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Pieter Vorster

Chief Editor

Union Avoidance and Bill 30

There is so much misinformation and ignorance about unions. Let’s look at the reality for workers trying to form a union since that is one of the flashpoints in the debate about the bill recently introduced in the B.C. legislature – Bill 30: ‘Labour Code Amendments 2019.’

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It’s a Matter of Judgment, Sound Judgment

After weeks of work on a file, a few things are bound to stick with you, like this comment: “Ryan Kam’s head was not chopped off. He was hit on the head numerous times with a hatchet to kill him.” Amazingly, the research that led to that assertion started from some sponsored advertising content for Mother’s Day, of all things, in a May 2012 issue of the Goldstream Gazette, by the now defunct West Coast Tap House.

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A Lesson From the Far Side

I’ve always been fascinated by cartoons. The role of the cartoonist is to take some aspect of ordinary life—something we all recognize—and create a scene that is a mirror of our own lives.

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Peace Pilgrim Revisited

Imagine what it would feel like to simply walk out the door with only the clothes on your back, a comb, a folded toothbrush and the all encompassing ability to literally walk your talk. More than 50 years ago, one very ordinary woman took the first step on an amazing 28 year pilgrimage for world peace.

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Part 1 – It’s a matter of disclosure

Pity assignment editors in newsrooms across B.C. this month. No shortage of material.

Monty’s Showroom – now ashes, after the Plaza Hotel in Victoria burned to the ground – found itself back in the news, gang activity on the West Shore on Vancouver Island regrettably contributed to news cycles, the scandal at the B.C. legislature did too, money laundering and a new – but not so new – label has been thrown into B.C.’s political lexicon, “politically exposed persons.”

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A Successful/Disastrous Economy

The title of this chronicle is an oxymoron, a figure of speech that links two apparently contradictory concepts together (like “make haste slowly”). In this chronicle, I will explore the two contrasting concepts—a successful economy that is also a disaster. The contrast is also evident in political leadership, both in the U.S. and in Canada.

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