Laila Yuile

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Care For A Glass Of Tailings Pond Water, Premier Clark?

(3) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 2:39 AM

In the days since the horrific failure of the tailings pond dam at the Mount Polley Mine, one thing is clear to me, and I suspect many would agree.

As a province we cannot in good faith, trust industry or our own government to ensure the safety of the public,...

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Adrian Dix's Election Grit Came Too Little Too Late

(8) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 12:32 PM

"The man of thought who will not act is ineffective; the man of action who will not think is dangerous." ~ Richard Nixon.

When asked by Philip Till what the leaders needed to do in the last bit of the campaign on his show recently, I said Dix needed to...

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Christy Clark's Impotence Joke About Ex Falls Flat

(111) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 2:11 PM

Someone tweeted me a link to the Comox Valley Business Gazette story last week about B.C. Premier Christy Clark's comments on her ex-husband Mark Marissen:

A seasoned orator, as well as a veteran of a talk radio business where controversy and titillation are king, Clark delivered what was...
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Christy Clark Stunning Example Of Blind Ambition, Bad Politics

(23) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 5:22 PM

In the days since emails were leaked to the NDP that revealed highly offensive strategies of ethnic voter manipulation by the B.C. Liberals, I've been waiting for a truly sincere and remorseful apology from the premier.

Her second attempt finally arrived on Sunday, following an...

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Surrey Casino Rejection Shows An Inconvenient Thing Called Democracy

(4) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 2:22 PM

Very early Saturday morning, in a divided vote, Surrey city council turned off the lights to Gateway Casinos' south Surrey gaming proposal. It was an epic evening with passionate presentations, and excellent debate and commentaries andon Twitter.

Although I was nearly propping eyelids open...

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How Christy Clark Set The Standard For Vulgar Questions, Innuendo

(7) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 3:10 PM

I'm still shaking my head at a column by the Times-Colonist's editor-in-chief, David Obee, on the double standard being applied to poor Christy Clark who was asked by a radio DJ if she would rather be a MILF or a cougar.

Here is an excerpt but please do...

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B.C. Government Denies Cancelling Christmas Gifts For Kids In Care

(15) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 5:25 PM

Recently, I blogged about the Santa's naughty list of B.C. Liberals, which was well received by Santa and the public alike. Indeed, it has been said you can tell a lot about a government by the way they treat societies most vulnerable, especially children.

Sadly, our government...

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Santa's Top 5 Naughty B.C. Liberals

(19) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 2:40 PM

The holiday season is here and children everywhere are writing to Santa, hoping that they haven't made the naughty list. It turns out that it's not only children who should be worried this year! I received a tip recently from a source in the North Pole and Santa is more...

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Bait And Switch Toll Reduction Won't Help B.C. Liberals

(5) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 5:30 PM

The Port Mann Bridge project has been steeped in controversy from its humble beginnings as an economically prudent plan to twin the existing bridge at a cost of $1.5 billion to what we've ended up with today: a completely new bridge and highway project totaling $3.3 billion financed through tolls.

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A B.C. Government For The People, Not At The Expense Of The People

(5) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 2:41 PM

Today I couldn't help but wonder... at what point in a politician's life does spewing hypocritical crap become so second nature that they fail to smell the aroma of the barnyard they're sitting in?

It was a mere two weeks ago when the story broke of excessive and...

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The Crux Of The Matter: MLA Failures All Around

(1) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 3:51 PM

Here in B.C., our government has a long history of marching ahead boldly with "action plans," grandiose schemes, flashy advertisements -- and pretty much all for naught. When anyone takes time to pick away at the schemes and bold ventures, like an onion, the core is eventually revealed and more...

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Little-Known Pipeline Paves Way For Enbridge Under Radar Of British Columbians

(19) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 12:41 PM

If there is one thing that can be said about all the attention directed to Enbridge's Northern Gateway Project, it is that it's provided ample distraction for other projects and issues to move along without getting the same ass-kicking Enbridge is.

Take for example, the Pacific Trails...

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B.C. Politics in a Word: Fallacious

(18) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 8:05 AM

fallacious [fəˈleɪʃəs]
1. (Philosophy / Logic) containing or involving a fallacy; illogical; erroneous
2. tending to mislead
3. delusive or disappointing a fallacious hope

I love the word fallacious.

I love how it sounds, (slightly naughty, as it rolls...

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