Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Inside Story of why Gordon Campbell brought "Harmony" to the Provincial Sales Tax

According to the BC Liberal Party's Biography on their former Premier:

Mr. Campbell has been awarded the Simon Fraser University “Distinguished Alumni” Award and the Inter-Faith Brotherhood “Man of the Year” Award. Mr. Campbell was also granted the rare honour of being given a First Nations name by the Ahousaht First Nation in recognition of his efforts to improve the lives of First Nations people.  Campbell’s First Nations name is Chamatook, which means: “The one who is able to do the right thing and bring harmony.”  Mr. Campbell is also the author of a children’s book, "Tuaq: The Only One" which was published in 1995.   He was born in Vancouver.
All kidding aside there's this:
From the Legislative Library of British Columbia: Books by BC MLAs:                                     In addition to serving in politics, Members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia have authored numerous books. The following bibliography lists works authored or edited by current and former provincial MLAs.* If you know of a title to add to this list, please contact the library.  This bibliography does not include theses, journal articles, chapters in books, or government reports.

 Barlee, N. L.         other search results in Google

Gold Creeks and Ghost Towns of Northeastern Washington: Covering Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Chelan and Kittitas Counties.

 Similkameen: The Pictograph Country.

 Lost Mines and Historic Treasures of BritishColumbia.

 The Guide to Gold Panning.

 Gold Creeks & Ghost Towns.

 The Best of Canada West.

Dave Barrett    and William Miller. Barrett: A Passionate Political Life.


 Bawlf, R. Samuel. The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, 1577-1580.


 Berger, Thomas R.  

One Man's Justice: A Life in the Law.

 A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas Since 1492.

 Village Journey: The Report of the Alaska Native Review Commission.

 Fragile Freedoms: Human Rights and Dissent in Canada.

Brown, Rosemary. Being Brown: A Very Public Life.


Campbell, Gordon. Tuaq: The Only One.


Seeking Balance: Conversations with BC Women in Politics.

Cranbrook: 100 Years of Heart and Soul.


Evans, Corky. Return of the Ruling Class: A Collection of Letters, Essays & Stories.


Gardom, Garde B. and David R. Williams. Love Game: A Personal History of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club.


Gibson, Gordon, ed.

Fixing Canadian Democracy.

Plan B: The Future of the Rest of Canada.

Thirty Million Musketeers: One Canada, for all Canadians.


Harcourt, Michael and Ken Cameron. City Making in Paradise: Nine Decisions that Saved Vancouver.


Harcourt, Michael and John Lekich. Plan B: One Man's Journey from Tragedy to Triumph.


Harcourt, Mike with Wayne Skene. Mike Harcourt: A Measure of Defiance.

The Passing of a Race and More Tales of Western Life.

The Mystic Spring, and Other Tales of Western Life.


Loenen, Nick. Citizenship and Democracy: A Case for Proportional Representation.


Lovick, L.D. Tommy Douglas Speaks: Till Power is Brought to Pooling.


McDiarmid, Howard. Pacific Rim Park: A Country Doctor's Role in Preserving Long Beach and Establishing the New Wickaninnish Inn.


Why I am Still a Socialist: And It's Not Because I Don't Know Any Better.

Outrage: Canada's Justice System on Trial.

Alex in Wonderland.

“My Dear Legs—”: Letters to a Young Social Democrat.


McGeer, Patrick and Enoch Durbin, eds. 

Methane: Fuel for the Future.

Politics in Paradise.


What the Bleep is Going on Here?

Over the Mountains: More Thoughts on Things that Matter.

Hard Talk.

Rafe: A Memoir.

Still Ranting: More Rants, Raves and Recollections.

Rants, Raves & Recollections.

Canada, is Anyone Listening?

The Last Cast: Fishing Reminiscences.


All Aboard!: The Canadian Rockies by Train.

W.A.C. Bennett and the Rise of British Columbia.

Succession: The Political Reshaping of British Columbia.


Perry, Thomas L. A Citizen's Guide to the Skagit Valley.


Tyabji (Wilson), Judy. Political Affairs.


From War to Wilderness.

Think wood!: The forest is an Open Book; All We Have to do is Read it.

From Snowshoes to Politics.



“For the People”: The Autobiography of British Columbia’s 28th Premier.

Vander Zalm's Northwest Gardener's Almanac.


Wilson, Gordon F. D. A Civilized Revolution: Meeting Tomorrow's Challenge with the Progressive Democratic Alliance.


Wilson, Judi Tyabji. Daggers Unsheathed: The Political Assassination of Glen Clark.


Waddell, Ian. A Thirst to Die For: A Political Mystery.

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