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Parliament No Place to Shovel Duffy Dirt, Speaker Implies (in News): 'The issue of taxpayer's money is government business,' retorts NDP's Angus.  Related StoriesMike Duffy's Lawyer Asks for Quick, Early Trial (in News)
Government Foils Freedom of Information Requests, Says Opposition (in News): Province claims important records 'don't even exist,' says MLA Carole James.  Related Stories Universities Spend Big Bucks to Bend Government's Ear (in News) New Democrat Donations Collapsed after 2013 Defeat (in News) Throne Speech Dials Back Province's LNG Expectations (in News)
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This weeks Duel for 24Hrs Vancouver: Bill 20 too intrusive.: This week, Brent and I take on one particular change to the Election Amendment act that all political parties in BC support: Should a list of all people who voted in B.C. elections be provided to political parties? When I … Continue reading →
Where does the buck stop?: There is a quiet,angry sadness growing over Surrey this morning and the silence speaks volumes as a family grieves and a community is left reeling. The young man murdered early Sunday was the nephew of MLA Harry Bains. And while death … Continue reading →
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Vancouver's massive 4:20 demonstration joins 300 events lighting up worldwide: A massive crowd gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery today for 4:20, an annual  marijuana rally. Twenty years ago, the first 4:20 demonstration was held in Victory Square park by a dedicated...
Booth with GamerGate logo expelled from Calgary Comic Expo: A group calling itself the "Honey Badger Brigade" was kicked out of the Calgary Comic Expo over the weekend. The group had purchased a booth at the event, but people quickly reacted because their...read more
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Federal Political Party Support in BC January to April 2015: EKOS has been polling consistently since mid January and with large enough national samples to allow for results in BC of around 500 respondents which is large enough to start to mean somethingIn the last three months support for the NDP and Conservatives are up in BC while for the Liberals it is...
Federal Proportional Representation in Canada - is it likely?: Elections in Canada with the first past the post system means that MPs can be elected with less than a third of the vote and a party can form a majority government with only the support of around 40% of the voters.    The system is not doing a very good job of translating the will of the public i...
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No Pre or Post-Election Coalition Government in Sight for NDP and Liberals: NDP leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in happier times - Star photo It's risky, unwieldy and neither party wants it.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The TyeecolumnTuesday April 7, 2015 By Bill Tieleman "Coalitions, though successful, have always found this: that their tri...
Despite Recent Rough Patch, BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark Firmly in Control: BC Premier Christy Clark - Kris Krug photo Clark crazy like a fox - these aren't the moves of a mistake-prone government.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee column Tuesday March 31, 2015By Bill Tieleman"No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it...
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Time for BC Geothermal Energy?: I got some content today from the US Geological Service. It is intended as a “feature” and covers all their services, with a bent towards the upcoming Earth Day. Of course, on this blog every day is earth day, and my content needs to be local. One of the things I have been banging on about is geo...
Divestment: The Guardian is currently running a campaign to try to get the Bill Gates and Wellcome Foundations to divest from fossil fuels. This is running concurrently with other campaigns to try to get institutions to divest including Harvard University. Yesterday the Guardian’s campaign included a tweetst...
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Laila rules: Almost a year ago, blogger Laila Yuile reported on retaining wall defects along the Sea to Sky Highway. Pictures were included:Troubling photos spark Ministry of Transportation inspections of Sea to Sky retaining walls, creating new concerns over Kiewit construction.Laila followed that with addit...
Liberal transparency: secret agreements, no oversight: If politicians become so focused on reaping rewards for themselves, their friends and associates, they begin to act as British Columbia Liberals are acting now. Like furtive night prowlers, government members seek the cover of darkness.Publicly owned lands and natural resources have values minim...
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Doubling contribution limit to Tax-Free Savings Accounts exposes true intent of a bad policy: Last week, federal finance minister Joe Oliver re-affirmed that his government seeks to double the annual limit to Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs), from $5,500 to $11,000. This is a terrible idea. When the TFSA was first introduced, the claim at the time was that the policy was intended to supp...
Balanced Budget Legislation – another zombie policy returns from the dead: Ah, here we go again – when seeking to assert credibility as sound fiscal managers, governments reach for the tired gimmick of “balanced budget legislation” (BBL). It’s not about good economics. Nor about good public policy. Just crass politics. And now the federal government is once again dangli...
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What do you do to prevent more oil spills?: One week ago Vancouver residents woke up to the news that a grain freighter at anchor had leaked bunker fuel into English Bay. No reason to panic, right? Conditions were sunny and calm, there was hardly a breeze: a golden opportunity for the federal government to demonstrate its “world-leading” ...
Grumpy cat says 'Keep that crap outta my sewer': Well folks, this has truly never happened before...Concerned citizens were invited to provide input on a wastewater permit application for the proposed coal port at Fraser Surrey Docks. As you know, there has been overwhelming public concern about the project: from health officials to First Natio...
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Canada Day Performers and Vendors Wanted: Courtesy of the City of Williams LakeThe Williams Lake Canada Day Committee is seeking local performers and vendors that are interested in helping to celebrate Canada Day 2015 (July 1).The committee’s goal for Canada Day is to highlight Williams Lake’s diverse arts and multicultural performers. W...
Top Places in BC for work: Last Thursday - the magazine VanCity Buzz, in partnership with CKNW, is looking at the topic of Putting BC to Work.  View the article hereThe data they use comes from BC Business magazine which ranked 36 communities in BC on the following topics and their weight in the survey:Income Growth - 30%A...
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Exclusive: TransLink staff plan a day out for golf: There is a Translink in Belfast and a TransLink in Metro Vancouver. By coincidence, golf will be on their minds May 28. The Belfast Translink’s website says the public bus and rail company will be transporting golf fans to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal Coun...
The T in TED doesn’t stand for transparency: They say it’s all about Technology, Entertainment and Design and the TED 2015 conference, themed Truth and Dare, is the second of a three-year commitment to Vancouver. Says the TED website: “This week in Vancouver, thinkers, dreamers and mavericks meet at TED2015 to talk about our world — and wha...
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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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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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A Godless World?: 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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