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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 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

For B.C. Premier Glen Clark. FILE PHOTO

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

Federal New Democratic Party Leader Thomas Mulcair. REUTERS

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

Premier Christy Clark. FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS

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

Ex-Prime Minister Stephen Harper. REUTERS

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

B.C. Premier Christy Clark. REUTERS

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

Premier Christy Clark. REUTERS

B.C.’s carbon tax is costly crap

“Let’s cut the crap about B.C.’s carbon tax. The impact of the carbon tax has been overstated by people who love carbon taxes, and it’s annoying that the tax has generated so much uncritical praise.” — Marc Lee, pro-carbon tax economist

Premier Christy Clark. FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS

Citizens can expect crumbs from premier

British Columbia has the best economy in Canada – something that BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark is constantly boasting about, calling it the country’s only “bright spot.”