Monthly Archives: November 2012

Treating BC like their own private hedge fund

Knock me over with a feather.  There’s a line in the BC Liberal press release accompanying the 2nd quarterly financial statement that isn’t true.  Yes.  Not true. According to the press release, “B.C. will maintain a forecast allowance of $100 … Continue reading

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Truth or dare?

Is it true that when BC Liberal MLA Randy Hawes found a spine and stood up in Caucus and spoke out against Rich Coleman’s ‘tax break cash for a special brewery friend of mine’ deal, he was heard to utter … Continue reading

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The Green Party: Harper’s BFF

Well, blow me down.  Today’s Globe has an op-ed favouring vote splitting on the left.  And bigger surprise, it’s penned by Tory Joan Crockatt’s new BFF, Chris Turner of the Green Party (Harper’s current BFF). Turner is the single most … Continue reading

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Popping the bubble

A couple of days ago I had a somewhat snarky twitter exchange with Tom Fletcher of the Black group. In my defence I was high as a kite and in bad humour, having just come out of sedation from an … Continue reading

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Please, let those people go

When was it that Vaughn Palmer was taking dictation to the effect that ‘btw, the BC Liberals are back’?  Right, that was Saturday. So here’s how much they’re back: BC Liberal Caucus staffers are caught red handed (red mittened?) putting … Continue reading

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The smearers get caught

You know a government is done when it’s first and only instinct when caught doing the wrong thing is to lie And that’s exactly where the BC Liberals are today. Monday, Cassidy Oliver of the Province released a series of … Continue reading

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Boessenkool: the Vulcan theory

Not only were there no reports and no notes, there were no meetings according to the people in the Premier’s office and the Public Service Agency: Re: Request for Access to Records Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act … Continue reading

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The Boessenkool affair: why it matters

Why all the fuss about Boessenkool? Because it matters. Last September, after a Liberal fundraiser, Ken Boessenkool – the Chief of Staff to the Premier – groped an assistant to a cabinet minister.  A month or so later Boessenkool resigned. … Continue reading

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The BC Liars Plan

That’s what the BC Liberal jobs initiative should be called. ‘BC leads Canada in job creation.  I have the privilege of knowing that because it’s the number one ‘fact’ on the BC Jobs Plan facts page. The Premier, like a … Continue reading

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