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Elites trying to take away your vote

“We decide not to have referendums for a good reason — these are bloody complicated issues … It’s anti- democratic.” — Mel Cappe, former Canadian deputy minister, on Brexit

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Bullying won’t stop call for pit bull ban

“You’re a naive ignorant c**t if you wanna ban an entire breed of animals....trust me bud if anyone is gunna attack you it’ll be me not my pitbulls.” — Email to me from pit bull owner on June 25

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BC NDP can learn from upset ‘96 victory

It was 20 years ago last Saturday that BC New Democrat Premier Glen Clark scored an amazing come-from-behind- upset over then-BC Liberal Leader Gordon Campbell — but the lessons of that 1996 campaign are remarkably valid for the 2017 election.

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Leap fans must heed Occupy leader’s warning

“My mission is to persuade activists to stop ignoring failures and to stop repeating tactics.” — Micah White, The End of Protest – A New Playbook for Revolution, 2016

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Mulcair campaign mistakes were fatal wounds

“A man who is used to acting in one way never changes; he must come to ruin when the times, in changing, no longer are in harmony with his ways.” — Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 1532

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Pay-for-play politics ruining B.C.

“There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money and I can’t remember what the second one is.” — U.S. Republican Senator Mark Hanna, 1896

Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. REUTERS

Mulcair faces political Mission Impossible

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” - Georg C. Lichtenberg, German scientist, 1742- 1799

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Conservative refugees find asylum in B.C.

“Conservative: A statesman enamored of existing evils, as opposed to a Liberal, who wants to replace them with others.” — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

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Integrity missing in B.C.’s government

“In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.” — Czesław Miłosz, poet