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On Alberta’s Beef With Earls & How To Properly Tip A Political Leader


by Sean Orr | So it turns out our Premier has been earning $30,000 and $50,000 a year in gratuities from the BC Liberal Party. That’s a pretty decent cut of the restaurant’s party’s sales to corporations looking to insure prompt service in 2015 ($5.28 million). So how does she respond when the size of her tip-out is made public and she faces a conflict of interest complaint? She hires a lawyer. On the public dime.

Here’s David Eby asking her why. I don’t need to tell you that I get riled up very easily, but watching Christy Clark’s smug face while de Jong refuses to answer makes me want to fucking explode. I don’t often lose hope, but when I do, it’s because of the BC Liberals.

And how does Christy return the favour? BC Hydro being used to funnel tens of billions to Liberal friends (one of those friends being AltaGas, a sponsor of the doomed Om the Bridge event).

I guess injecting millions into the economy is not enough to make you a friend of the BC Liberals: B.C. to limit growth of film tax credits as costs hit $500m. Who, would would have thought Deadpool would end up getting Deadpooled?

Beef of the day: High ranking Alberta PC official claims Earls restaurants “supports terrorists”. Well, the founder of Earls, Leroy Fuller, is a big supporter of Sarah Palin (“the girl’s got it going on”) so he might not be too far off.

Woman charged for burning down UBC pride flag. I’m sure a few bigots were quick to applaud the move, not realizing the full story – that the woman is indeed Transgendered and is offended by the flag’s lack of inclusivity.

Anyone who calls out Vancity Buzz for vacuity is a friend of mine:

Satire of the Day: Man leaving caffeine dispensary on the way to alcohol dispensary disgusted by marijuana dispensary.

Park of the day: Plans for new downtown park include dramatic elevated walkway.

Bonus: Charlie Demers: Our (chosen) neighbourhoods say so much about who we are.

On Ken Sim’s So-Called “Swagger” and ABC’S Class War

Sean Orr is back from his hiatus with a rundown of the local headlines that have been running on a ticker tape through his mind over the past six months...

On Post-Election Recuperation, Platform Paradoxes and Refund Communities

In his latest read of the local news headlines, Sean Orr finds irony in "safety, affordability, and sustainability", and shouts out a bunch of amazing local organizations working on the frontlines.

On Running for City Council, Playing Whack-a-Mole with Homelessness, and the Public Washroom Deficit

In his latest read of the local news headlines, Sean Orr finds a park ranger with a grudge, a gross misuse of air quotes and Tripadvisor slander.

On Living in a City Preoccupied with Street Cleaning, Chandeliers, and Campaigns Against the Homeless

In his latest read of the local news headlines, Sean Orr hones in on the recent Langley shootings, and the ongoing criminalizing and dehumanizing of the homeless population.