Monthly Archives: May 2011

Real journalism

Real journalism is sadly missing in BC.  So when you find it, celebrate it. Jody Paterson has a very real piece of investigative journalism over on her website today. Remember the story about the police tasering a troubled teen in … Continue reading

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Read this, now

I heard about Derek Miller’s website from my pain doc, who gave a little talk about Miller’s living wake at a “Bucket List” conference she put on three weeks ago. Plus I got some handy tips about ritalin that I’m … Continue reading

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Lies, the HST and economic growth

Just about a year ago, the BC Liberal government released a report on the economic benefits of the HST.  The report was authored by well known stooge tax expert Jack Mintz. The headline on the government press release was modest: … Continue reading

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Lies, more lies and Christy’s big new lie

So the “independent” panel‘s report is out on the HST.  And surprise, we find out the lies are bigger than ever and the benefits more hypothetical than credible. I’m shocked. First of all, the new lies… Then:  “It’s revenue neutral”. … Continue reading

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Globe reporter launches senate campaign

Globe reporter Christie Blatchford, known as one of the Harper government’s favourite  recipients of strategic reputation destroying leaks, today launched her campaign for the senate here. According to a poll leaked by Ms. Blatchford as part of her campaign kickoff, … Continue reading

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Wrong and right

First, where I was wrong. I was wrong about Ontario.  Ontario complicates everything…   “Should I get on the wave?  I don’t know.  How warm is the water?  Oooh feels cold.” Yes, yes the NDP came alive in Ontario too, but … Continue reading

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Writs, splits and predictions

Tory minority?  Majority? A Harper coup? Who am I to predict, but I have some thoughts… As a practicing polling type guy for several years I both appreciate what a poll can tell us, and what they can’t.  I’m  not … Continue reading

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Après le smear, le surge

The first full après smear polls are out and the verdict?  It backfired. The margin remains about 6 points with the Cons at 37 and the NDP at 31.  But most significantly Layton has a 17 point bounce in his … Continue reading

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