Monthly Archives: April 2011

Karma, the election version

“(Tory Leader Mike) Harris shook loose the votes from (Liberal Leader David) Peterson, but they all went and voted for Rae,” said the insider.” “Now Harper dusts up Iggy for a year, but the benefactor of the collapsing Liberal vote … Continue reading

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Ian Reid’s guide to strategic voting

Don’t vote Liberal.  Really don’t vote Green. That’s it, but there are one or two caveats: If you live in Ontario, what are you thinking?  Get on board.  If you live in one of the handful of absolutely safe Liberal … Continue reading

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The Canadian values election

These charts tells us why the NDP is surging. It’s this simple and complex. They tell us who’s getting the benefits of growth and who isn’t.  The chart shows the really significant trend, which is the accumulation of income and … Continue reading

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Buzzkill

Two games lost since this pic hit the Province.  Put on a jersey to score political points = buzzkill.

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Stumped

I love how no pundit can explain the NDP surge across Canada.  They bet on a two way race from day one, missed Layton’s excellent performance in both debates and now are struggling to find a way to kill one … Continue reading

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Rewarding failure

Here’s a tip for Christy Clark.  You want to cut government waste?  Why not check out the outrageous sums your government is paying Kevin Falcon’s campaign manager to screw up public relations. And why not start by digging into the … Continue reading

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BC Place. Now who’s paying?

“PavCo is committed to repaying the project costs through development of adjacent lands”. BC Government News Release, October 23, 2009 “Podmore said council’s rejection does not at all affect PavCo’s $563-million renovation of the stadium and its new roof.  “No, … Continue reading

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Paragon goes down to defeat

In a unanimous vote, the Vision council defeated the Paragon Casino proposal.  Read about it on the Vancouver Observer. Lots of questions to come for the BC Liberals behind the deal.

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The lesson of 2009

The lesson of the 2009 BC election is simple but has never been revealed until now.  I am willing to part with it as a piece of free advice to our new leader Adrian Dix because, as the papers are … Continue reading

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They doth protest too much

Here’s my gift to you today – a good rule of thumb to help judge reaction to Adrian Dix’s winning leadership bid. In the land of spin volume tells you more than substance… The Christy Clark folks were out on … Continue reading

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