Commentary

New Edgewater casino at BC Place will double gambling in city. Does this have to happen?

About that casino planned for BC Place the government told us about in March...

Would Gregor Robertson do this?

So, Reykjavík elected a joke party to city council and wound up with a mayor, Jón Gnarr, who is a famous comedian in Iceland. By most accounts, the Besti flokkurinn (the Best Party) won as a big f-...

Gordon Campbell dug deeper into his political grave with disingenuous HST apology

The Premier's segment on the CBC digs the Liberals into a deeper hole, his re-election intentions pushing even diehard Liberal voters across the aisle.

A matter of pride for VSB trustee

As a school trustee on the Vancouver School Board I was proud to be associated with the PRIDE 2010 themes of Celebrate, Liberate, and Educate. The VSB entry, a decorated old school bus, in the PRIDE...

Tony Clement keeps shooting the Tories in the political foot

Tony Clement has gone from rising political star to floundering minister immersed in controversy.

Hey Gregor, get the inquiry going yourself!

B.C.’s Solicitor General, Mike De Jong, is mulling an inquiry into the police’s handling of the disappearance of at least 26 women (the minimum counts of murder Pickton is charged with).  The...

HST controversy to die a 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...

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 “...

To be here or not to be here? For VAG, that is the question

It is a travesty that there’s no Jeff Wall, Roy Arden, Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Gathie Falk, etc. on regular view in our city. It’s as if someone had decided to hide Victoria’s Emily Carr. It makes

How Vancouver reclaimed the 2010 Olympics from IOC's dominator energy

International Olympic Committee (IOC), as a controlling dominator energy, cast a dark shadow over Vancouver during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. This third article on the topic explores IOC’s attempt t