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Monthly Archive for September, 2013

Democracy?

Here is another article which, apparently, ran afoul of Mr Putin. Quite why, I cannot say. I should add here that I cannot be certain of the reason except for nearly 5 years I had no columns returned by the Strategic Culture Foundation, then I was told that columns about Russia or Russian policy (such […]

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When will we ever learn?

Hi folks … here is another of my columns recently censored by Mr Putin… the only possible reason I can come up with is this could be taken as criticizing his position re gays In my advancing years I don’t get as angry as I once did, Perhaps that’s because I’ve seen so much go […]

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Today’s decision by Adrian Dix to step down as BC NDP leader, pending a leadership election next year, comes as no surprise. The good news for Mr. Dix – to be a bit catty for the moment – is that he stays as Leader of the Opposition, with the salary that goes with it, until […]

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When powerful countries mess about in other lands sooner or later it backfires. Afghanistan is but one lesson. From Alexander the Great until today it has been unconquerable in the sense of a conquering country permanently ruling the place. When the United States moved in to destroy Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden much of […]

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A Quiz for Premier Clark

Two predictions: She can’t pass it. Creating a fail for BC. Premier Clark used to be Minister of Education so I’m sure she would be delighted to answer a few questions from old Uncle Rafe, the friendly schoolmaster. Madam Premier, you won a memorable victory last May and no one can deny it, no matter […]

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When I read that BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair and Tom Sigurdson, head of the BC-Yukon Building Trades Council, had arrived at a deal with Premier Clark on training workers for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) business we’re told is coming, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Now let me make this clear – there is […]

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Folks, the wheels are coming off the BC Government’s 2002 Energy policy, which forbade BC Hydro from creating new power (Site C Dam being exempted). Energy Minister Bill Bennett has cancelled 10 Independent Power Projects (IPPs), with plans to defer delivery on up to another 9. This is a major vindication for all of us […]

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BC Hydro’s Darkening Future

How BC Liberals are shutting off our province’s energy options. “O what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott said a mouthful! We British Columbians are the ongoing and apparently disinterested victims of a world-class deception and it has gone on since 2002 when Gordon Campbell announced British […]

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