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Special Prosecutor Appointed For B.C. MLA's Mysterious Case

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA — A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a member of the B.C. legislature after his announcement this week that he has left...

Sorry Christy, B.C. Parents Won't Fall For Latest Liberal Election Ploy

Sarah Miller | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

Less than a year before the provincial elections, education has been identified as a key election issue -- and just like that, Christy Clark begins a slew of million-dollar announcements, many aimed at ridings she knows the Liberals will struggle to get elected in.

Nothing Heroic About $25M 'Funding Increase' For Public Schools

Sarah Miller | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

The B.C. Liberals have been cutting funding and supports for public schools. This year alone the government asked school board to find $25 million in "administrative cuts," last year it was $29 million. So this one-time funding announcement is not what I consider to be an addition to funding, but rather a reduction in this year's cuts.

B.C. Government's Funding For Each Public School Student Seems Suspect

Courtney Cardy | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Courtney Cardy

We live in one of the most expensive places to live in Canada, have some of the highest taxes, are one of the only provinces to pay a health premium -- and yet we are second to last in the country for education spending. How can this be?

Clark's Donation Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Sarah Miller | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

John Horgan didn't hold back while questioning Premier Christy Clark on a rather puzzling $150k donation, that ended up indirectly benefitting her brother. A donation that appears to have no paper trail, policy, or even a record that the request for the donation was ever made.

The B.C. Government Is Dodging Necessary FOI Reforms

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

The spring sitting of the BC Legislature has wrapped up with a lot of talk about information and transparency, but with little action.

Ex-Gov't Official Charged Over B.C. Liberals' Ethnic Vote Strategy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark apologized for the plan, calling it a very serious mistake.

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 08.14.2016 | 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 07.30.2016 | 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 07.24.2016 | 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 07.17.2016 | 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 07.08.2016 | 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 06.24.2016 | 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 05.28.2016 | 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."