“To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.” - George Orwell
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Tuesday the BC Liberals deliver their throne speech and the big question is how much Premier Christy Clark will prevaricate in pre-election promises.
“This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace.” – John Cleese in Monty Python TV skit
“The notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be.”
What if everything you were told about flu shots, their importance and effectiveness, the need for health care workers to get vaccinated and the huge number of deaths the flu causes every year, were all wrong?
Does the federal Conservative Party have a political Dragon’s death wish
There are two very controversial issues in B.C. and Canadian politics that will be decided one way or another in 2017 – but what will happen?
Premier Christy Clark’s home-buyers plan is short-term gain for the B.C. Liberal Party and long-term pain for both those who borrow money from the government, taxpayers and the entire B.C. housing market.
Controversial, confident, and completely committed to the Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal – that’s Rachel Notley.
“All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it's impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to praise Cuba’s late military dictator Fidel Castro, not to bury him – and has now become an international laughing stock because he refused to acknowledge the obvious – Castro’s horrendous human rights abuses.
“When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism.”
“Five, 10 years from now – different party. You’re going to have a worker’s party." - U.S. Republican President-Elect Donald Trump, May 2016
“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."
“Unregulated hotels operated in residential properties are disruptive to communities and pose serious safety concerns for guests and neighbors.”
Far too many Canadians don’t vote and are cynical about politics – but changing electoral systems will do nothing to improve that attitude.
Just like Santa Claus, Kinder Morgan is coming to town in December.
BC Premier Christy Clark has been all over your television set since late August, telling you what a great job she is doing holding down government spending and creating jobs.
“His brain has not only been washed, as they say... It has been dry cleaned.”
“The larger economy may have improved, but people are worried about the rug being pulled out from under them.” — American pollster Patrick Murray