver Sun. Hoping they publish it in the next couple days: Enough with the pleas of a bare cupboard from the Premier, Finance Minister and Education Minister. If the political will is there, there is plenty of money to settle the teache...
Why teachers are still striking: Speech to the Langley Teachers Association’s Public Forum on Education Delivered July 16, 2014. Check against delivery. I have a slightly different take because I don’t come from the labour movement or from the education sector – I come as an economist, so I’m going to talk a little bit about num...
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Battleground Surrey: Political will and reforms needed to fix problems: As Surrey approaches one of the most important elections in last few decades media, commentators and general public are highly concentrated on search for a solution of numerous problems facing city’s transformation from suburban to urban. Top of the list is reserved for issues of crime, transport...
Battleground Surrey: Almost no police on the streets, McCallum on attack but wrong: For the last few decades crime situation and policing in Surrey are the top issues. Issues on which resolution this community still waits and will probably wait for a significant time in the future. Whoever becomes next Mayor of Surrey this November will have very though battle ahead to reach fin...
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Testing the Waters in Fort St. John : As much as we are buoyed up by our successes during these early months of the Let BC Vote campaign, many of us would admit to a lingering doubt about our ability to organize effectively in B.C.’s northeast. When I attended a few classes at UBC again recently, one of my professors went so far as t...
Testing the Waters in Fort St. John : As much as we are buoyed up by our successes during these early months of the Let BC Vote campaign, many of us would admit to a lingering doubt about our ability to organize effectively in B.C.’s northeast. When I attended a few classes at UBC again recently, one of my professors went so far as t...
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Bjornstrom runs for WL Mayor: Huffington Post BC reports that "Bushman" John Bjornstrom will be running for the position of Mayor of Williams Lake in November's civic election.  Mr. Bjornstrom is notorious for being the "Bushman of the Shuswap" during his two year "hide and seek" with police from 2000-2002 (Read here)This wil...
Macnair makes four!: Yesterday morning - Local resident Bobbie-Jo Macnair announced her candidacy for Williams Lake City Councillor in this November's civic election.  Born and raised in Williams Lake - her election platform includes:1) Challenging city council and management to look at issues from a new perspective ...
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Youth file misleading advertising complaint against VCH: From this morning’s press conference. ——— Vancouver – Three young patient advocates fighting to keep the Pine Free Youth Clinic open have retained a lawyer to file a complaint about a poster distributed by Vancouver Coastal Health. They say the poster is misleading, compromising their ability to ...
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Caps farm team bid means diamond is in the rough: The Vancouver Whitecaps, who played in Burnaby before joining Major League Soccer in 2011, want to bring a USL PRO farm team to New Westminster’s Queen’s Park Stadium next year. The Whitecaps’ partners in this venture are Westbank Corp. CEO Ian Gillespie and Brook Pooni Associates development con...
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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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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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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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ARBUTUS CORRIDOR - ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW: 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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Summertime and the Living is Easy in Vancouver: Folks who live in Vancouver tend to be here because of the lifestyle. That’s why I’m here. Hope you’re having a nice summer too, people. Related posts: Are We Living in the Prohibition Era Again? A local politician has a couple of beers at a... Related posts brought to you by Ye...

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