Category Archives: Politics – Provincial

From the grave

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: It’s election time in BC. Tuesday will see whether the Liberals, now of Christy Clark, will be re-elected for a fourth time after 16 years in government. The NDP and Greens are the alternatives. … Continue reading

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Risk

From “How McKenna saved the Fighting Fisherman”, by Philip Lee, Ottawa Citizen, September 8, 2001: B1, B4. From Lee’s book, Frank: The Life and Politics of Frank McKenna. How McKenna, then a 29 year-old lawyer with three years of experience, … Continue reading

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Arrow

Wrote about Amor de Cosmos, the second premier of British Columbia. Encountered him referenced in article by Thomas Walkom on Bill Vander Zalm, “Re-enter stage right (Toronto Star, June 20, 1998, pp. E1, E4), relating to former B.C. premier Vander … Continue reading

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Amor De Cosmos: Less of a liability in Vancouver

Second Premier of British Columbia. Changing his name from Bill Smith (William Alexander Smith). Described in later years: Contemporaries paint a portrait of an isolated person (he never married and had few intimate friends) with grandiose manners, prone to public … Continue reading

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Residential

So he works in Edmonton and lives in Calgary. For some reason, the employer is to pay for his choice as to where to live: Redford aide racks up $9,000 in bills staying in one of Edmonton’s most expensive hotels … Continue reading

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Self-Constructed Disgrace II

Read the news, with great sadness. I have known this person since 1995, when I first started work on Parliament Hill, with the research bureau of the Reform Party. He was the primary author of the Taxpayers Budget; I came … Continue reading

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“I have an education. I practised law.”

On the bus, around 5:30 p.m. or so. Into reading; don’t look up or around. Start realizing that there is a conversation going on across from me, but that it is basically one person’0s conversation with himself, despite two people … Continue reading

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