Thursday, June 21, 2018

MP Jonathan Wilkinson's Constituency Office sends out partisan messages: Join his Team at a public parade: Sign up here

As a Constituent of North Vancouver I was not surprised to receive an email from our Member of Parliament, Jonathan Wilkinson, with an invitation to the Lynn Valley Days parade; Canada parade July 1st; and the Canada Day Waterfront Park festivities.

 Join Jonathan this Saturday!

Don't forget to join Jonathan and Team Wilkinson this Saturday morning for the Lynn Valley Days Parade. This is a fun opportunity for community members of all ages to march with your local Member of Parliament and represent the Government of Canada in the parade.       

See below for full event details and be sure to RSVP if you would like to join us. Please also feel free to share details with friends and family. .....

These public events are supposed to be non-partisan and to reinforce that, Wilkinson and his office handler Braden McMillan, Communications and Outreach Assistant, went to great lengths to make it abundantly clear that the events would not be marred by those looking for political gains. 

There was one caveat though, of course, one exemption, and it only applies for the sole benefit of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Braden McMillan's bottom line:
NOTE: All events are non-partisan. Please do NOT wear or bring anything with you that would be considered partisan in nature. A limited number of branded t-shirts will be loaned out for the duration of the event but it is recommended that participants wear red in case supplies run out.

What is the criteria to be able to join Jonathan's Team Wilkinson?   May anyone get up on the Team Wilkinson bandwagon at the events, or is it a life long partisan commitment, or is it only for the next federal election, or support for our local hockey teams?

It took awhile to find the answer on the internet, and Team participation is for a very select group:   

Team Jonathan Wilkinson at a Canadian Government website:  under the banner of a smiling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Trudeau Team is not for layperson participation.  The minimum requirement, to be on his Cabinet Team, is "Parliamentary Secretary" of which Jonathan Wilkinson received.


There are two more partisan events:  July 1st parade down Lonsdale; and partying afterwards at CNV Waterfront Park.

Last chance to join the Wilkinson Team.

Make sure your T-shirt is Red on White.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Walking is good enough for me. Why drive to Rona for that trinket when ....?

Normally I could write a Post within a day or two but since the BC Provincial election last year there's only one political scene that is now on the horizon: Municipal elections, but not to the Fall.

There could be a more obvious reason as to why I don't have the 'time', or inclination to write.

I walk ....  not drive to Rona
Almost Waterfront property

I typically leave in the morning around 9, try and make it home by 1:30 (in the afternoon), sometimes it stretches out to two thirty.

I start out from Tempe (Upper Levels Highway and Lonsdale) with the one goal that every trip will take me through Edgemont Village's Delany's Coffee House once a day so that I can put my feet up, read, drink, talk for a minute listen for twenty.

A week ago walk on Wednesday (days of the week are coloured coded).   From Waterfront station, making one lap around Alexander and Main Street, back to Waterfront.  Second lap to Main, stopped for breakfast at Deacon's Corner and then headed off to the GasTown's fake Steam Clock to Stanley Park, over the Lions Gate Bridge, up to Edgemont Village and then 3 kilometres uphill to Tempe.    Total  13 Km   (two hours from Steam Clock to Edgemont)

June 1 to 13
This Monday it was the yearly gig to Vancouver General Hospital for the Pulmonary test.    Started the kilo-meter at Broadway and Cambie to VGH over the Granville Street Bridge over to Georgia and Denman through Stanley Park via Beaver Pond to Lions Gate Bridge to Edgemont Village to Tempe  Total   19.03 Km

Walks May 1 - June 13
To Two Chicagoans
 Judy &  Debbie

 4.53Km    2.81 Miles

A low elevation of 69 Metres aka  226 Feet
A high of 156 Metres aka 511 Feet

Info for your walk in the park today: From Capilano Road to the Fish Hatchery and up to the top of Cleveland Dam and down the west side of Capilano River and pass Grandpa Capilano and back to the hatchery and out to Capilano Road

Capilano Canyon old-growth Fir trees

 Walking from Hollywood North to North Hollywood and back again?

A possibility.

Bed and Breakfast $$$$$$


Friday, June 1, 2018

Distracted Development permit: "Exciting Opportunity 625/675 and 777 Pacific Street": 'Colossus of Roads'

Vancouver City planners are just too accommodating for the developers with "Invitation to offer to Lease 625/675 and 777 Pacific Street" by providing a lane name change from Continental to Granville Street of which one already exists just one block to the East.

Yes, its a Graphic artist's Typo in the Vancouver Sun  Page A10    June 1, not April 1


Granville Street (Bridge) needs to provide a grand entrance to the downtown core.

How about the 'Colossus of Roads'?  Sort of looks like Trump at 23, or a Trudeau burning through his Kinder Morgan fossil fuel chips, or our tax dollars, or both.

'Colossus of Rhodes'

Vancouver Courier

Following the unveiling of designs for a 52-storey high-rise at the new “Granville Gateway” on the downtown end of Granville Bridge, the City is seeking interest to redevelop the land currently used by the bridge’s downtown off-ramp loops.

In an “Invitation to Offer to Lease” on the City’s website, the City is marketing both the east and west loop lands for redevelopment, following its decision to demolish those loops.

Just about completed .....

Georgia Straight

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Distracted Drivers: Automobile Dash Clocks have always outnumbered 'hand-held' Wrist Watches

Time has always been an issue when it comes to traveling from point A to point B and C and D and etc..

I don't have the time that Watchismo Times does which lists by years that automobiles have come equipped with the basic dash package, which included the clock, digital or otherwise, right there in front of the driver / passenger line of sight of the road.

 Why is it drivers caught by law enforcement officers today still use the excuse that they were looking for the time on their hand held device, rather that using the dash clock?   The first thing that law enforcement officers should do is to take a photo of the layout of the dash of the vehicle to prove that a clock does exist.   And then declare that the image will be included if it goes to trial.

iPhone in Canada:
Motorist charged with driving while holding a hand-held communication device under the Highway Traffic Act.

Monday, May 21, 2018

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson's 2018 webpage: 'Your MLAs in the Community' includes Photo Op Queen Premier Christy Clark from 2013

 BC Liberal Caucus website must be short of funding, how else to explain why their new leader is using photos that includes his predecessor, Christy Clark.

 Wilkinson's current 'MLAs' are supposedly from 2017 but some are from 2013 - 2016

To be clear here, the website funding is provided by taxpayers of British Columbia, NOT the BC Liberal Party coffers.  Why are former MLAs who can do absolutely nothing for their former Constituents being used on the website?  Who really cares about Pat Pimm being able to flip burgers back then.

 'Your MLAs in the Legislature' which doesn't go anywhere.   Zero,  ZIP, absolutely nothing.  No current MLAs.

BC Liberal Caucus Photo Gallery II 2018

2018 BC Liberal Caucus, All Rights Reserved

Premier Christy Clark enjoys the Chinese Lunar Year celebrations in Vancouver’s Chinatown in 2014. Several government caucus member took part in the festival.

Chilliwack MLA John Martin and Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm (B.C.’s minister of agriculture) were among MLAs and the province’s ranching community on hand to celebrate BC Beef Day 2013, helping promote our high-quality beef products available in stores and restaurants.
2017 Peace River North MLA: Dan Davies


We all know that using a cell phone, even to glance at it, while driving is illegal.  Here we have MLA Jackie Tegart IN THE PILOT'S SEAT of a helicopter ... well above tree level ... with her cell phone in her lap ....

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart in the pilot’s seat of a helicopter.


A thoroughly independent source to find your MLA, of any Party:

Members of the Legislative Assembly

By Postal Code
By Community
By Constituency 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Kelowna, Osoyoos Flooding Holy DIKES!!!!

Floodplain Maps by Region - Province of British Columbia

 Areas of B.C. that are highly susceptible to flooding have been designated as floodplains by the federal and provincial governments.

 Okanagan River and Skaha Lake: Osoyoos to Penticton*

Design Brief

Page 27 of 55

If you are looking for what's in the news on flooding in British Columbia, and where, then here you go with the source of the database on creeks and rivers that require dikes, displayed in Google Earth.


Osoyoos Times
“We might like to be able to magically make the water disappear,” Symonds said. “The only way to get it out of the lake is to have the gates (at Zosel Dam) open and the elevation of the lake drive the water out.”

Zosel Dam is a dam in the U.S. state of Washington that blocks the Okanogan River to create the Osoyoos Lake. The dam was built as part of the larger Osoyoos Lake International Water Control Structure, a joint venture of the Washington State Department of Ecology and the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment. The dam was designed by the Canadian firm Acres International Limited and built by the American firm Rognlins Inc.

Similkameen River in Canada from the west to east drains into the USA below the Zozel Dam  KML  is in flood conditions too.

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USA Zozel Dam backs up Osoyoos Lake:    KML File


Search for:  Mission Creek

Found: Mission Creek

Bottom Page Line:
Access this information in the following formats: JSON, HTML, CSV, KML, GML

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Dusting off a 40 year old Federal report on Kinder Morgan: 'West Coast Oil Port Inquiry' included BC '3 existing refineries'

In the 1978 version of the proposed Trans Mountain Pipe Line aka Kinder Morgan there were supposed to be three refineries in Burrard Inlet that would justify the volume required for their expansion plans.   The reality in 2018 is the bulk of the petroleum products deviates at Sumas and heads to the US west coast's Cherry Point.  The new, and improved, pipe line is of little benefit to British Columbians when we are continued to be held captive by Ottawa and Alberta.  Where's the benefit for us when he have to pay a higher toll on our needs, of petroleum products, the highest in Canada. 

Page 8      Issues  Facing the Inquiry

My terms of Reference authorize me to inquire into the environmental, social and navigational safety aspects of oil port proposals and the general public concerns about oil tanker traffic on the west coast of Canada.  There are no inconsequential matters.  I am not to prepare a mere cataloque of concerns or an etiquette of environmental "do's and don't".  Rather, this Inquiry involves what many residents of British Columbia see as life and death issues.  These residents are not extremists.  A great many ordinary citizens of this province are apprehensive.  So far fears about oil spill on this coast are based mostly on fictional scenarios, many of will no doubt prove to be exaggerated when all the evidence is heard. These fears are nonetheless real.   Moreover, I cannot now set these concerns at rest, because I have not been satisfied thus far that a major oil spill in British Columbia coastal waters is unlikely or without the potential for catastrophic consequences.

Because these concerns about a Major oil spill cannot be dismissed, this Inquiry is not merely about the mitigation of adverse environmental, social and navigational safety impacts --    it is about whether an oil port should be built at all!

Page 58
Containment procedures are effective only if deployed quickly, and the equipment only performs satisfactorily in a limited range of wind and current conditions.  Clean-up technology is primitive.
One witness stated only half jokingly that the greatest recent advance in technology that he was aware of was the substitution of long-handled rakes for short-handled ones! 
While detailed evidence about the methods of containment and clean-up is planned to be called in a subsequent phase of the formal hearings, I received first-hand accounts of the efforts to deal with the 20,000 gallon oil spill which occurred at Steveston last August.  At the community hearing we were shown slides depicting the deployment of a boom and the labour of sopping up spilled oil from a skiff using mats of absorbants.  I was given a view from a skiff from a fish boat and could see that the clean-up did not cope with oil saturating the rocky shoreline and clinging to the pilings and beams of docks and buildings.  Polluted march grasses had been dealt with by close-cropping and it was unclear whether the cure or the disease was the greater calamity.

  I cite this evidence to make the point that I am not at all satisfied at this stage in the Inquiry that the Government of Canada is organized to deal effectively with oil spills. There was evident confusion and delay in response to the Steveston spill.  It was disconcerting to discover that at Sooke, a tourist, fishing and logging community on the Strait of Juan de Fuca dependent on a natural harbour of unique beauty, no one could discover from the authorities whether there was any plan for community response to an oil spill or even who would be in charge.

Page 58
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Page 59
..... At the community hearing we were shown slides depicting the deployment of a boom and the labour of sopping up spilled oil and a skiff using mats of absorbents.  I was given a view of the spill from a fish boat and could see that the clean-up did not cope with oil saturating the rocking shoreline and clinging to the pilings and beams of docks and buildings.  Polluted marsh grasses had been dealt with by close-cropping and it was unclear whether the cure of the disease was the greater calamity.

Page  85
If Kitimat is to become a major North American oil port moving Alaskan oil to U.S. markets it would be placed under the Canada-U.S. Transit Pipeline Treaty brought into force October 1st, 1977.  That treaty is based on two basic principles, uninterrupted transmission of hydrocarbons and non-discrimination.

In the treaty each nation has agreed that it shall not impose any fee, tax or other monetary charge for the use of a pipeline transmitting American hydrocarbons unless it also charges such fee or tax to similar pipelines in its own country.

Page 88

Even if the desirable Canadian energy policy is to construct an oil port at Kitimat, this project should be rejected if the oil spill risks are too high, just as the Americans have rejected Puget Sound locations for transshipment port facilities.

Page 117
 ... this Inquiry is directed to examine social and economic impacts as well as environmental impacts, and is to study navigational safety and general public concerns about west coast tanker traffic

 Page 112

The second proposal was by Trans Mountain Pipe Line Co. Ltd, which operates the pipeline system that brings Alberta oil from Edmonton to WEST COAST REFINERIES.  Trans Mountain's partner in this proposal was the Atlantic Richfield Co.  (ARCO) which operates a major refinery at Cherry Point, Washington, and is also one of the major producers in the north slope oilfield in Alaska.  This proposal was to deliver oil to expanded ARCO docking facilities at Cherry Point, just a few miles south of the Canada-U.S. border.  The Trans Mountain pipeline system would then be engineered to enable it to receive offshore crude, deliver it to the refineries in the Puget Sound region, and also deliver it into the Trans Mountain system.  This system would operate on an alternating-flow basis to carry the offshore crude oil to Edmonton where is could enter the INTERPROVINCIAL PIPE LINE system for delivery to the northern tier states.  The SCHEME was to continue the flow of Alberta crude oil to British Columbia refineries for part of each month and to reverse the flow for the remainder of the month.

Page 117

The unique characteristic of this type of inquiry is that it is CENTERED ON A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT --- in the Berger Inquiry, a northern natural gas pipeline, and in this case a west coast crude oil port.  The novelty is not that hearings have been held into a development project:  in the case of pipelines, the National Energy Board has conducted public hearings into the feasibility of oil and gas pipeline proposals since the Board was established under the National Energy Board Act in 1959.  What is different about the new project-oriented inquiries is the broad ranging scope of their terms of reference.  In requiring an assessment of ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, these terms of reference can be seen to have their roots in the heightened environmental consciousness that swept North America in the 1960's and, for the United States, manifested itself in the requirement for impact assessment contained in the NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT, 1969 (NEPA).  Indeed, the terms of reference of this Inquiry are even broader in scope than the mandate of that Act because this Inquiry is directed to examine social and economic impacts as well as environmental impacts, and is to study navigational safety and general public concerns about west coast tanker traffic.

Page 162 / 163

The following persons (204) appeared before the Inquiry: (Are Today's concerned citizens related ....)

Victor  Adolph
Sharif Ahmed
Kathleen Andersen
Johnny Andrew
Mary Lou Andrews
Greg  Arnold
L.C. Audette
Arthur Bain
Louisa Basil
Steven Basil
Wendy Bender
Veronica Bikadi
Edgar Birch
Trevor  Bishop
Sandra Bourque
Gary  Bousquet
H. Kent Bowden
Dan Bowditch
Forbes Boyd
Lee Boyko
Wayne Bradley
Dr. William Brewer
Jack Brooks
Herbert Buchanan
Ian Burneet
Shirley Busch
Wolfgang Busch
L.J. Bush
A.C. Campbell
Dr. Roy Carlson
Cyril Carpenter
Fred Carpenter
Steve Carpenter
Jim Carr
Maxwell Cheyne
Carol  Clark
Cathy Clark
John Clark
George Cotterill
Frank Cox
Harvey Currie
John Daly
Henry Dan
Owen Davies
Ron Denman
Margaret DeWees
Harry  Diamond
Fred Dobbs
Henry Droege
Robert H. Ferguson
Duncan Finlay
Warren Freeborne
Gerald Gabriel
Gary  Gallon
Virginia Gareau
Kanwal Gill
Philip Gladstone
George Graves
Frank Gray
Pat  Green
Douglas Hagerman
Ken Hall
Tom  Henly
Aloysius Henry
Marc Hershman
Bernard Heskin
Ian Hilton
Walter Ironside
Michael Jackson
Faith Jacobsen
Gunnar Jacobsen
Bill James
Susan James
William  Jarvie
John Jensen
Gladys Joe
Adrian Jones
Johnnie Jones
Joe  Joseph
Rose Joseph
Archie Kaario
Godfrey Kelly
Hoss Kristinsson
John Ladislaus
Otto E. Langer
Gordon Larkin
Martina Larochelle
Charles Lean
Bernice Leech
Mike  Leech
Walter Leech
J.M. Leeming
Theodore LeGros
Ronnie Lester
Ira Liebowitz
Lavina Lightbown
Edward Lipsett
Charlie Mack
Norman McPhee
Bruce  MacRae
Flora Manion
Paul Manson
George Manuel
Daphne Marlatt
William  Mathews
Barry Mawhinney
Bobby Javamanga Mellors
Doug Miller
Edith Moore
John Moore
Julie Moore
Roger Moore
Johnny Morgan
Jo-Ann Morris
W.S.G. Morrison
David Morton
Derek Morton
Bert Mugford
Albert Nelson
Edwin Neuman
Frank Niishi
Ernie Novakowski
Bert Ogden
Rick Olding
George Olsen
Ralph Overgaard
Maxine Pape
Paul Paquin
Ray Parfitt
Katherine Pascal
Archie Patrick
Wayne Patterson
Will Paulik
Charles Perkins
William  Perrine
Stan Persky
John Person
Benjamin Peters
Ray Phillips
Ross Pitre
Steve Point
Michael Press
Roland Priddle
John Prichard
Victor  Reese
Ron  Richards
Wilf Rigter
Arnold Ritchie
Baptiste Ritchie
Frank Rivers
Jean Robison
Charles  Roe
Rosie Ross
William  Ross
Larry  Rumsby
Charles Rushton
Jim Rushton
Gerald St. Martin
Tom  Sampson
Doug Sandberg
Douglas Sanders
James Scotchman
John P. Secter
Dave Serry
Ted Seward
Evelyn Shintah
Bill Sigurgeirson
Paul Sigurgeirson
Peter Simon
James  Simpson
Maureen Simpson
Dr. Richard Stace-Smith
Rose Stage
Cliff  Stainsby
Lloyd Starr
Helbert Stavenes
Homer Stevens
Harold Steeves
Kathy Stewart
John Stgant
Don  Taylor
Saul  Terry
Eddie Thevarge
George Thom
Karl Thomas
Gordon Thomson
Walter Tickson
Ian Todd
Norma Turner
Dr. James Tyhurst
Eric Wang
Bob  Ward
John V. Watkins
Dr. Ruth Weiner
Marietta Wells
Larry C. Wiese
Arnold Williams
Gay Williams
John Williams
Lorna Williams
Mary Williams
Derek Wolff
Jim Wright
Alan York

Thursday, May 3, 2018

I sure wish that today's un-housers of Metro Vancouver could get a handle on their parents scrimping and saving of the 1980's

When the 1980's rolled around along with escalating oil prices from overseas, interest rates were driven sky high on the supply lines to the north american market which were unable to supply our own needs then.  Here we are again. For a country such as Canada not refining our own resources .....  benefits outfits like Kinder Morgan and their fellow American based in their outpost of Calgary.

An oh yeah... Edmonton  too.

August 1981  the keys to houses were being accumulated on an hourly basis by the lending institutions with no one to pick up the tab.   No jobs too.  Restraint Premier Bill Bennett was useless, his vision to balance his Budget was to sell BC Rail.

April 16, 1974 10.50%
May 13, 1974 11.00%
July 24, 1974 11.50%
November 21, 1974 11.00%
January 15, 1975 11.50%
February 1, 1975 9.75%
February 26, 1975 9.00%
September 5, 1975 9.75%
March 10, 1976 10.25%
November 23, 1976 9.75%
December 24, 1976 9.25%
February 1, 1977 8.75%
June l, 1977 8.25%
March 15, 1978 8.75%
April 5, 1978 9.25%
August 1, 1978 9.75%
September 15, 1978 10.25%
October 18, 1978 11.00%
November 7, 1978 11.50%
January 5, 1979 12.00%
July 25, 1979 12.50%
September 10, 1979 13.00%
October 10, 1979 13.75%
October 26, 1979 14.75%
November 2, 1979 15.00%
March 17, 1980 15.75%
March 28, 1980 16.50%
April 3, 1980 17.50%
April 21, 1980 17.25%
April 28, 1980 16.75%
May 5, 1980 16.50%
May 12, 1980 15.75%
May 15, 1980 14.75%
May 26, 1980 13.75%
June 23, 1980 13.25%
July 21, 1980 12.75%
July 25, 1980 12.50%
August 5, 1980 12.25%
October 3, 1980 13.00%
October 10, 1980 12.75%
November 3, 1980 13.25%
November 18, 1980 13.75%
November 28, 1980 14.50%
December 5, 1980 15.50%
December 12, 1980 17.00%
December 19, 1980 18.25%
March 23, 1981 17.75%
April 20, 1981 18.00%
April 20, 1981 18.50%
May 1, 1981 19.50%
June 5, 1981 20.00%
July 24, 1981 21.00%
July 31, 1981 21.75%
August 7, 1981 22.75%
September 8, 1981 22.25%
September 14,1981 21.75%
September 21, 1981 21.25%
October 9, 1981 20.75%
October 19, 1981 20.00%
November 9, 1981 19.50%
November 16, 1981 18.00%
November 23, 1981 17.25%
January 4, 1982 16.50%
March 26, 1982 17.00%
June 4, 1982 17.50%
June 18, 1982 18.25%
July 16, 1982 17.75%
July 23, 1982 17.25%
August 6, 1982 17.00%
August 20, 1982 16.00%
September 3, 1982 15.50%
September 24, 1982 15.00%
October 8, 1982 14.50%
October 15, 1982 13.75%
November 12, 1982 13.00%
December 17, 1982 12.50%
January 7, 1983 12.00%
February 18, 1983 11.50%
April 19, 1983 11.00%
March 23, 1984 11.50%
May 9, 1984 12.00%
June 25, 1984 12.50%
June 29, 1984 13.00%
July 6, 1984 13.50%
August 10, 1984 13.00%
October 26, 1984 12.50%
November 20, 1984 12.00%
December 7, 1984 11.75%
December 21, 1984 11.25%
November 11, 1985 11.00%
February 22, 1985 11.50%
March 8, 1985 11.75%
March 29, 1985 11.25%
April 12, 1985 11.00%
April 19, 1985 10.75%
May 22, 1985 10.50%
August 23, 1985 10.25%
October 7, 1985 10.00%
January 7, 1986 10.50%
January 14, 1986 11.00%
January 31, 1986 11.50%
February 7, 1986 12.25%
February 14, 1986 13.00%
March 14, 1986 12.50%
 March 21, 1986 12.00%
April 7, 1986 11.50%
April 11, 1986 11.25%
 May 2, 1986 10.50%
May 16, 1986 10.25%
July 18, 1986 9.75%
January 23, 1987 9.25%
March 13, 1987 8.75%
April 24, 1987 9.25%
May 22, 1987 9.50%
July 31, 1987 10.00%
October 9, 1987 10.25%
October 23, 1987 9.75%
April 23, 1988 10.25%
June 3, 1988 10.75%
August 26, 1988 11.25%
September 16, 1988 11.75%
December 9, 1988 12.25%
February 17, 1989 12.75%
March 23, 1989 13.50%
February 15, 1989 14.25%
April 23, 1990 14.75%
August 17, 1990 14.25%
September 21, 1990 13.75%
November 3,1990 13.25%
December 21, 1990 12.75%
January 18, 1991 12.25%
January 31, 1991 11.75%
February 19, 1991 11.25%
April 3, 1991 10.75%
April 25, 1991 10.25%
May 22, 1991 9.75%
September 13, 1991 9.50%
October 21, 1991 9.00%
October 25, 1991 8.75%
November 7, 1991 8.50%
 December 6, 1991 8.00%
January 24, 1992 7.50%
 March 6, 1992 8.25%
April 10, 1992 8.00%
April 16, 1992 7.75%
April 16, 1992 7.50%
June 5, 1992 7.25%
June 19, 1992 7.00%
July 24, 1992 6.75%
August 6, 1992 6.50%
 Septembers, 1992 6.25%
October 1, 1992 8.25%
October 28, 1992 7.75%
November 3, 1992 7.50%
November 17, 1992 8.25%
 November 20, 1992 9.00%
December 8, 1992 8.75%
December 15, 1992 8.50%
December 15, 1992 8.25%
December 18, 1992 8.00%
December 21, 1992 7.75%
December 22, 1992 7.50%
December 23, 1992 7.25%
January 12, 1993 7.00%
January 15, 1993 6.75%
February 27, 1993 6.50%
March 4, 1993 6.25%
March 22, 1993 6.00%
July 12, 1993 5.75%
August 25, 1993 6.00%
September 16, 1993 5.75%
November 9, 1993 5.50%
March 28, 1994 6.25%
April 1, 1994 6.50%
April 4, 1994 6.75%
June 22, 1994 8.00%
July 13, 1994 7.75%
July 19, 1994 7.50%
Augusts, 1994 7.25%
September 14, 1994 7.00%
Decembers, 1994 7.50%
December 14, 1994 8.00%
January 13, 1995 8.50%
January 18, 1995 9.25%
February 21, 1995 9.50%
March 1, 1995 9.25%
March 8, 1995 9.75%
May8, 1995 9.25%
June 5, 1995 9.00%
June 14, 1995 8.75%
July 7, 1995 8.50%
July 12, 1995 8.25%
August 29, 1995 8.00%
November 1, 1995 7.75%
November 1 , 1 995 7.75%
December 20, 1995 7.50%
January 29, 1996 7.25%
February 1, 1996 7.00%
March 25, 1996 6.75%
April 19, 1996 6.50%
July 26, 1996 6.25%
August 12, 1996 6.00%
August 23, 1996 5.75%
Octobers, 1996 5.50%
October 17, 1996 5.25%
October 29, 1996 5.00%
November 12, 1996 4.75%
October 2, 1997 5.25%
November 26, 1997 5.50%
December 15, 1997 6.00%
February 2, 1998 6.50%
August 28, 1998 7.50%
September 30, 1998 7.25%
October 19, 1998 7.00%
November 19, 1998 6.75%
April 1, 1999 6.50%
May 5, 1999 6.25%
November 18, 1999 6.50%
February 4, 2000 6.75%
March 23, 2000 7.00%
May 18, 2000 7.50%
January 21, 2001 7.25%
March 7, 2001 6.75%
April 18,2001 6.50%
May 30, 2001 6.25%
July 18, 2001 6.00%
August 29, 2001 5.75%
September 18, 2001 5.25%
October 24, 2001 4.50%
November 28, 2001 4.00%
January 16, 2002 3.75%
April 17, 2002 4.00%
June 5, 2002 4.25%
July 17, 2002 4.50%
March 5, 2003 4.75%
April 16, 2003 5.00%
July 16, 2003 4.75%
September 4, 2003 4.50%
January 21, 2004 4.25%
March 3, 2004 4.00%
April 14, 2004 3.75%
September 9, 2004 4.00%
October 20, 2004 4.25%
September 8, 2005 4.50%
October 19, 2005 4.75%
December 7, 2005 5.00%
January 25, 2006 5.25%
March 8, 2006 5.50%
April 26, 2006 5.75%
May 25, 2006 6.00%
July 11,2007 6.25%
December 5, 2007 6.00%
January 23, 2008 5.75%
March 5, 2008 5.25%
April 23, 2008 4.75%
October 9, 2008 4.50%
October 14, 2008 4.35%
October 22, 2008 4.00%
December 10, 2008 3.50%
January 21, 2009 3.00%
March 4, 2009 2.50%
April 22, 2009 2.25%
June 2, 2010 2.50%
July 21, 2010 2.75%
September 9, 2010 3.00%
January 21, 2015 2.85%
July 15, 2015 2.70%
June 1, 2016 2.70%
June 12, 2016 2.70%

December 2010       BBC Post

July 21, 2010    2.75%
Gordon Campbell introduces the HST to solve his major deficit