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Public money, partisan advertising

Posted by Oped 1258 days ago Vancouver Sun| public money partisan advertising All
http://feeds.canada.com — Partisan political advertising masquerading as vital government information or public service was not invented by the Conservative government. The Liberals did the same thing in their time, but since 2006, the Conservative government has taken the practice to such intolerable new heights, it has become an abuse of power. It must be stopped. Read More
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Find balance to advance New Prosperity mine

Posted by Oped 1258 days ago Vancouver Sun| find balance advance prosperity mine All
http://feeds.canada.com — Twenty-two years have passed and $130 million has been spent by Taseko Mines Ltd. in a bid to get approval for its gold and copper mine in B.C.'s jobhungry Chilcotin region. Still, the project remains locked in limbo. Read More
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Court must restore religious freedom

Posted by Oped 1258 days ago Vancouver Sun| court restore religious freedom All
http://feeds.canada.com — Lost amid all the clamour about Quebec's xenophobic Charter of Values is a case set to be heard before the Supreme Court of Canada next March. The case, brought by Montreal's Loyola High School, a private Jesuitrun school for boys, challenges the right the province of Quebec has arrogated for itself to prevent religious schools from teaching curriculum from their faith-based perspectives. The cou Read More
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Let's raise a glass to modernizing B.C. liquor laws

Posted by Oped 1265 days ago Vancouver Sun| lets raise glass modernizing bc liquor laws All
http://feeds.canada.com — Patrons can enjoy happy hour anywhere in Canada except B.C. On the Prairies it is possible to get a liquor licence for a chartered bus. Quebec permits the sale of certain types of domestic beer and wine at grocery stores. Read More
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Keeping a level head about bike helmets

Posted by Oped 1266 days ago Vancouver Sun| keeping level head bike helmets All
http://feeds.canada.com — While we're in that happy pre-bicycle-accident state when we're still capable of a thought experiment, let's have a mental exercise with a few simple hypotheticals. Read More
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Wiping away red ink

Posted by Oped 1272 days ago Vancouver Sun| wiping red ink All
http://feeds.canada.com — Many people will be pleased that federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty continues to repeat his pledge to balance Ottawa's books by 2015 - none happier than the Tories themselves, who could use some good news as the Senate scandal plays out interminably. Read More
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Stewart's job shows it's a matter of who you know

Posted by Oped 1272 days ago Vancouver Sun| stewarts job shows matter know All
http://feeds.canada.com — British Columbians are not so naive as to have believed that MLA Ben Stewart relinquished his seat last June for Christy Clark - expecting nothing in return. Our weary cynicism about politicians and their motives, reinforced this week by shenanigans in the Canadian Senate, led us to doubt Clark and Stewart's earnest assurances last summer that no plums were offered, nor taken, in exchange for Ste Read More
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BC Ferries is a jewel

Posted by Oped 1277 days ago Vancouver Sun| bc ferries jewel All
http://feeds.canada.com — British Columbia's ferry system is a constant target of criticism, and while it is not all it should be and, we hope, not all it will become, we should pause occasionally to recognize what a jewel it is. Read More
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