Common Sense Canadian


    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: 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...

    Members of the Treat 8 "Justice for the Peace" Caravan (Photo: Gary McNutt)

    Justice for Peace Caravan tells Trudeau: Keep your promises to First NationsĀ 

    On the eve of a federal court hearing into Site C Dam, the Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace Caravan is taking its message across Canada: It's time for the Trudeau govt to start keeping promises to First Nations.


    Who Killed BC Hydro?

    Who killed BC Hydro? Rafe Mair charts the death in all but name of our once greatest crown corporation, through tens of billions in sweetheart private power contracts forced on the utility and some very shady accounting practices.

    BC Hydro being used to funnel billions to Liberal friends

    BC Hydro being used to funnel tens of billions to Liberal friends

    BC Hydro is being used to funnel tens of billions in public dollars through construction contracts to Liberal friends, says Norm Farrell after reviewing the utility's financial data.

    Rafe- Weaver, BC Greens should quit supporting private river power sham

    Rafe: Weaver, BC Greens should quit backing private river power sham

    Rafe Mair has praised the Green Party on many fronts, but its BC leader, Dr. Andrew Weaver makes a fatal mistake with his continued support of the Liberals' private power sham, which is bankrupting BC Hydro while destroying our...

    Grand Chief Stewart Phillip is among the BC First Nations leaders demanding a halt to Site C Construction (Damien Gillis)

    Suzuki, Phillip lead support for Peace Valley land defenders as Hydro seeks injunction

    David Suzuki and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip will be at the BC Supreme Court in downtown Vancouver Monday morning to speak to media and support the Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land as they face an injunction application by BC Hydr...

    Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen testifying at National Energy Board hearing

    Ex-Hydro CEO: Injunction vs. Site C campers “Fundamentally flawed”

    Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen has slammed the organization's push to evict farmers and First Nations from Site C protest camp in a court affidavit. Rather than costing Hydro, a delay in construction will only save taxpayers ...

    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'"

    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.