Brian Kieran

Carbon boondoggle robs poor to fuel rich

Government spin is usually merely tedious

Liberals scurry to abandon sinking ship

When a politician tells you it’s time to get out of government, go home and spend more time with the family...

Enbridge now Clark’s coming-out party

Two of Victoria’s cherished grumpy old men of politics have come out of retirement this week...

Enbridge shows Clark’s weaknesses

We have grown accustomed to the government of Premier Christy Clark sitting on the fence with both ears on the ground

Time for Adrian Dix’s free ride to end

NDP leader Adrian Dix — considered by just about every political observer west of the Rockies to be the premier-in-waiting...

Liberals need to axe the carbon tax

One of the strangest things Premier Christy Clark has done during her brief flirtation with power is doggedly defend her predecessor...

Education minister cancels democracy

Education Minister George Abbott has cancelled democracy in the Cowichan Valley School District

Semantics trump reality on bonus pay

To understand the spreading outrage in B.C. over the Liberals’ revisionist “bonus” scheme for senior bureaucrats at Community Living B.C...

Still (cash) crazy after all these years

Money-swilling politicians and over-indulging boozers have one thing in common; their hangovers can be unforgiving...

Endless dithering is not an option

How deliciously fitting that some of the best advice Premier Christy Clark has received comes from the pollster she has maligned...

Grey Power is sharpening its teeth

As a baby boomer with an acute sense of mortality, I tend to pay attention when our jargon-festooned provincial government celebrates

Liberals silence utility watchdog’s bark

Like school yard bullies, Energy Minister Rich Coleman and the Liberals relish the power they have...

Province has its own bridge problems

A couple of compelling grassroots issues are percolating in the hinterland

The devolution of a discredited party

The League of Freaked Free Enterprisers — the Liberal “coalition” — has just received another scary visit

Liberal legislative log jam is shameful

The Liberals have had eight months to draft legislation to rescind the HST and facilitate the return to the PST/GST...

Blithering idiots are sharpening pitchforks

BC Hydro has apparently concluded the easiest way to install 1.85 million Smart Meters is to treat us all like blithering idiots

Diva of Denial sniffing too much pixie dust

Even though the socialists are pounding at the gate, the Liberals’ Diva of Denial seems content to play word games

Campbell legacy keeps on giving . . . pain

Basking in the soft glow of my community newspaper “gold” award for column writing

Liberals aren’t even bailing sinking ship

With their voter base crumbling and election fast approaching, one might expect the Liberals to be governing with a sense of urgency

Clark knows for whom the bell tolls

Only a true April fool can look back on this week and still believe Premier Christy Clark’s promise