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Electoral reform is simple, actually: Debunking the claims of proportional representation naysayers This is the first post of a series explaining the benefits of proportional representation and debunking myths from the ‘No’ side of BC’s 2018 electoral reform referendum. More from the series will soon be available at policynote.ca/pr4...
Gas gouging in Metro Vancouver: Blame big oil, not taxes: Everyone is talking about the high price of gas in Metro Vancouver, which hit a new record in May, topping $1.60 per litre. The story making the rounds is that taxes are to blame—in particular the April 1 increase in BC’s carbon tax. Some have seized on this moment to call for tax cuts to... View...
Low property taxes help fuel housing crisis: In the wake of February’s BC Budget, property taxes have been making headlines. But less attention has been paid to the province’s unusually low property tax rates, particularly in Vancouver, and how they help fuel the housing crisis. The City of Vancouver has among the lowest property tax rates ...
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Join Us to Talk About a New Path to Healthier Communities (in Presents): Andrew MacLeod’s book looks beyond medical care to identify what makes us sick. We need to talk about it.  Related Stories Win Two Tickets to the 2016 Land Awards Gala! (in Presents) Debate Pits Freer Markets Against Gov't Intervention on Affordable Housing (in Presents)
Good Intentions, Not Enough Action in Indigenous Child Welfare Plan, Says Advocate (in News): Part 12 of a series. Minister Jane Philpott says the government knows the way out of the crisis. Cindy Blackstock has a different plan.  Related Stories Lessons from Care: ‘The Only Flaw in This System Is that Some of Us Survived’ (in News) The Kelowna Accord, Racism and the Child Welfare Crisis...
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Open letter to BC NDP: The recent revelations about the supposed "decision process" regarding continuing with Site C, as detailed by Sarah Cox, are totally unacceptable. The public now knows that there never was any intention... to Stop Site C.
Government review of BC Hydro is specious: Some may be able to moderate use of electricity from the provincial grid but almost no individual can stop being a BC Hydro consumer. That fact obliges politicians to ensure the company is operated with maximum efficiency for the benefit of every citizen, not the relative handfull that are reward...
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The Great Divide:  A geographic rift is emerging between two competing visions for the future. They can’t both win. The fight between B.C. and Alberta over the Trans Mountain oil tanker project may seem unique to Canada’s confederation. It’s not. Across North America, coastal cities bracing for a century of climat...
The tip of an iceberg: Trudeau thinks he’s unsinkable. So did the captain of the Titanic. Justin Trudeau needs to lose just 14 votes in the House of Commons to seriously complicate his dreams of Liberian-flagged oil tankers carrying cheap, toxic bitumen across the Salish sea and off to foreign refineries. On Monday, an...
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Arbutus Greenway: The greenway is really showing how well the plan is working now. The start of sunny weather and car free days in Vancouver is bringing people outside. We walked from King Edward Ave to Granville Island 13th Avenue 10th Avenue 6th between Cypress & Burrard 6th between Cypress & Burr...
Alaska Trip: Part 8: This map comes from the US National Parks service: the Volendam sailed all the way from Point Gustavus to just south of the US/Canada border at the top of the map to both Johns Hopkins and Margerie Glaciers. On board we were joined by Park Rangers who gave a commentary in what we were seeing. It...
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Phase 2 of Reid St Project starts June 20th: Courtesy of the City of Quesnel:The 400 block of Reid Street (St Laurent Ave to Shepherd Ave) will be closed to all traffic. Sidewalks will remain OPEN. Businesses are also open! Crews will be pulverizing Wednesday/Thursday, June 20th and 21st.Spirit Square parking lot will also be closed for con...
CRD Area I to have new Director for 2018-22 Term: Back on February 21st of this year  -- the Williams Lake Tribune polled all current Directors of the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Board at their February 2018 Board Meeting as to their 2018 Elections Plans - Click here for responsesAt the time of the Tribune article referenced above - CRD Elec...
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I am retiring from active political engagement : I have reached a point where I do not have the passion for politics any longer.   The discourse in politics is one that is negative without facts or ad hominem.  I have put in a lot effort to try stop treating those they are not agreement with as the enemy but I am done.   I have harmed my mental...
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No BC Proportional Representation Society makes 9 recommendations in submission to BC government on electoral systems referendum : The British Columbia Legislature NO BC PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION SOCIETY No to Proportional Representation in BC Wednesday February 28, 2018Attorney General David EbyMinistry of Attorney GeneralPO Box 9044 Stn Prov GovtVictoria, BC V8W 9E2Dear Attorney General Eby: The No BC Proportional Repr...
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It’s your turn now: After so many months of not blogging,it feels weird to be even drafting a new post-it doesn’t flow smoothly and after several attempts this is how I’ll just start: a response to an email…. “Hey Laila, why don’t you blog anymore? Because I’m tired…tired of preaching to the choir. Because I still b...
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A rising tide that swamps all boats: VIFF screens "Human Flow," Ai Weiwei's pilgrimage on the long refugee road to nowhereread more
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What lessons were learned from Public Eye?: That's the question the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting 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 t...
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BC Liberals seek to cure their summertime blues: A source close to the core BC Liberal 2017 campaign team and another source on the riding level both tell me that internal polling is dismal, with 300 days to go before the May 9, 2017 election. The Metro Vancouver real estate bubble is weighing heavily in polling. There is plenty of time to righ...
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SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING: 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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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...
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Alex Tsakumis: Clark has offered no leadership in BCTF dispute: [PNG Merlin Archive] In the 1770s, the Queen consort of France was at the height of her popularity. Her beauty and charm were without equal and, being initially greeted with rapture reserved for worthy royalty, the euphoria was boundless. Indeed, Marie Antoinette, at that point, could do no wro...

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