Thomas Posyniak Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/4037 en HST controversy to die a quiet death http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/07/30/hst-controversy-die-quiet-death Remember the HST? You do. You’re paying it, everyday, on everything aside from what the provincial government (technically speaking, the federal government) deems not to be essential goods and...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/07/30/hst-controversy-die-quiet-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Politics BC Liberals BC NDP Bill Vander Zalm Brian Mulroney commentary election Gordon Campbell Government HST politics Supreme Court of Canada Taxes Sat, 31 Jul 2010 01:42:00 +0000 Thomas Posyniak 4561 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Afghanistan WikiLeaks are wikilame http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/07/28/afghanistan-wikileaks-are-wikilame The release of more than 91,000 intelligence documents out of the U.S. Department of Defence has re-opened festering debates and controversies about the War in Afghanistan. WikiLeaks, a stateless “...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/07/28/afghanistan-wikileaks-are-wikilame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary World Middle East Politics Afghanistan Canada Freedom of Information Act information piracy intelligence Iraq ISI Julian Assange NATO Pakistan Pentagon RAND corporation Taliban US Department of Defence Whistleblower Wikileaks Thu, 29 Jul 2010 05:23:00 +0000 Thomas Posyniak 4550 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canada: a great power? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/asia/2010/07/20/canada-great-power Could Canada become a great power? Ask this question to most Canadians and you will probably be rebuked with an emphatic no, or polite chuckles. It is a question, however, that Canadians and...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/asia/2010/07/20/canada-great-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> asia Bloc Quebecois Canada europe france Great Britain Great Power immigration Italy japan military nationalism nuclear weapons Olympics Russia Security Council thomas malthus UNSC US Wed, 21 Jul 2010 00:39:00 +0000 Thomas Posyniak 4498 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Xwayxway? Xway not? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2010/07/07/xwayxway-xway-not Stockwell Day, Federal Minister in charge of Parks, recently quashed an attempt to rename Stanley Park to the aboriginal name “Xway xway” (pronownced qwai-qway). <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2010/07/07/xwayxway-xway-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City Aboriginal Names colonial Haida Gwaii parks Queen Charlotte Islands Re-naming Stanley Park Stockwell Day Vancouver news xway xway Thu, 08 Jul 2010 03:49:00 +0000 Thomas Posyniak 4409 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com NPA remains NPA http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/07/01/npa-remains-npa "We are still the NPA, I am glad to report," Suzanne Anton wrote in an email to the Vancouver Observer yesterday. "It is settled," wrote NPA president Michael Davis on the party's website. "The NPA...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/07/01/npa-remains-npa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political Junkie Politics civic politics NPA Suzanne Anton Vision Vancouver Fri, 02 Jul 2010 00:15:00 +0000 Thomas Posyniak 4370 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Why the world needs the G8/G20 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/06/27/why-world-needs-g8g20 Leaders, and by extension, their people, need these international summits in short because there is still no technological alternative to a face-to-face encounter.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/06/27/why-world-needs-g8g20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Politics cold war Cuban Missile crisis G 20 G 8 G20 G8 George W. Bush International summits John F. Kennedy Nikita Khrushchev Security Toronto Treaty of Westphalia Vladimir Putin Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:37:00 +0000 Thomas Posyniak 4336 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The unhappy reality of revoking the HST http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/06/23/unhappy-reality-revoking-hst The case against the Harmonized Sales Tax has resonated in many sectors across British Columbia. Who can blame people? According to a number of statistical analysis done by Statistics Canada, after...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/06/23/unhappy-reality-revoking-hst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Anti-HST campaign BC Liberals Bill Vander Zalm Colin Hansen Constitution Act Federal Government Gordon Campbell GST HST Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:53:00 +0000 Thomas Posyniak 4289 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canada to purchase 65 U.S. stealth fighter aircraft http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/world/2010/06/21/canada-purchase-65-us-stealth-fighter-aircraft Canada just made its largest military purchase for a single weapon system. Did it make the right choice? <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/world/2010/06/21/canada-purchase-65-us-stealth-fighter-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Canada Commentary Canada news Canadian Forces CF-18/A Hornet Department of National Defence F-35 Lightning II Lockheed-Martin military news News U.S. Department of Defence Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:16:00 +0000 Thomas Posyniak 4275 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Oil tankers in Vancouver's waters carry risk and fuel http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/06/15/oil-tankers-vancouvers-waters-carry-risk-and-fuel Large tankers are a common sight in the Burrard inlet. However, some critics say Vancouver is poised to see an escalating tide of crude oil tankers due to increasing flow of petroleum from Alberta's o<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/06/15/oil-tankers-vancouvers-waters-carry-risk-and-fuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Matters Environment Alberta oil sands BP-Deep Horizon oil oil spills oil tankers pipelines Port of Vancouver Wed, 16 Jun 2010 01:28:00 +0000 Thomas Posyniak 4221 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Two world wars and one World Cup? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/11/two-world-wars-and-one-world-cup As the 2010 World Cup kicks off (literally), many sponsors are playing on the often not-so friendly national rivalries. The Beautiful Game World Sports City England Football germany humour Soccer South Africa World Cup 2010 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 02:09:00 +0000 Thomas Posyniak 4185 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com