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NDP’s Economic Record FAR Better Than BC Liberals

The ECOreport reposts an OP=ED, the NDP’s Economic Record FAR Better Than BC Liberals

Originally Published on the Common Sense Canadian

By Damien Gillis

Many people are ready for a change in Victoria. Christy Clark is one of the least popular candidates for premier in BC history and, after 16 years of scandal-filled rule, her Liberal Party has tried British Columbians’ patience to the extreme. Yet every day on social media, I run across a familiar refrain: “Better than going back to the NDP’s lost decade.” Clearly, that narrative is so deeply embedded that it threatens to keep the NDP out of government yet again.
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How The Liberals Ran BC Hydro’s Debt Up 1337%

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about government mismanagement,  How The Liberals Ran BC Hydro’s Debt Up 1337%

Originally Published on the Common Sense Canadian

By Rafe Mair

I start this exercise with a couple of general comments.

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Conversation With Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island

The ECOreport publishes a Conversation With Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island, about the upcoming election

By Roy L Hales

With British Columbia’s provincial election approaching, I decided to interview the candidates in my riding. Dallas Smith, who is attempting to capture this seat for the BC Liberals, has yet to respond to my emails. Green candidate Sue Moen and I will be talking soon. My conversation with Claire Trevena, MLA for Island North, took place on a bench overlooking the wharves at Heriot Bay, on Quadra Island.
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Who Really Killed BC Hydro?

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED by one of British Columbia’s most thought provoking former provincial cabinet ministers: Who Really Killed BC Hydro?

Originally Published on the Common Sense Canadian

By Rafe Mair

This is the story of the death of our province’s once greatest institution, BC Hydro. Though the public power utility began its life under Socred Premier WAC Bennett in 1961, the story of its demise starts circa 2001, under the newly-minted Liberal administration of Gordon Campbell.

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Petition to stop Site C

The ECOreport reposts the public announcement of a place where British Columbians can voice their opposition: A  Petition to stop Site C 

Press Release from Andrew Weaver, Leader of the BC Green Party

You may have already heard. The federal Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans just approved permits for the Site C Dam, which means construction could begin within 90 days. In other words, this is your very last chance to stop Christy Clark from taking Site C past the point of no return. Our BC Greens team is taking this head on, so I need 1 thing from you right now: Sign and share our petition to stop Site C before the Premier pushes it past the point of no return.

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$50 Billion For Electricity BC Does Not Need

The ECOreport’s radio broadcast Monday, March 28, 2016 on CKTZ: $50 Billion For Electricity BC Does Not Need

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMBritish Columbia’s regulatory accounts have been receiving a lot of attention lately. Business Vancouver compared them to a shell game, in which expenses are deferred to the future so that the government can report “profits.” Vaughn Palmer writes that the province has “cumulative long-term obligations amount to $102 billion, with Hydro accounting for the bulk of them.” The item that really caught my eye was $50 billion for electricity BC does not need.

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