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Disaster warning: There is an “extremely high probability” that Site C will be delayed by at least one year according to a comprehensive report prepared by international dam construction expert, E. Harvey Elwin, who reviewed a number of confidential documents obtained by West Moberly First Nations in the leadup to...
Treaty 8: Report of Commissioners for Treaty No. 8 WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, 22nd September, 1899. The Honourable CLIFFORD SIFTON, Superintendent General of Indian Affairs, Ottawa. SIR, — We have the honour to transmit herewith the treaty […]
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Electoral reform will not enable the far right: Debunking a red herring: It is now clear that a core assertion of the ‘No’ side in the electoral reform referendum—one that will be endlessly repeated over the coming months—is that proportional representation (pro rep) should be rejected because it will enable far right or “extremist” political parties. It is a spurious...
LNG is incompatible with BC’s climate obligations: Now that we are in a sunny lull between the end of flooding season and the start of fire season, it’s time we had a talk about fossil fuels and climate change in BC. The BC government deserves praise for standing up to Alberta and the federal government over the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion ...
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Movies Can Make Us Mean; They Can Also Save Us (in Culture): As it feels like we are racing deeper into the sewer, some films remind us of the way out.  Related Stories ‘Miss Hokusai’, ‘Moonlight’, and Fall Film Brilliance (in Culture) ‘HyperNormalisation’ (in Culture) Silent Cries for Humanity in 'The Tribe' (in Culture)
A Brave New Way to Fund Journalism (in News): Project taps ‘attention economy’ to let you pay for the information you actually use.  Related Stories Federal and BC Privacy Watchdogs Combine Investigation into Facebook and AggregateIQ (in News) Tyee Story on TransLink Data-Sharing with Police Prompts Provincial Investigation (in News) TransLi...
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The Proportional Representation Referendum, I have no idea how I will vote: This referendum is making feel like I need to choose between losing a leg or losing an eye.   All the outcomes are bad and will not benefit the people of BC.I have been interested in improving the voting system we have federally, provincially and locally for about 35 years.   At times I was very ...
I am retiring from active political engagement : I have reached a point where I do not have the passion for politics any longer.   The discourse in politics is one that is negative without facts or ad hominem.  I have put in a lot effort to try stop treating those they are not agreement with as the enemy but I am done.   I have harmed my mental...
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Former BC NDP Premier Ujjal Dosanjh opposes Proportional Representation - supports No BC Pro Rep Society as official opponent group : No BC Pro Rep's Bill Tieleman with former BC NDP Premier Ujjal Dosanjh  No to Proportional Representation in BC NEWS RELEASE              Thursday June 28, 2018  Former BC NDP Premier Ujjal Dosanjh opposes Proportional Representation and warns British Columbians of potential for extremist parti...
No BC Proportional Representation Society makes 9 recommendations in submission to BC government on electoral systems referendum : The British Columbia Legislature NO BC PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION SOCIETY No to Proportional Representation in BC Wednesday February 28, 2018Attorney General David EbyMinistry of Attorney GeneralPO Box 9044 Stn Prov GovtVictoria, BC V8W 9E2Dear Attorney General Eby: The No BC Proportional Repr...
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New documents & expert testimony report offer chilling contradiction to Horgan & Mungall: Why the NDP must halt Site C now & force Hydro to come clean.: It is with no surprise that I see the NDP had some major media releases planned for today, nor is it a coincidence – it’s called trying to squash a bad story that’s come out with bigger news of their own. Already a report has been released on how awesome the economy is doing and the ride-share re...
Doug Ford hires Gordon Campbell to review Ontario finances…😂: Good luck with that Doug…..the irony, it burns!! But hey if I get to post this video someone made….   Everything old is new again. Ain’t politics grand? https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.thestar.com/amp/news/queenspark/2018/07/17/ford-hires-former-bc-premier-to-review-ontarios-finances.html?source...
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Buses for BC: You may have seen some back and forth on twitter today. It started off with a tweet from iPolitics Former federal budget watchdog Kevin Page will deliver a blunt message to premiers this week about the costs of a future national pharmacare program: if Canadians want one, taxes will have to go up....
I get things wrong: sorry about that: I was looking forward to a change of pace for a Sunday morning. Normally we get up – instead of lolling around drinking cappuccinos and playing on our iPads – and go to the Kits Farmers’ Market. That is a lot more fun than Safeway. But even so gets a bit predictable. So I was ever so pleased to g...
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Why B.C. needs to fix its environmental assessment laws: Citizens have until July 30 to comment on proposed overhaul of project reviews What do the Trans Mountain pipeline, a toxic waste dump at Shawnigan Lake, the Site C dam and the controversial New Prosperity mine have in common? Each was rubber-stamped by the BC Liberal government under a review pr...
Who defaced our flyers in North Van?: MPs are sick of hearing what you think about their Texas pipeline bailout Remember “Real Change, Now”? It’s what North Shore voters believed we were getting when Liberal candidates swept Stephen Harper’s Conservative MPs off the map in 2015. I suppose some things have changed. Like our parliament...
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90 Days to Local Government Elections 2018: Today marks exactly 90 days until the voters' in Wells, Quesnel, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and the Cariboo Regional District elect new Electoral Area Directors, School Trustees, Mayors and Councillors for the 2018-2022 Term on Saturday, October 20th, 2018Nomination packages will be available ...
Legislative Changes Proposed for Alternate Electoral Area Directors': Courtesy of the Union of BC Municipalities:Editor's Note - while there is some good legislative proposals here, I don't agree with all of them and I strenuously disagree with how this topic was initiated at the time by Cariboo Regional District Area 'G' Director Al Richmond and I strongly disagre...
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A rising tide that swamps all boats: VIFF screens "Human Flow," Ai Weiwei's pilgrimage on the long refugee road to nowhereread more
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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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BC Liberals seek to cure their summertime blues: A source close to the core BC Liberal 2017 campaign team and another source on the riding level both tell me that internal polling is dismal, with 300 days to go before the May 9, 2017 election. The Metro Vancouver real estate bubble is weighing heavily in polling. There is plenty of time to righ...
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SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING: 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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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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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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