Category Archives: Uncategorized

Judge TS Ellis reluctantly sentences drug dealer to 40 yrs last week

Conservative, Reagan appointed judge TS Ellis, really struggles with long mandatory sentences, as was evident two weeks ago in his deliberations about a drug dealer, when the judge said; “This situation presents me with something I have no discretion to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Snapshot Comparison of CampbellTax Cuts and Horgan’s Early Initiatives.

Who benefitted from the policies of our last Provincial Government’s tax cuts  ,and who is benefitting from the targeted policies of the  current bunch? Below is a comparison of benefit based on a  Surrey family earning less than 45K per year. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

 Capital Punishment is Dead

Capital punishment in Canada is dead.  Like the dead parrot in the Monty Python sketch, it’s passed on and shuffled off this mortal coil. If Angus Reid hadn’t tried to revive it with a misleading poll, it’d be pushing up … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Remembrance Day – Thanks to Public Schools

Beyond teaching measurable information, one of myriad contributions of our public schools, is to help define Canadianism for a diverse group of young Canadians. Our observance of Remembrance Day is a concrete example of this function. Thanks to our public … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Six Ways to Resurrect Schools in B.C.

The only way to resurrect our public schools, is the same way we attacked them – incrementally and with firm purpose. If there ever was a time when “just throwing money at the problem doesn’t work” is true, it’s now. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Vice Principal Chronicles – #1 ” Sideways, Not Head On”

The Vice Principal casually approached the herd of faux rebels who were in daily slouch outside the cafeteria.He knew to approach teenagers, especially these teenagers, sideways, not head on. They were the only identifiable group in the school that cultivated … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Trudeau is Right About Citizenship Guide

Justin Trudeau Is Right. Trudeau doesn’t think that our Canadian Citizenship Guide should use the word “barbaric” to describe “honour killings, female genital mutilations, forced marriages, and other gender based violence.” I agree with him. Trudeau abhors these cultural practices … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Should Remembrance Day be a Canadian Holiday?

My “let’s have a parade” colleague wants to make Remembrance Day a national holiday. He suspects that bigger, more overt displays on Remembrance Day might intensify our appreciation of the sacrifices made by those who went before. But would it? … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

FSA Tests are a Political Football

AS I SEE IT – Jim Nelson So the annual hand wringing over the Foundation Skills Assessments tests begins again: Why are teachers so dead against them? Is it just that awful B.C.T.F. being radical again? Should we keep our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Gas Prices Up This Long Weekend? Oh, it’s the Eclipse”

    $1.37 per litre for gas this long weekend. Oil company apologists have absolutely abrogated any responsibility for this, outright gouging of Vancouver drivers. The price of gas has plummeted from $100.00 plus in 2010 to a little more … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment