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Monthly Archive for August, 2011

HST Down, Christy Clark to Follow

Here’s why I am hoping the premier calls an election as soon as possible. In spite of every dirty trick in the politician’s bag, the HST was voted down. What will that mean for the early election that Christy Clark promised in May upon winning her seat in Point Grey? The defeat of the HST […]

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The admission by Dave Cobb, President of BC Hydro, that Hydro is spending 100s of millions for energy they don’t need came as a shock, except for Damien Gillis and me and others, notably the Wilderness Committee, who have been saying this for three years without a peep out of the government. It’s too bad […]

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How to Read the Riots

As discipline waned and jobs fled, the rich flaunted mindless greed as their natural right. There are many reasons for riots and many, over time, were watershed moments for the advancement of liberty, free speech or what have you. The riots in Vancouver after the Stanley Cup loss and the recent ones in Europe and […]

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I have called it the Campbell/Clark government because that’s what it is. Premier Clark was in on the beginning of most policies including the disastrous energy plan that sees private power companies (IPPs) destroying our rivers to produce power for BC Hydro which it doesn’t need and must take anyway, bringing Hydro to the brink […]

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The response of the private power industry (IPPs) to the recently released study on BC Hydro is goofy even against other barmy statements they make. The defence against the charge that their power costs many times what BC Hydro can make it for themselves is that BC Hydro has paid for its facilities long ago […]

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This will be a short blog because the point is simple… and devastating. Mark down August 12, 2011 as the day BC Hydro all but concluded its suicide mission, with the Campbell/Clark government and the Review Panel playing the role of Dr. Jack Kervorkian. When you sort through the announcement by Rich Coleman and the […]

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What do families have to do with the environment? Quite a bit, actually. The Campbell/Clark government is looking for an issue to run on and the Family is the answer the backroom boys and girls have decided is the best one. This decision is sure as hell not based upon the government’s great successes in […]

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How to make Parliament healthy, so MPs actually work for you and me. Listen my children, and you shall hear (apologies to Longfellow) kindly old Doctor Rafe as he cures our political ailments. Doctor? I have a Doctor of Laws (albeit honourary) from SFU — any university who would present honorary degrees to Alexandra Morton […]

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The Campbell/Clark government has done it again. Now wolves will be wiped out in BC because, it’s alleged (by ranchers), that their cattle are being slaughtered by wolves. Ranchers are friends of the government while wolves are not. The constituencies where cattle are ranched are constituencies the Liberals must win if they’re to win the […]

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Until a couple of months ago I had never heard of “fracking”. I now understand why. And I should have known. Governments, by long standing habit, don’t like smarty pants environmentalists to learn what the hell is going on and thus be able to alert the masses for those masses can mess up the process. […]

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