Imagine you are guiding Canada’s opposition New Democratic Party, working hard to topple Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper while elbowing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau out of your way.
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The B.C. government was warned in advance by several bar owners that its proposed “Happy Hour” changes would actually increase prices and reduce competition, says correspondence obtained by 24 Hours Vancouver through a Freedom of Information request.
"Scaring people justifies evidence-free policies." - Dr. Tom Jefferson, Cochrane Respiratory Infections Group, on overstating flu deaths
It will cost consumers cash to pay for the B.C. government’s misleading “modernization” of liquor pricing – and more convenience will come at a hefty price.
Vancouver’s centre-left risked political disaster in Saturday’s municipal election and still paid a price for well-intentioned vote splitting.
Let’s call Vancouver’s Nov. 15 election a tale of two cities – Vision’s view versus the Non-Partisan Association plan.
Pity the homeless in Burnaby or Surrey because both municipalities are avoiding their social responsibility by not opening shelters for those in need.
How violently China responds to Hong Kong’s pro- democracy protests will not only determine the fate of millions there – it will also have a major impact on Metro Vancouver and Canada.
What connects the horrific disease Ebola in Africa, the terrorist group Islamic State In Syria, the possible mega-drought in California, and British Columbia’s shrinking food production?
Imagine being a lousy poker player facing some of the world’s sharpest aces and it becomes obvious that odds are the BC Liberals will lose big money to get giant liquefied natural gas companies to invest here.
“He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.” — Seneca, Roman philosopher, 1st century BC
B.C. teachers likely went back to school Monday with one of two Rolling Stones hits in their heads – 86% with You Can't Always Get What You Want and the other 14% humming [I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction.
Two prominent B.C. Liberal insiders are now each charged with three Election Act violations for their alleged actions in the “ethnic outreach” scandal of 2013 – and could face up to a year in jail and/or a $10,000 fine.
“When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?” — Benjamin Franklin, writer, politician, inventor, 1706-1790
“School's out for summer. School's out forever. School's been blown to pieces.” — Alice Cooper School’s Out
“It’s good to shut up sometimes.” — French mime Marcel Marceau
Canadian Pacific Railway is a dirty rotten scoundrel.
"With marijuana being such a big issue, I think I could be a really good spokesperson to defend Justin Trudeau from all the attacks.” — Jodie Emery, marijuana activist and potential Liberal candidate
"From hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.” — Captain Ahab in Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, 1851
As the BC Liberals scramble to make its ridiculous “unhappy hour” slightly less objectionable, the big question remains unanswered – why have a minimum price on alcohol at all?