Cowichan Conversations: The NDPs LNG dithering and insistence on housing becoming the election issue, is a recipe for failure

By Kevin Logan The BC liberals offer a target rich environment the NDP could readily attack, based entirely on their dreadful governing record, which would work to move votes into their column and out of Read more…

Northern Insight: Bridge for sale, cheap

Province columnist Michael Smyth is technically correct about the status of the corporation, when he writes, “B.C. Ferries is a private company that acts independently of government, even though the government still technically owns it.” But, if he believes the statement to be accurate, I’d like to offer him a great investment opportunity, the Lions ...

Cowichan Conversations: Will The BC Liberal Government Survive Today’s Budget Vote?

Richard Hughes Political Blogger Good Morning, The question swirling around Victoria this morning is whether or not Premier Christy Clark will be able to weather the storm ahead and whether or not the BC Liberal’s ‘Election Budget’ will pass. If it fails then the question of Christy Clark’s leadership will be mute as we will ...

Cowichan Conversations: It Is Time To Get Back To “The Culture of Why!”

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger It is disconcerting to see so many of our politicians embrace an escalating level of disrespect and even contempt for those of us that they are elected and entrusted to represent. We see it from the PM Steve Harper and many of the Provincial Governments and their leaders. Of course the ...

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 ...

Northern Insight: Needing leadership, we get greed

Province pundit Michael Smyth slammed provincial court judges – bellyachers of the bench, he called them – for demanding richer packages of salaries and benefits. Maybe Smyth is grinding an old axe; maybe he prefers targets that don’t answer back or don’t buy him lunch. Regardless, I’d like to introduce the columnist to a group ...

Northern Insight: Smyth tells part of the story

I wonder if Province political columnist Michael Smyth spends only some of his time in this province and the rest on an isolated beach of Molokai. Occasionally, he seems plain ignorant of what’s going on in British Columbia. Today he applies his frequent smartass style to provincial court judges. I don’t mind the style or ...