Monthly Archives: August 2010

Read the Fine Print – BC Place Casino Doubles Gambling in Vancouver

“Stop the expansion of gambling that has increased gambling addiction and put new strains on families.” – 2001 BC Liberal Election Promise. Two months ago the crash of the BC Liberal’s new on-line gambling site highlighted the massive expansion in … Continue reading

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The HST and the NDP

No BS?  What’s Up With That? There’s a story in this week’s Straight about the NDP and the HST – love those letter heavy sentences – featuring finance critic Bruce Ralston. The headline is “NDP admits it will be tough … Continue reading

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Why Recall? Kevin Falcon’s Four Step Plan

Recall season begins November 15th.  But what are the chances?  Here’s a primer for success cooked up by rumoured BC Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon in 1999. 1.  “They have no legitimacy to act as the voice of the public … Continue reading

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The Guy Behind The Mayor Guy

As seen in the Vancouver Observer I stumbled across Mike Magee shortly after 2001.  In Vancouver’s non-profit world his reputation as a go-to guy was gold, and his name was whispered among friends in amazement.  The first time I met … Continue reading

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Gordon Campbell – The Piano on the Liberal Party’s Back

Or so says Langley Councilor Jordan Bateman, who does double time as Rich Coleman’s Constituency President.  And, in a recent posting on his LangleyPolitics.com site Bateman predicts Campbell will tell British Columbians he’s getting pushed out by the time the … Continue reading

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Picton Inquiry?

Premier Gordon Campbell says he’ll consider the need for a public inquiry into the murder of at least 50 women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, beginning in the mid-eighties. Take it from me.  It ain’t gonna happen.  The reason is very, … Continue reading

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