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Putin, Petrorubles and Our PM's Bad Posture (in Opinion): On Ukraine, Harper as useful idiot -- but for whom?  Related Stories Ukraine Crisis Highlights Ugly Global Energy Truths (in Opinion) Why Tories Are So Afraid of What Deloitte's Runia Might Testify (in Opinion) Flaherty's Legacy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (in Opinion)
Green Month Sparks Conversations for Young and Old (in Presents): Science World inspires students to 'inquire beyond what we know.' Win tix!  Related Stories Five Ways to Take the Corporate out of Christmas (in Presents) CONTEST: Last week to try for one of three $275 PNE 'family packs of passes,' courtesy of Vancity (in Presents)
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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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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Should the government provide more funding for the CBC?: ****My apologies for posting this so late: generally I post my columns first thing in the am to give readers ample time to comment and vote, but unfortunately had an early meeting schedule that prevented me from doing so! The winner of last week’s duel on temporary foreign workers was Laila with ...
And would those “Foreign Trained Workers” be…. temporary, Harry Bloy?: They say one picture is worth a thousand words and if so, this screen shot from former MLA Harry Bloys business website tells a very interesting story. In particular, this little gem Mr. Bloy shares, anecdotally from an employer: ” Workers from Asia have an excellent reputation of being experienc...
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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...
Repeat a lie often enough …: Am I being a pedant? Or does my commitment to speaking the truth just keep getting me into trouble? I like Mike Harcourt. I have met him, and even “worked” alongside him: well they call them “workshops”. But he repeats a canard in his latest letter to the Vancouver Sun that irritates me “Vancouve...
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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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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...
On resources with Ian Jessop, Apr 17:
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Time to protect the Great Bear Rainforest's creatures from trophy hunters and pipelines: When Raven made the world, he sought out Black Bear, the keeper of dreams and memory, and Black Bear agreed that every one in 10 Black Bears would be white, the Spirit Bears, to remind us of the...read more
UN/A brings 3 world premiers to Queen Elizabeth Theatre as climax of Ballet BC season: Three premiers by international choreographers Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Cayetano Soto and Montreal’s Gioconda Barbuto to close Ballet BC season, April 24-26.read more
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Upcoming Municipal Elections: Business as Usual?: With municipal elections on the horizon in British Columbia, it is worth paying attention to the nature of political discourse in this province – and considering its implications and alternatives. Increasingly, business parlance is finding its way into what still holds the pretence of being a dem...
How many will vote in the November 2014 local government elections?: In BC’s last local government elections in 2011 less than 30% of people bothered to vote.  CivicInfoBC has a handy list of turnout information for all of our local governments here. I was curious about how this compared to local election turnout in other provinces. I don’t have turnout informatio...
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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...
Kwan did not know, the Government did not know – both responsible: Political scene in British Columbia is always highly toxic, partisan and at most times ridiculous doesn’t matter if you look at the government or the opposition benches. While BC Liberals, government since 2001, are trying to present themselves as one of the most successful governments and most c...
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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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NOTICE: Highway 20 Closure -- May 20-22: Courtesy of Interior Roads:Notice for Hwy 20 Road Closure May 20 - 22 2014 at Tatla Lk
Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of April 22nd - 25th: With the Easter long weekend upon us, the Municipal Councils' from Williams Lake/100 Mile House along with the Central/South Joint Committees & South Cariboo Rural Caucus of the Cariboo Regional District will meet next week as follows:Williams Lake - Special Committee of the Whole to finish 2...
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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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WRONGFUL DEATH LAW REFORM - THE TIME IS NOW: 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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