Bc Ethnic Vote

Clark's Stealth Tactics Undermine Chinese Head Tax Apology

Bill Chu | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Bill Chu

By treating Chinese people as the only stakeholder in B.C.'s reconciliation, the premier not only reveals her ignorance on the subject but is pushing B.C. towards the abyss of false reconciliation, and our democratic system towards even less responsibility for its mistakes, both past and present.

B.C.'s Long History Of Discrimination

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - In 1876, a motion was put forward in the British Columbia legislature that called on the government to prevent Canada from being flooded w...

Mum's The Word On Ethnicgate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TORONTO - Premier Christy Clark says NDP Leader Adrian Dix had a right to contact the RCMP, launching an investigation into alleged Elections Act irre...

B.C. Ethnic Vote Report Calls For Tighter Security

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - High-ranking British Columbia government employees did not share private voter information with the provincial Liberal party, as suggested...

Dix's New Attack On Liberal Scandal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Opposition New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix says new documents show the Liberals' ethnic vote plan was far more developed than the findings o...

Why Filipinos Should Vote NDP

RJ Aquino | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
RJ Aquino

It's been exasperating to see the BC Liberals try to court the Filipino vote through superficial events designed to be nothing but photo-ops and not engage the community by talking about specific issues. They don't seem to be concerned with providing anything substantive because they don't seem to have anything in their platform they can point to as evidence of being engaged with the community.

Former Clark Aide Quits Again

CBC | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Former B.C. government communications director Brian Bonney has resigned a second time, in the wake of the B.C. Liberals' ethnic outreach scandal. ...

B.C. Ethnic Vote Review Launched

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C.'s information and privacy watchdog wants to find out if a Liberal government plan to woo the ethnic vote violated any laws.Commissione...

Liberals Won't Release 2nd Ethnic Vote Report

CBC | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The chair of the B.C. Liberal caucus says he can't release the results of a second investigation into the role Liberal caucus staff played in the ethn...

Blistering Ethnic Vote Plan Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A Liberal government review of the failed internal strategy to win ethnic votes in this May's British Columbia election has Premier Christy...

B.C. Liberal Ethnic Vote Plan Is 'Insulting' Lip Service To Historical Wrongs

Naveen Girn | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Naveen Girn

My ancestry doesn't define what I feel is most important. The essentialist logic that just because I'm South Asian an apology for the Komagata Maru incident is the paramount focus of my political identity -- and that its resolution would sway me to support a particular political party -- is insulting. I, like all Canadians, am more than just one thing.

Don't Delay Chinese Apology: Advocate To Clark

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The grandson of an Chinese immigrant forced to pay a head tax says British Columbia's premier shouldn't let her political woes interfere w...

B.C. Premier Must Have Known About 'Ethnicgate,' Must Resign

Rafe Mair | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Rafe Mair

Dear Premier Clark, If you didn't hear or say anything, then your incompetence is beyond belief (actually, come to think of it, there's plenty of other evidence on that point). If this is the case, then you must resign. If, on the other hand, you knew what was happening, premier, then you must also resign.

Ethnic Vote Debate 'Nauseating': Ex-Premier

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Former New Democrat premier Ujjal Dosanjh says the ethnic vote-winning debate that has hammered British Columbia's Liberals and forced them...

'Take Your Apology And Shove It'

CBC | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The leaders of several B.C. First Nations and cultural groups say they want political parties to stop using official apologies for historical wrongs a...

Arrogant B.C. Ethnic Vote Plan Smells Of 'Trapos'

RJ Aquino | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
RJ Aquino

As taxpaying residents of B.C., we resent the use of public resources to further partisan ambitions. As Filipinos and Filipino-Canadians, we are offended that we're seen to be exploitable by those looking to score "quick wins" to secure our votes. This behaviour is reminiscent of "trapos", politicians in the Philippines who engage in unsavoury conduct.

Clark's Leadership Test

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark's government survived a key budget vote Tuesday prompting the premier to declare her Liberals strong and united after...

Christy Clark Stunning Example Of Blind Ambition, Bad Politics

Laila Yuile | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Laila Yuile

The story that has now become known as "ethnicgate" is disturbing because it reveals something so disrespectful not only about the way Clark's government uses ethnic voters, but also the way they flagrantly disregard rules, regulations and democracy.

Multicultural Minister Resigns Over Ethnic Vote Fiasco

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark suggested Monday she could become a victim of collateral damage that is spreading across her Liberal government over ...

Media Bites: 'Ethnicgate' Won't Be the End of Christy Clark

J.J. McCullough | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg If B.C. Premier Christy Clark is forced into an early resignation in the next couple of days it won't have much to do with "ethnicgate" -- the press' clumsy name for her party's recently-leaked scheme to use "government initiatives and projects" to rally the immigrant vote. Clark's caucus never liked her.

Christy Faces Her Caucus

CBC | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Multiculturalism Minister John Yap is leaving his cabinet post while an investigation is conducted into the Liberal Party's strategy to woo ethni...

Too Legit To Quit

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. Premier Christy Clark refused to quit Sunday after emerging from a rare weekend cabinet meeting where some of her ministers described...

Christy Clark Senior Staffer Quits

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Morale among B.C. Liberals has taken another hit after Premier Christy Clark's deputy chief of staff quit Friday. "Today, I accepted the resignati...

Liberals Pledge To Probe Ethnic Vote Draft

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark accepted the resignation Friday of one of her closest advisers as the political fall-out over a leaked strategy aimed...

Chinese Community Members Livid

CBC | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Members of Vancouver's Chinese community are calling the actions of the B.C. Liberal Party "immoral" after a leaked document revealed a wide-ranging p...