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Monthly Archive for August, 2015

Churchill once stated that the best time to predict events was after they had happened and I think he was probably right. The current federal election is demonstrating that predictions at any time are pretty iffy but in a hugely long campaign like this one, they’re positively dangerous. I find myself flying all over the […]

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Before I get onto the federal election, let me say I have never been more depressed about governance in this country. A recent note from a reader pointed out the atrocious record of the Christy Clark government in erasing emails, losing emails, redacting emails (that’s bureaucratese for blacking out anything that might possibly embarrass the government), throwing […]

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The Prime Minister has just made an announcement about helping to fix the salmon problem in British Columbia with a flyer that has on its cover a picture of a salmon. Unfortunately that salmon is a Salmo salar which is the Atlantic Salmon, a true trout, not native to our coast. All seven species (eight […]

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No, I WILL NOT root for the Blue Jays

Tell me, where the hell is it written that I must now be a Toronto Blue Jay fan? Is it because I am a Canadian? Well, I have been a Canadian for going on 84 years and during that entire time I confess that I have been a British Columbian first and a Canadian second, […]

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A flash of anger came over me when Ian Jessup of CFAX 1070, Victoria, asked me to come on his show and talk about so-called independent power producers (IPPs), euphemistically referred known as “run of river”. No, I sure as hell wasn’t mad at Ian – he’s is one of the few bright lights left in […]

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