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Monthly Archive for October, 2012

Why are we scared to say it? Are we afraid of a truly democratic government? This is directed at all teachers and all politicians. Our kids are not being told the truth when you teach about our system of government. This is directed to all students and to all citizens. You, I’m afraid, have been, […]

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I don’t suppose that many of you have not by now heard of FIPA (Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement), the trade deal between Canada and China Stephen Harper is pushing forward – and I don’t suppose that many of you, including me, have a full comprehension of what this will mean to trade, not […]

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The Wilderness Committee, Canada’s largest member-based environmental organization, honoured hall of fame broadcaster and co-founder of The Common Sense Canadian Rafe Mair with its annual Eugene Rogers Award for outstanding contribution to environmental protection in BC at its AGM this past weekend. Mair, who joins a long list of distinguished recipients of the annual award […]

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By the time this is published I’ll be away for two weeks on a neat cruise – Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta and return, no airplanes. I’m often told, “You must be pretty well off to afford all these cruises,” but the fact is that if I had another ten or fifteen years to go I […]

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You should read Environment Minister Terry Lake’s op-ed piece in Friday’s Vancouver Sun. If ever you needed proof of the utter incompetence of the Campbell/Clark government this will do it. He gives the government position re the proposed Enbridge pipeline. Lake calls for the Joint Review Panel to “successfully complete the environment review process”. What […]

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I’ve been in and watching politics for a few years now and have seen a lot of politicians come and go. As a child I remember my parents always chiding Mackenzie King for his weirdness, yet always voting for him. Back then I was a precocious little bastard and loved politics and remember how my […]

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His exodus gives BC Cons no reason to mourn, nor for BC Libs to cheer. I fail to see why there is such a big deal being made about John van Dongen’s defection from the B.C. Conservative party. He was a lightweight as a minister who likely won’t hold his own seat no matter what party […]

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Today is a twofer – two for the price of one. First, I’m beginning to feel sorry for Premier Christy Clark. She is a very nice person, personable and able to speak. What she is not capable of doing is speaking sensibly or making decisions that make sense. It seems obvious to me that she […]

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