Monthly Archives: September 2011

Earth to Premier, earth to Premier

Is she channeling Sarah Palin now? “There’s tough sledding ahead for all of us. But we will not keep our heads above water by hunkering down. Our plan says the best offence is a good defence.” Courtesy SWC and CH

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Just another Premier with their hand out

The “jobs plan”?  Just another donor opportunity. Who says this is more a marketing event than an economic plan?     Jobs Plan Update Dear Supporter, I am writing to give you a quick snapshot of “Canada Starts Here: The … Continue reading

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Crash!

In just about an hour and a half Premier Christy Clark will unveil her full “Jobs Plan” with the Vancouver Board of Trade. The timing isn’t the best because today the assembled guests are watching their companies tank on the … Continue reading

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Photo ops and media availabilities don’t make a plan

Last month Christy Clark was the “Family Premier”TM.  Now, she’s the “Jobs Premier”. The key to Clark’s transition: lousy poll results that killed the never-to-be fall election.  Voters had determined that Clark was policy light version of Campbell, just another BC … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf…

And who is the wolf, anyways? Just got this from my good friend Sharon White over at the BC Liberals.   Boy, they seem a little scared by John Cummins.  They even made a website to attack him.  And crazed … Continue reading

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See a movie, count your cash

This cracked me up this morning:  http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/film+fest+After+your+taxes+helped/5405616/story.html It’s maybe the worst piece of arts journalism ever published in a mainstream rag. Now, even though I posted the link I urge you not to read it.  It just encourages them.  But … Continue reading

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Canada a leader in growing income inequality

Here’s a link to the Conference Board’s new short report on Canadian inequality in the international context.  They show that in the 2000s income inequality has increased faster in Canada than the US and we have vaulted into fourth place … Continue reading

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The HST SOS

A shout out to Pete McMartin who wrote an interesting column this morning on the HST and class, quoting my piece, The HST vote makes complete sense, in the process. My position is that the numbers support a theory that … Continue reading

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Done with Toronto, ready to post

The Toronto ordeal is over.  I’m home, kind of settled in and a mess of tubes and pumps. I’ve come to conclude that surgeries are pretty much a snap for me.  Infections are my Kryptonite. I’m starting to get around … Continue reading

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