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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.

Too Many Struggling To Get By In A 'Have' Province

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Halifax or Vancouver? Ask most folk which city boasts the higher median family income and chances are they'll say Vancouver. They couldn't be more wrong.

This Could Be Worse Than Gracie's Finger

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In 1982, then Social Credit cabinet minister Grace McCarthy was suspected of using her influence to have her Little Mountain riding boundaries redrawn to include a sliver of a wealthy Vancouver neighbourhood. That sliver was forever known as Gracie's finger. Thirty-two years later, the B.C. government is proposing amendments that could make the controversy over Gracie's finger pale by comparison.

Troubling Rumblings Around B.C.'s Agricultural Land Commission

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Bill Bennett, minister responsible for the B.C. government's core review, is trying his darndest lately to reassure British Columbians that the government "has no plans to dismantle" the Agricultural Land Commission and that much of the speculation was simply the result of government "brainstorming." That's nice. Doesn't mean much in government-speak, but it sounds comforting. It's what comes next that should be of concern. In an interview with the Globe and Mail on Tuesday, Bennett confirmed that the Commission would, however, be subject to the government's core review.

A Landslide Shouldn't Blind Christy Clark to the Voters She Lost

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

According to an Ipsos Reid exit poll poll of 1,400 British Columbians, the top issue influencing voters was open and honest government. On this issue voters chose the BC NDP by a 10 per cent margin (47 to 37 per cent).The fourth issue was trust in a particular leader or party. The Liberals lost those voters by five per cent. It's easy for political operatives to sweep such inconvenient truths under the rug when they've just pulled-off a miracle, but Liberals do need to take note: they've lost the trust of a significant block of voters.

Look Who's Back In The Liberal Camp

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

POWELL RIVER, B.C. - Former B.C. Liberal leader Gordon Wilson says he has come home to the party he put on the map in 1991 before forming his own part...

B.C.'s Carbon Tax Is Here To Stay

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

WHISTLER, B.C. - British Columbia's Liberals still support their carbon tax.Delegates attending the party's convention in Whistler, B.C., Saturday vot...

Alberta Election Wiz Tells B.C. Liberals How To Win

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia

WHISTLER, B.C. - Premier Christy Clark says she's putting her bold and audacious plan to bring economic greatness to British Columbia up against what ...

Liberal Convention Gathers As Party Slides

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberals are gathering in Whistler knowing their three-term dynasty has seen better days, but there's a quiet confidence...

Website For Backseat Budget Balancers Unveiled In BC

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The B.C. Liberals erred and are aiming to atone for the deep cuts they made to arts funding when the global downturn hit, the finance mini...

Dual Identity? Same People Signed Up For B.C. Liberal And NDP Races

The Vancouver Sun | Posted 08.10.2011 | Canada Politics

Several hundred Surrey residents held dual memberships in the B.C. Liberal Party and provincial NDP when both parties were holding their leadership ca...