“If Stephen Harper were a Republican in the United States, he’d be at the top of his party ... He’s the top conservative leader in the world.” ― Weekly Standard executive editor Fred Barnes
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"The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society.” ― former U.S. President John F. Kennedy
“The province is not seeking to make a profit from water.” ― B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak
“That means that as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.” ― Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman, Nestle, 2005
“There’s nothing democratic about what’s going on here. It’s like watching the Roman Empire collapse.” - Senator Larry Campbell on Conservative senators imposing Bill C-377
“I don't want the truth. I want something I can tell the Parliament!” ― Cabinet Minister James Hacker in Yes Minister TV show
Powerful government forces suddenly fire eight pharmaceuticals researchers, alleging they breached the privacy of sensitive patient files and that police are investigating.
"This latest move just adds insult to injury to craft beer consumers who are fuelling one of the fastest-growing segments of home- grown, B.C. industry." ― Paddy Treavor, Campaign for Real Ale advocate
The BC Liberals launched a surprise attack on public schools on the last day of the legislature’s spring session - tabling Bill 29 to prevent municipalities from charging private schools property tax.
The Alberta NDP did a smart thing in drawing up its 2015 provincial election platform.
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?
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.