Monthly Archives: October 2011

More dirty money in Heed campaign?

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Inequality: read this now

It’s rare that I recommend a Vancouver Sun story.  I’m sweating here but I have to urge you to check out Pete McMartin’s column on inequality in today’s paper. McMartin goes well beyond the usual shrug of the shoulders – … Continue reading

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Muammar Gaddafi, where are you when we need you?

So Susan Anton wants to clear out a bunch of orderly but inconvenient demonstrators.  Brilliant.  I’ll see you one riot and raise you another. Where’s Gaddafi when you need him.  He might have had faults but he sure knew how … Continue reading

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Will the real Suzanne Anton please stand up

A while back I predicted that for several reasons a Rob Ford “get off my lawn” campaign would never work for the NPA in Vancouver.  A new poll by Justason Market Research bears that out.   In spades. Suzanne Anton, the … Continue reading

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NPA on expanded gambling: every which way but straight up

Vision Vancouver’s announcement that it will oppose gaming expansion in Vancouver will, to paraphrase CityCaucus, test the NPA’s solidarity. NPA council candidate Sean Bickerton made his name on opposition to the plan to more than double slot machines and other … Continue reading

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A new Anton flipflop: Just how desperate is the NPA?

“What this is doing is demonstrating our commitment, and forming a partnership with the provincial government.”  Clr. Suzanne Anton, March 14, 2007 “Anton charged that city housing set up for the homeless is not even going for the homeless – … Continue reading

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It rains, it pours

Observed I’ve been away from regular posting for a while, tending to my head and the staph infection I contracted in hospital or as I call it “the city of germs”.   Plus the hospital was in Toronto so I was … Continue reading

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Playing into enemy hands

The US has upped the ante in the US/Canada trade dispute revolving around the Port of Prince Rupert.  US politicos have charged that Canada is subsidizing ports creating an artificial trade advantage. Today the US Federal Maritime Commission, at the … Continue reading

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