Stacey Robinsmith Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/142 en BC Budget 2010 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/03/02/bc-budget-2010 As I enter the Premier’s office I'm forced to relinquish my prized Blackberry and any other devices that might connect me to the outside world. The British Columbia budget is about to be revealed and<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/03/02/bc-budget-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/03/02/bc-budget-2010#comments Political Junkie BC BC budget 2010 Colin Hansen education spending health services Wed, 03 Mar 2010 11:50:00 +0000 Stacey Robinsmith 3326 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com While You Were Watching the Olympics, BC and Montana Signed a Land Use Agreement for Flathead River Basin http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/02/22/while-you-were-watching-olympics-bc-and-montana-signed-land-use While the Canadian Olympic athletes have been "going for the Gold" at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, it appears that nobody will be going for the gold in the Flathead River Basin now that the provi<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/02/22/while-you-were-watching-olympics-bc-and-montana-signed-land-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/02/22/while-you-were-watching-olympics-bc-and-montana-signed-land-use#comments Political Junkie Politics Olympics BC Flathead River Basin Montana oil and gas development Tatshenshini Park Windy Craggy Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:03:00 +0000 Stacey Robinsmith 3233 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mayor Gregor Officially Opens the W2 Media Centre http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/02/16/mayor-gregor-officially-opens-w2-media-centre Mayor Gregor Robertson walked up to the podium, took out his iphone and told the gathered media, “Say cheese.” He snapped a photo of the audience and said, “We are all media.” And with that he welcome<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/02/16/mayor-gregor-officially-opens-w2-media-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/02/16/mayor-gregor-officially-opens-w2-media-centre#comments Political Junkie Politics 2010 Olympic Games W2 Media Centre Woodward's Heritage Building Wed, 17 Feb 2010 12:04:00 +0000 Stacey Robinsmith 3167 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Premier Campbell on the Death of Georgian Athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/02/13/premier-campbell-death-georgian-athlete-nodar-kumaritashvili Premier Gordon Campbell issued the following statement on the death of Georgian athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili in Whistler. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/02/13/premier-campbell-death-georgian-athlete-nodar-kumaritashvili#comments Political Junkie Politics 2010 Olympics luge Nodar Kumaritashvili Premier Campbell The Whistler Sliding Center Sun, 14 Feb 2010 02:52:00 +0000 Stacey Robinsmith 3145 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Those For and Against Olympics Join Forces to Solve Homelessness http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/02/03/those-and-against-olympics-join-forces-solve-homelessness How to bring the same amount of energy and resources that went into the Olympics to the problem of solving homelessness in Vancouver? That was the subject of a panel last night at the First United...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/02/03/those-and-against-olympics-join-forces-solve-homelessness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/02/03/those-and-against-olympics-join-forces-solve-homelessness#comments Political Junkie Politics 2010 Vancouver Olympics homelessness Libby Davies Mayor Gregor Robertson Ric Matthews Tim Stephenson Thu, 04 Feb 2010 15:18:00 +0000 Stacey Robinsmith 3038 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com One Hot Premier and a Charismatic Canadian Flag Bearer Named Clara Hughes http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/29/one-hot-premier-and-charismatic-canadian-flag-bearer-named-clara &nbsp; The media briefing area was jammed with hordes of media people. I could feel the heat rising from too many bodies in a too small place. Add &nbsp;the television camera lighting and the story...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/29/one-hot-premier-and-charismatic-canadian-flag-bearer-named-clara" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/29/one-hot-premier-and-charismatic-canadian-flag-bearer-named-clara#comments Political Junkie Crime Clara Hughes Olympic Flag Bearer Premier Campbell speed skater Vancouver 2010 Sat, 30 Jan 2010 12:53:00 +0000 Stacey Robinsmith 2996 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Breakfast with the Honourable George Abbott and the BC Chamber of Commerce http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/25/breakfast-honourable-george-abbott-and-bc-chamber-commerce The previous BC Chamber of Commerce breakfast with a Cabinet Minister featured the Honourable Kevin Falcon, Minister of Health Services. He arrived to the breakfast meeting late and while approaching...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/25/breakfast-honourable-george-abbott-and-bc-chamber-commerce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/25/breakfast-honourable-george-abbott-and-bc-chamber-commerce#comments Political Junkie Politics Breakfast with George Abbott Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and the BC Chamber of Commerce Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:10:00 +0000 Stacey Robinsmith 2963 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com HST Rebate Seen as a Partial Victory http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/20/hst-rebate-seen-partial-victory On Thursday, January 14th the Minister of Finance, Colin Hansen, provided some welcome news for schools, universities, and hospitals in BC. Hansen announced a new HST rebate that he says will protect...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/20/hst-rebate-seen-partial-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/20/hst-rebate-seen-partial-victory#comments Political Junkie Politics GST HST HST rebate Ministry of Education public schools Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:10:00 +0000 Stacey Robinsmith 2927 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Michelle Lang Laid to Rest http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/11/michelle-lang-laid-rest Today I attended Michelle Lang’s funeral. And what a heart wrenching event it was. I felt overwhelming sadness as I walked into the Italian Cultural Centre Hall. On the screens placed around the hall...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/11/michelle-lang-laid-rest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/11/michelle-lang-laid-rest#comments Political Junkie Politics friendship funeral service Italian Cultural Centre Michelle Lang Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:03:00 +0000 Stacey Robinsmith 2859 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Transportation Minister John Baird Wants Naked Pics of YOU http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/05/transportation-minister-john-baird-wants-naked-pics-you Today we received some reassuring news&nbsp;from Federal Transportation Minister John Baird and Minister of State Rob Merrifield. At a scheduled press conference the dynamic duo announced that&nbsp;...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/05/transportation-minister-john-baird-wants-naked-pics-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/01/05/transportation-minister-john-baird-wants-naked-pics-you#comments Political Junkie Politics Full Body Imaging Increased Airport security Transportation Minister John Baird Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab Wed, 06 Jan 2010 13:07:00 +0000 Stacey Robinsmith 2795 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com