Dr. Harry Swain explains in detail how BC Hydro can show a profit while losing money. He then describes the “oversight” process involving Site C.
BC Hydro will lose hundreds of million of dollars per year on Site C dam output, according to a Vancouver Sun article by economist Marvin Shaffer. Facing an installation cost double that of power from utility-scale solar or gas fired turbines, additional hydro-electricity is unneeded and unaffordable. However, in the face of an election, the board of BC Hydro, loaded with Liberal patronage appointees, is not about to correct its faulty course.
truthiness n. informal the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true.
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The bright minds at Kinder Morgan have re-refined advertising in their effort to build support for the inner harbour of Vancouver becoming a site for major bitumen exports. Now the tag line used is: “Committed to safety since 1953.” Of course, this remains fundamentally false since the Trans Mountain pipeline, built in the mid 20th century, was not acquired by Kinder Morgan until 2005. Previous pipeline operators may have been committed to safety but those people are long gone. Today, Kinder Morgan chooses not to stand on its own record across North America; they prefer to appropriate the reputation of Trans Mountain’s departed owners…
One value Premier failed to learn: truthfulness
This item from April 2013 is updated with current numbers. In a 30-minute TV commercial two years after assuming the office of Premier, Christy Clark said that leadership involves, “holding true to […]
Tall tales in the post-truth era
I’ve often wondered why Grouse Mountain’s single wind generator sits idle, even as the breezes blow. Talking about the wind machine standing above North Vancouver, BC Hydro’s CEO said: Grouse Mountain is […]
Truth and Premier Photo Op remain strangers
David Akin’s On the Hill, November 2/12, Latest job numbers: BC is number one — in job losses ” ‘I’m going to run on (being) number one in job creation,’ BC Premier […]
BC Liberal truthiness
We face 26 weeks of taxpayer paid pre-election advertising promoting the BC Liberals. They’ll be using “facts” like this one, broadcast on Global TV November 9: “We’re ensuring British Columbians have the […]
Truthiness in BC
Former U.S. Presidential candidate Stephen Colbert says people used to be entitled to their own opinion but not their own facts. Now, facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. An opinion […]
Vancouver Sun and Gordon Hoekstra: FAIL!
“On the left you can see yesterday’s Vancouver Sun cover page the day after more than 60 First Nations announced they will not allow the Enbridge pipeline through their territories, on the […]
Untruthful minister Don McRae must resign
McRae at BC farm of Norwegian company Greig Seafood British Columbia Hansard, October 20,2011 Minister of Agriculture Don McRae: “I’m pleased to say that over 5,000 samples have been tested for ISA […]
Falcon: Revenue neutral HST an "urban legend"
When the referendum delivered an unwanted result, BC’s provincial government reshaped, polished and coordinated messages to the public. One particularly troublesome claim, made by Finance Minister Colin Hansen during the July 2009 HST announcement, […]
Intermittent economic storms
Speaking with his disingenuousness dial set to maximum, Education Minister George Abbott talks as if the provincial government is merely an interested observer to the teachers’ labour negotiations, “We do hope the […]
Liberal truthiness after HST decision
Canucks & Clark fall short in big tasks Premier Clark and Finance Minister Falcon say the return to PST will cost BC $3 billion and warn of required spending cuts and austerity […]
How was this a "communications error" ?
From Christopher Foulds, Kamloops this Week (KTW) Stowe told KTW someone in the Blazers’ organization signed up the players, though he did not know if the memberships were accompanied by the $5 […]
Like babies, promises easy to make, hard to deliver
Paul Willcocks asked at his blog Paying Attention why MLAs don’t get more respect. He then proceeds to give a number of good reasons, including this: “MLAs do have a high opinion of their own […]
Yes Mr. Hansen, but . . . ( A rerun to keep our memories fresh)
Colin Hansen made a May 31 appearance on a question and answer forum conducted by the Globe and Mail. Hansen again complained that opponents were spreading misinformation about HST and Hansen then […]
What the meaning of ‘is’ is, again.
The defining moment of Bill Clinton’s political career might be his statement to a grand jury, claiming he wasn’t lying about Monica Lewinsky when he said, “There’s nothing going on between us.” […]
Laila Yuile refutes the BC Government refutation
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; Laila Yuile offers another chapter in her reporting about Shadow Tolls. It seems the […]
Truthiness will set us free
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