Monthly Archives: February 2012

Liar, liar: Courts on fire

For the last two day the NDP has been hammering the Clark government over the sad state of BC’s justice System after eleven years of BC Liberal cuts. Opposition Leader Adrian Dix led off question period Wednesday with a question … Continue reading

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Another great week…

…For the Premier. It started with shifting the throne speech from the leg to the Bill Good show.  Moved immediately to the Ombudsman’s devastating report on seniors care in the province, which was followed by Dix creaming Clark on BC’s … Continue reading

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Same old, same old? Wrong answer

 “C. James:  I want to ask a question about acute care beds, as I’ve been asking for the last three questions. Why did the government cut one in five acute care beds in this province after they were elected in 2001? … Continue reading

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Something interesting coming tomorrow

And you thought T. Richard Turner was done….  Stay tuned.

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Bill Good hearts Christy Clark

Bill Good’s making it official.  His show is now an arm of the BC Liberal communications operation.  From Andrew MacLeod’s Tyee piece: “In place of a formal Throne Speech, the Premier will be appearing on CKNW’s Bill Good Show to … Continue reading

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BC Rail odds and ends

I know I used this picture just the other day.  But check out the words behind the salesman… “BC Rail Partnership Investment”.  Partnership Investment?  How did the sale of BC Rail to CN turn into a “partnership investment”? The answer … Continue reading

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Your open government in operation

“Let’s make like the HST and move the BC Rail disclosure back, after the election… if ever.” I may be putting words in the government’s mouth but that’s just about the only takeaway I can figure out from the notice … Continue reading

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Oops, Dennis Skulsky is doing it again

  Under Dennis Skulsky’s reign, the Vancouver Sun turned into an outright shill for Gordon Campbell’s Liberals.  My favourite advertorial was the double page, ‘We love you, Gordon Campbell’ spread two days after the drunk driving charge in Maui.  You … Continue reading

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The BC Rail conflict cont.

In the Spring of 2003, Joy MacPhail asked a question during Premier’s office estimates about potential conflicts related to Patrick Kinsella’s role with CN.  RossK over at the Pacific Gazetteer has a link to the Hansard excerpt. The Premier sloughed … Continue reading

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BC Rail: who knew what, when?

In November 2002, the members of the BC Rail Evaluation committee were working on convening the second of a number of meetings with key industry stakeholders in preparation for the release of the official Request For Proposals in the sale … Continue reading

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