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Monthly Archive for June, 2009

Our 2009 visit to London

A couple of weeks ago Wendy and I took off for London. I was bushed having campaigned, unsuccessfully all over the province against the erroneously so-called “run of rivers” policy. I hate to say it but we at Save Our Rivers will be proved right and we’ll see the end of our rivers, the end […]

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The Queen and the 2010 Olympics

I see that the Monarchist League of Canada its Union Jack bloomers in a twist because the Queen won’t be opening the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Did it ever occur to the Monarchist League that if Canadians gave a fiddler’s fu… er,fart about the monarchy there would be no need for them? When I […]

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Advice for the new Minister of Health

It’s my fault, really. I should have taken young Kevin Falcon aside and given him the benefit of my wisdom, earned the hard way. Back in 1976 I was a newly minted member of Bill Bennett’s first cabinet as Minister of Consumer Services. Early on, after a very long cabinet meeting, I did a long, […]

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The lost emails

Re: the “lost” emails in the Virk Basi case. This travesty is being played up as either a matter of following normal procedure or an error or both. It’s clear that the government was under no obligation to delete this information. Here is the sticking point for the government. The Attorney General is the law […]

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I suspect that the fix is in with Alex Morton’s recent victory which I reported to you. In essence what happened is that the Province decided not to appeal the part of the decision saying that the federal government, not the provincial government, had exclusive jurisdiction over fish farms. They clearly did this because they […]

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Thoughts on the end of the Cold War

Today, in 1941, Hitler invaded the Soviet Union less than two years after the world shocking Ribbentrop-Molotov agreement in August of 1939, and just days before France and Britain declared war on Germany. Despite warnings from Churchill who was picking up German messages through the Ultra Machine the Brits had, Stalin was taken by surprise […]

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A Federal election in the Fall?

The election is dead! Long live the election! I believe that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will go to the people this Fall mainly because he doesn’t want to have to bring down a budget in early 2010 knowing that it will be chock-a-block full of bad news. We in BC always think that our votes […]

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Let Lennikov Stay

In this nation of second chances, he’s earned one. We’re a province of wimps as the recent election demonstrated. Where was the anger at the Campbell government forcing BC Hydro to contract with private power companies for power they don’t need, these contracts now at $31 Billion and climbing? Where was the swell of public […]

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Can the NDP Reinvent Itself?

Notes on Huntington’s win, James’s loss, Campbell’s heir. First, heartiest congratulations to Vicki Huntington in Delta. Liberal Attorney-General Wally Oppal said he didn’t realize how angry people were at the government. If the previous MLA, Val Roddick, had bothered to turn up to any of the rallies against overhead transmission lines or the new highway […]

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