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Monthly Archive for November, 2010

Campbell and ideology

You will, I hope, forgive my absence from these pages. Treating a note for the teacher, I have two excuses. The most annoying problem has been a week long bout with stomach flu which I got in Victoria, one week from last Sunday. It’s pretty much gone now, the saints be praised! The other problem […]

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I strongly urge you to see economist Erik Anderson demonstrate how the Campbell government is deliberately bankrupting BC Hydro! Victoria Community TV Presents: Face to Face with Big Trouble at BC Hydro Retired economist Erik Anderson discusses a troubling and possibly sinister financial situation at BC Hydro. And he asks: Is BC Hydro being put […]

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More on a third BC political party

Let me explain what I mean by a third political force in BC politics. Today there are two forces, the Right represented by the Liberals and the Left by the NDP. I do not consider either the Green party or the Conservatives as political forces now or in the foreseeable future. This revelation always makes […]

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From Rafe’s desk: What a week!

What a week even by BC political “standards”! People are saying that the legislature is dysfunctional but that’s been the case for decades. Our system makes party discipline and rule by the premier’s office a certainty. What demonstrates this point is just what is going on – a wounded unto death premier means a dysfunctional […]

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This story was in the Nelson Post for November 15: BC Hydro and AXOR, the company behind the Glacier/Howser power project, no longer have a power purchase agreement. Just what that means for the controversial hydroelectric generating project is unclear, but the Nelson-Creston MLA says it’s “great news.” Michelle Mungall, MLA for the Nelson-Creston riding, […]

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Press hypocrisy

“We know no spectacle so ridiculous,” wrote Macaulay some 175 years ago, “as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality” … Let’s change that to substitute “captive columnists” for “British public” and now take a look at the recent writings of Mike Smyth of The Province and Vaughn Palmer of the […]

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The Liberal leadership convention next February 26th is shaping up as an Old Boys and Girls rally. As outsiders, Carole Taylor and Diane Watts have counted themselves out. As with all leadership contests, especially those where the winner instantly becomes premier or prime minister, this one will have a lot of media coverage. That won’t […]

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Arrests without warrants

It’s about time we reformed our legal system . hell, it’s been around for 1000 years or so and we still have lots of crime, don’t we? The bottom line of our system has been the presumption of innocence ignoring the reality that if you get arrested, you must be guilty. Policemen are well trained, […]

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Potential new NDP leaders II

I’m off to Dave Barrett’s party celebrating his 80th birthday and have been mildly concerned as to how to answer the question, what the hell’s an old Socred doing at a party for Dave Barrett? My answer is simple – I saw Barrett, up close and as a partisan saw nothing good; I now see […]

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There could not have been a worse government for the environment than the Campbell Liberals. On every possible front – farmland protection, fish farm disasters, the sale of our rivers and bankrupting BC Hydro, the total lack of environmental enforcement…It behooves us to examine the candidates very carefully and, in my opinion, rule out anyone […]

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