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    Rafe Mair on Bill C-24 finding out you're a second-class citizen

    Rafe to Justin: Kinder Morgan pipeline would drive a permanent wedge between BC and Canada

    "Mr. Trudeau, we love BC with all our hearts and souls and we're not about to let you take it away from us...If you force Kinder Morgan on us, you will create a rift between us and Canada that will never heal."


    Trumplandia vs. Clarklandia: How BC stands to lose on LNG, lumber and trade

    As The Donald remakes America into Trumplandia, the shockwaves will be felt in Clarklandia, as the province formerly known as BC struggles to build an LNG industry and protect its lumber trade.



    Note to Justin: Pipelines don’t help transition to green economy

    Justin Trudeau should stop pretending pipelines will help us transition off fossil fuels and start investing seriously in green jobs, says retired federal energy analyst Will Dubitsky.


    Rafe: BC Green candidate Lia Versaevel brings a lot to the table

    Rafe Mair takes a close look at BC Green candidate Lia Versaevel, whose depth and character make her a potential political force to be reckoned with.



    Rafe: BC Liberals taking heavy fire, but NDP need to pour on the gasoline

    Rafe Mair weighs in on the early BC election situation, noting that while the Liberals are under attack from all corners, the NDP aren't yet doing what they need to in order to capitalize.


    How rich elites took over BC…and the Liberals welcomed them

    Following up on the recent New York Times story that made waves in BC, Roy Hales examines how big money has taken over BC's political system.



    Liberal pals plundering BC Hydro for tens of Billions

    The BC Liberal Government is helping its pals plunder BC Hydro for tens of billions of dollars. Using little-publicized data, Norm Farrell details this massive theft of taxpayer money.


    Rafe Mair: The BC election no one can win

    Rafe Mair details the blunders and flaws of both major BC parties and their leaders as we head into an election which the public is sure to lose.



    Rafe’s New Year’s letter to Trudeau: Time for PM to get to know BC…for real

    Rafe Mair gives Justin Trudeau a lesson on BC: "The land between the Alberta Tar Sands and the Pacific Ocean is extremely important to us, not only economically but as part of the ecology that we must protect...We didn't ask fo...


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    Rafe: Site C Dam shows how broken our democracy is

    Our democracy is officially broken, says Rafe Mair. If you don't believe it, just look at the massively unpopular, multi-billion-dollar boondoggle that is Site C Dam and how our elected leaders have championed it over the publi...