Tag Archives: Christy Clark

Week One: the campaign double standard

The double standard is in full swing. That’s my conclusion based on the first five days of campaign reporting. Christy Clark is allowed to skate away from all content and glad hand through events with a mouthful of shaky “messages” … Continue reading

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Cabinet shuffle, round ‘who cares anymore’

Holy smokes!  What a lame bunch. John Yap, advanced ed.  OMG!  Ida Chong, the first nations file.  My brain hurts.  Bill Bennett, cultural development?  Who wrote these jokes? But this is what they’ve got to work with.  So now they’re … 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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Another day, another (unreported) poll

Good government NGO Integrity BC released a poll last week about BC politics.  It was not good for the government of non-elected Premier Christy (not Christine) Clark. Integrity BC are the folks who sponsored last week’s Georgia Straight ad featuring … Continue reading

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The next BC Liberal manifesto

“What I recall Greg Selinger doing in Manitoba and McGuinty in Ontario [was being] very much focused on their government’s agenda,” “They established their framework of what their government stood for and defined that clearly in the public mind and … Continue reading

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Special treatment in BC Liberal domestic violence case

147 women were murdered in BC between January 2003 and August 2008.  About 40% of these women were murdered by their spouses in a domestic dispute.   The corresponding number for men is about 3%. There are no two ways around … Continue reading

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The Liars Club

The great Minitrue in the sky cracked a big smile when the Vancouver Sun joined the Liars Club yesterday, to stand side by side with Christy Clark Liberals. What else can you say when you open the Sun to an editorial … Continue reading

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Ferries, frigates and PR

A version of this story appears on the Vancouver Observer           BC’s “chief salesperson” and her team trash their product This morning, in the bright sunshine down south, I woke up early and read the Sun … Continue reading

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Christy Clark, cheater?

Laila Yule has the scoop.  Clark delivered lunches – and a photo op – to her poll scrutineers Wednesday.  Here’s the relevant Election Act section:  “(3) Other than for the purpose of voting, a candidate must not be present while … Continue reading

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Real journalism

Real journalism is sadly missing in BC.  So when you find it, celebrate it. Jody Paterson has a very real piece of investigative journalism over on her website today. Remember the story about the police tasering a troubled teen in … Continue reading

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