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Monthly Archive for March, 2009

Goodbye Gag Law

Good riddance to Campbell’s clamp down on free speech On Friday the Supreme Court shot down the Campbell government’s “gag law” amendment to the B.C. Elections Act. That’s great news. But it’s not clear the judgment comes in time to salvage free speech during this provincial election. And for me, an important question remains. Where […]

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Spare us from Gullible Gord

He’s star struck by big biz beyond BC’s borders. I’ve finally figured it out. The Campbell government consists of incompetent, blundering fools with frozen smiles and expensive suits. It’s worse, really, because that incompetence is combined with thoughtlessness, arrogance and hubris — a fatal mix. Let’s start with the latest. The merchants of Cambie Street, […]

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Welcome to my new website

Many of you will know that I’m the official spokesperson for the Save Our Rivers Society and I urge you to visit our website a www.saveourrivers.ca and look particularly at the Powerplay series by our brilliant film maker, Damien Gillis. My task will take me all over the province laying out the terrible policy of […]

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Over the next few weeks I’m going to break down our message into its component parts. I do this because on every possible ground the government and the private power people are dead wrong and, to save a lawsuit, are telling, in Churchill’s words, bushels of terminological inexactitudes. Today let’s talk about BC’s need for […]

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The new autocracy of Canada

Welcome to the new autocracy of Canada, an autocracy being defined by Merriam Webster as government “in which one person possesses unlimited power”. Our autocracy only differs from a pure autocracy because every few years the public gets to choose which potential autocrat to give all the power to. In fact we in BC have […]

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For this edition of The Flow I want to take us back to the beginning – in fact, before the beginning. As many of you know, I was a cabinet minister in BC for five years back in the 70s. During that time we made several major changes in policy and let me use an […]

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