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Northern Insight: It is an old and cruel tactic

The Battle of Blair Mountain, Chris Hedges, Truthdig

“…Reduce wages and benefits to subsistence level. Break unions. Gut social assistance programs. Buy and sell elected officials and judges. Fill the airwaves with mindless diversion and corporate propaganda. Pay off the press. Poison the soil, the air and the water to extract natural resources and leave . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: It is an old and cruel tactic

Northern Insight: Ethics and competence not germane

Phil Hochstein is worried about the politicians who served his interests so well in recent years. In present form, most of those men and women now seem unelectable. As a result, Phil sniffs the winds of change. His plan is to rename the BC Liberal Party and merge it with BC Conservatives.

Christy Clark . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Ethics and competence not germane

Northern Insight: Hochstein threatens Clark and Cummins

It is no surprise that a handful of self-interested BC business folks are confounded by the rejection and disintegration of their proxy government.

It startles me though when a representative of the unelected elite feels sufficiently powerful to issue a public warning that promises, even threatens, political change. In Women voters turn their backs on . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Hochstein threatens Clark and Cummins

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: OHWTO

Phil Hochstein and his Independent Contractors and Businesses Association have had a symbiotic relationship with British Columbia’s governing party for more than a decade. ICBA provides financing and political support; in return, BC Liberals shape procurement policies, taxation, legislation and regulations to advantage these loyal supporters. The same goes for chambers of commerce who . . . → Read More: Northern Insights / Perceptivity: OHWTO