Monthly Archives: October 2010

The BC Liberal Spin Cycle: Next stop HST

From Liberal Caucus to Premier’s office to liquor lobbyist to Plutonic Power and then, back to the HST office. That’s what I call a real spin cycle. And it’s Tom Syer’s path.  The former deputy Chief of Staff to Gordon … Continue reading

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Gordon Campbell deceptive? Say it ain’t so

Shocked and appalled.  That’s what I am. According to the Vancouver Sun Gordon Campbell used deceptive tax charts to support his speech Wednesday night. “One of B.C.’s leading experts on tax policy says the charts Premier Gordon Campbell used in … Continue reading

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Gordon Campbell in Back to the Future IV

Sometimes you have to be up above the clouds, away from the world you inhabit with too much intensity to figure things out. I’m on my way out east, thinking about the TV speech last night. Last night the Premier, … Continue reading

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Gordon Campbell on budget deficits and the HST: lying liars

My friend S. caught this whopper from last night’s speech from the Premier.  Last night’s story about the deficit, the election and the decision to implement the HST doesn’t quite gibe with anything else the Premier and the Finance Minister … Continue reading

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Province posts the ‘lost speech’

The real speech is out of the can over on the Province.  Priceless. httpv://www.theprovince.com/interactive/blooper-tape/index.html

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Inside the BC Liberal Caucus with Alex Tsakumis

According to Alex Tsakumis the BC Liberal caucus is in an uproar over the Basi Virk deal that bought an end to the BC Rail trial. “In what must be Gordon Campbell’s most difficult week in government, ever, after having … Continue reading

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Is Campbell going to gun school boards?

Rumours of an end to locally elected school boards in favour of something similar to the six health authorities are sweeping the web.  Here’s Jonathan Ross‘ speculation. I’d say Campbell doesn’t have anything near the political capital to pull something … Continue reading

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The Premier’s TV Address: It ain’t no fresh start.

Vaughn Palmer notes today that Monday’s cabinet shuffle and tonight’s paid-for-by-you TV speech (in the middle of the World Series) aren’t new.  In fact the Premier’s been huddled with his staff working this out for eight months. Eight months to … Continue reading

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Would you buy a used tax from John Les?

A version of this story is available on the Vancouver Observer. John Les is the new Parliamentary Secretary for HST information.  It’s worth an extra $15,000 a year – a little gift from the Premier to John. Perfect, a snake … Continue reading

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Haye’s affidavit says Premier’s office scrubs emails clean

Premier’s office appears to break the law on document destruction. ‘I don’t know.  I can’t remember.  Who are you again?’ After Martyn Brown stepped off the stand at the Basi Virk trial last July I was thinking, someone should get … Continue reading

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