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B.C. Liberals' Off-Road Licensing Tax Grab Goes Too Far

Jordan Bateman | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Politics
Jordan Bateman

For a government that prides itself on holding the line on taxes and cutting red tape, the B.C. Liberals have sure blundered on their new off-road vehicle (ORV) tax and licensing scheme. Late last year, the government began forcing people -- mainly rural British Columbians -- to register their off-road vehicles, including snowmobiles, ATVs and dirt bikes.

Christy Clark Has Never Been Afraid Of Shattering Glass Ceilings

Pamela Martin | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Pamela Martin

When I first met Christy Clark, I remember thinking we had a lot in common. Journalism has changed a lot, but at the time, female reporters and anchors were unusual -- in fact, when I was the first female reporter at CKNW, some listeners complained: how could this woman report the news? Likewise, Christy was also a woman in an untraditional place: cabinet.

All BC School Districts Are Struggling -- Not Just Vancouver

Sarah Miller | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

The BC Liberal government cites declining enrollment for both schools closures and constant cuts to overall funding. They blame school boards for mismanaging their money, constantly insisting they just need to cut the low hanging fruit. They blame teachers for asking for too much with their salaries and class size demands, despite the fact that we have some of the lowest paid teachers and highest class sizes in Canada.

Canada Should Not Be Intimidated Into Ratifying The TPP

Jerry Dias | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

Now that the Trans Pacific Partnership has been signed, maybe we can have the honest, open and transparent debate that Canadians were denied during the federal election -- and which the new Liberal government in Ottawa has promised. So, let's have that debate. There's certainly a lot to talk about.

B.C. Can't Take Another Four Years Of Christy Clark

Sarah Miller | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Sarah Miller

The people of B.C. are waking up, big time. I'm sure this scares the hell out of Clark, who might finally be coming to the realization that every scandal, misstep or moronic statement can't be fixed with a smiling photo op in a hard hat.

9 More Scandals Of Christy Clark, B.C. Liberal Party

Sarah Miller | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Sarah Miller

Recently it came to light that Clark and her government officials have a bad habit of triple deleting emails and records that should be protected under the Freedom of Information Act. This isn't the first time this problem has come up during Clark's time in office.

How The Federal Parties Are Riding The Political Waves In B.C.

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

For the Conservatives, closing the Kitsilano coast guard station in 2013 risks drowning out their efforts to promote their policies in those areas.

The Industrialization of B.C.'s Wilderness Puts Politics Before Posterity

DeSmog Canada | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

An ugly thread of misspent taxpayer dollars, environmental destruction and conflict-of-interest -- backed by a government beholden to the mining industry -- runs along the recently completed Northwest Transmission Line, charges acclaimed explorer and scholar Wade Davis.

I Support First Nations Economic Prosperity, But Not Ill-Conceived LNG Deal

Adam Olsen | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

I wish the Malahat First Nation luck in developing economic capacity in their community, but I will not support LNG in the Saanich Inlet. Furthermore, I do not support the "sellout" of British Columbia by the B.C. Liberals or inability of the B.C. NDP to take a clear position as they search for whatever position appears to be politically popular.

B.C. Government Continues to Attack Mom Rather Than Fix Their Broken System

Sarah Miller | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

What do you do, and who do you turn to when the people charged with protecting children end up causing far more emotional and physical trauma then you could ever imagine?

Longtime Liberal Exec Quits Over B.C. Nomination Fracas

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The federal Liberals lost one of its provincial chairs over a candidate's blocked nomination in a new B.C. riding.

Fassbender Takes Charge Of TransLink In B.C. Cabinet Shuffle

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Four ministers have new responsibilities.

I Love Being A B.C. Teacher So Much That I Have To Quit

Cecelia Griffiths | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Cecelia Griffiths

Things are worse. They are so much worse. I cannot express how bad things are getting. It's because I love the work so much, that I have to leave. I've spent the last two years thinking about going. I've felt increasingly sorrowful that I simply cannot do all that these kids need and deserve me to do.

B.C. Liberal Party Booted From Vancouver Pride Parade

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"If they refuse to stand up for LGBTQ2+ rights, they have no place at the parade."

We Shouldn't Be Celebrating The B.C. Liberal Government's $1.7-Billion Surplus

Sarah Miller | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

They have closed 24 out of 68 courthouses, 10 jails, 176 schools and 85 per cent of legal aid offices. It's really not hard to see where all the extra money came from.

Three of the B.C. Government's Favourite Words: Out Of Scope

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

It just got messy. Independent public inquiry kind of messy.

Fired B.C. Workers Demand Public Inquiry Into Drug Research Debacle

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

They want to know how a painstakingly built program could be undone so quickly.

'I Left The Cesspool That Is The B.C. Government'

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia

According to Tim Duncan, a Liberal research director said: "It's like the West Wing. You do whatever it takes to win."

B.C. Election Campaign Spending Limits Are So High, They're Meaningless

Dermod Travis | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The bigger issue isn't what candidates and parties can spend before the campaign, it's what they can spend during it. B.C.'s limits are so high they're pretty well meaningless.

It's Time B.C. Liberal Government Showed Us All Those Rainy-Day Savings

Lizanne Foster | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

Saving is a simple concept in some sense. You do without now so that you can have something you need or want later. The incentive to save now is the later reward. But what is the reward that the B.C. Liberals have in store for us after "saving" taxpayers' money for the past 14 years?

B.C. Politician's Family Angry At Premier For Announcing His Death

CP | James Miller, Penticton Herald, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

They specifically requested his death not be announced in the legislature.

Politicians Hate Government Ads -- Until They're The Government

Jordan Bateman | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

While we scrimp and sacrifice and pay our taxes to ostensibly fund critical services like public safety, health and education; politicians line up to spend it on flashy ads designed to help them get more votes.

Top 10 Reasons B.C. Needs A New Government

Sarah Miller | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

These are all issues that every citizen can relate to and some of them, if not addressed soon, could be the downfall of our province.

Rachel Notley, Christy Clark Sure To Become Strong Allies

Mike Klassen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

It will irk NDP partisans seeing their newly crowned Alberta premier mingling with those they traditionally oppose. But Notley's speech made it clear she plans to work closely with other provinces and the PM, in addition to First Nations, union and local government leaders to benefit her province.

5 Seriously Disturbing B.C. Political Donations

DeSmog Canada | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

The 2014 financial reports from B.C.'s political parties are out and my face hurts from all of the eyebrow raising.