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Greetings, from the Balmy Tarsands (in Opinion): Join Ian Gill as he spends a weekend hiking (and mildly trespassing) through the Fort McMurray projects.  Related Stories Climate Disdainers Canada and Australia Form 'Axis of Weasels' (in Opinion) Thirty Humble Conditions for Northern Gateway Proponents (in Opinion) Dear Rafe Mair: I'm Not G...
Are Canada's Corporate Giants Re-engineering US Politics? (in News): CN Rail and others raised millions for political parties down south in 2014.  Related Stories Railway Executive Pay Should Reflect Safety: Shareholder Advocates (in News) Bill Aims to Bring Stiffer Sentences to Transit Assaulters (in News) Ottawa Response to Hong Kong Turmoil Underwhelms, Say...
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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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A Good Book Drive Launches Annual Book Drive in Vancouver, Expands to Brooklyn : The program is celebrating its 25th year, and annually provide about 24,000 hours of reading support to over 800 children in 59 schools throughout the Vancouver and North Vancouver School Districts. read more
Court challenges launched to provincial and federal approvals for $8 Billion Site C Dam: The petition asks the BC Supreme Court to quash the provincial Environmental Assessment Certificate granted Oct. 14 to BC Hydro for the Site C Dam Project.read more
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The "Empty Questions" That Puzzle Non-Partisan Association Vancouver's Kirk LaPointe in his Campaign for Mayor: NPA candidate Kirk LaPointe after Frances Bula's "empty question" Kirk LaPointe, the Vancouver Non-Partisan Association candidate for Mayor, is puzzled by several questions.Most prominently, he accused veteran civic reporter Frances Bula of asking an "empty question" when she attended his news ...
Desperate for Deals, Canadian, BC Political Leaders Quiet on Hong Kong Democracy Protests - Offer No Support: Democracy protest fills Hong Kong streets. Photo by Pasu Au Yeung, Creative Commons licensed. Stephen Harper and Christy Clark choose trade over democracy to pump up resource exports to China Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday October 21, 2014By Bill TielemanThe fact t...
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“You are so loved.”: A must read I wanted to share, best done with tissues handy. Beyond what happened,the unsung bravery and compassion of these people is quite overwhelmingly touching. Props to the writer for such sensitivity in this gripping account. “OTTAWA – Lawyer Barbara Winters was headed to a meeting Wednes...
Tragedy in Ottawa: My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the soldier shot and killed this morning while on service in Ottawa this morning – my deepest condolences. My thoughts are also with all parliamentarians, staff, friends and colleagues who experienced this and are still experiencing this. Their safe...
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More Delays for Compass: I got a call today from a producer at CBC TV news who wanted my opinions on the latest delay to the roll out of the Compass card. It seems that the Union has been drawing attention to the poor performance of the card reader on the buses, especially for those who remember to tap out when they leav...
Uber seeks to return to Vancouver: I’m sorry that this story comes from a paywalled site. The Globe and Mail reports that Uber has had a meeting with Councillor Geoff Meggs who “said there will be a motion to council this week to freeze the status quo for six months while staff study the issues – past the election in November.” He...
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One value Premier failed to learn: truthfulness: This item from April 2013 is updated with current numbers.In a 30-minute TV commercial two years after assuming the office of Premier, Christy Clark said that leadership involves,"holding true to the values you were raised with..."If I were one of the people that parented her, I would feel a sen...
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What is the “right amount” for local governments to spend?: Just how much money should a local government spend? If you ask the Fraser Institute, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) or the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) you will always get the same answer: they should spend less.  Oddly, taxpayers sometimes disagree. The Fraser Ins...
A BC framework for LNG, part two: the LNG income tax: Well, we saw this coming but it’s still sobering to see it in black and white. The BC government’s decision to cut its proposed LNG Income Tax in half (from 7% to 3.5%) is simply a cave in to industry. It’s massive giveaway of a public resource to global corporations by a desperate government who...
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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...
Battleground Surrey: Almost no police on the streets, McCallum on attack but wrong: For the last few decades crime situation and policing in Surrey are the top issues. Issues on which resolution this community still waits and will probably wait for a significant time in the future. Whoever becomes next Mayor of Surrey this November will have very though battle ahead to reach fin...
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It’s time we got the meaningful, democratic process we deserve: Wendy lives in North Delta. She’s been there for nearly 30 years. Wendy’s husband Ted has asthma. Ted’s father and grandfather both died of emphysema, so he’s vigilant about keeping his lungs healthy. Wendy and Ted live less than 100 meters from the train tracks. Most residents in their neighbour...
Tough questions for Kinder Morgan at their Twitter town hall: On Oct. 14 Kinder Morgan hosted a town hall on Twitter. We asked members of our social media amplification network to help flood the Q&A with the kinds of questions the Texas-based oil company would have a hard time answering. Here's an assortment of questions that represent the mood of the d...
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When does big money in local politics cross the line?: NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe “questions legality of Vision Vancouver’s cash-for-favours scandal,” shouts the headline atop his party’s midday Oct. 29 news release that landed in my email box. Interesting question, from the challenger who put the incumbent mayor on-the-spot at the Oct. 26 d...
Vision Vancouver hires privatization specialist: Look what one of my city hall sources sent me: An appointment notice penned by the chief engineer to all staff about the appointment of a new senior executive with a provocative professional pedigree that foreshadows major changes at Vancouver city hall under the regime of Mayor Gregor Robertson ...
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WL Council "Flip-Flops" on Lake Access?: Update at 7:12pm, Wed Oct 29th -- Local resident Matt Gertzen appeals to WL Mayor Kerry Cook and WL City Councillors Ivan Bonnell, Danica Hughes, Laurie Walters and Sue Zacharias to reverse their decision from last night at the Nov 4th meeting as it relates to the closure of lake access on Dutch ...
CC Conservation Society Questions: This afternoon - I answer the 4 questions put to WL City Council (Mayor/Councillor) and CRD Director candidates from the Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation SocietyFind the questions and my answers below:1) Are you familiar with the long term Integrated Community Sustainability Plan of 2009 and if so,...
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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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FUN IN POLITICS - MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS: 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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