Tag Archives: Kevin Falcon

A third Premier on his way?

  There was an interesting skipped over tidbit in the Falcon resignation yesterday.  Falcon  caught the Premier napping. BC’s Finance Minister didn’t bother to inform his boss of his decision to resign until the morning of the deed.  No two … Continue reading

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Better stupid, nah nah

Last night I had a short twitter exchange – I could not have written that a year ago – with a diehard BC Liberal supporter.  The gist of it was he called BC voters stupid for their refusal to accept … 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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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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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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Sea to sky hwy ‘shadow tolls’ revealed

You’re paying.  You just don’t know it.  That’s the story of the BC Liberal government. Laila Yule reveals that the Sea to Sky Highway is paved with secret ‘shadow tolls’.  Who gets the grease?  Private builder Peter Keiwit and Sons.  … Continue reading

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HST and Recall: the talking point years

Bill Good hosted two recall targets yesterday, Liberal MLAs John Slater (Boundary Similkameen) and Bill Barisoff (Penticton). They were well trained by the secretive Public Affairs Bureau.  Nary a word out of place as Slater and Barisoff offered up a … Continue reading

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Give the brother-in-law a raise

Vancouver Sun health reporter Pamela Fayerman’s gushing coverage of the government’s health care announcement yesterday doesn’t include any comment from NDP Health critic Adrian Dix.  Most other news outlets included statements from Dix noting that the extra MRIs won’t make … Continue reading

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Why Recall? Kevin Falcon’s Four Step Plan

Recall season begins November 15th.  But what are the chances?  Here’s a primer for success cooked up by rumoured BC Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon in 1999. 1.  “They have no legitimacy to act as the voice of the public … Continue reading

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