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Les Leyne: Get ready for more government ads

Les Leyne: Get ready for more government ads

The good news is that the avalanche of taxpayer-funded domino ads about how smart the B.C. government is will come to an end soon. The bad news is that there’s another phase starting up.
Comment: Self-appointed boards can’t serve the public well

Comment: Self-appointed boards can’t serve the public well

When the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority was charged with managing and developing valuable public land a few years ago, the public interest was to be served by allowing the City of Victoria, Esquimalt, the Capital Regional District, local First Na
Naomi Lakritz: Kenney’s proposal an insult to dual citizens

Naomi Lakritz: Kenney’s proposal an insult to dual citizens

At first glance, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s idea sounds like a good one.
Les Leyne: Clark toys with gassing the sales tax

Les Leyne: Clark toys with gassing the sales tax

After more than three years of political agony over their genius idea to merge the provincial sales tax with the federal one, the B.C. Liberals pitched another one on Tuesday. Let’s get rid of it completely.
Comment: Tax exemptions for council belie transparency

Comment: Tax exemptions for council belie transparency

Victoria city council’s proposal to award itself a one-third salary tax exemption to cover “incidental expenses” is a step backward from transparency and openness and will continue to widen the gap between the mayor and council and the citizens who e
Weigh-In Wednesday #4

Weigh-In Wednesday #4

The problem with Wednesday is...that every Wednesday I expect a loss. A giant loss.
Weigh-In Wednesday #4

Weigh-In Wednesday #4

The problem with Wednesday is...that every Wednesday I expect a loss. A giant loss.
Texts from my Croatian Conscience:

Texts from my Croatian Conscience:

My conscience as a 1950s okā-san of the okiya. Okay, it's time for numbers. How much did you lose? Well...a month ago I was at 292.1 and tomorrow is my weigh-in day...but I stepped on the scale this morning and I was at 273.6.
Comment: Public interest abandoned by harbour board

Comment: Public interest abandoned by harbour board

The arrogance demonstrated by the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority board in refusing to seat the Victoria representative, Coun. Shellie Gudgeon, shows how far the authority has deviated from its founding vision.
Mark Milke: Time to abolish tariff tax on the poor

Mark Milke: Time to abolish tariff tax on the poor

Whenever Canadians cross the border, it is inevitable they will find cheaper goods in the U.S. Whether milk, books, electronic goods or vehicles, it seems bargains abound south of the 49th parallel.