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Monthly Archive for April, 2011

I write this on Saturday with less than two days to go before we vote. As might be expected from a paper whose editorial chief is a fellow of the Fraser Institute, the ill named Vancouver Sun, want a Tory majority. So does the Globe and Mail and I can hardly wait to see the […]

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How in hell can any British Columbian who cares for our wonderful – in the literal sense of that word – and unique province support the Conservative bunch after Prime Minister Harper declared his support for oil tanker traffic on our coast?   The position I take on my own and as spokesman for The […]

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What are we to make of the NDP selection of Adrian Dix as their leader? For one thing, leaders are not selected by the media or pundits. At least not with the provincial Liberals or NDP. My first reaction to Adrian Dix’s choice was pretty glum. For the past 10 years the NDP have been […]

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The Allan Schoenborn case

This will not be the most popular column I’ve ever done but it must be said. I want to talk about the Allan Schoenborn case, the one where the killer of his three children is to be allowed out of hospital on a limited basis. The attitudes of both Attorney-General Barry Penner (who should know […]

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The Common Sense Canadian is not a supporter of any political party but deals in issues and essentially we concentrate on the linked issues of the environment and energy matters. The rationale for the Common Sense Canadian’s policy is this: every political party has the “cure” for all our social needs and each of them […]

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Over the years, starting in earnest with the Kemano Completion Project fight in 1993, I’ve been highly critical of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and its politicization by the Mulroney government of that day. I was hit with a massive lawsuit by former Minister Tom Siddon which my insurers stupidly settled (I made […]

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The chickens are, at long last, coming home to roost! The Campbell Government’s Energy Policy, now Christy Clark’s, is being seen for what it is – an egregiously ideological giveaway to large corporations. Even that Liberal suck, the Vancouver Province calls the policy “folly”. Yes, after 8 years of silence, of indifference, the Province in […]

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BC Liberals in Bed with P3 Industry

They’re tucked in so tightly together it’s a blatant, ongoing conflict of interest. I want you to use your imagination, hard as it might be under the circumstances. Suppose there is an NDP premier (see, I told you it would be tough!) who, it’s disclosed, is the honorary chairman of the B.C. Government Employees Union […]

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