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What's Your Favourite B.C. Building?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

What's your favourite building in British Columbia? Not necessarily the one you find the prettiest, but rather the one that means the most to you?...

Find Out What B.C. Politicians Expense

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbians will soon be able to see the personal spending records of the politicians they send to Victoria.After several recent spe...

B.C. Speaker Pays Back $5K For Husband's Flight

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The Speaker of British Columbia's legislature offered an apology to taxpayers Tuesday while at the same time repaying the more than $5,...

B.C. Budget Quotes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Quotes on the B.C. budget:———"The budget in one or two words? I came up with three — a triple-b budget — boring, balanced budget....

B.C. Budget By The Numbers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Some highlights from B.C.'s 2014-2015 budget:— The budget projects surpluses of $184 million for 2014-15, $206 million for 2015-16, and $...

Budget Is 'Boring, Balanced,' Says De Jong

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberal government tabled a balanced budget Tuesday, delivering a fiscal blueprint that forecasts three years of surplus...

Court Docs Taken Out Of Context: Clark

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Court transcripts that have fuelled claims the British Columbia government attempted to provoke a teachers strike during heated contract n...

B.C. Throne Speech Highlights

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Some highlights from the B.C. government's latest speech from the throne, delivered Tuesday by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon:— The throne speec...

LNG Pursuit Like Race To Land On Moon: Clark

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark's latest throne speech compares her government's pursuit of liquefied natural gas to the almost unbe...

Big Agenda For Legislature Sitting

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's highly anticipated plans to regulate and tax the liquefied natural gas industry remain a work in progress, but the gover...

Monitoring Device Could Save Millions

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia politicians are preparing to use what one assembly member says is a Flash Gordon-type device to monitor any movements of t...

Time For A Makeover

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The golden statue of Capt. George Vancouver that stands atop the green dome of British Columbia's iconic legislature buildings in Victoria ...

What Democracy?

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

VICTORIA - New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix says having politicians sit for only 36 days in British Columbia's legislature this year isn't good enough.D...

School's Out For MLAs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbia politicians won't be going back to the legislature for a sitting this fall. Instead, Finance Minister De Jong said Tuesday the Li...

Victoria Shaken By Terror Plot

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Victoria was shocked and unsettled at the news that an alleged terror plot unfurled at the B.C. Legislature as an estimated 40,000 people celebrated C...

A History Of Terrorism In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The arrests of two people in connection with an alleged terrorist plot at the B.C. legislature is not the first time the province has seen a large-sc...

Updated B.C. Budget 'Isn't Great News'

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Finance Minister Mike de Jong is forecasting three years of surplus budgets in British Columbia despite darkening-economic horizons, prompt...

Here Comes That Balanced Budget..

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark's 17-minute throne speech — likely one of the shortest on record in British Columbia — leaned heavily on her lon...

Christy Clark's BC Liberals Return To Legislature

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark's Liberals return to the legislature Wednesday promising to pass their previously introduced surplus budget and lay t...

B.C.'s Archaeological Quirks Are Digs At Private Property Rights

Mark Milke | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Milke

The government has acted illegally. In British Columbia, the provincial branch of the government continually demands owners of property designated as archaeologically significant pay for archaeological work before any redevelopment can proceed. It's a government arm that deems archaeological finds as publicly significant and should not burden private property owners.

They're Back

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's newly-elected Liberal government is heading back to the legislature later this month to pass the budget it introduced la...

Clark, Liberal Caucus Make Budget Plans

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Passing a balanced budget, going on a trade mission to Asia, and establishing labour peace with teachers are among B.C. Premier Christy Cl...

Tough Times Ahead For The BC Liberals

Jason Clemens | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jason Clemens

The BC Liberals and particularly Premier Christy Clark deserve the praise they're receiving for their surprise electoral victory. After all, the Liberals reversed a double-digit deficit in the polls and ended up securing a majority government. This moment of jubilation for the Liberals and their supporters will be short-lived however, as the reality of governing in difficult times takes hold. The litmus test for the success of this government, which they themselves established, is the success of the economy and in particular, jobs.

B.C. Election 2013: What I Want To Hear From The NDP

Sarah Hildreth Rankin | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Hildreth Rankin

The official May 14 election campaign kicks off Tuesday and it's a scary thought to be this invested in the outcome. I may have won my March Madness pool with a solid bracket last week, but I'm having a far more challenging time assessing two contending political parties than picking one winning basketball team out of 64 for the NCAA championship.

B.C. Legislature Ends With Scandal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's last legislative session before the May provincial election came to a close Thursday with heartfelt goodbyes, some unfin...