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Elizabeth Payne: There’s not much to show for $100 a month

For seven years, the $100 cheques have been in the mail every month for parents of Canadian children under six. Fifteen billion dollars later (and counting), what does Canada have to show for the Universal Child Care Benefit program? Not a lot.

Week 4 – Will someone eat the last freakin’ lemon tart PLEASE!!

Well I have made it to week 4 – it was another tough one! What did I learn this week – 1. That calamari from Whitespot is not a healthy choice and it may be mixed with pig butt if the internet is to be believed! 2.

My mean Croatian finds inspiration in my perspiration...

"I need to get back into a fitness routine. If debela Bublićka can do it, so can I. Your perspiration is an inspiration."

David Bly: Paranoid or not, you are likely being watched

Most of us chuckled last month when we saw the video of the boat burglar helping himself to the contents of a vessel moored on the Gorge waterway.

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

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

At first glance, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s idea sounds like a good one.

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

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

The problem with Wednesday is...that every Wednesday I expect a loss. A giant loss.
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