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Monthly Archive for April, 2009

Campbell’s Hypocrisy Habit

Libs’ top cop has license yanked, stays in race. Too typical. With apologies to Walt Disney: “Who’s afraid of the big bad NDP?” During their decade in office (from 1991 to 2001) I was their constant critic. As I was of Rita Johnston, Bill Vander Zalm and Bill Bennett (after 1981 when I left his […]

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Anger the Polls Don’t Yet Catch

Three issues gaining traction as the campaigns unfold Picking political winners in British Columbia is a mug’s game. Going back to 1972, the NDP won a landslide victory with just 39 per cent of the popular vote. In 1975, it lost to a Socred landslide even though it still had 39 per cent of the […]

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Hey Gordo, What’s Going on Here?

For Premier Campbell, unsavoury questions pile up. As I write this, I’m coming to the end of a long road trip where I’ve been speaking to groups about the Campbell government’s energy policy, which bids fair to permanently lay waste to 600 to 700 of our rivers and streams in this wonderful province of ours. […]

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As I make my way around the province I find the following the greatest area of misunderstanding (a misunderstanding fostered and encouraged by the government and the private river people) to be that private power will help take care of BC’s energy needs. When lawyers see a statement like “fish live in water therefore I […]

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Our soulless government

What I predicted some years ago to then Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister John Van Dongen has come to pass – the environment, quite apart from global warming, has become an election issue – big time. When I spoke to this spiritually challenged minister in a spiritually challenged government – I’ll explain the phrase a […]

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As I write this it’s one down, 6 to go on my 7 speeches in 7 days tour. It is my intention to speak in every corner of the province against the privatizing of our power. Since I began this fight I’ve been wondering what argument the government was going to put up it being […]

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