Saturday, June 24, 2006

Myles from office

Former council and BC NDP candidate David Myles is in the news this week. Myles is part of a group advocating for help for those on social assistance.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

So that last poll wasn't the rogue poll

The BC Liberals are riding high. Gordon Campbell's party is popular with unionist, which means they may even be popular in the blue collar parts of Burnaby. Campbell still trails NDP leader Carole James, but just under half the people still do not like her and she has done absolutely nothing (wrong, offensive, or at all as NDP leader).

This should make for an interesting three years as the NDP decide what to do about their lame duck leader and as the Liberals try to decide how far to the centre-left they should drift from their natural centre-right base.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Not IIHF size ice (or for that matter even a long track)

Longtime Burnaby Olympic boosters, the BCA, are now being critical of VANOC for keeping NHL-sized ice for the 2010 games.

Not only does Burnaby council dislike the Olympics (see Richmond speedskating oval) but it also hates fiscal responsibility (see 1976 Montreal Olympics where Mayor Jean Drapeau gave birth to an expensive baby). So, in summary, Burnaby council hates the Olympics, will gain no infrastructure as the result of the games, but wants to leave the ratepayers on the hook for millions of cost overruns by having that European-sized ice that Don Cherry loves so much.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Green, no envy

The Tyee has an interesting story on the Green leadership hopefuls in their race to become hopeless once elected leader.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Bloc Burnaby

The weekend Burnaby Now reported on the federal BQ's response to the City of Burnaby's request for the age of consent to be raised.