Category: British Columbia

B.C. accounting rules make it impossible to know who’s lying anymore

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
B.C. accounting rules make it impossible to know who’s lying anymore

Government trying to balance books by shifting B.C. accounting rules: “it’s a deficit … no, it’s a surplus”; even finance minister confused We’re taught to believe that the numbers don’t lie. We’re taught that, no matter what else, you can’t avoid the reckoning of balancing your accounts. And then we’re taught that auditors are there […]

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BC Liberal government the best other peoples’ money can buy

| July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
BC Liberal government the best other peoples’ money can buy

Are Christy Clark and her BC Liberal government for sale to highest bidder? Most Canadians think we solved the problem of big money influencing elections quite a while ago. Weren’t union and corporate donations made illegal? Weren’t personal donations reduced to $1,100 per year (with another $1,100 for leadership races or riding associations)? Well, yes, […]

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Battle for BC Conservatives’ future begins with leader’s resignation

| July 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Battle for BC Conservatives’ future begins with leader’s resignation

John Cummins steps down, BC Conservatives’ future must be decided   With less than five per cent in the general election, and no seats, the BC Conservatives came across looking more like a fringe party than a serious player last May. Compare that to their poll numbers a year earlier, or the 15 and 25 […]

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B.C. government priorities need to be adjusted completely – taxpayers federation

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
B.C. government priorities need to be adjusted completely – taxpayers federation

Time for a core reset, not a core review of B.C. government By Jordan Bateman, BC Director – Canadian Taxpayers Federation Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis has studiously avoided the word “rebuild” in describing his mission this summer. Instead, Gillis says he wants to “reset the organization.” Premier Christy Clark should borrow the phrase […]

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Adrian Dix’s claims of “cheating” by BC Liberals in win a sign of the times

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Adrian Dix’s claims of “cheating” by BC Liberals in win a sign of the times

These days, if you don’t win, it’s due to a cheat, not your own ineptitude British Columbia’s legislature is in session, even though it’s summer. That’s rare. It’s also likely, when the session ends in a few days, the last time the lights will be on in Victoria for a while. So you might expect […]

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BC Ferries handout to employees fails reasonableness test

| July 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
BC Ferries handout to employees fails reasonableness test

BC Ferries fares rise, sailings cut as money given away If you want to see what being absolutely tone-deaf politics looks like, you don’t have to look beyond BC Ferries. BC’s Liberal government tried a trial separation from the public service corporation several years ago. It’s in an odd state, neither privatized and out of […]

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Christy Clark wins seat, but can she govern?

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Christy Clark wins seat, but can she govern?

Christy Clark is a pretty good campaigner, but so far not a great premier Christy Clark won her seat last night. On 37 per cent turnout, she actually won a higher percentage of the votes cast than the riding had turned out for Ben Stewart back in May. Westside-Kelowna ended up voting for the Premier. […]

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Orphan grizzly bear cub released back into the wild

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Orphan grizzly bear cub released back into the wild

Orphan grizzly bear cubs tracked with satellite collars A male orphan grizzly bear cub has been re-introduced into the wild after months of nurture and rehabilitation, according to the Northern Lights Wildlife Society. The cub, named Tika, was found in Golden, BC in December 2012 suffering from a head injury, hunger and isolation Tika is believed […]

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Christy Clark touts free enterprise while slamming the door on it

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Christy Clark touts free enterprise while slamming the door on it

Do Christy Clark and her Liberal government favour Big Business? Today, in Westside-Kelowna, the future of Christy Clark as Premier of British Columbia will be determined. Despite a likely low turnout, a lack of enthusiasm, a johnny-come-lately approach to campaigning and lots of evidence last week that her vote wasn’t materializing, it’s highly unlikely Christy […]

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BC by-elections: A necessary price for democracy?

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
BC by-elections: A necessary price for democracy?

BC by-elections in Westside-Kelowna, Coquitlam and Surrey tell the tale Today, we look at three situations, to try and answer the question “are BC by-elections necessary?” BC byelections – Christy Clark, the failed politician British Columbians are dropping over half a million dollars tomorrow because Christy Clark is a failed politician. A politician’s first job […]

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