Monday , December 11 2017

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What is the Conservative answer to carbon pricing?

There appears to be a lot of discussion about what is a Canadian Conservative in the 21st century. However, the winner of the current Conservative Party of Canada leadership race will define what that is for a generation. Current and future party members have a big choice to make. The …

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The Liberals worst fear in 2019 is not Leitch, O’Leary or Max. It is Michael Chong.

Within the context of Canadian History Michael Chong is a Conservative. A small c conservative in the best traditions of Brian Mulroney, John Diefenbaker, Preston Manning and Sir John A. The amazing feat of Harper was uniting the brand for the 21st century. Now, what to do with this party …

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Securing the 21st century for Vancouver’s middle class

I was born and raised in Vancouver and the city of my childhood is gone.  The future of Vancouver will feature more height, development and transit, creating very walkable communities.  That works for me because I like the future but will this future include the middle class? Vancouver’s middle class …

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How to replace MSP in BC? A $2.4 billion challenge.

The challenge of MSP reform in British Columbia. Currently, British Columbians pay close to $2.4 billion in MSP premiums and will receive $18 billion in health related services this year.  On top of this BC will borrow close to $1 billion to build more health care infrastructure adding to the …

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St. Paul’s leaving the West End – ouch now what?

St. Paul’s to move from the West End – an election promise not fulfilled First of all, I was very disappointed in the decision by Providence, the City of Vancouver and BC Government to close St. Paul’s Hospital and build a new hospital on Station Street.  The redevelopment St. Paul’s …

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The Viaducts – Why recycle 40 years early?

The viaducts – Why recycle now? History – There once was a highway proposed through downtown Vancouver just like every other major city. This highway would have reshaped the city and region. As a first step the mayor built the two viaducts. In the election that followed he was voted …

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Happy Pride 2015 – Politics included.

The BC Liberal Party has been kicked out of the pride parade after being accepted in January due to a policy change in May. So what is really going? Some background to start. I understand the Executive Director of the VPS is a former 2009 NDP candidate who may have …

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