Brian Kieran

Crown’s response to riot is pathetic

Isn’t it comforting to live in a province where our benign policy of “catch and release” protects both endangered fish and foul behaviour?

Senior care is blemish on Liberal vision

The New Democrats and their natural allies are feasting on the soft underbelly of Premier Christy Clark’s “Families First” vision

Liberal loyalty is a fickle phenomena

If ever a premier needed to get out of Christyville for two weeks of overseas flag waving, it is Ms. Clark.

Driver testing is designed to fail seniors

Our parents and our grandparents don’t have a lot of clout when it comes to protecting themselves from bureaucratic insensitivity

B.C. Hydro will screw working families

Discover what BC Hydro has to say about the automated method of penalizing ratepayers during peak periods

Missing women inquiry is proving a sham

Wally Oppal’s Missing Women Commission of Inquiry is underway in Vancouver this week — a failure from the opening gavel, an epic national embarrassment.

Smart Meter debate is really about trust

For the longest time, I figured the mounting aversion to BC Hydro’s Smart Meter program was a plot by Alcan to sell more tinfoil.

No silver bullets, just wishful thinking

Stripped of its hyperbole, Premier Christy Clark’s jobs manifesto can be boiled down to this telling disclaimer on page 4: “But we should be under no illusions; there are no silver bullets; no quick fixes.”

Victoria ruffles UBCM feathers — again

For the third year in a row, a City of Victoria delegation is heading to the annual convention of the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) resolved to advance the interests of the province’s trade union movement

Province needs to admit mistake and fix it

If the strong voices of our local municipal and regional leaders are any example, it must be clear to Victoria that BC Ferries CEO David Hahn cannot be permitted to continue running the quasi-privatized corporation by bluff and by gambit.

Campbell retains power to inspire outrage

A week ago, the Order of B.C. was about as newsworthy as this year’s flower count.

The Zalm and Campbell escape wrath

The post-HST economic chill factor and the residual fury amongst voters will be defining factors whenever Premier Clark steels herself to pull the election pin

BC Hydro’s business is our business now

There is hardly a soul in B.C. who can afford to ignore the well-being of BC Hydro.

Group home closures mock family intent

Parents of developmentally disabled group home residents should be forgiven if they think Premier Christy Clark’s “families first” mantra has a hollow ring.

NDP waver over supporting new leader

Revelations that interim national NDP leader Nycole Turmel was a closet Quebec separatist until last January have had BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix flapping around like a pin-pricked party balloon.

Gas tax revolt could lead to driving war

Imagine having to pay a tax to be stuck in the Colwood Crawl.

Oppal’s bungling threatens benefits

With the help of grandstanding by Commissioner Wally Oppal, special interest groups now have an excuse to turn the Missing Women Inquiry into a platform for political activism.

Anti-HST crowd ready to punish the Liberals

No one talks taxes at a summer BBQ... right? Wrong.

It’s time to yank Hahn’s gold chain

It is time for Premier Christy Clark to yank BC Ferries boss David Hahn’s gold chain rather than just bitch about it.

B.C.’s carbon tax is a complete fraud

Gag me with a gasoline nozzle — can this be true?