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Monthly Archive for January, 2011

BC’s May 2013 Election Starts Now

Lib leadership candidates already signaling they endorse Campbell’s record. Sitting as I am in the middle of the Indian Ocean (actually I’m in a stateroom on a ship in the middle of the Indian Ocean) I’m getting a better feel for what issues will capture the interest of voters in the run-up to the election […]

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With the leadership of both major parties up for grabs you should know what The Common Sense Canadian will be doing from now until the next election. First let me assure you that we are not party-political. We simply support the party that declares for the environment. Thanks to a conspiracy of silence, the mainstream […]

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From my present vantage point a very long way from home the news briefs and emails I receive are very disturbing. It seems pretty clear that the next premier will bear no scars from his/her involvement with the Campbell administration. Indeed, it almost seems as if the media are already looking back at the Campbell […]

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Why I’m Liberal, Yet Not a Liberal

I owe my allegiance to certain principles rather than any political party. I’ve been accused of changing my politics. I’m now ready to plead guilty but in a qualified way, if I may. I don’t think my position has changed much since my political days — what’s happened is that I’m now ready to concede […]

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Put Your Money on de Jong

And province’s New Dems are wise to troll federal ranks for a new leader. Somehow, sitting in a room in London concentrates the political mind wonderfully. I’ve been muddling through political questions with an eye on the NDP and Liberal leadership races, if races they can be called. I’m mindful of the fact that my […]

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This discourse is indeed about the environment but you must be a tad patient. I’ve long been interested in matters of the soul as first introduced to me by my Mom. If I couldn’t see that a cloud formation looked just like a man on a horse she’d mildly chide me, “Have you no soul […]

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There’s the old saw, “if a husband sends his wife flowers for no reason, there’s a reason.” So be it with the BC Rail scandal – if Christy Clark, Deputy Premier at the time of the “negotiations,” or “fix,” choose to suit, sees no reason for a full-fledged investigation into the mess, there’s a reason. […]

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A new year and I enter the last year of my youth – I just celebrated the 40th anniversary of my 39th birthday. This is the year for my first great grandchild – a daughter will be born to my grandson Ty and his lovely wife Rhea in April. And it has all seemed to […]

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