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B.C. Liberals Post Yet Another Year Of Staggering Political Donations

Dermod Travis | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Earlier this month the 2016 donation numbers for B.C.'s political parties were filed with Elections B.C. and, not unexpectedly, it was another bumper crop for the B.C. Liberals. The party raised $13.1 million, more than any other provincial party in Canada and $4.8 million more than the federal NDP and Green Party combined.

Gentler Message Could Have Won B.C. Liberals A Majority

Mike Klassen | Posted 05.12.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

The B.C. Liberals' re-election strategy was to campaign, as they say, "from the right," by touting their record on jobs and economic prosperity. Party stalwarts I spoke to on election night agree that sticking to their tried-and-true economic message box may have cost the B.C. Liberals their majority in the Legislature.

Green-NDP Coalition Could Prevent A Credit Crisis In B.C.

Zarah Tinholt | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Zarah Tinholt

Many Liberal and Green voters who rejected John Horgan's strategic voting appeals did so to prevent a B.C. credit crisis. Thanks to a near-tie in seats between the other two parties, the B.C. Greens could both meet their progressive goals and prevent a future credit crisis by forcing the NDP to pull back on spending targets.

B.C. Greens Hold Balance Of Power After Uncertain Election

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia

Political scientists say Andrew Weaver must carefully handle the power.

Grading Each B.C. Political Party's Stance On Cannabis

Dana Larsen | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Considering how important cannabis is to our province in every way, it's surprising that legalization hasn't been a bigger topic in this election. Legalization could be a big boon for B.C., or it could be a devastating blow to our provincial economy. We need a premier who will get it right.

B.C. Green Party Candidate Outed As Transgender On TV

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada British Columbia

Nicola Spurling said she wasn't contacted directly for the story.

B.C. Green Party Leader Is More Popular Than Christy Clark: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Liberals head into an election under the weight of a political donation scandal.

How Will The Next B.C. Government Support Our Seniors?

Mike Klassen | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

With so many issues commanding headlines at the start of the provincial election campaign, it is easy to understand how caring for frail and elderly citizens can drop off the public's radar. For many British Columbians, however, there can be no more important issue than the availability of care for their elderly loved one.

Trudeau Cash-For-Access Scandal A Bargain Compared To Christy Clark

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has embarked on a cross-Canada tour, ostensibly to reconnect with Canadians -- or at least those that can't afford $1,525 to bend his ear in private. At three times his going rate, the prime minister would still be a bargain compared to Christy Clark.

It's Time To Get Corporate And Union Donations Out Of B.C. Politics

Adam Olsen | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

When a corporation or union donates tens of thousands of dollars to a political party, you can bet that they are having an influence in what that party says or does. How else could they justify the investment? In our province, this is truly egregious but the B.C. Liberal government scoffs at anyone who suggests it needs to change.

Have Donations To B.C. Liberals And NDP Crossed The Line?

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

The 2015 political donations were out this week and they contained some numbers that should cause a bit of unease. It's not just the 2015 amounts that are of interest, it's the running totals as well. Since 2005, the B.C. Liberal party has raised more than $107.8 million -- $70.2 million of that from businesses and corporations.

Vancouver's Startup Viability Is OK, But The Rest Of The World Is Better

Matt Toner | Posted 08.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Matt Toner

It isn't that we all started to collectively do things wrong, it's that the rest of the world is getting a LOT better at this sort of thing. We need to catch up.

A Trophy Hunt By Any Other Name

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Not only would the bill do nothing to stop, or even reduce, the recreational killing of grizzlies, it would end up providing cover for grizzly killers who would like nothing more than to be able to mischaracterize their trophy hunting of bears as a food hunt.

Dear Christy Clark, Re: Public Education

Adam Olsen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

It is commendable that your government has balanced three consecutive provincial budgets, but British Columbians (and our children in particular) are hardly better off because of it.

Clark Calls B.C. NDP Irrelevant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark has attacked the Opposition New Democrats as irrelevant and without principles during a question period where she off...

World Oceans Day Is Time To Reflect As Pipeline Decision Looms

Adam Olsen | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

With the federal government decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline looming, this year's World Oceans Day takes on even greater meaning for B.C. Anyone who has lived on our coast knows how important our oceans and our beaches are to our lifestyle, our economy and our identity as British Columbians.

Odd, Outlandish And Over-The-Top Donations To B.C. Political Parties

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

What do a Conservative party senator from Ontario, the Toronto Blue Jays, an Ontario public sector union and a part-owner of the Calgary Flames all have in common? If their chequebook is any indication, they have a keen interest in B.C. politics.

B.C. Food Security Threatened By ALC Bill 24

Adam Olsen | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

The government of B.C. has introduced Bill 24, the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) Amendment Act. Despite the lack of formal public consultation, we have an opportunity to make our voices heard before this bill gets passed.

What's Next For B.C. Park Amendment Act?

Andrew Weaver | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

There are guidelines over assessing what kind of activities are to be allowed in B.C. parks. However, they are not law -- they are regulations, and they can be changed by the ministry without any public consultation, public debate, or public scrutiny. The passing of Bill 4 means that the law protecting our parks has been weakened, while the ministry has increased its power and adopted a "trust us" approach.

Derelict Vessels Are Polluting The B.C. Coastline

Adam Olsen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

The Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan pipeline proposals plan to significantly increase heavy oil tankers to Asia and both governments have promised "world-class" oil spill response on land and in the water. British Columbians are skeptical about this commitment. Stories like the sinking tug near Squamish are regularly in and out of the media reminding folks that nothing has been done. There is nothing "world-class" about the provincial-federal response to marine-based environmental concerns in the past.

How To Repair BC Ferries' Fiscal Rudder

Adam Olsen | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

Nearly 20 per cent of British Columbians live on the coast, generating over 35 per cent of the revenue to the provincial coffers. Yet when compared to the billions of dollars of investments the provincial government has made in the Lower Mainland alone in recent years, BC Ferries are woefully underfunded. As a consequence, people, businesses and economies that rely on the ferry service suffer.

Meet B.C.'s New Green Party Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia Green Party has named Adam Olsen, a former candidate in Saanich North and the Islands, as the party's interim leader....

B.C. Green Party Leader To Quit

CP | Kim Nursall, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. Green Party Leader Jane Sterk says she plans to retire on a high note, following a provincial election that saw the Greens elect thei...

B.C.'s First Green MLA Sworn In

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's first provincially elected Green Party member wasted little time attacking Premier Christy Clark's plans to export lique...

Will He Stay?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The surprising electoral loss of British Columbia's New Democrats this week should not trigger a leadership race, the party's president sa...