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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Site C......The BC Liberal Boondoggle.....A Straight Goods Special





Written by Grant G


"garbage in, garbage out"

Who is the champion for the millions of ratepayers being saddled with the cost of paying for an ill-conceived $12 billion Site C dam....?

Shouldn't ratepayers be given a voice? and a choice?

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of the Site C decision...


Postmedia, ...Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers.....they, Michael Smyth, Vaughn Palmer, ..there were no scathing criticisms of Christy Clark and the BC Liberal government on the decision to proceed with BC's most expensive energy project without having the electrical/electricity experts(the BCUC) and protector of ratepayers review the proposal...

The BC Liberals knew full well the regulator would turn the project down, not for political reasons, not for ideological reasons but for the reason of unproven need of the power and the cost....

Full Stop.....BC's media should have hammered the BC Liberals over and over again for sidestepping the BCUC, hammered Christy Clark for preventing the British Columbia Utilities Commission from doing their tasked job...and if that wasn't a big enough failure for BC's media...just look at this..

Christy Clark...February 2016..and I quote..

She promised to finish Bennett’s vision for the controversial Site C Dam project.
"Premier Bennett, you got it started and I will get it finished. I will get it past the point of no return."

Full stop.....Media fail number one....any premier, of any province or territory in Canada who refused to send a multi-billion dollar taxpayer funded project to the regulatory body to see if the project was cost effective or even needed, then said premier, after denying a proper review told the public that the entire project was being fast-tracked and rushed forward for the stated goal to push the project past the point of no return...

Any premier who did that should have been vilified in the press, chased from office...

BC's media was......silent......now in late 2017 that same media is not silent they're are complicit in cheerleading a $12 billion dollar ill-conceived, not needed energy project..

case in point...Christy Clark cheerleader and fact-free hack Michael Smyth...this article is so full of incorrect numbers, blanket exaggerations and snarl..


Smyth claims it's a $8.8 billion dollar project.....it isn't...it's a minimum of a $12 billion dollar project..Smyth claims remediation of Site C will cost $2 billion, that's wrong, Site C can be remediated for a few hundred million dollars...not only did Smyth exaggerate his numbers, the numbers he exaggerated come from BC Hydro's exaggerated numbers...

Garbage in....Garbage out..

Lets have a look at Vaughn Palmer....

The Vaughn Palmer technique....Vaughn Palmer's method of operation over the last decade(shill warning)..Vaughn Palmer lightly criticizes the BC Liberals as in a tsk tsk rebuke and over the course of a few weeks comes around to endorsing the BC Liberals with, as usual...misinformation, case in point..

On November 10th/2017.....Arlene Boon, a resident of the Peace River Valley posted this picture of the $500 million dollar Site C work camp parking lot..



the parking lot is near empty, ...Arlene Boon lives in the nearby area....Vaughn Palmer is a Victoria resident...

BC Hydro and it's Site C contractors have at present a skeleton crew working at Site C..in other words..the majority of these 2400 advertised workers are already unemployed...the reason? tension cracks, more technical problems, geological terrain problems, a near $1 billion dollar contingency fund has already been 80% exhausted(spent with 75% of the work still to be done)...At present, the fact that Christy Clark rammed the project through, with no oversight, with deliberately low-balled bids... the main contractors are arguing right now with BC Hydro over money, as in...the contractors want $hundreds of millions of more dollars to pay for the unseen technical/geological and structural issues...as a result of this dispute work at Site C work has been reduced to a crawl..

Vaughn Palmer technique exposed....Vaughn Palmer has mastered the art of lying to the public by using other people's words...

Vaughn Palmer, under direct orders by Postmedia corporate bosses has ramped up his "technique"


This photo of Site C's near empty parking lot rattled Postmedia....Send in the Palmer for a rescue...

Vaughn Palmer in a series of Tweets on Friday tried to debunk Arlene Boon's proof through what only could be described as ......deliberate propaganda and deceptive spin.....

First Vaughn Palmer tweeted this....



NDP government releases latest Site C construction bulletin.

First off.....the NDP government, or if you like, the BC Government did not release this Site C construction bulletin....BC Hydro did...and the construction bulletin itself, it's generic and unchanged from previous BC Hydro Site C bulletins...

Then Vaughn Palmer tweeted this(back to back tweets)...

Latest Site C jobs numbers from NDP government:


You see that......again Vaughn Palmer is saying....NDP government(why not say BC Government Vaughn?) and...The BC Government didn't release any Site C job numbers..BC Hydro(known and proven liars) did...and, you see the near empty parking lot...the job numbers link to BC Hydro Vaughn Palmer provided are from September...not November..

Here is that link....


How is it Vaughn Palmer now is saying that....BC Hydro press releases, spin, propaganda is not BC Hydro but actually "The NDP Government"....

I called Vaughn Palmer out on that.....Vaughn Palmer put up a feeble attempt to deflect from his deliberate trickery by saying....

Replying to 
And to whom does BC Hydro answer to politically? The NDP gov't that fired its CEO, appointed handpicked executive chair.

We see right through you Vaughn Palmer....you trying to create the narrative that the NDP are giving Site C construction bulletins and regular employment numbers...as in you are trying to paint the NDP as being complicit with BC Liberal lies....funny stuff Vaughn..The BC Hydro construction bulletin link you tweeted is for November, yet the BC Hydro job numbers link you tweeted is months old....(Gotcha again Vaughn)

OK....So now in Vaughn Palmer's world....Failed Crowns like ICBC...Translink..BC Hydro are now the NDP Government....

BC Hydro....I did mention how BC Hydro lies.....their electricity demand forecasts over the last decade have been woefully wrong...electrical demand over the last decade, despite a big increase in BC's population is flat, even falling...

and...BC Liberals over the last 16 years appointed political hacks to BC Hydro to their dirty work..I mentioned BC Hydro are liars...Jessica MacDonald...Gordon Campbell's Chief of staff, BC Liberals appointed Jessica as CEO of BC Hydro...

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BC Hydro boss Jessica MacDonald apologizes for inaccurate testimony

VICTORIA — BC Hydro is apologizing to the province’s independent power regulator for misleading testimony it provided on a multi-million-dollar computer software project.
Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald said Monday she is sorry her Crown power agency gave inaccurate testimony to the B.C. Utilities Commission

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So...BC(Liberal) Government appointed CEO Jessica MacDonald lies to the BCUC...and then there's this..
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With Electrical Demand Dropping, BC Hydro Cut Length of Forecast, Charges NDP's Dix


BC Hydro planned to hide the fact that long-term demand for electricity in British Columbia is projected to decline, even as the Crown corporation works to greatly increase the amount of power it produces, NDP critic Adrian Dix charged in a recent letter to the minister responsible.





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Garbage in, garbage out...
The media, the spindoctors, Postmedia corporate shills and even big labour unions are pushing for John Horgan to carry on with BC's largest ever boondoggle....
Who is working for the ratepayers..who is protecting us, how come those who have to pay the bill are being left out of the conversation/debate, ...to those labour unions, to John Horgan...this isn't about stopping a project being built with private money, or investor money, these are tax dollars and nobody can justify spending $12 billion dollars to create 2000 temporary jobs..the math doesn't work..
Big media, and "Today's BC Liberals" are arguing that canceling Site C will cause a 10% rate hike...  this is more spin..that rate hike is coming anyway whether Site C was built or not..in 2001 when the BC Liberals became government BC Hydro had one deferral account with a $184 million dollar deferred bill....today BC Hydro has over $6 billion dollars in unpaid deferral accounts..that rate hike is/was coming either way..
Site C...if Site C was built at a cost of $8.8 billion dollars it was a bad deal, with a projected pay-off of the build cost in 80 years(the useful life of the Site C dam is projected to be 90 years, then decommissioned at a cost of $billions) at $12 billion dollars..the project will never be paid off, it will be decommissioned with $billions still owed..
Garbage in, garbage out...
Proponents of Site C can't even make up their mind as to who will require or buy the power...some say we need Site C to power up LNG...not true, LNG producers can't economically compete on the world stage by adding the cost of expensive electricity to their product..and as for LNG, it's a mugg's game and LNG isn't coming to B.C.
Others have claimed Alberta will buy Site C power...again, not true, Alberta can produce all the energy they need cheaply buying their own abundance of natural gas....Site C power for Alberta, is merely a bargaining chip to push through more pipelines to BC's pristine coastline..
Other spindoctors claim BC will ultimately need more electricity to power up all the incoming electric cars...again, that is pure hogwash...Electric cars will get predominately charged at night, when gobs and gobs of excess power exist in all energy markets all over the world..even more..Elon Musk, the master of the electric cars says electric cars won't need grid power at all for charging...
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I have heard the casual refrain “electric vehicles will save the grid from the death spiral” too many times to count. The assumption is that people will charge their vehicles at home. That it would simply be too hard to supply the energy cheaply, in any other way, than via our century-old energy market.
Given Tesla is saying almost all of its charging stations will go off-grid, is it time to revisit this assumption? Absolutely.
Unfortunately I can stand at the Tesla superchargers and see the coal power plant. Play the shell game all you want these are coal powered.
All Superchargers are being converted to solar/battery power. Over time, almost all will disconnect from the electricity grid.
I always enjoyed the phrase “to assume makes an ass of u and me”, a great way to remember the spelling, and so true as well.
The assumption that people will charge their vehicles at home with off-peak power is a cracker. Today, we don’t refuel our cars at home (or work), even though most people drive their cars to the same place everyday, park it for eight hours and then drive it home.
Charging your car at home not only requires a new pattern of consumer behaviour, it ignores the obvious opportunity – charging your car while it sits idle at work during the day, 5 days a week.
A 50km return trip to work will cost you about $1.50 in electricity. At that price, your company will probably pick up the tab, and it is certainly cheaper than the train ticket!
Need to shop on the way home? No problem. Looking at EV charging trends, many commercial shopping centres are realising the value of a free EV charge (in the hope of attracting visitors) is worth more than the cost of provision. Those same shopping centre’s are also putting MW’s of solar on the roof.
All of a sudden, instead of charging your EV at home, it looks like you will be returning home with more than 60kWh under the bonnet. 60kWh is enough to power a reasonably efficient home for six days. Still willing to bet people will charge their cars at home?
Set aside the practicalities of Tesla taking its charging stations off-grid for the moment (Musk is probably playing the crowd). There is a much easier off-grid play, once you join the dots.
What do you get when you join SolarCity with the world’s most recognised EV brand (Tesla), the world’s most recognised battery product (Tesla Powerwall) – and then throw some solar tiles in for fun? You get an irresistible combination of technologies which makes it oh so tempting to take the humble household off-the-grid.
A large solar system (5kW+), mid-size battery (13.5kWh for argument’s sake) and a car with 80kWh of storage is a compelling combination for a household energy solution.
The fixed solar and storage asset at home easily supplies your household power needs during a typical day. For six months of the year (summer, plus shoulder months), you probably have excess solar power during the day, perfect for topping up the car if it is parked at home.

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All the arguments for proceeding with Site C come up empty.....
Only one argument for proceeding with Site C actually exists....that argument is...
Spending $12 billion dollars on Site C will give 2000 workers temporary employment...is that argument strong enough to trump all the logical arguments to stop Site C..?
That is what John Horgan has to decide....does Horgan saddle ratepayers with ridiculously high electricity rates forever for the sake of a couple thousand temporary jobs..
If John Horgan commits BC Hydro to spending all that money, with excess power now, with no power demand coming...all future energy projects proposed...wind power..solar power..tidal power..geothermal power...all the ingenuity, all that looking forward technology leaves British Columbia forever, as BC will have no use for any new technology, we'll be too preoccupied and too debt saddled with Site C to do anything else...
Lastly....within the next couple of years, this Powell River Persuader is going off grid power completely, and he's not alone..

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https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/in-ontario-hydros-future-gets-murkier-as-costs-of-leaving-the-grid-decline/article36962354/?ref=https://www.theglobeandmail.com&service=mobile

"Technological upheaval is threatening to upend Ontario's electricity sector faster than the government can revamp it.
As the price of rooftop solar panels plummets and large-scale batteries become affordable for the first time, a future where Ontarians produce their own power and cut the cord to the wider grid appears to be approaching."

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Over to you John Horgan.




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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mary Mackie, Heart of Gold, A Canadian On Horseback


                            A Canadian on Horseback

                                     9 July 1944 Memorialized in Bronze



                                   Written By Mary Mackie

Canadian and British troops liberated Caen after 33 days of the bloodiest battles of the Normandy campaign.

A small but dramatic ceremony in the main square marked the historic first raising of the French flag, but a Canadian artillery officer on horseback made the moment symbolically Canadian too..

Although Caen was one of the D-Day objectives the Germans also recognized it as pivotol to their defence against the Allied invasion forces. Three German armoured divisions were put into action to merely hold the line.

Air bombardment and land artillery had devastated the ancient city, preceding the drive that saw troops of the 3rd Canadian infantry division enter the town, the battered townspeople 3000 of whom had been living in the Abbey church Abbaye aux hommes for the previous month, extended a heartfelt welcome to the Khaki-clad men from overseas who ousted the German S.S troops.

In the cathedral square a small detachment of French and British soldiers, all wearing British battle dress lined up at the base of the flagstaff, close to the tomb of William the Conquerer. The ceremony of raising the first flag was led by a chieftain of the French underground in Caen. Many wept as red, white and blue tricolour flag of France was raised, with General Charles De Gaulle`s cross of Lorraine on it`s white stripe.

The soldiers, including the French Forces of the Interior presented arms, a few of the several hundred started singing La Marseillaise(French National Anthem), an alert news woman held up a microphone saying their voices would be broadcast to the world, woman and children sang out with full hearts.

Suddenly onto to this solemn scene burst a horse clattering over a heap of rubble and into the cathedral square, her rider, a startled Canadian artillery officer, covered his embarrassment by pulling up short and snapping a salute to the flag, news photographers captured the image, the rider, Captain Ralph Mackern Sketch who was commanding officer of Item troop, 100 battery, 4th light anti-aircraft regiment of the Royal Canadian artillery, 3rd Canadian infantry division which landed on Juno beach on June 6th, Ralph Sketch wrote many years later how he obtained the magnificent chestnut mare.



The Germans were so overwhelmed that many survivors fled, leaving behind hundreds of artillery horses in the fields beyond the beaches, even in 1944 German infantry divisions relied on horsedrawn transport because of the shortage of gasoline, as a result Canadian soldiers were trading off horses to French farmers in return for a chicken or a dozen eggs.

Ralph Sketch, a lifetime horseman invoked the privileges of rank, this meant that his batman-driver assumed the extra duty as groom when Sketch claimed a horse, saddlery and a supply of grain, her life began with a new name: "Lady Item"

When Item troop entered Caen they established headquarters in a battered convent, After getting their guns in action..

                           
They had expected to stay awhile however an immediate order came to move across the Orne river, the unexpected order caught the commanding officer off with his second-in-command away in his jeep scouting for wine, Captain Sketch promptly saddled up Lady Item and galloped off in search of his scout car, Lady Item was no slouch, she jumped fallen telegraph poles and climbed mounds of rubble before she rushed clattering into the flag raising ceremony.

Canada was fortunate in two ways, first that press photographers sent the spirited image of the Canadian on horseback to flash its own symbolism around the world,

  


Canadians had been among the first overseas to arrive in England in 1939, they went into battle in Hong Kong and Dieppe, in Italy and now France but all too often their part in the Grand Alliance was overshadowed, on July 9th 1944 in Caen, Captain Sketch and Lady Item gave the world a image worth a thousand words, secondly Ralph Sketch, 40 years later had become an internationally recognized equestrian sculpture in bronze, he recreated that moment in a miniature statue for his second-in-command and long time friend H. Gerald Macadam, Croix De Guerre of Sault Ste Marie Ontario.

This memento was known to Canadian battle of Normandy Foundation which commissioned a larger version titled "The Salute" to become part of a permanent Canadian memorial in France.

Sketch`s sculpture commemorate many aspects of Canadian history: The wounded Montclam riding to aid, Willian Lyon Mackenzie racing to escape capture, Louis Riel inciting resistance, an outrider of the Northwest mounted police, Sir James Douglas and many many more, all on horseback, the horse for its own sake was so dear to Sketch that he chose to sculpt Alfred alone after General Brock`s death.

His most poignant bronze, "The last of his gun team, 1918" depicts a frightened horse symbolic of those who served for hundreds of years of peace and war, this statuette is at Camp Petawawa Headquarters of the 2nd regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery.

The permanent site of Lady Item`s historic moment is part of..Le Memorial, founded in 1988 by Caen`s mayor as a "Museum of Peace".

It was when Le Memorial launched a fund-raising drive for an exhibition they titled, "The Canadians to the Rescue" that the Canadian Battle of the Normandy Foundation was formed. Their immediate results were Canada`s Commemoration of both Vimy`s 75th and Dieppe`s 50th anniversaries at Le Memorial. The long-term goal is to create a place of continuing study with a documentation base to preserve valuable information on Canada`s role in World War II, Canadians are creating a garden of peace at Le Memorial and will place a plaque on the Place De l`Ancienne Boucherie in Caen France.

On July 10th 1994, to mark the 50th anniversary of Caen`s liberation Canadians will dedicate Ralph Sketch`s gift: The one-third lifesize bronze statue of  "The Salute" at the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum in Bayeux France. Rare in any artist`s life is the opportunity to be both sculpture and sculpted.

"The Salute" was the focal point of Pender Island`s 1992 Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance service, it was then taken to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. In February 1994 it was taken to France in a Canadian Armed Forces aircraft.

Canadians will return in force for 50th Anniversary ceremonies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 8, 9 an 10, 1994, a 200-strong Canadian Force Guard of Honour, colour party and band will also attend.

If fate had not stepped in again, Ralph Sketch would also have been there to unveil his sculpture but sadly,.....

Sketch and his wife Marion died together in a fire which consumed their Pender Island home. His bright image of the Canadian on horseback is forever part of the memories of Canada to remain with the 100,000 other Canadians who went to Europe`s Rescue, Never to Return.

 Mary Mackie is a resident of Pender Island, B.C....Has an avid interest in Canadian military history, especially as it relates to the raid on Dieppe.

Above true story Written by Mary Mackie

 http://www.wlu.ca/lcmsds/cmh/back%20issues/CMH/volume%203/issue%201/Mackie%20-%20A%20Canadian%20on%20Horseback%20-%209%20July%201944%20Memorialized%20in%20Bronze.pdf

 http://bctrialofbasi-virk.blogspot.ca/
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MACKIE, “Ida” Mary (née Luxton) 1926 – 2012 - Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Toronto General Hospital, after a long struggle with breast cancer. A native of British Columbia where she lived for most of her life, she was the very model of the crusading citizen journalist.


B.C. Mary,” as she was known, was a passionate writer and blogger who never stopped believing in, and fighting for, justice in her home province.
Mary is best known for her work in covering the “BC Legislature Raids,” a bribery and fraud scandal that rocked the province and generated huge public interest from 2003 to 2010. Mary’s blog, which she called “The Legislature Raids”, was considered by many, including rival journalists, to be the definitive reference source during the scandal and the trial that ensued.

Mary began her independent publishing career as a freelance writer for the Family Herald magazine and other periodicals in the 1950’s, while also raising two children and running a mountain cattle ranch with her then-husband Bernard Allan Mackie. She and Mackie also produced many books on log building, including Building with Logs, which is considered to be one of the best ever books on the subject. Together they founded the B. Allan Mackie School of Log Building and the Canadian Log Builders’ Association (now the International Log Builders Association).


Mary's passion for WWII history led to her own reprinting of Charles Comfort's memoir "Artist at War" and she spent a decade researching the role of Canadians in developing radar in the Dieppe raids. With the arrival of Internet, Mary was very quick to see its advantages and possibilities. She soon developed a lively network of followers interested in BC politics. When those followers suggested she ought to write a blog, Mary needed no further prompting.


Mary’s final years were spent with her family in Ontario, though she remained firmly connected to her home province of BC. Her cancer diagnosis came in March, 2010 . She met it, and the subsequent battle with the disease, with the same grace, strength and determination that had always characterized her journalism. Just 2 days after she died, she was recognized in the BC Legislature by MLA Leonard Krog with these words:


"I rise today to ask the House to pay its respects to the passing of one of British Columbia's most courageous citizen journalists, a woman who was a harsh critic of the B.C. government, particularly around the sale of B.C. Rail, and also critical of yours truly, in the role that I played in criticizing the government. She was a well-known blogger. A defender of democracy, she feared no power. I'd ask the House to pay its respect to the passing of B.C. Mary

 Mary Mackie." 


Mary Mackie leaves behind her children, Nadina Mackie Jackson, Keith Mackie, and Nancy Neil, as well as grandchildren Jacob Jackson, Tom and Joe Mackie, Andréa Monica, former husband Bernard Allan Mackie and a legion of friends and admirers. She was much loved, and will be deeply missed.
Private cremation ceremony has taken place on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Celebrations of Mary Mackie’s life are to be held on future dates in Ontario and British Columbia. Online condolences and memories can be shared through www.glenoaks.ca

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The BC Mary we didn`t know, a history buff with a heart of gold...


BC Rail public inquiry to start in July 2013 is dedicated to Mary Mackie..









LEST WE FORGET.........I would like to personally thank all the brave men and woman veterans who sacrificed, risked life, lost limbs. and for those who never returned,....

God Bless your souls





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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mike De Jong Campaigns For Unfettered Name Calling in our BC Legislature




Written by Grant G

Faggot, wetback, nips, lesbos, waps, ......there are far too many derogatory names to cite here...

in 2001 the NDP party was reduced to two seats in our legislative house...Then Gordon Campbell refused to recognize those two NDP MLAs as a political party...It was petty politics then..

For 16 years BC Liberal appointed legislative speakers allowed this disrespectful sickness to fester.

Linda Reid was partisan in her rulings, she too allowed disgusting behaviour to fester unchecked.

When I was a boy....racism was everywhere, and today, in 2017, things are better, there are anti-bullying campaigns, pink shirt rallies, those gendered different have equal rights, yet for some strange reason BC Liberals want to remain in the ugly past...Their last leader, Christy Clark was nasty and divisive 24/7...Christy Clark lost the election, ...Christy Clark's personal nastiness cost the BC Liberals power..

Postmedia, and Global BC....Vaughn Palmer and Keith Baldrey want the childish name-calling to continue...their reasoning is...name calling is a long standing tradition..as in it was done in the past.

Done in the past...lynching, internment, extermination based on race, or religion..

I've watched the proceedings in our BC Legislature for the last 17 years and..

And, this current session, an angry BC Liberal Party are hurling insults, glaring, screaming and worse...BC Liberal opposition members are making demands as if...as if they were still government...Lois Jackson, mayor of Delta...Before Christy Clark quit, and ran away, ..Lois Jackson was hollering for a meeting with government, a meeting that included Christy Clark...Lois Jackson was confused...opposition leaders are not part of the decision making process, opposition leaders are not included in meetings, trade missions, ....

and therein lies part of the problem, BC Liberals still haven't learned their new role, and what I believe to be, longterm role..they are opposition, not government..

Election 2017...."I am Linda".....false accusations made by Christy Clark against John Horgan, accusing Horgan of crimes, of hacking the BC Liberal Party website..a claim Christy Clark knew was false, Christy didn't care that she lied...Christy Clark and the BC Liberal Party accused "I am Linda" of being an NDP plant...another false claim, a claim the BC Liberal Party knew was false....

BC Liberal operative Shane Mills drove around in a nasty "troll truck" stalking the Horgan campaign..

This strategy came directly out of Christy Clark's office...

PostMedia and Global BC, Black Press....Palmer, Baldrey, Fletcher, ...all endorsed these activities, only after the BC Liberal defeat did these corporate clowns call these BC Liberal tactics stupid...if it would have worked..Palmer and company would have praised those BC Liberal activities..

Name calling by Province Newspaper hack writer Michael Smyth...he too loves the childish name calling..

Yes, I called Michael Smyth a "hack" writer...that's fair game, when Michael Smyth makes assertions he knows are false, ...Like the departure of Petronas and CNOOC was the fault of the NDP...HAWGWASH!

That is/was hack writing...Petronas left, CNOOC left because BC is a greenfield proposal and there's a massive LNG glut..neither LNG company could secure any buyers of LNG...just like Woodfibre LNG, they too have stalled, no buyers of LNG, equals no FID..

Back to the name-calling bru ha ha....

If Mike De Jong, Rich Coleman, Shirley Bond and all the other BC Liberals want to run on a campaign of unfettered name calling in our BC Legislature...have at it..

As a political hawk, and accurate reader of public sentiment....

This BC Liberal red meat tactic only appeals to their hardcore rightwing base...

Welcome to perpetual opposition BC Liberals...

As for Keith Baldrey...Michael Smyth, and Vaughn Palmer....wayyyy past their best before date..

Lastly..

I applaud Darryl Plecas for showing courage by trying to bring our Legislature into the 21st century(thank you..Grant G)



I called Michael Smyth a "hack writer"....that moniker has been confirmed....70 people died last year on BC roads because of distracted device using drivers....only a crude bitter Michael Smyth would write this...

http://theprovince.com/news/bc-politics/is-b-c-govt-crackdown-a-distracted-driving-cash-grab?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

My gawd Smyth.....time for you to go..


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