In-Sights: Erik Andersen on BC Hydro debt

This devastating information from Erik Andersen, an economist and widely recognized expert on government and Crown Corporation financing: You will note the unbelievable increase in BC Hydro’s debt since Christy Clark took over, due largely to payoffs to Independent Power Corporations who repay Christy’s kindness with immense political contributions. A case can be made that ...

Cowichan Conversations: A Little Common Sense Goes A Long Way!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger Our friends over at the Common Sense Canadian, Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis are putting out some of the best journalism available in Canada today. Running independent blogs helps keep the MSM and our politicians at all levels on their toes. It is important to all of us. Rafe, Damien and ...

Northern Insight: CFIA – Inept custodian of food safety

Food Safety Agency Should Protect Public, Not Cover up Virus for Salmon Farming Industry, Damien Gillis, The Common Sense Canadian, Dec. 1, 2012 “…Charged with ensuring your food is safe to eat, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) increasingly appears to be acting as a political arm of the Harper Government and an inept custodian ...

Northern Insight: Video Enbridge (and Postmedia) wants hidden

Enbridge is presently engaged in an expensive advertising campaign. It serves two purposes. One aims at convincing Canadians that what they do is benign and beneficial. The other is to provide tangible rewards to the corporate media that repeatedly echoes the same message through content, either by supportive coverage or by downplaying inevitable mishaps and ...

Northern Insight: Screw the needy, our money goes elswhere

“…complicit in a complex web of legal, administrative and political strategies designed to forward a multi-billion dollar infrastructure development program to enrich the largest most profitable companies on earth at the expense of our Province’s autonomy, economy and environment…” Does this describe BC’s Liberal government serving the people who elected it? Yes, if the people ...