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Monthly Archive for February, 2017

Dear Prime Minister, I’ve reached a point where I can say what I please without concern for personal consequences. My age of ambition is long gone and social disapproval simply doesn’t matter anymore. That is where I am and intend to speak my piece. I’m a native British Columbia born in Vancouver a long time […]

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BC’s “alternative facts” budget

By Economist Erik Andersen It is unfortunate that the government exploits the public’s ignorance of finances. We know that BC Hydro abuses the privilege of using regulatory accounting. Carrying $6 billion of uncollected expenses as a asset is an insult and the former Auditor General more or less told them so. Prior to 2003 the […]

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Rafe’s appearance on Febuary 22, 2017, as a guest on The Goddard Report. Topics include the BC budget, BC Hydro, independence of radio journalism, refugees, and Trump (specifically, bad-mouthing judges). Click here to listen.

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Rafe’s appearance on Febuary 9, 2017, as a guest on The Goddard Report. Topics include the Trudeau-Trump meeting, the upcoming provincial election, affordability of prescription drugs, and Conservative Party leadership. Click here to listen.

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This coming election, May 9, is the most unsatisfactory one I can remember since, perhaps, 1952,  when the old Coalition broke up. Most people I talk to throw up their hands, saying such a terrible choice – a corrupt, cheating, lying, government and an opposition that hasn’t shown any leadership at all and gives no […]

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It’s not easy to write an article on politics in the quiet backwater of British Columbia in light of the tragedy in Quebec. I’m going to make this, then, a doubleheader.  This past weekend, the initial story, of course, was all President Trump as he found new ways to prod anti-Muslims by pretending to be concerned […]

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