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How The Federal Parties Are Riding The Political Waves In B.C.

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia

For the Conservatives, closing the Kitsilano coast guard station in 2013 risks drowning out their efforts to promote their policies in those areas.

Odd And Telling Political Donations In B.C.

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

And the 2014 Award for Incredibly Bad Taste in Donations goes to Imperial Metals, owners of the Mount Polley mine. The spill may have been toxic, but Imperial's cash wasn't.

B.C. Conservative Leader Had Close Call With Grizzly

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The leader of B.C.'s Conservative Party says his political opponents seem a lot less threatening after a recent encounter with a mass...

B.C. Tory MP Reveals Frustration Over Work Sacrifices

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Conservative B.C. MP's personal Facebook post gives a rare glimpse into the life of a federal politician and the need to be "politically correct all...

B.C. Politicians React To Flaherty's Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Sorrow is being expressed across British Columbia over the sudden death of Canada's former finance minister Jim Flaherty, who has died at ...

Former Tory Candidate Steps Forward For Leadership

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A former BC Conservative candidate in the last election has announced he'll run for the party's top job.Dan Brooks, who ran in the Nechako...

The Next B.C. Conservative Leader?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

SALMON ARM, B.C. - A Salmon Arm man who ran for the BC Conservatives during the provincial election in May is seeking a higher profile within the part...

B.C. Tories Look To The Future

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Members of the BC Conservative party will have almost nine months to decide on a new leader.The party's provincial board has set April 11 ...

B.C. Tory Leader Quits Party

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The leader of the B.C. Conservative Party has resigned a little more than two months after he and his team of candidates were shut out of ...

Removing the Risk Takers Makes Politics Boring

Ian Tootill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ian Tootill

I've had conversations with some in the media and I've yet to see someone quote me, so I'll say it here; we are insular and provincial in B.C. And unless we ignore the Alex Tsakumises of the world when they piously bleat about the Premier being unfit for office because she showed some goodwill and good nature by sharing a joke about MILFs with a radio host (who was fired for it btw), or ignore the media prattling on for weeks because of a dancing penis prank on a gay MLA (I've yet to meet gays who don't enjoy dick jokes) we are going to reap what we sow -- which is small numbers of people running for public office and even less numbers qualified to run for premier.

BC Election Buzz Defined By Fluff, Fear, And Apathy

Ian Tootill | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ian Tootill

This was an election defined by fear and apathy. The lesson here is that negative advertising does work and voters still see B.C. as a two party province. I was appalled at my own numbers when they appeared after 8 p.m


CP | Rebekah Funk, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Even before voting day, it was clear British Columbia's fourth-place Conservative party had little chance of the sort of electoral breakth...

Those Robocalls Have To Stop

CBC | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Conservative Party has been ordered to stop election day robocalling by Elections B.C. Spokesperson Don Main says the calls went...

5 Reasons B.C. Millennials Should Vote Today

Shachi Kurl | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

Did you know that political strategists are counting on you not to vote? Senior BC Liberal strategists say this to reassure their nervous supporters: "Our base leans to older voters, whereas the NDP base leans to the 18-34 age group (older voters vote)." Now technically, there's nothing untrue about that statement. But whether you're voting Liberal, NDP, Green or Conservative, merely casting your ballot is putting your thumb in the eye of decrepit politicos who have already dismissed you.

New Rage Over Old Forum Posts Make Politicians Look Irrelevant

Graham Templeton | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Graham Templeton

B.C.'s election has featured a string of high-profile firings and disqualifications, and they've all left the attackers looking like irrelevant old-timers, relics of an era when it might have been possible to complain about forum posts and retain some shred of dignity. The Internet has given us the mudslinging equivalent of a nuclear standoff and mutually assured destruction has brought a continued ceasefire, perhaps then we can dispense with the winging and get on with the business of government.

Campaign Called A 'Disaster'

CP | Rebekah Funk, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Once believed to be a contender to displace the B.C. Liberal Party against the front-running New Democrats in next week's provincial elect...

5 Surprising Things About..

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

John Cummins has had a rough ride in this campaign. We've heard so much about Conservative candidates' transgressions that we've hardly had time to le...

Latest B.C. Tory Gaffe Pins Ex-Wrestler

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Manuel “Mike” Pratas is no stranger to having to fight for his name. The B.C. Conservative candidate for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows is one of fo...

'Bullied' B.C. Tory Fights Back

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A fired BC Conservative candidate has taken to the Internet to reclaim his name after the party dropped him as a candidate over comments he made about...

B.C. Tories Fire Third Candidate

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Conservatives have fired a third candidate in the election campaign after stepping up a vetting process that failed to catch two others. R...

Cummins Responds After Third Tory Dumped

CP | Tyler Harbottle and Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. Conservative Leader John Cummins said his party has done the best it could with the resources available to vet candidates after being...

Clark Campaign Negative: Poll

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Christy Clark and the BC Liberals are running the most negative provincial election campaign of all four major parties, according to new figures relea...

How I Was Fired By The BC Conservatives

Ian Tootill | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ian Tootill

When I was approached by the BC Conservative Party earlier this year to run as MLA, one of the pre-conditions was that there would be an agreement that I would not suffer the same fate as Ray Lam of the NDP during the 2009 election. I gave party officials full access to my social media accounts and I told them I would scrub nothing. I think voters should get to know the person they elect. We had an agreement. They knew what they were getting, and we were good to go.

Where's The Integrity?

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

Information issues were smoking hot right up to the drop of the writ. But ever since, they've received hardly a mention. Looks like nobody wants to talk about the government's increasing unwillingness to create written records or its habit of sheltering public documents from FOI by hiding them in personal email accounts. Even multi-million dollar data linkage and information management programs like the Integrated Case Management (ICM) system, which has been slammed repeatedly by officers of the Legislature and civil society alike, don't rate a mention from the four major parties. This is pathetic.

BC Place Under The Hammer?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. NDP government would put debt-ridden BC Pavilion Corporation (PAVCO) under severe scrutiny, charging a panel with a viability plan for its futu...