Monthly Archives: February 2012

Jim Green

Late in the summer of 2005 someone called me on my cell – I won’t say who.  I am congenitally unable to not answer the phone so without wanting to I took the call. That’s how I ended up managing the … Continue reading

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Will McMartin’s back…

With an excellent piece in the Tyee.  Read this now.

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Paragon pre deal

Information obtained through a new FOI makes it clear that the BC Pavillion Corporation (Pavco) was planning to relocate Edgewater Casino to the BC Place redevelopment up to a year before issuing an RFP for a redevelopment partner. In the … Continue reading

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Paragon continues…

Yesterday you sent the site meter over the top reading my story on T. Richard Turner and his aversion to publicity and perhaps the truth as well. Now, it turns out there’s even more to the Paragon story.  Stay tuned … Continue reading

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What’s Paragon’s Lobbyist got to hide?

Remember T Richard Turner?  T Richard Turner of “called the minister to make sure my roof went through” fame?  T Richard Turner of “sure I was the Chairman of the BC Lottery Corporation while a partner in a Casino company … Continue reading

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Fool you once, shame on them. Fool you twice…

BC Budget 2012. MSP premiums up, Fees up, Small business taxes up, Hydro Rates up, Gas tax up.  Health care, eduction, post sec, law and order all down. It’s the “Families last” budget.  

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For the good of the party

“What I hope to do is demonstrate that this premier, this minister of finance and this government intends to respond to things in a manner that will bring home some of those people that have decided to support another party,” … Continue reading

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Falcon’s bud ditches Christy to join BC Conservatives

Rick Peterson, a key member of Kevin Falcon’s campaign team, has defected to the BC Conservatives. Peterson will join John Cummins’ Conservatives as Deputy Chair of the party’s Finance Committee.  Translation: Peterson will be making the corporate rounds raising money … Continue reading

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HST driving BC vote patterns?

Is the BC Liberal Christy Party hamstrung by the HST?  That’s one question raised by a new Angus Reid poll on the Premier’s HST strategy. The poll, released Friday night by CTV news, shows the HST continues to be mighty … Continue reading

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The Premier’s week: Update

Do you ever feel like you’re living a version of SNL’s weekend update?  If you’re a British Columbian you should.

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