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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics (with apologies and an acknowledgement to Mark Twain..)

      ttps://www.facebook.com/BCLiberalCaucus/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf     http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2016/08/23/Critical-Services-Suffering-in-BC/?utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=290816   In their latest propaganda piece  the  BC Libs are  attempting, lamely, to counter  research that shows that BC has one of the lowest education budgets per student in the country..not much of … Continue reading

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Who Defines “Affordable?”

Vancouver mayor offers $250M of city land for social housing Gregor Robertson is asking the federal government give $500M in return for affordable housing projects CBC News Posted: Feb 02, 2016 8:11 AM PT Last Updated: Feb 02, 2016 9:29 … Continue reading

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Justin Case You Forgot the Seniors…

Justin Trudeau answers B.C. voter’s widely shared Facebook letter Casandra Effe wrote to Trudeau with top 10 things she hopes he’ll do as future PM CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2015 10:50 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 24, 2015 11:17 … Continue reading

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No Seniors Need Apply……

WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Senior struggles to find affordable housing in Vancouver It’s a story too common among seniors, says executive director of the Seniors Services Society By The Early Edition, CBC News Posted: Oct 15, 2015 2:48 PM PT Last Updated: … Continue reading

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Composure Under Pressure…..

I am trying with  great difficulty to ignore the current campaign for a new Parliament and, if there is any justice, a  new PM. I have been also trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to stop comparing and contrasting (thanks so much to … Continue reading

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Seniors! Sweet Serfdom Awaits!

Seniors going bankrupt in soaring numbers More Canadians are outliving their savings and spending their golden years in debt By Sophia Harris, CBC News Posted: Jun 29, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 29, 2015 6:54 AM ET   This … Continue reading

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November Is the Cruelest month…

Unable to find affordable housing, 82-year-old living in Victoria shelter SARAH PETRESCU / TIMES COLONIST OCTOBER 29, 2014 09:58 PM All I want is a room somewhere Far away from the cold night air With one enormous chair….. Ah, wouldn’t … Continue reading

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