Entries by Jordan Bateman from 12/2011

BC's Government Must Tighten its Belt or Face Electoral Oblivion

| Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Politics

B.C. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon, like a cliché movie hero, is slowly sinking into quicksand. He recently told British Columbians that economic growth has slowed, Crown Corporation revenues are down and the provincial deficit is exploding. The true culprit -- runaway spending -- has yet to be addressed.

New BC Ferries Boss Has Big Ship To Turn

| Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Business

This is the mess the new CEO has inherited from his old boss: slumping ridership, a bloated debt, and a public that looks at BC Ferries' operating philosophy with disdain. Ferries are a vital necessity in BC. Many of our communities are completely dependent on having a well-run ferry system.

B.C.: Net Zero Only Way to Hold the Line

| Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Politics

Net zero would be a powerful model to bring to the municipal bargaining table. Unfortunately, with our current city hall dynamic, it's going to take serious political will and taxpayer support. Failure to do so will mean even more property tax dollars pulled from your pocket in 2012 and beyond.