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by Contributor on Friday Feb 26 2010

With Parliament prorogued, the Harper government has been busy wrapping up a last-minute and lop-sided deal with the U.S. on how to handle the ‘Buy American’ provisions in their 2009 stimulus legislation. With just a few days left before the bidding was closed on the $275-billionUS stimulus fund, 98 per cent of which was already committed, the deal was finally signed on Feb. 12.  With very...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Thursday Feb 25 2010

 You may not like or agree with the B.C. government, but you have to give them credit for knowing and understanding how to deal with the current state of B.C. media. With the help of VANOC and the 2010 Olympic Games,  Premier Gordon Campbell and his ministers and government officials have had  the B.C. media right where they no doubt want them: mesmerized by Games fever.

And now we can...

by Rob Leggett on Wednesday Feb 24 2010

Shame on you Mr. Gordon Campbell!


Our children and those who are sick are being pushed to the side because you are unable to see anything outside of your Olympic blinders. You have failed the people of the province whom you are supposed to be serving, and for that you should be ashamed.
My hospital is struggling and people are being made to wait for much-needed surgeries...

by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Feb 24 2010

The Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC) program recently came to an end. By all accounts it was such a success that people are clamouring for the government to continue the credit for another year. New Democrats agree, and are calling for the credit to be maintained and enhanced to promote energy-efficient, green technology for home improvements.

The goal of energy efficiency makes sense...

by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Feb 23 2010

 

The Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC) program recently came to an end. By all accounts it was such a success that people are clamouring for the government to continue the credit for another year.  New Democrats agree, and are calling for the credit to be maintained and enhanced to promote energy-efficient, green technology for home improvements. 

The goal of energy efficiency...

by Rob Leggett on Wednesday Feb 17 2010

It seems that, on Feb. 8, School District 20 (SD20) has opted to remove the controversial Planning for the Future Part 2, much to the relief of the parents who were concerned of the school closures.


What truly amazes me is the fact that the board narrowly voted to remove Part 2 by a 5-4 vote. Are these people not listening to the community that has elected them to hold...

by Rob Leggett on Wednesday Feb 10 2010

I was recently having a discussion about the financial difficulties that the school boards around the province are facing, when it occurred to me that there is a rich wealth of possible tax income that is not currently being utilized.


While the average homeowner is being taxed to the point of frustration on his meager property, in these times of economic restraint we must...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 10 2010

It is hard to imagine that before the 1979 Soviet invasion, Afghanistan was a country where many ethnic groups and tribes lived in harmony with their neighbours. They had a subsistence economy and a central government. Unlike today, there was no sign of extremist-inspired suicide bombings or a heroin-based economy. It took 30 years of military occupation by foreign armies to bring that about....

by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Feb 09 2010

It is hard to imagine that before the 1979 Soviet invasion, Afghanistan was a country where many ethnic groups and tribes lived in harmony with their neighbours. They had a subsistence economy and a central government. Unlike today there was no sign of extremist inspired suicide bombings or a heroin based economy. It took thirty years of military occupation by foreign armies to bring that...

by Rob Leggett on Wednesday Feb 03 2010

After all the time, resources and manpower spent in Afghanistan, it seems that the NATO forces are considering negotiation with the Taliban. Under normal circumstances this wouldn’t be a bad idea - if the Taliban was just another political party vying for control of their country.


They are not. They are one of the most ruthless, extremist, theocratic terrorist organizations...

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