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Northern Insight: Broken trust

After shifting his focus in recent months, Alex Tsakumis is blogging again and getting ready to launch yourshow.ca as a 3-hour a day webcast on politics, media and other current affairs. A segment of AGT’s Thursday post caught my eye. He described a moment in the recent Legislative session when Minister of Children and . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Broken trust

Northern Insight: "Marginalization continued"

Writing in The Tyee, Bob Mackin makes an incisive point about recent work of Liberal remittance man Wally Oppal, the loyal BC Liberal go-between when $6-million cash from taxpayers topped up Basi/Virk prosecutor Berardino’s offer of slap-on-the-wrist sentences in return for an end to the BC Rail trial.

After Year of Highs and Lows, Five . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: "Marginalization continued"

Northern Insight: Pay no attention to the men behind the curtain

Laila Yuile has a good piece today. She demonstrates an example of obedient political loyalty within the corporate press. A Times Colonist editor, who might be competent on matters of genealogy, failed miserably in writing an apologia for Premier Clark. Ms. Yuile dissects the defence and leaves it in tiny pieces.

Alex Tsakumis earlier provided an unvarnished version of . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Pay no attention to the men behind the curtain

Northern Insight: Les democracy

“The only good farmland is former farmland” – J. Les John Les made an appearance with Sean Leslie on Liberal house radio Saturday and explained that party leadership had to impose Darryl Plecas on the Abbotsford-South riding association because a ma… . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Les democracy

Northern Insight: The Schultz Theory, Applied

Alex Tsakumis’ release of Dave Basi’s 2003 memo to file was an interesting test for British Columbia’s corporate media. The results were mixed.

NW’s Bill Good managed to do 3½ hours without noting the stench surrounding his pal Premier Photo Op. No surprise there since he’s been consistent in saying the BC Rail scandal is . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: The Schultz Theory, Applied

Northern Insight: Time for the corporate media to step up

The first thing you read today should be this piece by Alex G. Tsakumis:

‘EXCLUSIVE’ BREAKING NEWS: DAVE BASI CONFIRMS CHRISTY CLARK COMMITTED A BREACH OF TRUST WHILE SHE WAS DEPUTY PREMIER AND THUS LIED TO THE MEDIA IN 2011 WHEN SHE CLAIMED TO HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SALE OF BC RAIL

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Northern Insight: Add to your bookmarks

Keep your eyes on 2010 Gold Rush – News and Views on Vancouver 2010 (And Beyond) From Bob Mackin. On Twitter, follow hashtag #LiquorLeaks as Bob reports on Liberal friends maneuvering to take over the province’s lucrative liquor distribution system.

Don’t expect corporate media to follow this story. They will duplicate non-attention paid to . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Add to your bookmarks

Northern Insight: Spread this story and these links

Ian Reid adroitly captures the question to be answered about BC Rail:

“Why did the BC Liberals want to shut the trial down? What were they so afraid of that they would compromise the civil service, the administration of justice and maybe even the law to keep it out of the public eye?

“What, . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Spread this story and these links

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Behind the ostensible government

Before Gordon Campbell, the BC Liberal Party had been roused from the near dead and invigorated by Gordon Wilson, then a youthful populist leader. However, business interests chose Wilson’s party as the vehicle best suited to replace the discredited Social Credit coalition. Led by Patrick Kinsella and Gordon Gibson, the power brokers wanted an . . . → Read More: Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Behind the ostensible government

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Feeding time ending

Alex Tsakumis has the slow cooker warmed. The hogs might soon be shredded pork.

Pigs at the trough will start to squeal. Don’t miss the story of how British Columbia’s government was hijacked by a handful of powerful insiders. Even the mainstream media – well, maybe the CBC – cannot ignore this.

Christy Clark . . . → Read More: Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Feeding time ending