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A #bcpoli Paradox: Backing Vancouver’s Anti-everything Mayor and Pro-growth Premier

October 16, 2014 5:25 pm /Soapbox /No Comments
Originally posted in The Province newspaper and at Huffington Post BC. At a recent Vancouver Board of Trade speech, Premier Christy Clark discussed her government’s plan to strengthen B.C.’s economy through support of our natural resources sectors, ...

#vanelxn 2014: Does Social Media Commentary Matter to Elections?

October 10, 2014 11:44 am /Zeitgeist /Comments Off
This post was originally featured in VancityBuzz. When it comes to political campaigns, experts will tell you that it’s all about getting out the vote—period, full stop. But do conversations happening online through social media ...

My Uncle Mike

September 28, 2014 8:56 pm /Zeitgeist /1 Comment
My dear uncle Mike passed this morning, kindhearted and sharp as ever at age 90. He was one of the younger boys in the Pip clan, which included 10 children – 5 boys, 5 girls ...

Five strategies for successful stakeholder relations

June 4, 2014 7:48 am /Zeitgeist /Comments Off
When starting a new chapter in one’s career it’s good to take note of those things that help you succeed in the course of your work. On Friday I left my position as Director of ...

PRPPs are a praiseworthy approach to pension reform

May 29, 2014 6:06 am /Soapbox /Comments Off
Originally published in Vancouver Sun. With little fanfare, a piece of B.C. government legislation on pension reform passed its third and final reading on April 30 and is well on its way to becoming law. ...

Like to eat or shop in BC? Get ready to get walloped by #hiddentaxes

February 23, 2014 10:40 am /Soapbox /Comments Off
Originally published in Huffington Post BC. As the only jurisdiction to publicly measure red tape, the B.C. government deservedly received its third “A” letter grade in a row — the highest in the country — ...
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