Monthly Archives: May 2012

North Carolina is the new ugly

By a vote of 61% to 39% North Carolina voters outlawed same sex marriage, civil unions and stripped same-sex couples of domestic partnership benefits. Voters have eliminated health care, prescription drug coverage and other benefits for public employees and children … Continue reading

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The Vancouver Sun’s helping hand

You’ve got to love the BC Liberal lovin’ Vancouver Sun.  Even in the depths of despair they can be counted on to… help. Today’s help comes in two forms – the worst headline ever that obscures the intent of Vaughn … Continue reading

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Indemnities and inducements: Today in QP

From Hansard, May 7, 2012 PAYMENT OF LEGAL FEES IN B.C. RAIL COURT CASE L. Krog: In an e-mail to the Vancouver Sun over the weekend the Ministry of Justice said that the order to forgive the $6 million in legal fees for … Continue reading

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Van Dongen’s application to the court

John van Dongen has filed an application for intervenor status in the Auditor General’s court case seeking documents on the BC Rail indemnity.  A copy of his application can be found here (courtesy of Bob MacKin). Paragraph 21 of Mr. … Continue reading

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BC Rail: From the frying pan into the fire

Today in an unusual Monday column the Vancouver Sun’s provincial political columnist Vaughn Palmer explains the indemnity deal that prematurely concluded the BC Rail trial. The column is based on an email Palmer received over the weekend from a clearly … Continue reading

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The BC Rail intrigue continues

Last night there was an interesting twitter debate between David Schreck and Gary Mason regarding John van Dongen’s questions in the house last Wednesday. If you recall, van Dongen asked AG – I can’t help but laugh – Shirley Bond … Continue reading

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Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch died today, apparently of causes related to cancer.  A whole generation – like me for instance – made their way to rap through the Beasties.  Here’s a cut from the best record of 1989, Paul’s Boutique.

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Van Dongen Questions

Geez, two questions in Question Period and two days later a principal resigns for greener pastures…

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NDP on top Nationally and in BC

Two interesting polls, one national, the other provincial. For the first time in maybe 25 years, the NDP is running first in a national poll.  Decima Harris, in this week’s poll for the Canadian Press shows the NDP at 33%, … Continue reading

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Gaddafi is to Gwyn Morgan as Christy Clark is to?

Gwyn Morgan!  She’s just another client. A year ago the Globe and Mail saluted Christy Clark and singled out one man on her new team:  “It is encouraging that Gwyn Morgan”, the Globe editorialist wrote, “the former CEO of Encana … Continue reading

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