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Tag Archive 'BC Rail'

I was recently asked by a reader what it is I want, presumably in the way of government. I’m not so naïve as to think I’ll ever be satisfied, but neither is anyone else. Unless we’re members of a party or one of its cheerleaders we understand that human institutions will contain the human frailties […]

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Van Dongen No Hero to Me

Pundits celebrating BC Lib defector’s Railgate statements should dredge up his fish farm file. Writer Nelson Algren had as three rules of life: “Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.” To this I might add […]

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Basi-Virk trial update

The decision by Crown Counsel Bill Beradino to reduce his witness list in the Basi-Virk trial is disturbing, very disturbing indeed. This case is, of course, all about the “lease” of BC Rail to CN and the Campbell government’s role in it. Mr Berardino has a huge experience in litigation, having been involved in many […]

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Campbell’s Hypocrisy Habit

Libs’ top cop has license yanked, stays in race. Too typical. With apologies to Walt Disney: “Who’s afraid of the big bad NDP?” During their decade in office (from 1991 to 2001) I was their constant critic. As I was of Rita Johnston, Bill Vander Zalm and Bill Bennett (after 1981 when I left his […]

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Hey Gordo, What’s Going on Here?

For Premier Campbell, unsavoury questions pile up. As I write this, I’m coming to the end of a long road trip where I’ve been speaking to groups about the Campbell government’s energy policy, which bids fair to permanently lay waste to 600 to 700 of our rivers and streams in this wonderful province of ours. […]

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