Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Raj Chouhan's Friendly Profile

The Burnaby Now ran a fluff piece this past weekend on Burnaby's one new MLA, Raj Chouhan. Chouhan is Burnaby's lone NDP representative in Victoria. The BC Liberal trio of Harry Bloy, John Nuraney, and Richard T. Lee have yet to break into cabinet, although Lee is a parliamentary secretary, whatever that is no one knows or cares.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Soon to be NDP roadkill in the Sun

George Drazenovic, the former and future Burnaby-Douglas Tory candidate, is in today's Vancouver Sun on the letters page. Drazenovic, who looks strikingly similar to all his male relatives, comments on BC Hydro's plans after the latest change in direction over Nanaimo's Duke Point project.

Good for Draz and his effort to get his name in the paper. Unfortunately in the People's Republic of Tommy Douglas small gestures like this do not go far enough. If he wants to get elected his best bet would be to run for the NDP in that riding (or if he has no problems with being a long shot become the Liberal Party's BC wing president and then get national attention for blocking the nomination of Tony Kuo).

In the upcoming rematch of the 2004 campaign, expect the same order of finish for the three candidates although the NDP numbers should increase and the Liberal numbers might also increase. Somehow Draz's numbers will fall.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Sponsorship Website

Over at Anti-Corruption, there is a website about where Canadian tax dollars went during the sponsorship program of the 1990s. It is fairly informative for someone who has ignored Canadian news for the last year or so.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Public Eye

Sean Holman is back at Public Eye Online. Only Saturday's Vancouver Sun will tell if he is still working for that paper.

The New Cabinet

Burnaby MLAs Bloy, Nuraney and Lee remain in the backbenches for now.

They should form a coalition with the North Shore MLAs, likely another demoralized group.