For those who don’t know who Don McRae is, he is the current in a long line of BC Education Ministers. The BC Liberal government has a habit of chewing through Education ministers which probably tells you they don’t care much for the file. You’d think Don’s experience as aContinue reading
Christy Clark’s B.C. Liberals may well be looking for the exit door soon. Martyn Brown, former premier Gordon Campbell’s chief of staff, doesn’t think yesterday’s budget holds good news for his party. "I think the only ones jumping for joy today, really, will be the NDP because, effectively, this governmentContinue reading
Thank you, B.C. government, for declaring a new stat holiday. We needed one in February and my family are fortunate enough that we all have a day off work and school and can be together with friends and family. Bonus: Federal offices are open on B.C.’s family day, making itContinue reading
The Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipeline proposals, and Kitimat LNG export plant fantasy, threaten our coast for a fistful of dollars that will end up in the hands of land-locked Albertan oil companies and their shareholders. If Canada treated its natural resources more like Norway, we’d have tens or hundredsContinue reading
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See article in The Georgia Straight: B.C. schools are still waiting for seismic upgrades According to the B.C. Ministry of Education, 121 seismic projects had been completed as of August 2012. Construction work is happening at 14 schools, including Sir James Douglas Elementary School in Vancouver, which Watkins’s two sonsContinue reading
To you, it’s just a fight. To me, it’s the ER social worker looking for a teddybear to console a 4 year old girl because she just witnessed her dad get a broken nose as he was trying to get his daughter out of the hotzone. Nurse on duty atContinue reading
A number of times this year I’ve gone looking for the federal NDP constitution on-line, with no success. During or before the last federal election the party pulled the constitution document from its website – perhaps it was never there. The most recent copy of the document I’ve been ableContinue reading
Vancouver Police have crowd-sourced the identification of suspects. Check out: http://www.identifyrioters.com/ Must-read coverage from an individual: In the belly of Vancouver’s hockey riot Posted by Emily Elias on Thursday, June 16, 2011 I now know how long it takes for a car to become fully engulfed in flames. That’s somethingContinue reading
From CanadaCausesCancer.ca a little humour driving home a point:
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A message from Stephen Harper: I’ve got big cuts in mind for Canadians but not for me and my buddies. Suck on it Canada.
Today Prime Minister Stephen Harper illustrated very clearly his priorities: cuts for Canadians, but not for Stephen Harper, his …
To learn more, visit the Dogwood Initiative’s No Tankers campaign information pages ; to sign the petition click here.Continue reading
I’m seeing some pundits take Jack Layton to task for claiming his NDP opposition caucus at 103 members is the "largest … opposition in 31 years". Notwithstanding insinuations to the contrary by self-appointed fact-checkers, Layton is quit…Continue reading
With relatively little news published Sunday on the wildfires raging in northern Alberta, many Canadians will awake Monday morning to learn with surprise and shock the town of Slave Lake is literally burning to the ground. The entire town of approxim…Continue reading
Elizabeth May in a tweet just now responded to my query last week about travel expenses for a recent coast to coast trip May took to attend a memorial.
@confute I personally paid for that trip (link)
First of all, I’d like …Continue reading
A word association test: If handed a federal election ballot that displays a candidate’s name beside the "PC Party" label – what do you make of that?
Some may mistakenly believe the candidate represents Stephen Harper’s party due to long …Continue reading
One bad sunburn before you are 18 doubles your chance of developing melanoma…
This is a very powerful video. I’m showing it to my children, tonight.Continue reading
Former Minister of Finance (Liberal) John Manley on CBC’s Power & Politics today as much as said that he’d like Stephen Harper to scrap the Canada Health Act. (Video)
Today Manley is president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Council o…
B.C. by-election Wednesday to decide if the un-elected Premier of British Columbia gets a seat in legislature
One incredibly obvious plant was from a woman named Anna Lilly.
I’m rarely going to be in perfect agreement with Alex Tsakumis on any topic…