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Monthly Archive for June, 2013

We are getting barrow after barrow of barnyard droppings dumped on our laps and we should know it. Premier Clark promised us huge LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) revenues in a few years. We would be debt free and have $100 BILLION in the to be created “Prosperity Fund”.  That was at the start of the […]

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Gordon Clark in the Province this week called into question the relevance of the NDP and I’d like to add my two bits worth (now there’s an expression that’ll date you!). Clark is right and it has serious consequences for our province. As I have often mentioned, Lord Randolph Churchill once said, “it’s the duty […]

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Six issues the press must cover to hold power in this province accountable. Now that the BC Liberals have a new four-year mandate we need media vigilance more than ever. Although to see it in action you wouldn’t know it, the press has special constitutional protection both in our written and unwritten constitutions which give […]

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I find myself in complete empathy with H.L. Mencken, when he said “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” I read Vaughn Palmer in Friday’s Sun, where he said, talking about the challenges facing Bill Bennett (not the real one but […]

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I want to clarify my position on the proposed Site C Dam: I AM AGAINST IT. One of the troubles in this business is that one comments on many aspects of the environment and can have a word or two or a line taken out of context – as happened with a column of mine […]

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Ok, John Horgan (BC NDP Energy critic), now I’m pissed off. You were quoted in the Vancouver Sun this week as saying you’re unhappy that the NDP lost, etc, weep, sob. Here it is in plain, unadorned English: I TOLD YOU SO! In fact, my advice to you and your party has been constant and goes back […]

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Is their approach to campaigning and politics in general. Here’s why. It was a smashing defeat for British Columbia’s New Democrats. In my view, it will be difficult for them to be in fighting form before 2021. I understand that eight years is a long time and that in politics a week is an eternity. […]

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Here are three things to remember about Premier Clark and the Enbridge pipeline: 1. She did not reject the pipeline – she simply said that Enbridge had not met BC’s conditions. 2. She has, simply said “we want money”, which reminds me of the old chestnut where a man invites a lady to bed offering […]

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I think most environmentalists are still in a state of shock over the Liberals’ victory – or more correctly, the NDP loss. The NDP campaign was the worst I have ever seen, and that’s saying something! I thought 2009 was bad but it wasn’t a patch on this one. There’s no point in trawling over […]

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