Who has been the worst premier of British Columbia in the past three decades?

Insights West asked 815 B.C. adults this question in a new survey.

Christy Clark and Gordon Campbell topped the poll, with 25 percent of respondents singling them out.

Glen Clark was the worst premier for 18 percent. Bill Vander Zalm was the pick of 13 percent.

Insights West also asked respondents to select the best premier since 1986.

Mike Harcourt was the best premier for 19 percent, while Gordon Campbell was chosen by 13 percent and Bill Vander Zalm by 11 percent.

Eight percent picked Christy Clark as the best premier.

Having mastered the visual arts since his retirement in 2008, presidential man-child George W. Bush has gone on to further hone his literary skills with a biography of his father, George H.W. (Poppy) Bush.

Crown Publishers releases the still untitled work on November 11. A media release reveals that “the book shines new light on both the accomplished leader and the warm, decent man known best by his family.”

Is it time for Wikipedia to lock down the entry on Christy Clark?

A quick perusal of her Wikipedia page today finds a salacious, unsourced allegation against the B.C. premier.

The page states that Clark attended three separate universities, including Simon Fraser University, but never received a university degree.

"Thus," as Wikipedia currently notes, "she is technically illiterate, as evidenced by her inability to formulate rational arguments." 

So who's behind this cheeky edit?

Not long ago, Langara's journalism department head, Frances Bula, tweeted that no one except nerds pays attention to civic elections during the summer.

In this case, I plead guilty to being a nerd.

Today, I'm amused by NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe's latest effort to exploit the resignation of a Vision Vancouver park-board candidate.

Federal politicians often come across as a little more polished than their provincial and municipal counterparts.

Maybe it's the air in Ottawa or it's being surrounded by all those major cultural institutions.

So is Surrey mayor Dianne Watts ready for a run for the big leagues of Canadian politics in 2015?

She's certainly sharpened her image in the years since she was first elected in 2005. You be the judge.

How much would it cost for the City of Vancouver to buy both the Arbutus rail corridor and Granville Island? The price tags are unclear, but it appears the mayor is willing to pony up the city's dough.

Gregor Robertson has sent a letter to residents along Canadian Pacific Railway's West Side corridor. The July 15 letter states:

One of the Lower Mainland's better-known queer advocates, Imtiaz Popat, has declared that he hopes to get elected to the Vancouver park board this November.

Popat, who ran as a Green council candidate in Surrey in 2011, is seeking a COPE nomination in Vancouver.

Popat was a long-time host on Co-op Radio and has produced videos, founded a support group for LGBT Muslims, and been an environmental and antiwar activist.

He wants to help create a new Vancouver community centre modelled on 519 Church Street in Toronto. It offers programming for the LGBT community and new Canadians.

On The Daily Show with Jon Stewart the other night, Hillary Clinton came very close to admitting that she’ll be a candidate for president of the United States in 2016.

On the show to promote her latest book, Hard Choices, Clinton was grilled right off the bat by Stewart as to her presidential ambitions.

While he noted that the book is an “incredibly complex and well-reasoned eyewitness view” of Clinton’s four years as secretary of state, Stewart joked that “I think I speak for everyone when I say no one cares, they just want to know if you’re running for president.”

This morning's Press Progress bulletin from the Broadbent Institute contained a zinger.

A day after Prime Minister Stephen Harper and members of his cabinet were distancing themselves from suspended senator Mike Duffy, those pesky lefties decided to distribute a 2010 video of Old Duff asking for money on behalf of the Conservatives.

"Soon, Canadians will have to decide between a proven leader in Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a visiting professor in Michael Ignatieff," Duffy declares.

Duffy faces 31 criminal counts in connection with Senate expenses, contracts, and a $90,000 payment to him from Harper's former chief of staff, Nigel Wright.

For a couple of weeks, I've had difficulty finding the names of Vision Vancouver board members.

That's because it's not obvious from the party's website.

Even by clicking the "connect" tab, there's no visual indication.

I was only able to find the names of the directors thanks to our brilliant web and technology editor Stephen Hui.

It's not along the top menu bar. Instead, you have to go to the bottom and click "contact".

Here's how I found it after speaking to Stephen. After hittiing "CONNECT" on the home page, I arrived at another page full of information.

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