I came across this article on Sockeye mortality on the west coast this year due to catastrophic high temperatures in the rivers. What really blew me away was the language the scientist used and his focus, strangely, on “talking points” and messaging.
“It may be advisable for DFO communications to identify “talking . . . → Read More: Sockeye Mortality, Climate Change and Responsibility
BC is burning.
There is no end in sight.
Where the hell is Christy Clark?
Where is our “media”, asking this question?
What would Nenshi do?
Can we trade Christy for Nenshi?
We sure could use some leadership right now,
but we can’t find our leader.
Can you help?
Two days ago I sent this email to Christy Clark, cc’ed John Horgan, Mary Polak, Gail Shea and Leona Aglukkaq. I have had no reply.
Dear Premier Clark.
You have been absent lately, and the people of BC need leadership right now.
We have a still unfolding huge scale environmental disaster at Mount . . . → Read More: Mining, Mount Polley and Ministerial Responsibility
Why does the Liberal Government insist on shitting upon coastal ferry users? It’s quite simple really. We are a bunch of socialists. A sick society that Christy Clark and her mentor Gordon Campbell do not need to retain power. Imagine if this government closed the Sea to Sky for certain . . . → Read More: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Ferries Edition)
My opinion on what the fuck that was with BC RCMP Tuesday morning, that is…
Give me a fucking break. We are supposed to believe that a drug addicted and drunken welfare couple from a basement suite in Surrey conspired to cause bloodshed and mayham in Victoria on Monday?
But E . . . → Read More: I Know You want It!
Christy Clark (or rather, her lackey Terry Lake) declared yesterday that the BC Government does not support the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline at this time. Immediately, this news was plastered over all the media. Environmental Orgs from Dogwood Initiative to Greenpeace trumpeted the news. The War is Over! We won!
Well, before . . . → Read More: Lies and Spin, BC Liberal Style (Not on the Radar)
BC elections are funny, sad and scary all at the same time. (warning, following BC politics can cause sleeplessness and depression. Any consumers who feel depressed after following BC politics should immediately turn off the computer/TV/radio and seek vitamin D, hence my recent silence on the blog.)
This morning I got an . . . → Read More: BC Election
Tweet As the sun sets on the BC Liberal Party and the decade long theft of our assets, the fire sale intensifies. As Harper sells off Kits Coast Guard Station, Christy Clark seems intent on privatising our commons, our forests. Lungs of the planet, pride of the west coast, our cultural identity. Bill 8 . . . → Read More: Kill Bill
I signed this letter designed by LeadNow today and added my comments (in italics).
Dear Honourable Christy Clark, I am concerned about the impacts of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA) on British Columbians.
If the Canada-China FIPA passes, China’s companies could sue Canada if any Canadian government – including our . . . → Read More: FIPA
Tweet I heard it from Laila Yuile, who got it from some newspaper with a paywall…
”John Doyle, the tough Auditor-general who has taken the B.C. Liberal government to task on everything from access to documents related to the Basi-Virk political corruption case to B.C. Hydro’s highly controversial use of deferral accounts, appears to . . . → Read More: Another Government Watchdog gets the boot
UPDATE: Keith Baldrey advises in the comments:
“Premier’s chief of staff resigned after Global News sent questions to premier’s office last week about an incident at a Victoria bar.”
UPDATE II: Rumour – and I emphasis the word ‘rumour’ – has it that the incident involved a woman. We may never know the truth. Keep . . . → Read More: So, just what did Ken Boessenkool do that was so bad he had to resign?
Tweet The former Attorney General, Geoff Plant has a blog! He has some advice today For Mr. Von DingDong(en). Dear John, (I know, Lol, that’s been done before, but bear with me!) I understand that one of the issues which caused you to leave the BC Liberal caucus and party is your continuing unhappiness . . . → Read More: (face)Plant
What? You expect me to be Premier EVERYDAY?
Thanks to the Vancouver Sun for linking this telling video where newly minted Director of Communications Sara MacIntyre tells reporters essentially that having answered questions yesterday, questions today were off limits. This brings back memories of an election not so long ago when media were . . . → Read More: Christy Clark Will Answer Questions When She’s Damn Good and Ready, Thank You!
Tweet Kevin Falcon, BC’s soon to be unemployed Finance Minister tabled his “Prudent and Responsible” Budget today. Which would be fine, if it were true, but it’s not. The reason his budget is complete and utter bullshit is his plan to privatize one of BCs few remaining moneymaking corporations, the Liquor Distribution Branch. According . . . → Read More: Christy Clark’s BS Budget
If you ever wanted to know which side of the political spectrum the BC ‘Liberals’ fall, it’s pretty obvious by now it’s neither centre nor left. When a supposed centre-left political party hires a lobbyist whose previous tenure involved working as senior policy advisor and strategist to Stephen Harper and lobbying for Enbridge and Suncor, . . . → Read More: Christy, what are you thinking? BC Liberals hire Harper aide and Enbridge lobbyist Ken Boessenkool as chief of staff.
Tweet Dear Christy Clark; The people of BC want an election to be held, as soon as is possible. Your Cabinet is operating without a mandate from the people. The people of BC have no confidence in your ability to govern in our best interest. You have continually fudged budget forecasts to suit the . . . → Read More: We want a Provincial Election! Now!
Tweet Our unelected Premier of BC, Christy Clark, can’t figure out why the Occupy Movement insists on persisting in their efforts. From ctvbc yesterday,
Government lawyers have already filed an injunction against Occupy Vancouver protesters, who moved Monday from city property onto provincial land – and Premier Christy Clark says demonstrators shouldn’t expect to . . . → Read More: Cut the Crap Christy!
Tweet A message from BC. Last Friday in BC, Christy Clark announced that there will be no fall election. This amounts to a bloodless Coup of our fair province. Clark has no mandate. She is unelected. She sailed into power by the grace and deep pockets of the same group of suspects that may . . . → Read More: An Unprecedented Friday Afternoon Document Dump, cont…