Marvin Shaffer

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Sep 18, 2013
Photo: Jason V/flickr

Deconstructing BC Hydro's rate increase

Marvin Shaffer
When the government imposed its Energy Plan on BC Hydro it never bothered to estimate the costs (or for that matter the benefits) of what it hoped to achieve.
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May 6, 2013
 Photo: proposed location of Site C Dam by flickr/tuchoti

Debt-free B.C.?

Marvin Shaffer
Is Premier Christy Clark's election-inspired promise of a debt-free B.C. to be taken seriously? Marvin Shaffer persuasively argues no.
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Apr 29, 2013
Photo: BC Gov Photos/Flickr

Project mania and partisan rants in the B.C. election

Marvin Shaffer
One can excuse politicians in the heat of a campaign of simplifying issues and seeking out tags and slags in lieu of substantive debate. But there is no excuse for columnists of major newspapers.
Blog
Aug 17, 2011

BC Hydro review

Marvin Shaffer
BC Hydro needs to be able to acquire its energy needs more flexibly and cost-effectively than what government policy allows.
Blog
Jun 20, 2011

To HST or not to HST

Marvin Shaffer
The campaign to save the HST is rather shameless, not to mention bad public policy.

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