British Columbians have been hearing a lot lately about BC Hydro’s shocking debt situation – which is far worse than it’s being described. Newly-minted BC Liberal Energy Minister Bill Bennett is supposedly on the warpath, looking for ways to trim the fat from the crown corporation’s bulging belly. The Liberal Government was “surprised” by last-minute cost revisions to … Continue reading The $55 Billion private power racket and real story behind Hydro’s debt
It was ten years ago that I was unceremoniously dumped by CKNW, where I had been for 19 years – nearly 16 as the morning host. What does that have to do with an environmental web page? Modesty is not my long suit and I believe that had I stayed, the general public would have … Continue reading Rafe Mair on mainstream media a decade after leaving CKNW
We are getting barrow after barrow of barnyard droppings dumped on our laps and we should know it. Premier Clark promised us huge LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) revenues in a few years. We would be debt free and have $100 BILLION in the to be created “Prosperity Fund”. That was at the start of the … Continue reading Liberal Lies on LNG, Hydro Debt, Budget Spell Fiscal Disaster for BC
I find myself in complete empathy with H.L. Mencken, when he said “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” I read Vaughn Palmer in Friday’s Sun, where he said, talking about the challenges facing Bill Bennett (not the real one but the one now in charge … Continue reading Mainstream media ignoring real story on BC Hydro debt, skyrocketing power bills
Are You a Multi-Issue Extremist? If you read this site regularly, and subscribe to the claims and advice of Rafe Mair, you probably are. Because the 81 year-old Mair is British Columbia’s most well-known and well-loved Multi-Issue Extremist (MIE). The now long-established CSIS “Counter Terrorism Strategy” has defined individuals who express dissent toward any number … Continue reading Are You a Multi-Issue Extremist? How Activism is Becoming Terrorism
I want to clarify my position on the proposed Site C Dam: I AM AGAINST IT. One of the troubles in this business is that one comments on many aspects of the environment and can have a word or two or a line taken out of context – as happened with a column of mine last … Continue reading Rafe: Site C Dam, LNG a Bad Deal for British Columbians
Ok, John Horgan (BC NDP Energy critic), now I’m pissed off. You were quoted in the Vancouver Sun this week as saying you’re unhappy that the NDP lost, etc, weep, sob. Here it is in plain, unadorned English: I TOLD YOU SO! In fact, my advice to you and your party has been constant and goes back to Bob … Continue reading Rafe: What the Heck are John Horgan and the NDP Thinking?!