The fundamental problem facing the BC NDP is simple to state and hard to solve: going green has browned off key voters needed to form government.
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(Pierre) Trudeau had a minority government at the time ... to say his government was detested in the West would be no overstatement. — Ex-B.C. premier Dave Barrett on the former prime minister
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes / And she's gone / Lucy in the sky with diamonds — The Beatles
All war is deception. — Chinese military strategist/philosopher Sun Tzu
"I'm not a former Liberal. I'm a Liberal. And I'm a Liberal senator. I think not a lot will change." — Senator James Cowan, “ex-Liberal” Senate leader, Jan. 29
Vancouver is one of the world’s most integrated and diverse cities, yet we still see ethnic media segregation.
It doesn’t make any sense that it’s legal for me to commit suicide, but it’s illegal for someone to help me to die at peace, without pain, in the comfort of my home, with family and friends surrounding me. — Gloria Taylor, late right-to-die advocate
Saturday’s untimely death of the 80-year-old Kamloops Daily News is yet another reminder to those who love newspapers that the future is either digital or dismal.
Smoking is the only honourable form of suicide. — Kurt Vonnegut, U.S. author 1922-2007
His soul swooned softly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead — James Joyce, The Dead
The government says it’s my job to feed my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so — Conservative Industry Minister James Moore, Dec. 13
I’m going to run in the next election on the strong economy. I’m going to run on (being) number one in job creation – B.C. Premier Christy Clark, October 2012
How many deaths are there? They can’t tell you. The information on deaths in B.C. from the flu isn’t available — Drug policy researcher Alan Cassels
Deep Throat: “Follow the money.”
My friend Jack Munro, the longtime woodworkers union president, passed away last Friday after battling cancer.
Our worst foes are not belligerent circumstances, but wavering spirits. — Helen Keller, blind and deaf author-activist
Why is the federal Conservative government treating wounded veterans like the enemy?
We simply don't have good evidence that vaccination of health-care personnel prevents influenza transmission to patients — Prof. Nick Kelley, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, Minnesota
It’s ethically quite dubious to withhold access to a scientifically proven treatment — B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall
How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress” — Niels Bohr, Danish physicist