Does B.C. Cabinet Corruption Continue – With “A Yankee Fix”?

Dec
11
 
Does B.C. Cabinet Corruption Continue – With “A Yankee Fix”?
 
By Robin Mathews
December 09, 2011
 
The search, Christy Clark says, in the government propaganda video, was “extensive”.  It wasn’t.  An “extensive” search was made, she says, for an independent police monitor for B.C. He may be called a Chief Civilian Director for Independent Investigations of police misdoings.
 
Then Premier Christy Clark and Attorney General Shirley Bond - in the same propaganda video - modify the statement to say appointee Richard Rosenthal will deal with “some” police misdoings – explicitly, deaths allegedly caused by police, and/or the use of physical violence.  Some time later … much later … he might get to other things.

Other things?  Well, he might get to police collaboration with Special Prosecutors appointed by the Attorney General to destroy, to bury, or to fabricate evidence on behalf of cabinet members and their corporate friends.  He might get to the refusal of the RCMP (as top B.C. RCMP officer Gary Bass refused) to act on formal requests to investigate alleged criminal actions by members of the cabinet (including then premier Gordon Campbell).

But he probably won’t get to those things … at all.
 
In fact, Richard Rosenthal is instructed, he is ordered, he is PAID – not to look at any police misdoings before December 7, 2011.  Richard Rosenthal has agreed to those terms, throwing both his credibility and his integrity into doubt from Day One.

 
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Merry Christmas to all!!! An Editorial on Political Correctness

Dec
10
 
The Christmas season in Canada has always been one which I've looked forward to since I can remember.
 
As a child growing up on the Saskatchewan prairies back in the late 40's and early 50's Santa Claus and Christmas went hand in hand like chocolate cake and ice cream. They meant family gatherings, bonfires, tobaggan parties and skating outdoors on the dugouts or sloughts along with hot chocolate and homemade cookies and friends. But most of all it meant a time of peaceful celebration and a reminder of all those good things that the Christian religion and its traditions had brought to the world.
 
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Quesnel's Queen of Expenses increases city tax burden

Dec
10


Dear Editor,
 
Wow! the ink on the ballots hadn't even dried and Mayor Mary and her band of yes people have increased the tax burden on us already. Yes, even you who voted for the Queen of Expenses will now pay more for a half time councillor and two who are leaving so it doesn't bother them one way or another.
 
You cannot beat a dyed-in-the-wool politician eh? Get it done before the new guys come in. Smooth.
 
It's a good thing that Sushil Thapar is still there but we as taxpayers better start attending council meetings and express our views so those elected know they can't just do as they please.
 
Municipal spending is increasing across the province but this doesn't mean we have to keep up with everyone else.
 
ICBC, BC Hydro, Natural Gas, and now our city leaders need more money!
 
Let's hope this money comes from those businesses and companies that supported our underpaid Mayor.
 
So once again those on a fixed income must tighten their belts and hope they do not have to go without heat and light in order to eat.
 
Thanks for not disappointing those of us who knew we would get more of the same from those re-elected (excluding, of course, our financial watch dog Mr. Thapar).
 
This is just the beginning folks so hang on to your hats (and your wallets!).
 
Ron Campbell
Quesnel, B.C.
(an over burdened taxpayer)
 
 
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Help The Salvation Army "Fill the Kettle"

Dec
05


Help The Salvation Army "Fill the Kettle"

For 120 years, The Salvation Army's Christmas kettles have been synonymous with the holiday season and the spirit of giving. Kettles are already on the streets in more than 2,000 locations across Canada, collecting spare change and cash from passersby to help us serve more than 1.7 million vulnerable people in 400 communities across the country each year.

And this year, there's a new way to give back. Donors can locate and donate to their local kettles online at www.FilltheKettle.com. You can even sign up to host your own virtual kettle by visiting www.FilltheKettle.com/iKettle.

With more than three million Canadians living in poverty today—including one out of every 10 children—the need has never been greater. But, we know we can count on the overwhelming generosity of Canadians to help fill our kettles this year!

Visit www.SalvationArmy.ca to learn more about how you can help this Christmas season.

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THOUSANDS OF BRITISH COLUMBIANS SAY "NO" TO SMART METERS

Nov
23

THOUSANDS OF BRITISH COLUMBIANS SAY "NO" TO SMART METERS
 
PRESS RELEASE AND MEDIA ADVISORY
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 23, 2011


 
The Liberal Government and BC Hydro state that only a small number of people are concerned about the Wireless Smart Meters being forced upon them without consent. This is not accurate. Within one week, thousands of signatures have been gathered on a Petition organized by Citizens for Safe Technology Society demanding a moratorium and full independent review of BC Hydro's Wireless Smart Meter program.
 
To date, over 13,000 Petitioners are refusing the forced installation of Wireless Smart Meters, or demanding these same meters be removed for reasons of health, cost, privacy, security and safety. The Petition (both online and hard copies) will be presented to the Legislature on November 24, 2011, by John Horgan, NDP Opposition, Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources critic, MLA for Juan de Fuca.
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Christmas 2011 – Birth of a New and Caring CanadianTradition

Nov
22
 
 
Christmas 2011 – Birth of a New and Caring CanadianTradition
 
 
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Canadians with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of Canadian labor. This year will be different. This year Canadians will give the gift of genuine concern for other Canadians. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by Canadian hands.
 
Yes there is!
 
It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper? 
 
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BC Hydro’s ‘Smart’ Meters: Confronting Corix

Nov
18
 
BC Hydro’s ‘Smart’ Meters: Confronting Corix
 
By
 
Arthur Topham
 
November 18, 2011
 
Just how smart is BC Hydro? As smart as the so-called “Smart Meter” that they’ve undertaken to install on every residential, industrial and governmental building throughout the province of B.C.?
 
I’ve been aware of their plans and have been following the controversy that has been building from day one regarding the number of legitimate concerns that the people of British Columbia have voicing: health concerns; privacy concerns; and the hidden costs that inevitably show up after the system has been put in place and the consumer realizes that their hydro bill continues to skyrocket as it has ever since the Liberal government under former leader Gordon Campbell, began selling off the once pride and joy of B.C. to foreign interests  in the Liberal’s bid to privatize anything and everything that once benefitted the people of the province.
 
The dismantling of one of our most prized and lucrative Crown corporations is a story for another time. What I want to share in this article is my own experience thus far with how the Liberal government and BC Hydro are doing their damnedest to have their ‘Smart’ Meters installed as quickly as possiby and before the uninformed electorate realize exactly what has happened to them.
 
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Petition calling for moratorium on the dumb "Smart" meters

Nov
16

Hello Concerned Ctizens!
 
Please sign this petition calling for a moratorium on smart meters in BC. NDP Energy Critic John Horgan will take all your signatures (online and hard copy) into the Victoria Legislature on November 24 and demand a halt to the Smart Meter Program. (There are over 3,000 signatures so far.)
 
https://cstorg.wufoo.com/forms/q7x3s5/
 
Thank you!

*** A public service announcement from the Quesnel Cariboo Sentinel

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A TOUCH OF LEVITY

 
Life is tough. No question about it. For most people there's little humour in the events of the day or in what we see crossing our television screens. On the other hand doctors and assorted healers tell us all the time that one of the best medicines is laughter. Thus this new addition to the Sentinel's Main Menu.
 
So if you have some humour to share with readers please feel free to send it alongl. Either jokes in text format or else cartoons. Please try to send images in jpg format or tiffs. Do keep it clean, non-racist or sexist and funny. Thanks. Editor. Send your contributions to editor@quesnelcariboosentinel.com .

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