Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Premier, her party and our rules

Fazil Mihlar is the Associate Editor and Editorial Page editor for the Vancouver Sun.  He comes via the Fraser Institute and is an unbending ideological nightmare, responsible for turning the Sun’s editorial page into an advertising pamphlet for the Fraser … Continue reading

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CBC on line poll: BC doesn’t believe the Liberals on the budget

It’s on-line and therefore open to manipulation, but it is interesting that it almost matches the Ipsos poll. What’s less interesting and much more tedious is the effort the mainstream media is making to debunk and distort the Ipsos poll … Continue reading

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Ipsos: Budget is bad news for Clark’s Liberals

A new poll from Ipsos “BC Views on 2013Provincial Budget” is bad news for the BC Liberals.  Really bad news. Despite a lead that claims “overall reviews are Mixed,” the poll shows nothing of the sort. Here’s the start of … Continue reading

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Wishing and hoping

There’s a point in a government’s self destruction where the average person can’t distinguish announcements from hallucinations, where the day to day turn of events appear to be outtakes from Scream 4. The recent BC Liberal throne speech and it’s … Continue reading

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Fun with figures

When I was a young lad out of school for a summer I went to work for one of my closest friends.  Fresh out of Ag school, he plowed up a a scrap of land in Richmond and started an … Continue reading

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Polls, polls, polls

Read the papers, listen to the radio and pay attention to the pundits and you’d think the BC Liberals are closing in on the BCNDP. But follow the numbers –  like threehundredeight.com does – and you’ll see that’s not true. In … Continue reading

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A family day ad that misses the mark

The punditry are saying the BC Liberals’ latest ad – featuring Christy Clark’s family and son – is aimed at regaining women voters.  If so it’s a big miss. The ad is certainly conservative with it’s nostalgic and cynical shout … Continue reading

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One reason Pat Bell doesn’t care about coal miners

In this morning’s Province column Mike Smyth asks why Jobs Minister Pat Bell has fallen silent on the subject of temporary foreign workers taking Canadian mining jobs at HD Minings repurposed Tumbler Ridge mine. Smyth finds it “strange” given that … Continue reading

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Did Pat Bell tell the truth about the Casino?

In less than two weeks BC’s Legislature sits for the first time in over eight months.  Given the number of scandals the BC Liberal government has created in the interim there’s no shortage of material for the Opposition. But here’s … Continue reading

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