Ian Reid Feed https://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/4494 en Pain and cancer https://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/pain-and-cancer A few nights ago I got up to have a bowel movement, a thing of great emotion these days; joy when it all goes well; deep, deep despair when all that my colon brings to the table is a series of...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/pain-and-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Life Cancer and pain Ian Reid MRI Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:57:00 +0000 Ian Reid 15868 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver Sun opens its door to "cultural absolutist" blogger https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2012/06/05/vancouver-sun-opens-its-door-racist-far-right Frank Hilliard - the new Vancouver Sun op-ed writer - isn't just any climate change denier conspiracy theorist. He's a racist far-right climate change denying conspiracy theorist.<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2012/06/05/vancouver-sun-opens-its-door-racist-far-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political Junkie Commentary Canadian immigrants Carbon Tax Climate Change Frank Hilliard individual rights party of bc Mesopotamia West Tue, 05 Jun 2012 23:49:00 +0000 Ian Reid 11907 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com I'm supporting Dewar https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2012/03/11/im-supporting-dewar I hate leadership contests.&nbsp;&nbsp; And I really hate this one because it reminds me over and over again of the painful events of last summer.&nbsp; It reminds me of Jack’s bittersweet victory....<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2012/03/11/im-supporting-dewar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political Junkie Opinion 2011 NDP Leadership race Jack Layton Nathan Cullen Paul Dewar political endorsement Mon, 12 Mar 2012 00:15:00 +0000 Ian Reid 11056 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com BC Place casino expansion move set up secretly by PavCo, FOI reveals https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2012/02/23/bc-place-casino-expansion-move-set-secretly-pavco-foi-reveals Information obtained through a new FOI makes it clear that the BC Pavillion Corporation (PavCo) was planning to relocate Edgewater Casino to the BC Place redevelopment up to a year before issuing a...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2012/02/23/bc-place-casino-expansion-move-set-secretly-pavco-foi-reveals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political Junkie Politics BC Place Edgewater casino Freedom of Information Paragon Gaming PavCo request for proposal RFP Vancouver casino Vancouver city council Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:53:00 +0000 Ian Reid 10885 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Less money, not more, for B.C.'s justice system https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2012/02/16/less-money-not-more-bcs-justice-system Yesterday’s question period topic was the sad state of BC’s&nbsp;justice&nbsp;System after 11 years of BC Liberal cuts. Opposition Leader Adrian Dix led off with a question about a stay of charges...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2012/02/16/less-money-not-more-bcs-justice-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political Junkie Opinion Adrian Dix Attorney General British Columbia legislature Christy Clark crime rate criminal trial Hansard question services small claims Fri, 17 Feb 2012 07:19:00 +0000 Ian Reid 10806 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Northern Gateway Pipeline: In whose interests? https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/01/10/northern-gateway-pipeline-whose-interests China’s on an oil buying binge.&nbsp; And Canada is where China likes to shop. &nbsp;Since 2002 China, through four state owned oil companies, has spent over $65 billion dollars to purchase oil and...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/01/10/northern-gateway-pipeline-whose-interests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Matters Canada Athabasca Oil Sands Banana Republic China in Canada Climate Change Enbridge ethical oil job export Joe Oliver MEG Energy Northern Lights Oil Sands oil sands Penn West Energy Stephen Harper Syncrude tarsands Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:12:00 +0000 Ian Reid 10332 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Unethical oil and its Canadian friends https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/01/08/unethical-oil-and-its-canadian-friends &nbsp;A year ago Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel announced a new foreign partner for its Northern Gateway Pipeline project. Daniels told a meeting in Whistler, BC that Sinopec, China’s second largest oil...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/01/08/unethical-oil-and-its-canadian-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Matters Opinion BC politics Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel McLennan Ross MEG Energy Northern Gateway Sinopec Stephen Harper Sun News Mon, 09 Jan 2012 10:14:00 +0000 Ian Reid 10300 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Head shaking polls got Vancouver voters so wrong https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2011/11/29/head-shaking-polls-got-vancouver-voters-so-wrong Polling is one of our great democratic tools -- unless it's used to confuse and mislead voters. <p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2011/11/29/head-shaking-polls-got-vancouver-voters-so-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political Junkie Commentary Forum Research Justason Market Research Mayor Gregor Robertson NPA Suzanne Anton Vancouver Sun Vision Vancouver Wed, 30 Nov 2011 04:19:00 +0000 Ian Reid 9800 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com NPA got mad when they should have gotten smart https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2011/11/21/npa-got-mad-when-they-should-have-gotten-smart So it is over. And the result was predictable. Predictable, that is, if you don’t pay attention to the media’s predilection to focus on the small beer like the “Occupy Crisis”.&nbsp; Polls over the...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2011/11/21/npa-got-mad-when-they-should-have-gotten-smart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political Junkie Politics 2011 Vancouver Civic Elections Gregor Robertson NPA Occupy Vancouver Suzanne Anton Vancouver municipal election 2011 Vancouver Sun Vision Vancouver Tue, 22 Nov 2011 00:26:00 +0000 Ian Reid 9656 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com OMG, Jeff Lee https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2011/11/18/omg-jeff-lee Who needs Fox News North when we already have the Vancouver Sun and its civic ‘reporter’ Jeff Lee, author of "Robertson continues his quest for a Utopian society".<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2011/11/18/omg-jeff-lee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political Junkie Opinion Gregor Robertson Jeff Lee Mayor Gregor Robertson Vancouver 2012 Municipal Election Vancouver candidates Vancouver mayoral candidate Vancouver Media Vision Vancouver Fri, 18 Nov 2011 22:26:00 +0000 Ian Reid 9597 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com