Come September, the only legal butts on the beach will be the naked ones at Wreck.
Smoking is on the way out.
Yes, it seems extreme and draconian and largely difficult to enforce.
But a simple unarguable fact is staring us in the face.
As smoking has been increasingly banned in public places, cardiac health problems have decreased dramatically.
On Vancouver Island, for example, a cardio surgeon was recently cut from staff as unneeded.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
“I think what we are doing to this country is that this idea of multiculturalism has been completely distorted, turned on its head to essentially claim that anything anyone believes – no matter how ridiculous and outrageous it might be – is okay and acceptable in the name of diversity.
“Where we have gone wrong in this pursuit of multiculturalism is that there is no adherence to core values, the core Canadian values, which [are]: That you don’t threaten people who differ with you; you don’t go attack them personally; you don’t terrorize the populace.”
And the speaker is???
None other than Ujjal Dosanjh, former Liberal cabinet minister and onetime B.C. premier, who says Sikh extremism is on the rise in some parts of the country, and blamed, in part, “politically correct” Canadians who let it happen in the name of diversity.
Amen to that.
And good on you for saying so.
Posted by David Berner at 11:03 AM
A glock, a silencer, eight guns, bulletproof vests, ammo, drug outfits, coke and H.
Enough for a conviction?
Wrong again, plea bargain breath!
Not in B.C.
Turns out the guys had many, many big parties in their condo, so who knows who all that stuff really belongs to, your honour.
Moral of the Story?
It'll guarantee you a walk.
Posted by David Berner at 10:57 AM
It's the oldest trick in the book.
Someone accuses you of an offense or charges you with an offense.
You sue them.
You say the accuser's charges are "frivolous and vexatious."
So why should we be surprised by today's headline?
B.C. housing advocate says lawsuit is punishment for speaking out
Last October, the Canada Revenue Agency revoked the charitable status of the DERA Housing Society for failing to file financial statements.
Now, BC Housing authorities have filed a lawsuit against Downtown Eastside Residents’ Association executive director Kim Kerr. The lawsuit contains dozens of allegations relating to misuse of government funds, contracts being awarded to insiders and tenants being allowed to jump social housing queues. None of the allegations have been proven in court, and a court date has not been set.
The lawsuit also alleges that the DERA Housing Society owes the province more than $400,000 in rent and property taxes.
The Globe reported today that they couldn't reach Mr. Kerr on his cellphone.
And who payed for his cellphone?
Posted by David Berner at 10:47 AM