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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

It’s been brought to my attention that the Vancouver Sun recently ran a story called “Women of Influence” and notable by her absence was Alexandra Morton, the tireless fighter against fish farms and for the protection of our wild salmon. I’m not going to replay all of Alex’s achievements because even with the biases of […]

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What really happened with Basi-Virk

When I opened the Vancouver Province this morning and turned to the editorial page I thought Wendy had thrown some strange potion into my cereal, as I read: “And what sort of a government do we have in BC when our top justice official, Attorney-General, Mike DeJong, can agree to pay the crooked officials’ million […]

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Berardino’s statement

It has been brought to my attention that I may have misconstrued the following statement attributed to Bill Berardino, QC, Crown Counsel in the Basi-Virk case – Berardino said outside court that he didn’t see a copy of the agreed statement of facts, signed by the Crown and defence, until 9:40 a.m. — 20 minutes […]

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Berardino and The Sun

Today a question for the prosecutor in the Basi Virk trial and a letter to the Vancouver Sun. Prosecutor Bill Berardino says, in the Basi/Virk trial, that he didn’t see the “deal” until the morning it all happened. Here is a direct quote: Berardino said outside court that he didn’t see a copy of the […]

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What a grand day for the BC Liberals! What a great relief to former Minister Gary Collins! I can’t wait to hear Gordon Campbell praise the Crown, Crown Counsel Berardino and the Justice system! The Crown bails out of the Basi Virk trial! How does that grab you? Meanwhile I, as a lawyer, feel sick. […]

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James Risks All By ‘Riding It Out’

NDP leader should consider resigning and declaring a leadership convention this spring. The NDP is in deep trouble, which is good news for the Liberals and for any fledgling party of the “centre.” Whether or not the NDP is in terminal trouble, in the sense of being probable losers in the next election, depends upon […]

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Bill Otway

It’s with great sadness I learned of the death of Bill Otway, the sports fisherman’s constant warrior. Bill was a mainstay of the BC Wildlife Association and its executive director for many years. I got to know Bill when I was a BC cabinet minister and I was one of three to hold a hearing […]

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Well, now, the leaders of both major parties in BC are in deep doo-doo especially Gordon “Pinocchio” Campbell at 9%. Actually I’m amazed and wonder who the devil are those in the 9%! At the same time the wheels on Carole James’s bandwagon have fallen off with the Caucus in revolt over the heaving of […]

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Cruelty to animals

I am a hypocrite. At least insofar as this article is concerned because I eat meat and use dairy products and everything I say hereafter will demonstrate hypocrisy. You’ve been warned. For many years such horrible spectator “sports” as bear baiting, cock fighting and dog fighting have been against the law and in the case […]

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Take Back Our BC! A Provincial Townhall Tour for Common Sense Canadians – Coming to Your Community Salmon, rivers, oil tankers, democracy. These will be the subjects of a rousing tour of BC this Fall and Spring, led by Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis, founders of the popular new online journal, The Common Sense Canadian […]

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