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Harper's Terror Rhetoric Is Alienating Allies (in Opinion): Amped-up talk frustrates Mubin Shaikh, an ex-CSIS informant on the front lines of fighting extremism.  Related Stories We Can Afford a Missing Women's Inquiry (in Opinion) Exploiting Fear is 'Wrong and Racist' (in Opinion) How Quickly Politics of Fear Could Transform Canada (in Opinion)
Add New Field to BC Place's Ballooning Costs (in News): Women's World Cup needs new artificial turf, but no one will name the price.  Related Stories Accused of Sleeping on the Job, Fired BC Place Worker Ordered Reinstated (in News) BC Place Worried Operating Roof Posed a Hazard (in News) Add $80 Million to BC Place's Massively Blown Budget? (in N...
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This weeks column for 24hrs Vancouver: ‘The ‘Yes’ vote not worth saving: Perhaps I’ve been a bit persuasive but this week it appears that Brent’s support for the Yes side is waning…. this is my response to his argument that only Jordan Bateman can save the Yes vote at all. This week’s … Continue reading →
“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” ~ John Le Carre: Wise words for many policy makers who often seem to demonstrate a lack of empathy and understanding of how the real world works for the average person, perhaps because they spend more time behind their desk than out and about … Continue reading →
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Proposed law aims to ‘kill’ trophy hunting in BC: Green MLA: Trophy hunters who leave their grizzly bear kill to rot would no longer be lawful, if a new bill proposed by the Green Party is approved by the B.C. legislature. B.C. MLA Andrew Weaver said the...read more
Your numerology cycles March 1 – 15: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bow. ~AE Houseman. Vancouver is wonderful in February. Pink snow everywhere. This time of year I'm always reminded of returning from...read more
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The Prime Ministers Song: A quick and humorous political history lesson
The Federal Government spent money on this: I am rather horrified to find this badly done videos on a Youtube channel for the Prime Minister, but this one is one that really crosses the line.   Laureen Harper is not elected to anything so why is anyone in the government make a pointless pap video like this about her?  There is nothing abou...
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Stephen Harper - Canada's most socially progressive Prime Minister ever - against his will: Prime Minister Stephen Harper - most socially progressive ever? Bill Tieleman's 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday February 10, 2015By Bill Tieleman "Life is never free of contradictions."  - Manmohan Singh, former Indian prime minister. Stephen Harper has surprisingly become Canada's...
Memo to Media: Don't Broadcast ISIS 'Television Terrorism' - Shut Down Free Publicity They Want: Don't show terrorist hostages and give ISIS what it wants - publicity Refuse to give these evil criminals the enormous publicity they need Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyeecolumn Tuesday January 27, 2015By Bill Tieleman"In order to spread fear and thus advance its political goals, a...
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What Works, What Doesn’t: San Francisco transportation planner Jeffrey Tumlin talked last night at SFU mostly about the experience of transit funding referenda in California. The presentation was recorded and will be available on the City program web page in due course. Tumlin’s book “Sustainable Transportation Planning:...
Two Carbon Talks on the Plebiscite: The meetings are at lunchtime in Surrey and Burnaby, and I won’t be attending either of them. The rest of this post is taken from an email I got today. If you are in the area – or you know of someone who will be – they are free but you have to register The transit referendum campaign is currentl...
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Everything is awesome - UPDATED: Few students in BC graduate from post-secondary schooling laden with debt, according to Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education in British Columbia. Wilkinson asserts there is no student debt problem. He claimed (wrongly):70 per cent of students go through their higher education with no ...
Political football - winners and losers: Senior governments download responsibility for delivering services but seldom include taxing authorities adequate to match spending demands. The download trend is demonstrated in a report by The Columbia Institute: British Columbia's government prefers to raise revenues from individuals through c...
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Why we’re voting YES to new transit and transportation funding: By Seth Klein, Marc Lee and Iglika Ivanova In the upcoming transit and transportation referendum, we think the benefits of a YES outcome outweigh the negatives for the following reasons: Referenda are a terrible way to make tax policy. But a referendum is nevertheless before Metro Vancouver resi...
BC Budget 2015: Missed opportunity for climate change action: Hi! This is my first blog and I thought that a photo of a forest ecologist in his element would be enlightening. Global warming and the other ecological impacts of climate change threaten our health—our very survival. As the impacts of climate change unfold, society will face increasing economi...
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How does the Let BC Vote campaign fit into federal election organizing and beyond?: Like many people, I joined Dogwood Initiative because of its unique citizens’ initiative strategy. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Let BC Vote campaign launch, I find myself reflecting on where we were at the beginning of 2014, how far we’ve come since and of course what’s next. Mo...
Jumping into action: Born and raised on the west coast of B.C., Jordan Soet has spent his whole life exploring his home province. At an early age, his parents instilled in him an appreciation for the limitless opportunities the British Columbia wild has to offer – something that has stayed with him ever since. From o...
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Minding the Ps and Qs: B.C. Place casino gets a new name and financing: B.C. Place casino’s logo A grassy hill and grove of trees that stood beside B.C. Place Stadium’s west plaza until just after November’s civic election are long gone. So is the hill that they stood upon and so is some of that plaza. Crews from construction company EllisDon/Tishman are busy build...
The Liberal odd couple: he’s co-operating with police, but she’s not: In a Dec. 18 email to BC Liberal Party members, executive director Laura Miller signed-off with this shout-out to Santa Claus: Miller and Faist (Twitter). “For his can-do, entrepreneurial attitude. I betcha he’s a BC Liberal. If he was NDP, kids would never receive their toys. They’d be too bus...
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2017 BC Election Head Start?: Earlier today - a Twitter follower appeared in my Twitter feeds called BC NDP - HUH? This new Twitter user also produced a quick 1 min YouTube video critical of the BC NDP on their stance on LNG.  Watch below:On a related matter - Gary Mason of the Globe and Mail also said on a possible NDP win i...
New BC Early Years Centre launched in Williams Lake: Courtesy of the BC Government Caucus:Parents of young children in the Cariboo region will soon have access to a range of early learning, health and family services in one convenient location. A new virtual Early Years Centre, which will support families with children aged 0-6, is under developmen...
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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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The Magical Powers of Persuasion: 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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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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