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An 'Epic' LNG Battle Pits Squamish Against B.C. Liberals

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

We all have busy lives. And that's exactly how the more mischievous of politicians like it. A busy, distracted, and somewhat plump populace who, even if they find out about a government program they don't like, won't quite be able to find the time, energy, or solidarity to do battle. In the case of B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her grandiose LNG dream, that's the modus operandi.

B.C. Teachers' Fight: It IS All About the Money

Elisha Bonnis | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Elisha Bonnis

I regularly see comments on social media such as, "If you really cared about the kids, you wouldn't ask for a signing bonus." Since when is there an inverse correlation between how much teachers care about students and how much of a wage increase they ask for through bargaining?

Why B.C.'s Murky Political Lobbying Industry Is So Troubling

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The intertwining of lobbyists with a political party's fundraising apparatus is worrisome, because ultimately both sides risk developing a dependency on keeping the other happy and the money flowing. It rarely ends well.

B.C. Minister Broke Rules, Keeps Job

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats are calling on Premier Christy Clark to boot her minister of advanced education from cabinet af...

B.C. Government Failures Have Worsened Dispute With B.C. Teachers

Ramesh Ranjan | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ramesh Ranjan

If Crown corporation execs and Christy Clark's makeup/communications team warrant hefty increases to their already bloated salaries, why can't there be an agreement on a reasonable wage increase for teachers?

B.C. Liberals Know How To Party

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Negotiations with B.C. teachers must be stressful, judging by the steam Education Minister Peter Fassbender was letting off on a mechanical bull o...

Clark Not Worried About Russia-China Gas Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s premier is brushing aside a massive natural gas deal between China and Russia, insisting she's not worried it will affect her provi...

Site C Dam Not The Answer For This Or Next Generation

Adam Olsen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

If the B.C. Liberals move forward with Site C they are locking British Columbians into huge, long-term debt while stifling innovation in energy production and transmission for another generation.

B.C. Apologizes For 'Historical Wrongs' Against Chinese Immigrants

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Shui Lee endured decades of intolerance and racism in Canada just because he is Chinese, but on Thursday the 58-year-old restaurant owner s...

B.C. Chinese Head Tax Apology Fails To Prevent Future Discrimination

Victor Ho | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Victor Ho

B.C.'s past legislated discrimination of "non-mainstream" aliens extended to far more than the Chinese, but also to Indo-Canadians and Japanese-Canadians. So why it is today the provincial government only wants to say sorry to the Chinese? Why is it focusing on advertising the apology among the Chinese, and lacking the courage to extend that effort to the entire province? By doing so, B.C. has failed to translate this apology as a political agenda for all citizens.

Government To Offer All-Party Apology For Chinese Head Tax

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark says an apology to Chinese-Canadians that is more than 140 years overdue will be offered Thursday in British Columbia...

Ouch! B.C. MP Mocks Adrian Dix

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her Liberal party are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their comeback election victory over the Opposition NDP. ...

Province Backs Down On Agricultural Land Changes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Thousands of letters have forced the B.C. government to consider making changes to a proposed law affecting the management of the province'...

Noisy Farewell For Adrian Dix

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A visibly relaxed Adrian Dix cracked a self-deprecating joke to laughter and applause from both sides of the British Columbia legislature T...

Signed On For B.C. LNG Project

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. Premier Christy Clark says a proposed liquefied natural gas development has reached an important milestone now that four major energy...

Teachers Wage Demands Will Hurt B.C.'s Credit Rating: Negotiator

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Wage demands by British Columbia's teachers are so high they threaten the province's financial future, the Liberal government's chief contr...

Killing B.C. Environmental Reviews 'Not In The Public Interest'

Carol Linnitt | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"Environmental assessments are supposed to allow the public and regulators to better understand and avoid potential risks. Removing the requirement for an environmental review is not in the public interest," said lawyer Jessica Clogg.

B.C. Liberals Have No Time To Debate 'Serious Issues'

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

"Today's BC Liberals" may have taken a little inspiration during last year's election campaign from former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell when she bluntly stated in 1993 that "an election is no time to discuss serious issues." It's why British Columbians could be forgiven for thinking that they missed something during the campaign after seeing some of the legislation introduced during the current legislative session.

B.C. Politicians React To Flaherty's Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Sorrow is being expressed across British Columbia over the sudden death of Canada's former finance minister Jim Flaherty, who has died at ...

B.C. Brings First Nations On Board With LNG

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has moved to bring First Nations on board its much-anticipated multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas bo...

How B.C. Plans To Fill LNG Jobs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has released a road map designed to attract and train the tens of thousands of workers that would be needed...

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. Has Canada's 1st Seniors Care Advocate

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia has appointed Canada's first seniors' advocate, but the Opposition New Democrats maintain the government missed the opport...

You're Losing Your Shirt On These Publicly Funded Projects

Jordan Bateman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Too often, these Economic Action Plan projects seemed like giant lottery tickets, bought with our money, and failing to pay off. Government -- federal, provincial and local -- should stay out of the way, and let investors take the risk on these "easy" money economic development schemes.

Is B.C. Government Recording Everything It Should?

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - On a Tuesday morning last November, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford emerged from a meeting to an...