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Italian Search and Rescue Plane Wrong for BC: Expert (in News): Feds ignore more agile craft fitting province's terrain -- and built in Victoria.
Two Startling Victories for Global Sanity in One Week (in Opinion): Austerity doesn’t work. Dutch judge: Citizens are right, slash carbon emissions.  Related Stories Eight Lessons for Progressives Inspired by Syriza (in Opinion) The Entitled Get More Brazen by the Day (in Opinion) Syriza Win Deals a Historic Blow to Austerity (in Opinion)
A Foot in the Door: Housing in Boomtowns a 'Rollercoaster' (in News): Alberta's oilsands, Newfoundland's mines, BC forests: how to manage a housing rush -- and how not to. Latest in a series.
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This weeks City Hall column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Regional politicians deserve more scrutiny: If you’ve ever played roulette, you might have heard the old phrase describing the popular game of chance: “Round and round and round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows.” It also describes how I feel when I look at … Continue reading →
“O Canada, O Canada, who stands watch from sea to sea? Who for a lost democracy? Who for the true north strong and free? If not you then let it be me”: Singing the national anthem at any event – even at home during hockey games – is always a moment that stirs tremendous pride within me. I am Canadian and thank you William Shatner because every time I say that now, I … Continue reading →
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Results of metro Vancouver transit referendum to be released today: Proponents of the sales tax say it will lead to system-wide upgrades. Opponents say find another way.
BC’s Leisure Travellers Choose Stanley Park and Tofino as Best Places: BC leisure travellers are more likely to say they are considering a trip within their home province in the next year.read more
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Why do I not unsubcribe?: because I have perverse of humour and find these ultra right wing fundraisng letters from US candidates entertaining.  Here is one for the only Canadian running for US president, Ted Cruz Dear Bernard,I'm about to ask you to make a sacrifice in the next 48 hours. But before I do, I want yo...
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Stephen Harper Conservatives' Rule Breaking Rush to Crush Unions with Bill C-377: Prime Minister Stephen Harper - his Senators broke their own rules 'Suicidal excess': A lifelong- Conservative says his party will pay for ramming anti-labour Act through Senate.  Law professor: "Bill C-377 is government red tape on steroids."Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee column...
Were BC Liberals protecting Big Pharma with Health Researcher Firings? Many Theories, No Answers: Unproven court document allegations another reason why calls for a public inquiry will only grow louder.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday June 23, 2015 By Bill Tieleman I don't want the truth. I want something I can tell the Parliament!" - Cabinet Minister James Hacke...
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All VINs Affected by Takata Recalls Now Searchable: This is a notice I received this morning from the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. I know we are not in the US, but I tried my car’s VIN number anyway, which it recognized once I typed it correctly. If you have a car impacted by a recall, then you should hear from the...
Policy Recommendations to Combat Vancouver Housing Unaffordability: This is a bit frustrating, but it derives from a feature of Tumblr that does not permit comments. In view of recent experience I must admit to being tempted to move this blog to Tumblr. So, to you new readers looking at this paragraph and thinking about telling me I am wrong, and then going on to...
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Farrell and Jessop, CFAX1070, Jul 1 audio: Your browser does not support this audio
Wild fantasies and planned deceit: It is now clear that LNG claims made by Liberals before the 2013 BC election were wild fantasies and carefully planned deceit. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives — an organization targeted for a tax audit by the Harper Government — recently published A Clear Look at LNG. The main conclu...
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Legislative changes likely to reduce further the independence of the Auditor General for Local Government: Earlier this month British Columbians saw one more chapter unfold in the ongoing saga of the Auditor General for Local Government.  The provincial government released the report on the AGLG’s office by a former Deputy Minister Chris Trumpy. Trumpy and his report had been the source of earlier con...
Energy and climate in the Harper decade: The costs of climate change are piling up, and can no longer be ignored. 2015 is poised to be a landmark year, with a new global treaty on climate to be signed in Paris. In contrast, the Harper decade succeeded in stalling any meaningful climate action. The PM’s record is not just of neglect, but...
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Economist Robyn Allan withdraws from Kinder Morgan review: Robyn Allan has withdrawn as an intervenor in the federal government’s review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion project, detailing her reasons for quitting in a scathing letter to the National Energy Board. Allan is former President and CEO of the Insurance Corpo...
The Harper Conservatives have left the building in the Comox Valley: It’s a good thing many retirees like to volunteer their skills and that Vancouver Island is home to an exceptional set of them with abundant knowledge. They knew this was a great place to retire whether they'd lived here all their lives or not. What they didn't realize was the abundance of busy...
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B.C. Place getting World Cup ready: While FIFA president Sepp Blatter was surprising and relieving the world at the same time with his resignation announcement in Zurich on June 2, construction workers were busy with some surprises of their own in Vancouver. A source inside the B.C. Place Stadium, site of the July 5 Women’s World C...
Billionaire not the only man pondered for gig as #TransLinkTax celebrity endorser: Jim Pattison wasn’t the only celebrity endorser considered by the TransLink Mayors’ Council. Pattison British Columbia’s richest tycoon was controversially announced March 5 as the head of a proposed external accountability committee, should the Yes campaign convince Metro Vancouverites in the ...
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Happy Canada Day!: Happy 148th Birthday, Canada!!
Steve's Meeting/Expense Calendar - June 2015: For the month of June 2015 as the CRD Area 'D' Director - I attended the following meetings:June 2nd - Joint Meeting between CRD Directors for Areas D, E, F, G, L, WL City Council, 100 Mile Council and School District #27 TrusteesJune 3rd - Public Hearing on Bylaw #4957 (WL Fringe OCP Amendment B...
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What lessons were learned from Public Eye?: That's the question the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting asked me following my decision to suspend Public Eye's daily reporting. In an article published by the centre and J-Source.ca I provide some of the answers, revealing the secrets of its success and why it was difficult t...
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Battleground Surrey: Political will and reforms needed to fix problems: As Surrey approaches one of the most important elections in last few decades media, commentators and general public are highly concentrated on search for a solution of numerous problems facing city’s transformation from suburban to urban. Top of the list is reserved for issues of crime, transport...
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WHO ARE WE? TRY "DEFINDINGCANADA.CA": This is an interactive site. The Name of the Game is ENGAGEMENT. Don't be Shy. Tell us what you think. Post your comments.
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Alex Tsakumis: Clark has offered no leadership in BCTF dispute: [PNG Merlin Archive] In the 1770s, the Queen consort of France was at the height of her popularity. Her beauty and charm were without equal and, being initially greeted with rapture reserved for worthy royalty, the euphoria was boundless. Indeed, Marie Antoinette, at that point, could do no wro...
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Why I’m Voting No in the Transit Referendum: On the rare occasion when I am asked by any level of government as to whether I would like to pay more tax, I say ‘no’. Thanks for giving us the choice, folks. That’s not the only reason I’m voting ‘no’ in the upcoming transportation referendum in Vancouver, though. I also happen to think that sm...

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