The Disaffected Lib: My Paper is Better than Your Paper

I came to understand how much I appreciate picking up the Times Colonist from my doorstep when I brought in this morning’s edition.  I fully expected the front page to have something splashed about the Charlie Hebdo massacre.  Hey, if it bleeds it leads, eh?  And just yesterday our closet queen prime minister bellowed how ...

Northern Insight: Job Openings – B.C. Liberal Party

The prospect of more than $100K in compensation, an extraordinary pension plan, living allowances, expenses and generous payments for special duties assigned by party leaders appear not enough to fill the slate of BC Liberal candidates, despite there being only three months until election time. Times Colonist ace Rob Shaw writes that political watchers, “wonder ...

Northern Insight: Campbell’s wasted weekend with willy-wagglers – updated

One-percenters making changes. Anonymous reader provides interesting links in the comment section after a shuffling of deck chairs among Bilder-burglars. It’s also worth bringing to the top because Paul Fraser has been in the news lately since his treatment of the Conflict Commissioner job as a do-nothing honorary position was challenged successfully. The following was first published here ...

Northern Insight: Bonuses for bureaucrats – a phony scheme

Fine editorial from the best daily in British Columbia: CLBC bonuses call for inquiry, Times Colonist, June 22, 2012 “…Last fall, as reports of CLBC’s mismanagement and cover-ups mounted, the bonus program became controversial. “Cadieux ordered the agency’s board to end it. “And the CLBC board did just that – by increasing executive salaries by virtually ...

Northern Insight: When they don’t care about the answer

Jack Knox column: Students show the way to a fair hearing, Times Colonist, May 13, 2012 “…This is what all of Canada could use right now: a listening competition. “Had B.C.’s Liberals listened to British Columbians instead of ambushing them with the HST, Gordon Campbell would still be running the Belleville Street Rockpile, not living ...

Northern Insight: I’ll tell you what I really, really want

Is Times Colonist becoming BC’s newspaper of record? It might be the go-to place to follow BC current events, except for political commentary provided by that guy whose son toils professionally for the BC Liberal Party. RossK offers applause to TC writer Lindsay Kines in This Is What Public Service Journalism Looks Like. I add ...

Northern Insight: Mostly fools

When asked the population of England, Scottish historian and essayist Thomas Carlyle gave as his answer, “Thirty millions, mostly fools.” If asked about British Columbia’s population, Time Colonist writer Les Leyne would say, “4.6 millions, mostly fools.” That would explain a pair of columns by Leyne that could establish a new low — not an ...

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: VIHA CEO Howard Waldner in the news again

After Paul Krugman wrote in the New York Times about the affluent exercising self-interest to make gains over the rest of us, Pamela Fayerman published a local illustration in the Times Colonist. Med school admissions contentious issue at UBC discusses elites requesting special treatment for friends and family seeking admission to the School of Medicine. An ...