Northern Insight: Renewal without reform?

A skilled and practised word hunter, Ian Reid can flush out sources from behind stone walls. Thursday, he scooped the Legislature’s press gang and published Mea culpa, mea culpa, the release that Christy Clark was not allowed to issue. Visit The Real Story for the whole story. Premier Clark explained her revelation that no real people ...

Cowichan Conversations: The BC Liberals Aren’t Dead, They’re Just Resting!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger The BC Liberals may appear to have been through as rough a week as there is in politics. Many say they’re dead, demised, passed on, deceased. Finance Minister & Deputy Premier Kevin Falcon was apparently overcome with the Premier’s call for “Family Values” and by gum found out that Mrs. Falcon ...

Cowichan Conversations: Kevin Falcon Has Had Enough-Resigns As Finance Minister

Finance Minister & Deputy Premier Kevin Falcon The BC Liberal Party has just suffered a body blow with Finance Minister Kevin Falcon bailing on what is an ever increasing meltdown. Christy Clark can bob and weave but this is bad news for the beleagured Premier. It is not going to get any better, rumours have ...

Northern Insight: Deregulation and death

Government Press Release, January 2012: “Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has won the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Golden Scissors award for cutting red tape for small business by more than 40% …” I wonder if CFIB hero Kevin Falcon and his wealthy business and real estate developer backers plan to attend a Day of Mourning ...

For Kevin Falcon, There Seems to be a Disconnect From Reality

BC Finance Minister Kevin Falcon recently announced a welfare-to-work program where, if you agree of course, you will be put on a plane and sent north to  be trained and housed and of course find work. Sounds great. I’ve often been told in conversations with collegues that if people really wanted to fine work they ...

Song of the Watermelon: An Open Letter to Kevin Falcon

Kevin Falcon Minister of Finance Government of British Columbia Dear Mr. Falcon, During your budget speech yesterday, you announced that BC’s carbon tax will be frozen, and its place in our economy reexamined, after its final scheduled increase later this year. Forgive me if I am being presumptuous, but given the tepid support for environmental ...

Christy Clark’s BS Budget

Kevin Falcon, BC’s soon to be unemployed Finance Minister tabled his “Prudent and Responsible” Budget today.  Which would be fine, if it were true, but it’s not. The reason his budget is complete and utter bullshit is his plan to privatize one of BCs few remaining moneymaking corporations, the Liquor Distribution Branch.  According . . ...

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Liberals dig giant hole in NDP budget

According to Finance Minister Kevin Falcon, B.C. will scrap the HST, return to the PST on April 1 2013 and repay $320 million per year to the federal government in each of the next five years to return the $1.6 billion transition funding provided by Ottawa. According to Elections BC, the next provincial election is ...