Category Archives: BC Liberals

Jobs follow up

And just what story isn’t getting any coverage – not a spit of coverage – this morning?  The latest job report, showing BC lost 14,000 full-time jobs last month. Here’s what the Globe wrote on May 18th, as Premier Clark … Continue reading

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Just another lifer speaking out

Ray McCarthy – the husband of the welfare minister Grace McCarthy – was on our phone, working a real estate deal.  And he was screwing up the ribbon cutting for our new sheltered workshop serving mental health clients in the … Continue reading

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Lame ducks

Vaughn Palmer wrote an all-time keeper of a column last Monday.  Better than anything I’ve ever read, it demonstrates why BC would be far better off if the entire Press Gallery ceased to exist this very second. Okay, maybe that’s … Continue reading

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Just like starting over

It’s been a while since the last post. I’ll get to the reasons for that shortly, but I first want to say thanks, an enormous thanks, for the response to that last piece.  It had over 12,000 views, which I’m … Continue reading

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What is to be done

Five days after posting, my little election missive has had over 6,000 page views.  And more than 60 commenters have posted, all passionate and articulate, a great many very angry and almost all calling for change. I’m happy that Brian … Continue reading

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Prediction time

I’m terrible at predictions, always letting my emotions run amok through the fields, leaving my reason bereft in the ditch. So today, I use a few tricks such as stealing my base from threehundredeight.com and augmenting it with my own … Continue reading

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A vote for and a vote against

I’m a partisan.  I’ve been a New Democrat since I heard Dave Barrett speak about our province and his vision for it in 1972. But for crying out loud, please shoot me if I ever turn into one of those … Continue reading

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The Red Light factor

I’m out of the country and off the internet more than I’m on it – a ‘get away from the cancer’ trip – but I logged on last night and read the Sun interview with Christy Clark. And I have … Continue reading

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Selling the Stadium? Can’t come soon enough.

Good on Adrian Dix for belling the cat that is BC Place as currently run by the BC Liberals. BC Place is the end repository of hundreds of millions of tax dollars that provide little or no public benefit and … Continue reading

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Money & politics: a must read

Knock me over with a feather.  Gordon Hoekstra in the Vancouver Sun has a must read story today. If you want to know the how and why of BC Liberal politics read the Sun’s story on Corporate donations.  Then you … Continue reading

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