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Monthly Archive for December, 2014

I come today in praise of the Vancouver Sun and trust that events don’t prove that I should’ve approached the mainstream media with my usual skepticism. First, let me tell you a story from my early life which you may have heard and, if so, please bear with me. Coho spawn in the darndest places […]

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I’ve been very critical, especially recently in the tyee.ca, of John Horgan, leader of the NDP, and the Official Opposition itself. This is, I assure you, nothing personal but is entirely a matter of the quality of the opposition presented and the effect it has on forming public opinion. Socred praise for Barrett NDP A […]

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Betting on mirage jobs, NDP leader downplays huge risks to citizens and nature. Dear B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan, The reader response to my last article criticizing your support of the Liberal government’s LNG policy was substantial, and to be blunt, you didn’t fare well. Clearly, you and I don’t agree on this one […]

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The stopping of the Kemano Completion Project is a true people’s victory. by Gordon Young In the eighteenth century Edmund Burke wrote that “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” In the last half of the twentieth century British Columbia saw evil almost triumph. Montreal-based multinational […]

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There is surely nothing quite as ridiculous as a Tory pretending that he cares. Money and rich friends they understand but when it comes to the values that ordinary people revere they’re at sea. In fact they’re bewildered by those who think that the poor ought to be considered by society or that such things […]

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I suppose it’s not unusual for an electorate to feel swindled. It sure as hell happens often enough. The BC electorate has every right to feel swindled in the election of 2013 by the Christy Clark government’s solemn promise to make us all wealthy through LNG plants. This was a very specific promise and even […]

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Gentleman Jean

It was not bad being a Montréal Canadiens fan when I was growing up during the 40’s. That decade was, however, dominated by the despised Toronto Maple Leafs so it was always an uphill battle. Incidentally, I was deprived of a sterling hockey career by a bit of bad luck – I never learned how […]

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Premier Christy Clark has taken it upon herself to criticize the parents of Premier Christy Clark has taken it upon herself to criticize the parents of two 11-year-olds who protested the Kinder Morgan action in Burnaby and were only not arrested because the police chose to refrain from doing so. The premier is concerned that […]

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