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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

This is an open letter to NDP leader Adrian Dix and his Energy Critic, John Horgan. It’s time, gentlemen, to pee or get off the pot. The issues of the proposed Enbridge pipelines and tanker traffic on our coast demand your immediate statement of policy. In order that there be no misunderstandings, here are the […]

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Joe Oliver, Harper’s Resources minister, is a dangerous man. Indeed so is Harper. They have flung down the gauntlet, essentially saying that violence is the inevitable consequence of BC not taking the Enbridge Pipeline, the consequent tanker traffic, increased capacity and tankers for the Kinder Morgan line – with only a grumble or two from […]

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If there’s one thing above all politicians hate it’s democracy. For God’s sake, we can’t have the rabble have a say in decisions! Let them do this once and we’ll never get to run the province again! They believe that we live in a parliamentary, representative “democracy” which means that we hire people, called representatives, […]

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Tube the Pipelines, All Three

Keystone is no victory if dangerous bitumen instead pumps through Kitimat or Vancouver. What will happen to the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to Houston, Texas? Will it finally be a go after the November presidential election, or will it be tubed? Before I go on, Damien Gillis, the master filmmaker and I, […]

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Today, because events are moving so quickly, a twofer for you. First, Premier Clark is in one hell of a jam and it’s scarcely improved with a man who I bet left the inner staff of Attila the Hun to join with Madam Photo-op by name of Ken Boessenkool, who amongst other clients worked as […]

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I have good news for our premier. If what I’m about to say is wrong, you have nothing to worry about. You see, Premier, I have this radical notion that the mood of the voter has changed – you evidently don’t, making it obvious (sorry to talk as if you are a slow learner) that […]

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On decisions that matter most, how much say do you and I really have? On New Years Eve, in addition to looking to a new year like the rest of you, I started my ninth and likely last decade. Before going on, let me thank all of you who helped celebrate my roast back on […]

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Enbridge is proposing two pipelines to Kitimat BC to take Tar Sands gunk (more politely “bitumen”) to tankers who at 300 per year will take it to China as is, or to the United States for refining, thence China. Today I want to deal with the pipelines only. The horrible consequences of tankers on our […]

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I write this not just as a New Year’s thought but also as one looking personally at his ninth and presumably last decade. And a sad scene I see. From the commencement of time ownership and control of societies have been shared, preposterously unfairly, between “them that has and them that doesn’t”. It continues today […]

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