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Former Official Fears Blame for Health Ministry Firings (in News): Emails and letters shared with The Tyee by ex-deputy minister detail concerns.  Related Stories Key Health Ministry Advisor Was Surprised Firings Targeted Just 'Low Level People': Emails (in News) 'Horrendous' Ordeal: Third Worker Gets Apology over Data Breach Allegations (in News) Health Min...
In Era of Cuts, a Little CBC Nostalgia (in Mediacheck): The damage is hard to assess if we can't remember what an extraordinary public broadcaster it once was.  Related Stories Starving the CBC: Years of Cuts, and Now the NHL Lockout (in Mediacheck) Sorry CBC TV, Canada Is a Radio Nation (in Mediacheck) A Case for In-Depth Reporting (in Mediacheck)
BC's Public Liquor Stores Loosen up a Little (in News): New rules permitting longer hours (and colder beer) could affected prices, government warns.  Related Stories Divisive Development Not Just Vancouver's Election Issue (in News) Key Health Ministry Advisor Was Surprised Firings Targeted Just 'Low Level People': Emails (in News) Gov't Still Ope...
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Special endorsement of Vancouver Councillor Geoff Meggs: Bill Tieleman with Vancouver Councillor Geoff Meggs, Erin Coward I have endorsed all of the Vision Vancouver candidates - from Mayor Gregor Robertson to the City Council councillors and School Board Chair Patti Bacchus and the Vision candidates and Park Board candidates.  I am confident they wi...
Why I support Barinder Rasode for Mayor in Surrey: Bill Tieleman talks to Barinder Rasode in Surrey earlier this year Last month I endorsed my friend Barinder Rasode for Mayor of Surrey - and with the election upon us, I'm taking the opportunity to say so again - but here:“I have known Barinder Rasode for many years - and about her commitment t...
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There's something in the air, an evening with Airborne Toxic Event : There was something in the air when Airborne Toxic Event played at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom. It all began with a simple song, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen. Prior to Airborne's performance this...read more
Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion won't bring "fair share" of revenues to B.C.: open letter: November 19, 2014 Dear Premier Clark, Your government is an Intervenor in the National Energy Board Section 52 public  interest review. The hearing is to determine if Kinder Morgan’s Trans...read more
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Current Stage of LNG Projects in BC: The timelines for LNG in BC have been slipping and the government is going out of their way to try and show a huge interest in BC by listing every flight of fancy project out there.   Somehow by giving equal weight to serious projects and total pie in the sky projects the government thinks the pu...
What the Canadian Military's Next Mission Should Be: Canada does not have the armed forces needed to make a difference in the Middle East.   It is too late to intervene in Ukraine.   But there is something our military could do.Canada could open bases in Lativia, Lithuania and Estonia.    All three of these countries are small democracies neighbour...
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Why the culture of cronyism and patronage hurts all of us: I’ve been working on some very intriguing followups to two stories from earlier this year, the kind that will have you shaking your head in disgust… but neither will surprise  those of you who have followed the way things work in this province. The first will come likely Friday, Monday at the lat...
This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Mega-city unsuitable for region.: This week’s topic: Should the Lower Mainland become a mega-city like Toronto with one election for the entire region? Brent is right on the money when he states: “What an election!” For politicos, there’s no bigger rush than election night – watching the polls come in to see what direction voter...
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Election Impact on Transportation: I got a call this morning from Global BC, inviting my opinions for their live cable news show which only goes to Shaw customers. So if you have some other way of getting tv, this will help fill the gap. Gordon Price was in the same coat closet sized “studio” ready to follow me, for another show ...
“Greens support a referendum on how we fund transit”: The title is a tweet by @Vangreens. I am a member of the Vancouver Green Party and I have supported their current campaign – although as I did not pay $100 or more, that does not show up in their public declaration. This blog post is my response to the tweet, simply because there isn’t a way to s...
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Corporate interests rank above citizens' interests:
LNG export policy will damage BC businesses and consumers: A large employer organization in Australia wants government to subsidize businesses crippled by large price increases for natural gas. Ai Group says governments have to moderate the consequences of decisions to approve export facilities that connect Australia to global gas markets. When LNG plan...
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How to create good jobs in BC: Five years have passed after the end of the Great Recession but both BC and Canada as a whole are very far away from a meaningful recovery in the labour market. Headline unemployment rates are not terrible (6.1% in BC and 6.8% in Canada) but fewer people are looking for work and part-time positio...
How the Pie is Sliced in BC: It’s an interesting finding, and perhaps the start of a good trend: the share of income going to Canada’s top 1% has declined (Statscan release here, Globe story here). One great thing Statscan has done in recent years is to make its data freely available, so I went to dig deeper on national, BC ...
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Voter turnout climbs across Salish Sea municipalities: candidates elected on promises to oppose crude oil, thermal coal exports: Media ReleaseFor immediate release 15/11/2014 Contact: Lyndsey Easton (250) 370-9930 x. 29 Municipal candidates vowing to oppose Kinder Morgan’s oil sands pipeline project will form a majority on council in Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria and Esquimalt, all places where Dogwood Initiative teams wor...
Sorry if that e-mail I sent was creepy: I’m writing to apologise if you’re one of the Dogwood supporters who felt creeped out by an e-mail I sent on Wednesday. It’s the one that showed up in your inbox like this: {FIRST NAME}, our records show you haven’t voted in {MUNICIPALITY} If you opened the e-mail, the first line went like this: ...
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Election 2014: Addressing the address issue: In at least three cases, cards sent to City of Vancouver electors appear to direct voters to voting stations that are actually not near their homes. Dear Vancouver Resident Saturday, November 15, is municipal Election Day! Whether you’re out shopping, going to the gym or running errands, there a...
Election 2014: Of greenwash, #GreyestCity and funny money: Voters go to the polls Nov. 15 in British Columbia to elect municipal leaders for the next four years. This will be the last such general election in your city, town or village until 2018. Get out and vote. Choose wisely. You have more power at the ballot box on Nov. 15 and then less power the ne...
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Mt Polley Mtgs - Nov 23rd/24th:
T.J. Grewal out!: T.J Grewal who had been in the race to become the next Federal Conservative Party nominee for the Federal Electoral District of Cariboo-Prince George is now officially out after exhausting all of his appeal avenues.  The Conservative Party of Canada denied his nomination package because he had no...
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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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Youth file misleading advertising complaint against VCH: From this morning’s press conference. ——— Vancouver – Three young patient advocates fighting to keep the Pine Free Youth Clinic open have retained a lawyer to file a complaint about a poster distributed by Vancouver Coastal Health. They say the poster is misleading, compromising their ability to ...
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Westside-Kelowna By-Election Maps: As everybody that has any interest in British Columbia politics is aware, Premier Christy Clark is running in Westside-Kelowna in a by-election. The only question is how much of a margin she is going to win by and what the turnout is going to be, but suffice to say the BC Liberals will be sparin...
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What went right and what went wrong at Public Eye?: That's the question the Canadian Centre for Investigative Journalism 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 ...
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Exclusive: Russia buys Vancouver landmark in hostile takeover : Russian clowns outside Science World in 2010 (Sochi 2014) The Russians are coming (back), the Russians are coming (back). Four years after Science World was temporarily transformed into Sochi World during the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Russian Federation government is set to buy the Vancouve...
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G-DAY FOR GIRLS: 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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Living Life in the Present: I just got back from a trip in British Columbia’s wine country, followed up by a party-every-day experience in New Orleans — not that you’d know any of that by following me here or on social media. More than ever, I’m just living life in the present — meaning the best I can give right now is an a...

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