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Monthly Archive for February, 2013

The famous bordello keeper of the 20s, Texas Guinan, used to greet her “guests” with, “Hello suckers!” Texas Guinan has her presence today in the form of BC’s Finance Minister Mike de Jong. First we must understand some underlying facts about BC finances. A balanced budget – your style and mine – has us forecasting […]

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Will Dix Get Gassed by Clark?

Premier is betting the election on LNG. Where’s the opposition? Premier Christy Clark has just scored points in her Throne Speech by basing her government’s future and our fiscal future on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) exports. The consequences don’t matter to Premier Clark for she’s only concerned about the election. But now NDP Leader Adrian Dix […]

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Don’t eat that, Elmer. Them’s horse buns! The BC Liberal Government’s speech from the throne on February 12 – which hinged on promises of a $100 Billion windfall from BC’s heretofore nonexistent Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) industry – was an appalling attempt to divert attention away from reality with pie in a distant sky. This […]

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The following letter to The Common Sense Canadian came from the office of John Weston, Conservative MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, in response to Rafe Mair’s January 28 column. See Rafe’s further reply below. In Rafe Mair’s article “Environmental ‘Process’ a Myth in Stephen Harper’s Canada”, published on January 28th, 2013, he makes […]

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Wow! The Vancouver Sun has been a-burst with environmental issues, two on the front page February 6. Let’s first back up to Vaughn Palmer’s ill thought out column of February 4. It’s nice to see Palmer has finally sacrificed his virginity and tackled the Independent Power Producers’ (IPP) obscene contracts foisted by the government on […]

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Keep coasting and your New Democrats could lose the May 14 election. As Damon Runyan said, “The race is not always to the swift nor the contest to the strong — but that’s the way to bet.” Similarly the “chalk” player places his couple of bob on the NDP — not the ranch, however. In […]

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In the Postmedia press this past week we learned that Gordon Fisher has become publisher of The Vancouver Sun and The Province. Here is my welcome. Dear Mr. Fisher, My congratulations on your new posting. These two papers need all the help they can get. I’m an octogenarian now – I love that word because […]

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