Liberals cling to talking points the way the Premier clings to Hawaiian lampposts, not for illumination but to keep him standing up. Premier Campbell wallows in corruption like a rhinoceros in an […]
BC Liberal spokesman speaks
Vaughn Palmer, corporate media’s main BC Liberal spokesman, was on Global TV news today explaining British Columbia’s April 1 tax and fee increases. Noting the number of price rises newly effective, Palmer […]
Keeping crème de la crème fraîche
Northern Insight’s most-read article is brought back to the top at the request of readers. It was first published July 27/09. Moving to HST by broadly applying a 12% combined federal and […]
Inflation means higher interest rates, eh?
With this week’s uptick in term mortgage rates and new federal qualification rules aimed at keeping unprosperous people from entering the housing market, I decided to bring this article back to the […]
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Liberals, Stop Lying about BC Rail, Will McMartin, TheTyee.ca Shirley Bond receives a salary and allowance in excess of $160,000 per annum, but she seems to lack either the inclination or the […]
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Can you think of Canadian parallels ?
By George Monbiot, guardian.co.uk Why do our paranoid, anti-fun police seem to think they run the country?Morality policing here is starting to rival Saudi. At protests and festivals, we need to reassert […]
Leaked documents from the offices of a party insider show that BC Liberals are developing a plan to streamline the province’s ‘antiquated’ system of graft. Profiteering, influence peddling and unethical practices are […]
In the world I want, the public service ethos includes accountability, trust, probity and equity. This is not merely a naive dream because, in practical terms, the qualities are essential to continuation […]
More Afghanistan, more of the same
I can’t improve on the reporting of ProPublica so click on the link and read Frustration Abounds With Afghan Army, Police Force.
Evolution of policing
It is interesting to consider the evolution of surveillance capabilities available to police. Within one person’s lifespan, authorities moved from no-tech to high-tech. In the 20th century’s first half, police depended on […]
An odd coincidence, or ?
From the Vancouver Province, March 23, 2010: Orion Hutchinson was impaired when he was killed in a collision with an allegedly impaired off-duty Mountie, a coroners report revealed yesterday. The 21-year-old motorcyclist […]
Judge for yourself
Read also Multiple Offenders from March 11. An extensive audit of the Victoria Police revealed: One of the findings – noted as an area of “key concern” – was that 13 officers […]
Justice is blind . . . to abuses
Attorney General Mike de Jong expressed concern about “. . . a growing disconnect between the justice system and the people.” No doubt, he is talking about citizen discomfort over his own […]
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
Vancouver Police Deputy Chief Steve Sweeney covets electronic cameras used for Olympic security. Mayor Gregor Robinson says that City Council has no appetite to keep the devices. However, they might as well […]
Tax cheats paying up, or not
According to the Globe and Mail, Canada Revenue Agency can: already boast that it has unearthed six times more offshore income, $600-million, this year than last thanks to a wave of international […]
Let’s make a deal
Capital Regional District must decide which door to open. Door number 1, pay $1.65 billion Door number 2, pay $2.03 billion Door number 3, pay $2.36 billion The province ordered the CRD […]
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Privatizing the wilderness
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