politics

Welcome to Coleman Country

I’m still waiting for Rich Coleman to get back to me. I was trying out the B.C. cabinet minister’s new iPhone app -- Coleman Country -- when I came across an option to “Message Rich” hidden in the “...

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.

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...

Podium Politics and the Olympics

  For clarity, I'm pro-Olympics - with a twist, which means I love the sport but hate the politics. Anti-Olympic activists are hoping our governments will succumb to pressure and embarrassment...

Amy Goodman Gets Brilliant Story Idea from Canadian Border Guards

Amy Goodman and why her next Column is likely to be "The Police State North of the 49th Parallel" (Laugh, cry, but whatever you do, read on.)

Amy Goodman Gets Brilliant Story Idea from Canadian Border Guards

Well, it's official. Suspicion of criticizing the 2010 Olympics gets you on a watch list at the Canadian border. Want to come to Canada and discuss the environmental shame that is the tar sands? Go...

The State of Vancouver is Frances Bula

“I find almost everyone I deal with fascinating,” Frances Bula said over tea last summer at La Petite France on Arbutus. “I’m not the kind of person who sees the world in black and white. Other...