Why are the BC Green Party, government watchdog IntegrityBC and the province’s privacy commissioner all opposing a change to the Elections Act that could actually improve dismal voter participation?
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There’s a rush by journalists, pundits and party activists to find big lessons that the BC NDP should learn from Alberta’s astonishing political shift.
Here’s the big money question: Is the BC New Democratic Party deliberately trying to create internal dissent with a new $2,000 non-refundable “entry fee” in the upcoming Vancouver-Mount Pleasant byelection?
Some common sense is needed on the medicinal marijuana business that is growing wild in Vancouver – not a dose of reefer madness.
“We are going to be putting people’s lives in harms’ way.” - Aaron Jasper, former Save St. Paul’s Hospital Coalition chair
“In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.” - Hunter S. Thompson
“Coalitions, though successful, have always found this: that their triumph has been brief.” — Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister, 1804-1881
“No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.” - Niccolo Machiavelli
If you want to make or keep friends, don’t write a column on politics!
Forget about alleged BC Liberal government “incompetence” handling impending April 1 liquor price increases, Sunday openings for government stores or anything else – it’s all a red herring.
The list of those angry with the BC Liberal government over dramatic changes to the liquor industry grows longer daily.
"We learn geology the day after the earthquake." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet, 1803-1882
A single black cloud hung over an otherwise sunny horizon as 25,000 people attended Vancouver International Wine Festival events last week.
Have you ever paid $2.25 for a bottle of water? Of course - you can pay a lot more if you go to a Vancouver Canucks game, a concert, movie theatre or restaurant.
A six-year-old Vancouver girl was viciously attacked and wounded by a pit bull in Crab Park on Jan. 1.
Stephen Harper has surprisingly become Canada’s most socially progressive prime minister - even though it’s against his will and personal beliefs.
The security system is impressive – and not easily penetrated.
After yet another gruesome video showing the beheading of a Japanese hostage Saturday by ISIS and new threats to Canada on Monday, it’s time to stop giving them free publicity — by turning off television terrorism.
Picture this education imbroglio - the Supreme Court rules that funding for kindergarten to Grade 12 students is inadequate and must be remedied immediately with an infusion of billions of tax dollars every single year - or else.
Pit bull advocates are as fierce as the dog breed that has killed and maimed more people than any other by a wide margin.