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

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.23.2014 | 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 04.05.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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...

Not Going Anywhere

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Jane Sterk says she plans to stay on as leader of British Columbia's Green party, working to support the first Green ever elected in the p...

'Very, Very Exciting' Times

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia Green party made a historic breakthrough in the provincial election this week, powered on what appeared to be opposit...

B.C.'s Going Green

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Green Party has finally broken through at the provincial level and will form a presence in British Columbia's new government. Andrew Weaver won...

'Massive' B.C. Clean Tech Dollars In Limbo

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s Green party leader says investors hankering to fund renewable energy projects are being shut out because of the province's regulato...

I Joined the Green Party Because I'm a Scientist

Andrew Weaver | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

I never imagined I would be a candidate for any party. As a scientist, I am way outside my comfort zone. But when I look at my children and imagine what their future will be if we continue with politics as usual, I realized I could no longer sit on the sidelines. The reason I joined the Green Party of BC was not because I was yearning for power, or willing to parse the truth and join in the hyper-partisan spin of the major parties. I joined the Green Party because it is the only party to consistently support climate action -- carbon pricing, an end to fossil fuel subsidies, aggressive efforts in energy efficiency and demand-side management and the steady expansion of renewable and green energy.

Sterk Reveals B.C. Greens' Main Goal

CBC | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Green Party of B.C. Leader Jane Sterk is perhaps the least well-known of all the party leaders — but her party has the most potential ground to gain...

B.C.'s King Arthur-Inspired Election Candidate

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Alexandra Halliday seems slightly offended by the suggestion that her B.C. Excalibur Party may not win a seat in the provincial election n...

B.C. Election 2013: What The Parties Plan To Tell You

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

The B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, sent all four parties a questionnaire pushing them for clear positions on how they would stop the erosion of our privacy rights and defend our access to government records through Freedom of Information. On April 30th, we received responses from the NDP, the Liberals, and the Greens (we've yet to hear back from the Conservatives). They all had interesting, if decidedly different things to say.

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.

B.C. Pipeline Debate Confuses Voters

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Will they or won't they? Do they or don't they?Oil pipelines and tankers have emerged as an election issue in British Columbia, and the pa...

Green Party Candidate Ready To Surprise

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - If the campaign in the Vancouver Island riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head was all about academic credentials, Andrew Weaver would win hands do...

Counting On Green Votes

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. Green Party hopes it may be able to ride the wave of anti-oil tanker sentiment, opposition to oil pipelines and climate change co...