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Pot Piffle

Griffon’s editorial: Let me start with a declaration. Since the 1960s I have been an enthusiastic (but obviously not very effective) supporter of the legalization of marijuana. In addition – I admit to inhaling. But that was long ago. I … Continue reading

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Ten Good Reasons Why BC Voted No

Griffon’s editorial: It was hardly any surprise; the resounding No vote for Metro Vancouver’s so-called “congestion reduction” plan. Here are 10 good reasons why the people voted against it – reasons that politicians and spin doctors should consider carefully, and … Continue reading

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Translink Twaddle

Griffon’s editorial: Memories of the Translink half percent tax attempted robbery are fading. But the results are, as yet, unknown. It’s a safe time now for them to admit that claims of increased service were a pile of crap all … Continue reading

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Say Thank You To Our Generous Conservative Government

Why should we say thank you to our Conservative government? Because they have given us an extra five days to pay our/their income tax. Yes it is that time of the year. Obviously the government has not collected enough $$ … Continue reading

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Another Invasion Of British Columbia Canada & It’s Official!

Westcoastpugnacious   has been publishing reports/observations about foreign buyers of property for a long time. Everyone including developers, real estate agents, banks, builders, CMHC, government officials [federal, provincial & municipal] have downplayed the impact of investments by foreigners … investments made for both personal … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere for Corporations

Griffon’s editorial: Christy Clark’s new budget provides for corporations to pay, for the first time, for water usage. BC is the last province in Canada to require such payments. The rate has been set at $2.25 for one million liters. … Continue reading

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Two Statements and a Question

Griffon’s editorial: Two things; First – governments lie. This is not a shocking statement. They lie at every level, every day, and on every conceivable subject – important of trivial. Politicians have made a judgement call – citizens cannot be … Continue reading

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Questions ….

Griffon’s editorial: Vancouver Sun, Monday 19 January. Headline: TRANSLINK’S IMAGE MAKES TRANSIT TAX A HARD SELL, MAYORS SAY. Question 1: Has Translink ever had a budget? Question 2: If the answer to question 1 is yes, have they ever lived … Continue reading

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Liquid Natural Gasbagging. Part 2

Griffon’s editorial: There once was a Griffon who went to sleep on 20 October and woke up the next morning on April Fool’s Day. He went to sleep in British Columbia and woke up in La La Land. Overnight the … Continue reading

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