Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You Don't Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way This Wind Blows


All you need is Carole....


The Globe's Justine Hunter gives us the story in all it's breathy glory. Here's her lede:

Former B.C. finance minister Carole Taylor has joined the chorus of critics of the harmonized sales tax, adding to her successor’s woes Monday just as the government prepares to cut off debate on its tax legislation this week.

“This particular tax takes the tax off businesses – it takes $1.8-billion off of businesses – and puts it on consumers,” Ms. Taylor told a CTV News panel last week. “But I think the bigger issue is that [Premier Gordon Campbell] promised that they would not – they would not – do the harmonization of the sales tax. And then right after the election, decided to do it.”

Don't know about you, but I love the smell of Recall in the Morning.

In not necessarily related news....There is some talk of turfin' goin' down....Anybody have anything specific?.....Or....Is this just Chris Delaney going all-paranoid-all-the-time, again?



West End Bob said...

I love the smell of Recall in the Morning

oh please, oh please, oh please ! ! ! !

Anonymous said...

I think you have the wrong headline on this story. I think the headline on the story from yesterday--"What Is Gordon Campbell's Worst Nightmare?"--belongs on this story.

erik said...

Ahhh, I love it... "You don't need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows" ..takes me back..

RossK said...


What's the difference between the Governor of Alabama and our good Premier?

Answer: The former actually gave back the money a pleasure palace purveyor passed on to him.

(more on that coming soon - I'm sure drf will have a good chuckle on this one)

RossK said...


Good point - clearly that header could be shuffled to the top of a lot of the provincial political stories these days.


RossK said...



(I actually tried to gender-neutralize the thing, but it lost all its Zimmy-shimmy when I did so).


BC Mary said...

Hi RossK,

Gotta tell ya ... yesterday was quite a day at our house. Something fell off our fancy new gas fireplace. We found ourselves in the "Don't light a match!" phase when the gas company rushed to our rescue. His zippo-meter told us that we narrowly missed being blown sky high ...

which woulda been a shame, coz

today April 28, 2010 is the day we had begun to think would never, ever come:

today the BC Rail Trial got under way!

What a surprise! Madam MacKenzie's publication ban certainly worked wonders, eh?

But Big Media seemed to know, and showed up, so I gathered a few reports which are previewed at my place. Also Robin Mathews gave a fearless appraisal of what he saw in the BC Rail courtroom today.

It all made me wonder if Fate couldn't have picked a better candidate for a leaky gasline yesterday.

RossK said...

Oh boy!

Thanks for the heads-up Mary.