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Mark Milke: Chrysler bellies up to welfare trough again

Mark Milke: Chrysler bellies up to welfare trough again

Back in late 2011 after the Occupy Wall Street protests, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne gave a speech in Toronto to decry what he called “the most inane displays of greed.
Comment: Sale of Langford green space shortsighted

Comment: Sale of Langford green space shortsighted

The province recently announced that it is selling former Provincial Capital Commission land along the Trans-Canada Highway in Langford as part of its strategy to balance the budget.
Les Leyne: Government accidentally gets it right by axing PCC

Les Leyne: Government accidentally gets it right by axing PCC

There was some gnashing of teeth when the cold-hearted B.C. Liberals axed the Provincial Capital Commission last November. It showed disdain for the capital. It illustrated the Liberals’ lack of interest in Victoria.
Andrew Cohen: Trudeau flouts the conventional wisdom

Andrew Cohen: Trudeau flouts the conventional wisdom

The most revealing moment in Justin Trudeau’s keynote address to the Liberal party on the weekend was when he invoked his father and the Just Society, a byword for Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s commitment to fairness in income and opportunity.
Comment: B.C. needs to manage the risks of natural gas

Comment: B.C. needs to manage the risks of natural gas

The provincial budget signalled that British Columbia intends to develop its vast shale gas resources and use the revenue to pay off its debts and generate wealth for its citizens.
Congregation Emanu-El presents Synagogue & Walking Tours of Jewish Victoria

Congregation Emanu-El presents Synagogue & Walking Tours of Jewish Victoria

Experience a guided tour of Canada's oldest synagogue, Congregation Emanu-el, led by the country’s first ordained Maggidah (Jewish storyteller and educator), Shoshana Litman www.maggidah.com , a Spiritually Speaking contributor.
Driving while stoned: what the studies are saying

Driving while stoned: what the studies are saying

Many posts ago, I observed that while bicycling home at night , I occasionally chanced upon the smell of marijuana drifting out of cars that had stopped next to me at red lights. A few readers said they thought that, from my tone, I disapproved.
Les Leyne: ‘Alexa’s law’ changed rules for B.C. drivers

Les Leyne: ‘Alexa’s law’ changed rules for B.C. drivers

Alexa Middelaer is obviously the poster child for B.C.’s impaired-driving regime. The four-year-old was killed in heartbreaking circumstances in 2008.
Geoff Johnson: Schools divided into haves and have-nots

Geoff Johnson: Schools divided into haves and have-nots

Admit it or not, our schools live in a have and have-not world, even though operating funding does employ a kind of equalization formula intended to ensure a level playing field between schools in less affluent communities and schools in communities
A rail car design we can aspire to if E&N service ever returns

A rail car design we can aspire to if E&N service ever returns

Via Rail is rolling out refurbished business class cars on its high volume routes in southern Ontario and Quebec. I rode on one by chance on a trip between Toronto and Montréal. It is a praiseworthy overhaul.