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Voters are mad as hell, but that’s a long way from building a serious ‘third party.’ There is a lot of chatter about a significant new party coming to B.C. politics. Given the appalling state of governance and opposition, such a discussion is not surprising. Gordon Campbell and his so-called Liberals are in high odor […]

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BC’s river giveaway to private producers was never about self-sufficiency, we now see. The polls showing Premier Campbell in deep doo-doo came out before the Site “C” decision. God only knows what the results would have been if they had been taken afterwards. Site “C” demonstrates beyond doubt that Campbell hasn’t been telling the truth […]

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The world’s shortest blog!

Premier Campbell’s decision to go ahead with Site “C” demonstrates what I’ve said all over the province and written for anyone who will print it for nearly three years: “Run of River, better stated as private power initiatives, will not supply power to BC Hydro because it produces its power during the run-off when BC […]

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The time has come

In this province, those who care for the environment must be their own media. Tom Paine, the “media” catalyst for the American Revolution, rallied Americans with the stirring words “these are the times that try men’s souls”. Are these words applicable to British Columbia, its governments and the farmed fish issue?” I say, clearly yes, […]

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Here’s an Article by Rafe at The Common Sense Canadian which tells us that even the former Attorney General of Norway and the owner of the world’s largest salmon farming company agree that salmon farms must be moved out of migration routes.

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Hobbling BC Hydro so private firms can profit big is bad public policy. Two Simon Fraser University professors, both experts in power issues, have written scathing critiques of the Campbell government’s energy policy. First, they affirm the argument I’ve been making for over a year — that BC Hydro is being forced to buy private […]

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Far be it from me to ruin the happy tune, but here are three key questions. I can hear it now… Tom Jones is telling us about stepping off the train… the old house is still standing… there’s his Momma and his Poppa… and of course sweet Mary with hair of gold and lips like […]

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Buried on Page 2 of the Vancouver Province today, October 20, is a headline “Province halts major transmission system inquiry.” This means that, when you look behind the Campbell government’s never abating never ending fog about energy, this means that the BC Utilities Commission, the public’s watchdog will not carry on its independent investigation into […]

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A referendum on the HST?

When I was at sea recently – NO, not that sort of at sea, I mean on the ocean – I read a weighty but masterful book called The Life And Death Of Democracy, by Australian historian John Keane who also, incidentally authored a fine biography of Thomas Paine a few years ago. Amongst many […]

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It’s All Going to the US

The rivers issue is going to put Gordon Campbell and his government inside a box where the sides unceasingly close in. It can’t help but do that as more and more British Columbians understand what has happened. Campbell was lucky as hell that in the last election the NDP were unable to make this their […]

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