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In-Sights: Twitter bits

The final item may present a clue to the current state of British Columbia’s energy market. It’s hard to believe we came to this only through the sheer stupidity of our policy makers.Liberals didn't sell BC's publicly owned #BCHydro, they gave … . . . → Read More: In-Sights: Twitter bits

In-Sights: Twitter bits

The final item may present a clue to the current state of British Columbia’s energy market. It’s hard to believe we came to this only through the sheer stupidity of our policy makers.

Liberals didn’t sell BC’s publicly owned #BCHydro, they gave it away. https://t.co/i5lzREUAsa#bcpoli pic.twitter.com/ifOSyhSYup

— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) April 15, 2016

.@VaughnPalmer analyzes #BCHydro‘s financial status with not one mention of IPPs. #bcpoli https://t.co/i5lzREUAsa pic.twitter.com/pjv6bfp9dV

— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) April 14, 2016

We don’t have commitment liability for FY 2016 but in first 9 months, BC Hydro’s term debts were up another $1.5 billion. #bcpoli

— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) April 15, 2016

#BCHydro presently offering to pay IPPs 205% of the average price at which BCH sold power to heavy industry in Q3 (Dec 2015) #bcpoli

— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) April 15, 2016

#BCHydro is responsible for transmission network upgrade (TNU) costs so the price paid IPPs is just part of its energy costs. #bcpoli

— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) April 15, 2016

IPP contracts provide for annual price escalations and contracts #BCHydro has signed extend for up to 56 years into the future. #bcpoli

— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) April 15, 2016

BC Hydro’s obligation to independent power producers (March 2015) was $12,200 for each man, woman and child in BC. #bcpoli @VaughnPalmer

— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) April 15, 2016

For my immediate family, that’s an obligation to IPPs of $207,400. #bcpoli

— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) April 15, 2016

In @christyclarkbc‘s 5 years as Premier, average price paid #IPP rose 15x rate of increase under Campbell. #bcpoli pic.twitter.com/fNFqCqtH3b

— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) April 16, 2016

SNC-Lavalin, a favourite of @christyclarkbc and #BCLiberals. Gee, wonder why. #bcpoli https://t.co/IbXSQoh3qo pic.twitter.com/Z6Dgjnnzvw

— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) April 15, 2016

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Cowichan Conversations: More Misinformation Than Facts on Mount Polley Disaster

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Kevin Logan accompanied Alexandra Morton on a trip to the disaster area shortly after the tailing pond disaster hit. Mystery Film on Quesnel Lake!

They were the first to really bring us any pertinent information on what happened and what the impacts were from possibly the worst mining based . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: More Misinformation Than Facts on Mount Polley Disaster

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Telly exclusive on SNC Lavalin???? #nlpoli

Screaming headline across the top of the front page of the Saturday Telly:

SNC-Lavalin shut out of Hydro-Quebec projects

And right underneath,  the claim that it is a Telegram exclusive.

That would be right except for the fact someone else reported it months ago.

The problems first surfaced in April, as reported by Radio-Canada.

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The Ranting Canadian: SNC-Lavalin + Canadian politicians = organized crimeThe thoroughly corrupt SNC-Lavalin has its…

SNC-Lavalin + Canadian politicians = organized crime

The thoroughly corrupt SNC-Lavalin has its dirty mitts in a bunch of lucrative federal and provincial projects across Canada, despite being tainted by multiple serious infractions. Why are they allowed to operate as normal? Are they another “too big to fail” corporation?

Here . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: SNC-Lavalin + Canadian politicians = organized crime

The thoroughly corrupt SNC-Lavalin has its…

OPSEU Diablogue: Bad week for private companies mining for profits in health care

This hasn’t been a good week for private companies mining big profits in Canada’s health system. Quebec police are probing a hospital private-public partnership deal awarded to SNC Lavalin Group Inc according to the Globe and Mail. Police raids took place … Continue reading →

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: RCMP investigating SNC Lavalin officials over corruption allegations

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigating officials of the engineering firm SNC Lavalin, according to media reports on possible corruption charges related to a $1.2 billion bridge project funded by the World Bank in Bangladesh. A spokesperson fo… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: RCMP investigating SNC Lavalin officials over corruption allegations