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by Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Aug 09 2010

If anyone had any doubt it is game over for Premier Gordon Campbell, the latest Angus Reid poll spells it out in black and white.  But what’s worse are the figures that also show that, even with a new leader, the Liberals are heading for an election disaster.

That will be Campbell’s political legacy, barring a miraculous turnaround.

The poll, commissioned by The Vancouver Sun...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Wednesday Aug 04 2010

 Vancouver Police got it wrong in the beginning-- and they’re getting it wrong again at the end. The department has jumped on the politically correct bandwagon and supported calls for a public inquiry into what went wrong in the case of the 26 missing women, who are believed to have died at the hands of  Robert Pickton, already convicted of murder in six of the deaths. 

Surely the police...

by Contributor on Saturday Jul 31 2010

"BC Greens oppose the Enbridge  pipelines between the Alberta Tar Sands and Kitimat. The Michigan  spill proves that Enbridge has misled the public on the general safety  of pipelines and on its own record of spills," said Green Party of BC  Leader Jane Sterk.

"It seems that it is only after a disaster happens that the real  record of the company comes out. Enbridge has a history of...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Tuesday Jul 27 2010

Any cop, lawyer, judge or prosecutor knows that when you give in to blackmail, it’s not the end of the shakedown. Not by any means! Too bad the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission never learned that lesson.

It’s only a few months ago that the CRTC caved in to the demands of Canada’s private television networks for a part of the revenues from cable television...

by Murray Dobbin on Monday Jul 19 2010

As you may have noticed I haven’t been blogging much over the last couple of weeks. (Largely this is because I have been immersed in fighting the privatization of the local sewage treatment system). But in part it is the result of having some doubts about what the point is. I often say to people that the left – whatever that is these days – has to offer people hope, not despair, if we are to...

by Contributor on Friday Jul 16 2010

BC must stop exporting fossil fuels if the province is serious about dramatically cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to a new Climate Justice Project brief from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Peddling GHGs: What is the Carbon Footprint of BC’s Fossil Fuel Exports? reviewed emissions from BC’s production and export of fossil...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 05 2010

British Columbians cannot afford to let Enbridge bring the devastation of the BP oil spill to their coast. That's the message a delegation of B.C. First Nations is bringing back from the Gulf of Mexico today, after a four-day tour of the Gulf Coast area affected by the BP oil spill.

"Everywhere we went people told us the same thing: if you have a choice when
it comes to big oil...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Saturday Jul 03 2010

The hurt has begun: BC consumers are now being hit with a higher sales tax (HST) almost every where they turn.  And as a result some of those who can hardly afford it, like food servers, are already taking the hit.

A friend of mine told me the following story: each morning he has coffee and toast at a neighbourhood restaurant; the cost, pre-HST, was about $3.75 so he would leave $5,...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Thursday Jun 24 2010

BC’s media has shown exactly why that new Sun TV News channel to cover Canadian events, issues and news with an edge is so badly needed.

““There’ll be a range of opinion. It’ll be different, it’ll be less politically correct. If you’re wondering what the presentation of what kind of news stories we’ll be interested in, and a flavour of the commentary that we’ll have, pick up the Sun...

by Murray Dobbin on Monday Jun 21 2010

If things go according to right-wing Quebec millionaire Pierre Peladeau’s plans the Republicanization of Canada will, in the near future, take a in another giant leap. Peladeau, the founder and major owner of the Sun media newspaper chain (the most right-wing in Canada) is planning to launch an all news channel which has been dubbed ‘Fox news north.’ The man in charge of developing the network...

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