Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sea to sky hwy ‘shadow tolls’ revealed

You’re paying.  You just don’t know it.  That’s the story of the BC Liberal government. Laila Yule reveals that the Sea to Sky Highway is paved with secret ‘shadow tolls’.  Who gets the grease?  Private builder Peter Keiwit and Sons.  … Continue reading

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Is the Premier nuts?

I disagree with Bernard von Schulmann on almost everything, but especially which party can provide the best government for BC.  But I always find him fairly thoughtful and I generally take his posts seriously.  So I’m not that surprised at … Continue reading

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Cabinet shuffle

First reaction: Martyn Brown, deputy minister of Tourism.  WTF! Paul Taylor, cabinet confidences leaker, failed lobbyist, Chief of Staff to the Premier.  Double WTF! No more arts, nowhere. Minister of state for Building Code renewal?  A minister for the building … Continue reading

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BC Rail affidavit: BC Libs could destroy records before RCMP

Last Friday on “Cutting Edge of the Ledge” Keith Baldrey raised the fate of the millions of pages of evidence gathered in the BC Rail corruption trial.  “I think the RCMP is making an application, now that the investigation is … Continue reading

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Bloggers vs. Reporters?

It’s not bloggers vs. newspaper reporters.  It’s good journalism vs. bad. Last Friday Bill Good attacked BC Rail bloggers on his regular round-up of political news “Cutting Edge of the Ledge.” Here’s what Good had to say about the difference … Continue reading

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Stick a fork in him, and…

He changes the numbers? Alex Tsakumis is reporting on rumours that Gordon Campbell’s internal review numbers are so low that party insiders may be trying to ‘fix’ them. “I have learned this afternoon that the so-called secret ballot on the … Continue reading

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Ties

I write mostly about provincial and municipal things.  Here’s something that ties the two together in a loose knot.  Kirk Miller, former Chair of the Agricultural Land Commission, under three governments is now Secretary to the Board of Directors of … Continue reading

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On the recommendation of an excellent MLA, John Horgan

Jack Knox’s column in the Times Colonist is a msm must read.

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I haven’t forgotten the HST

Have you? There’s more troubling economic news for BC in the wake of the HST.  Statistics Canada is reporting that BC’s retail sales have fallen again in the wake of the HST introduction in July.  September sales are down $6 … Continue reading

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BC Rail: Unfinished business

On Dec. 14, 2004 Gary Collins suddenly announced his resignation as Finance Minster in the BC Liberal government.  Collins also announced he wouldn’t be running for a third term in the upcoming election, scheduled for May 2005. The announcement shocked … Continue reading

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