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Monthly Archive for July, 2010

Can NDP Tiptoe to Victory?

Polls show BC’s Liberals are wounded. Carole James had better not assume they are dead. The latest polls put Gordon (Pinocchio) Campbell in deep doo-doo at 23 points behind the NDP. First, let’s talk about what this means for the NDP. As Carole James looks at the numbers she will note that while the Liberals […]

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Joyce Ross sues BCLC

A 54 year old lady named Joyce Ross is suing the BC Lottery Corporation for the more than $300,000 she lost at two of their casinos. She is a compulsive gambler who registered is a BC Lottery’s self-help group. As one might expect, Michael Smyth (he used to be known as Mike) takes the age […]

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The polls have Gordon Campbell’s Liberals a massive 23 points behind the NDP. Though this is three years away from the next election one has to conclude that Gordon (Pinocchio) Campbell is electoral toast. It is he who has micromanaged his government from the start and thus it is he who is so unpopular. While […]

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The government of British Columbia, often with the federal government in tow, holds environmental assessment hearings (EAPs) into whether or not a private river project should go ahead or not. These hearings make trial by the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland look like paragons of judicial propriety. They are so phony that I […]

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From Rafe’s desk: World Cup

OK, so billions of fans can’t be wrong. The game two Central American went to war over is the most popular team sport in the world, by far. It will be, however, a hard sell to get me to watch another Soccer game after the World Cup Final just past. I sort of saw it […]

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Two thoughts for the day. We have a new Governor-General and once again BC, which has never had one, is passed over. The new Governor-general to be earned his position by creating terms of reference for the hearing into Brian Mulroney’s behaviour could not delve into the question of why Karl-Heinz Schreiber gave Mulroney all […]

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Tiger – re the media – tell them all to get lost and, if necessary, use the international phrase for “go away”. I don’t have to tell you that you made an idiot of yourself and made Élin look like a sucker to the entire world. But there are ways to pay damages, as you’re […]

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Yesterday I did a mail-out (click here to get on my list) of a story by Paul Willcocks of the Victoria Times Colonist which questioned the government’s withholding of information on sea lice. I was astonished at this lese majeste – Canwest was supposed to be the government’s poodle and the Times Colonist is a […]

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Isn’t it interesting that two federal cabinet ministers tell us that people don’t want to change the name of Stanley Park to a native name representing the village that existed at Lumberman’s Arch until they were heaved out!. They pontificate that Vancouverites don’t want to make the change proposed. Well, my mail runs quite to […]

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Ethical concerns about genome mapping

I am a great fan of The Economist out of London. It not only reports on issues without the censorship to which we are subject in Canada, it does some fascinating special features. The Issue of June 19-25 2010 has a long feature on Genomes and the history behind the great scientific discoveries of the […]

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