Monthly Archives: March 2012

New poll

Missed this earlier today.  A new Justason Marketing Research poll has the BC NDP up 14 pts on the BC Liberals Christy Party. But to be fair the poll was completed last week before all Clark’s recent victories like the … Continue reading

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Adjust, dammit

The other day I was running on the treadmill at the gym and listening to a podcast of a recent episode of This American Life.  This is not an easy thing for me as I have to hold onto the … Continue reading

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Ten more reasons the Telus deal collapsed

Just got this PAB briefing note in response to my FOI request… Ten more reasons the Telus deal collapsed, in case when Pat Bell needs them: Darren Entwistle called?  I thought you said John Entwistle. Christy was very mad when … Continue reading

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Where’s the beef, Bill?

Last week I tweeted Bill Good (“I tweeted Bill Good”? What is the world coming too?) when he talked about the need for a new body to take parent complaints about bad teachers.  The body would have the power to … Continue reading

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NDP Leadership: Why I Support Paul Dewar

I hate leadership contests.   And I really hate this one because it reminds me over and over again of the painful events of last summer. It reminds me of Jack’s bittersweet victory; of a leader who had really just come … Continue reading

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Pavco, Telus and the BC Liberals: it’s war

Maybe.  It certainly is a mess. To recap, the BC Place redevelopment was supposed to cost $365 million when first announced in 2009.  Then it was $458 million in 2010.  By the time the project was completed the final number … Continue reading

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Why Brad Zubyk is wrong

Yesterday, Christy Clark’s campaign spokesperson Brad Zubyk wrote an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun arguing that we shouldn’t count Christy Clark out yet. Despite her bumbling and chaotic government, the argument went, Clark’s got a strategy to bring home Conservatives … Continue reading

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Voter Suppression poll

Norman Spector tweeted (bad verb, bad verb) about a new Angus Reid poll on voter suppression.  Seems like most Canadians, including a lot of Conservative voters, aren’t buying the CPC spin.  Really not buying. 81% want an independent investigation to find … Continue reading

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Three lobbyists and the Vancouver Sun

Brad Zubyk has a piece in the Vancouver Sun today telling readers that Christy Clark isn’t dead yet. How fortunate for Clark.  At the end of her worst week ever a veteran campaigner comes to her defence. At least that’s … Continue reading

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Byelections! Yikes!

No Premier likes to lose a single by-election let alone two.  But reading the BC by-election tealeaves, it looks like that’s the direction Premier Christy Clark is aiming for. Rumours about the Clark government’s vulnerability are flying around the internet … Continue reading

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