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    Rafe- Old Left vs. Right divide no longer applies to environment

    Rafe: Old “Left” vs. “Right” divide no longer applies to environment

    The old divide between "left" and "right" no longer applies to the environment, says Rafe Mair, as even traditionally conservative voters are now paying attention to things like climate and water. Politicians who fail to grasp ...


    BC Premier Christy Clark speaks at former Premier Bill Bennett's funeral (Province of BC/flickr)

    Rafe: Shame on Premier Clark for playing Site C politics at Bill Bennett’s funeral

    Rafe Mair calls out BC Premier Christy Clark for shameless politicking over Site C Dam at Bill Bennett's funeral and for dismissing LNG opponents as "the forces of 'No'"



    Reductio ad absurdum- Why we environmentalists are missing the boat with sham hearings, technical arguments

    Reductio ad absurdum: Why we environmentalists are missing the boat with sham hearings, technical arguments

    Technical arguments and sham hearings on the merits and risks of pipelines and tankers miss the point, argues Rafe Mair.


    Longtime Bc Premier WAC Bennett's dream is dead

    How the BC Liberals killed WAC Bennett’s dream of affordable public power, ferries, rail

    Longtime BC Premier WAC Bennett's dream of affordable public power, ferries and rail is dead. Rafe Mair describes how a new generation of right wingers - the BC Liberals - killed it.



    Christy Clark announcing her cabinet in 2013 (Flicker CC Licence / Government of BC)

    Why the BC Liberals could easily win the next election

    Despite myriad scandals and a lack of popularity, the BC Liberals could easily win again in 2017, says Rafe Mair - especially since the NDP refuse to help themselves.


    Rafe- Liberals' broken promises should make for a tough election year

    Rafe: Liberals’ broken promises should make for tough election year

    The Clark Liberals' broken LNG promises should make for a rough ride this coming election year, says Rafe Mair - but can John Horgan and the NDP capitalize?



    BC's gift to the world- Premier Christy Clark

    Rafe Mair on the perfect job opening for Christy Clark

    After demonstrating her incompetence on the LNG file and all things governing-related, Rafe Mair has a suggestion for Premier Christy Clark of a job she's actually well-qualified for.


    Rafe- Premier Clark right for opposing Trudeau's Senate plans - but she's going about it the wrong way

    Rafe: Premier Clark right for opposing Trudeau’s Senate plans – but she’s going about it the wrong way

    BC Premier Christy Clark is right to oppose Justin Trudeau's "idiotic" plans for the Senate, says Rafe Mair, but she's going about it the wrong way.



    Justin Trudeau following his election victory (Flickr CC licence - John Tavares)

    When the honeymoon ends with PM Trudeau

    Canada's honeymoon with Justin Trudeau will end soon enough, says Rafe Mair, as he will be tested by challenges like how to deliver on climate promises with pressure coming from all sides.


    Rafe- NDP Opposition should try some actual opposing

    Rafe: NDP Leader Horgan’s Site C Dam opposition is a game-changer

    NDP Leader John Horgan has finally come out swinging against Site C Dam - a wise political move that will benefit his party in the provincial election, says Rafe Mair.