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Vaughn Palmer: 'Never be another Vicki' — refreshing MLA will be missed

VICTORIA — There was no missing the tone of regret last week when Vicki Huntington announced she will retire at the next election after two terms as an independent member of the B.C. 924 more words

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Pete McMartin: Vancouver, a city on the edge of the continent, and itself

In the late 1980s, Saturday Night magazine commissioned British writer Jan Morris to write about Canada.

To Morris — a global traveller who once said she believed Canada to be the best and most moral of the world’s countries — Canada was not the vast snowy wilderness of popular imagination. 848 more words

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Ian Mulgrew: Hot-tubbing and holidaying at Medicare trial

The marathon constitutional challenge to the Medicare Protection Act lumbered to life again this week in B.C. Supreme Court with a discussion about holidays.

The black-gowned barristers and the judge quickly agreed that, of course, there would be time off for Spring Break, but a summer schedule, which was on some minds, would have to be discussed later. 701 more words

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Vaughn Palmer: Will Liberals unhook reliance on big fish fundraising?

VICTORIA — When the B.C. Liberals released an update Friday on what proved to be a banner year in political fundraising, they strove to minimize their continued reliance on big dollar donations from the corporate sector. 892 more words

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Daphne Bramham: Pipeline protest inevitable, but how big will it get?

There will be protests and civil disobedience now that Premier Christy Clark has cleared the way for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

That’s so obvious that among the few things left to wonder about are: When will it start? 718 more words

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His Job Was Not To Be With You Forever

He sacrificed himself for you
in this life
so you could learn how you deserve to be loved
his job
was to love the soles of your feet that have never felt the ground… 180 more words

Pete McMartin: How to explain Trump? It's all about the (New) Economy

Two months before Donald Trump’s election as president, SFU political science professor Anil Hira wrote a paper entitled “Explaining Trump: Disruptions in the World Economy will Extend Beyond his Candidacy… 894 more words

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