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Monthly Archive for March, 2011

As Bridge players say, may I review the bidding? Gordon Campbell has gone into retirement but anyone who thinks he won’t be rewarded by industry for all his hard work for them ought to be showing some interest in Florida swamp lands. The part of Campbell’s tenure that most concerns me is his record on […]

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Rumors are flying as Christy Clark hits the premier’s office running, including an election for next September. This will happen if the premier decides that as time goes on her chances of winning will not likely improve. The NDP leader will not have had much time to present his platform. The NDP may emerge from […]

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Good Luck with Your New Team, Premier

Does Christy Clark know the difference between a caucus and a cactus? To survive, she’d better. Understanding how caucus and cabinet work requires a mind that doesn’t believe what he/she is conditioned to believe by politicians and the media. It’s like most of our political system — what we think happens is not so in […]

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The Vancouver Province has, belatedly to be sure, attacked the BC Energy policy and called it “folly”. I felt it might be appropriate, then, to offer an op-ed article to the Vancouver Sun, which I did on March 1 and which I followed up on March 6 by emails to Fazil Milhar, the Vancouver Sun […]

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This would seem to be as good a time as any to make out a wish list for premier to be, Christy Clark. These are in no particular order. May we please have back out our right to make a judgment as to matters which happen in our own backyard? Such as Independent Power Producers’ […]

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Two very important and apparently unrelated evens occurred last week. On Friday, the Vancouver Province, after years of supporting the Campbell’s environment/energy policy, called it “folly.” On Saturday the Liberals elected Christy Clark as their new leader cum premier. What connects these events? Patience, my children, patience. Ms. Clark’s selection was scarcely a coming together […]

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Shortest blog in history

 The following will demonstrate, as if that were necessary, that the Liberal Government has lied through its teeth. Below is a direct quote from Colin Hansen, found by Googling “Colin Hansen, private power” Here’s what Hansen says: “ … where we can encourage small companies to build small scale hydroelectric projects that are run […]

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Incoming premier faces a raft of challenges. Hardest might be building a loyal cabinet. Christy Clark faces the Vander Zalm syndrome, and I question her ability to handle it. I would say the same thing about any of the other candidates had they won. Before I go there, let me express my horror at the […]

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THE VANCOUVER PROVINCE SAYS THAT PRIVATE POWER DECISION “A FOLLY!” Can the Province’s stablemate, the Sun be far behind? As I settled into this past Friday’s breakfast, I glanced at the title of the Vancouver Province editorial and saw “Hydro needs to get back to its roots”. To my utter astonishment I read the following […]

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