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BC and Yukon bureau chief for The Canadian Press @CdnPressNews. Ex-Vancouver correspondent for @SCMPNews. Read the story before commenting, brainiac.
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Feb 19, 2022 8 tweets 1 min read
Never forget how 50,000 trucks and a 17 million protesters converged on Ottawa before horses trampled everyone to death. NEVER. FORGET 🚛🙏🦄 Mainstream news won’t report this
Feb 18, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
This is so very very very very very very very not Canada's "Tiananmen Square moment" Very. Not.
Feb 17, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
A thread: I've spent the past few weeks looking into China's '100 most wanted' corruption suspects, 40 of whom are at large. But I found their Interpol ‘red notices’ - the global wanted posters touted by Beijing - have vanished from view. All of them 2/ scmp.com/news/china/art… I also discovered that one of the '100 most wanted', Liu Baofeng, was arrested after flying out of Vancouver in mid-2019, at height of Sino-Canada tensions over Meng Wanzhou. Extensive official reports of Liu's arrest, bizarrely, did not mention that he came from Vancouver 3/
Sep 24, 2021 12 tweets 2 min read
This is it!! #MengWanzhou hearing in US federal court in Brooklyn begins!! She is appearing via video from Vancouver. She confirms her presence. Court gets off to an awkward start when judge calls her Ms Wang, and has to be corrected.... Judge explains she has been charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud. Meng says she understands the charges
Sep 24, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
All quiet outside #MengWanzhou’s Shaughnessy mansion on what could be a monumental day for the Huawei exec! Read all/some about it scmp.com/news/china/dip…
Sep 23, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
A thread ensues: Canada has a handful of federal electorates that are ethnic Chinese majority/near-majority seats, all clustered around Richmond BC & Markham ON. I've gone thru #Elxn44 numbers & all experienced a plunge in Tory support, large and remarkable in context IMO. 2/ The context is this: there was no big loss in Tory vote share across Canada (-0.5%), in BC (-0.7%) or Ontario (+1.9%). Where there were losses, the PPC often gained. Anyway. Here goes: /3
Sep 23, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
You know, there are still about 3,400 mail-in ballots to be counted in #VancouverGranville, where Liberal Taleeb Noormohamed currently leads by 258 votes Only 45% of the 6275 special ballots have been counted
Sep 22, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
In Richmond, BC, and Markham, Ontario, the Conservative vote plunged in Canada’s most Chinese electorates. Ousted Richmond MP Kenny Chiu had doors slammed in his face. He blames "disinformation" and "lies" abt his stances on HK and China scmp.com/news/china/dip… via @scmpnews He suffered a hefty 8.4% prelim swing. Fellow Richmond Tory Alice Wong suffered worse: 11.9%. That dwarfed the BC and national trends
Sep 21, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
We paid $600m and didn’t any change For clarity, this is mostly an idle wordplay by a frustrated headline writer
Aug 30, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
An addendum: I feel I should explain the timeline of how I finally got hold of these ATIP results, which were delivered in the form of an 85-page PDF which was burned onto a DVD, which was sent to me in the mail, which is a TOTALLY NORMAL way to send a small digital document Aug 30, 2016: Request filed. I hand over my $5.
Aug 30, 2021 15 tweets 5 min read
After taking 5 YEARS (!!) to answer my freedom-of-info request, @CanRevAgency has released a secret study confirming millionaire migrants made 90% of lux home purchases in two Metro Vancouver municipalities while declaring refugee-level incomes 2/ scmp.com/news/china/dip… A whistleblower auditor said the study was covered up in 1996. CRA refused to acknowledge it existed. But it did, and today @SCMPNews publishes the results on the anniversary of my August 30 2016 ATIP request 3/
Aug 29, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
A lot of kids live in our neighborhood now and the weekends are filled with the sounds of their laughter, the little rascals. It’s a fantastic soundtrack Long debate between siblings yesterday about whether it would be safe to twist the local tree swing and then ride it while it unspiraled. Boy: it’ll be great. Girl: you’re SUCH an idiot
Jul 29, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
So, it turns out BMW is chasing smugglers clear across Canada after they lease/buy luxe cars in Ontario, then immediately send them to Vancouver to load onto ships for China without paying. It's insane, with bailiffs hunting cars via GPS scmp.com/news/china/mon… via @scmpnews Particularly shocking: the ease with which bogus buyers get C$100,000+ cars, based on fake credentials, bank accs, jobs. The IDs dissolve under cursory scrutiny, by then car & buyer are gone. Here's a fake work permit: identical #, used by 2 buyers in SAME DEALERSHIP a week apart
Jul 24, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
send help i am being segregated by evil supermarket fascists #dehumanized #demeaned DO NOT BE AFRAID! We will join hands to crush segregationists. We will fine them in Safeway, we will fight them in the HOV lanes, fight fight fight!
Jul 23, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
The Vancouver Models Mascot is a dancing hockey bag stuffed with twenties
Jul 22, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
So, apropos of nothing, if you're interested in the Chinese wuxia genre, but hate old movies just BECAUSE, I commend to you "Shadow", the gorgeous 2018 take by Zhang Yimou that employs the best of the genre while avoiding the, umm, less-accessible bits And while I'm at it: the best modern samurai film I've seen (& I've seen a LOT of samurai films) must be "13 Assassins", which whiplashes from serene idiomatic exchanges to horrific/imaginative/bloody battle. Magnificent madness in this Takeshi Miike redo
Jul 20, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Nothing rehydrates like 80-proof Chinese liquor rehydrates. Refreshing! Such an awesome account: Look, Moutai ate the watermelon!
Jul 9, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
#MengWanzhou has suffered a major blow to her extradition battle, with the judge REJECTING a trove of HSBC documents as evidence scmp.com/news/china/dip… via @scmpnews Meng's lawyers had pinned high hopes that these documents would prove that the US fraud case against Meng was bogus, that the Americans had misled the BC Supreme Court, and that Meng would be freed. BUT NO DICE
Jul 9, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Why do nerd billionaires all eventually try to pretend to be cool? Isn’t it enough to be the richest, most powerful men on the planet? Stop acting like Tony Stark and stop going to the gym so much, it’s embarrassing NO
Jul 8, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
My Mum and Dad met as children in the 1930s, partnered up as teenagers, and were inseparable until the day pa exited this world a few years back. Just a random tweet of admiration, folks Both families simply assumed them to be a love match from the time they were very small children. How unusual to live your whole life - like, from the time of your first memories - knowing that you had found The One? And being right! It's incredible, when I think about it
Jul 8, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
Seriously (said it before, saying it again), wait till he hears about the BC Liberals See also: Kit Kats