Tag Archives: Gordon Campbell

BC Rail odds and ends

I know I used this picture just the other day.  But check out the words behind the salesman… “BC Rail Partnership Investment”.  Partnership Investment?  How did the sale of BC Rail to CN turn into a “partnership investment”? The answer … Continue reading

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Lies, the HST and economic growth

Just about a year ago, the BC Liberal government released a report on the economic benefits of the HST.  The report was authored by well known stooge tax expert Jack Mintz. The headline on the government press release was modest: … Continue reading

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Reichart and Basi

A very interesting bit on Alex Tsukamis’ website today.  It’s another ‘memo to file’ from Basi, witnessed and dated to November 17, 2003.  And it covers a conversation between Liberal Party executive director Kelly Reichart and David Basi regarding the … Continue reading

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The BC Rail plea bargain: The question that hasn’t been asked.

How did the offer of a deal to David Basi and Bob Virk come about?  That’s the question nobody’s asked. On the day the deal became public, Special Prosecutor Bill Berardino said he never saw the final offer until 9:40 … Continue reading

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WTF?

I go out for two hours and what happens? Craig James screws the recallers on behalf of Liberal MLA (that wasn’t three words I just typed, was it?) Ida Chong and Finance Minister Colin Hansen reveals he was lying when … Continue reading

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BC hostage drama

It’s official.  The BC Liberals will be holding citizens hostage for another year, at least.  Yesterday, meeting in Vancouver the BC Liberals decided to keep Gordon Campbell Premier through February at the minimum. That means Gordon Campbell decides what happens … Continue reading

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Trojan horses and twisted logic

Daphne Bramham is scraping the bottom of the barrel with her column on the HST today, where she locates anti-HST campaigners in the same boat as the American Tea Party. Bramham’s argument boils down to this: BC’s opposition to a … Continue reading

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Carole James: the guys’ manifesto

“Grow some balls”, “get some cajones” “grow a pair”. No, there’s no sexism in the small but determined attempt by a handful of old white guys to replace Carole James right when she’s taken the NDP to its highest mark … Continue reading

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Star search: the BC Liberal edition

I remember Mike Harcourt in a meeting sometime late in 1995, the burden lifted from his shoulders.  ‘I’m taking out the trash,’ he said, ‘Feel free, load it all on a barge and I’ll tow it out to sea with … Continue reading

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Ding, Dong etc…

A version of this piece appears on the Vancouver Observer Gordon Campbell is gone. “Praise the lord”.  That’s what they are saying around BC Liberal Headquarters.  “Is it too late?” is the next sentence. Probably.  The two untainted contenders have … Continue reading

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