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Monthly Archive for April, 2012

There was a time when BC’s politicians had the nerve to say no. Political times have changed mightily since I left the legislature 32 years ago. Of course one would expect change over such a long period, but I’m not talking about the coming and goings of leaders and such. I speak of a sea […]

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The two by-elections are very bad news for the Liberals, not much better for the Tories and excellent news for the NDP. Let’s start with the last first. The loyal opposition is now in the position where a couple of Liberals crossing the floor can bring the government down. I don’t believe that will happen […]

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It’s indeed an overworked accolade but Dr. David Suzuki is a great man. In the Environmental world he is in that pantheon of heroes that include the likes of Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, Thor Heyerdahl and Jacques Cousteau. Dr. Suzuki is a scientist but is better known as the man who brought the environment into […]

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By bringing back the Mental Health Advocate her party yanked. There are 600,000 British Columbians with mental health issues. I am one of them. If the physically ill in our province were dealt with as mentally ill people are, the legislature and its lawn would be crammed with irate people and there would be violence. […]

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How wonderful it is to have such breaking news fanatics as the Vancouver Sun and the Vancouver Province. The Sun on Friday the 13th carried a headline story of how Kinder Morgan is planning to increase its pipeline capacity to 850,000 barrels per day at a cost of $5 Billion. The Province with a breathlessness […]

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Craig McInnes of the Vancouver Sun today has an article essentially supporting the Enbridge Pipeline and the tanker traffic down our coast. His position is that with all the science available these things can be done safely. Craig deserves a trip to the woodshed or, as also happened in my young days, to have his […]

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Of course Christy Clark must resign. It’s not going to get better as time passes. I would be the last to say that the entire problem is of her doing – she was handed a poisoned chalice by Gordon Campbell who is the ultimate Teflon man; he pays nothing for going to jail and when […]

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I think the Harper budget is a plus for the environment. It comes in a way from a roundabout look at things. The government will take habitat protection out of the Fisheries Act and will put developments on a “fast track”. Why is this good news? Because we now have it in writing what the […]

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Seeds of BC Liberal Rebellion

Why Premier Clark has her hands full keeping her own party in line. Premier Christy Clark is in a lot of trouble — especially if she loses the Chilliwack byelection to the Conservatives which, with John Van Dongen crossing to the Conservatives, is almost a certainty. That she’s in trouble anyway has been (finally) canvassed […]

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