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How Much B.C. Farmland Will Actually Be Protected?

Adam Olsen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

This current core review is not about the best interests of agriculture; rather it is about freeing thousands of hectares of agricultural land from the Agricultural Land Commission, opening once preserved lands to non-agricultural development opportunities, especially natural gas development.

First Pot, Now Prostitution

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - First it was pot; now it's prostitution.Liberals broke new ground at their last national policy convention, becoming the first federal party ...

Clark's Stealth Tactics Undermine Chinese Head Tax Apology

Bill Chu | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Bill Chu

By treating Chinese people as the only stakeholder in B.C.'s reconciliation, the premier not only reveals her ignorance on the subject but is pushing B.C. towards the abyss of false reconciliation, and our democratic system towards even less responsibility for its mistakes, both past and present.

When Is B.C. Budget Day 2014?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s Liberal government will unveil its budget on Feb. 18 this year. The government was on track to balance its books with a surplus of $165 mill...

How To Repair BC Ferries' Fiscal Rudder

Adam Olsen | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

Nearly 20 per cent of British Columbians live on the coast, generating over 35 per cent of the revenue to the provincial coffers. Yet when compared to the billions of dollars of investments the provincial government has made in the Lower Mainland alone in recent years, BC Ferries are woefully underfunded. As a consequence, people, businesses and economies that rely on the ferry service suffer.

Adrian Dix: Leadership Race To Heat Up In 2014

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Adrian Dix says the race to replace him as New Democratic Party leader will heat up in January and most of the candidates are likely to com...

Public Danger Warnings Slacking, Commissioner Says

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Public bodies in British Columbia, including the provincial government, don't do enough to warn people about potential health, safety and e...

Land Reserve: NDP vs. Liberals

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A letter from B.C.'s Agriculture Ministry suggesting the body that regulates provincial farmland put off a boundary review is proof the Li...

Has B.C. Missed The LNG Boat?

CBC | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

In the Horn River Basin in B.C.'s far northeast, natural gas drilling has all but dried up. "At one time we probably had a couple dozen...

Moody's Gives B.C. AAA

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's finance minister is trumpeting the province's AAA credit rating by Moody's investors.Mike de Jong says it's a sign of th...

OOPS

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Recently updated financial reporting rules have failed to convince the British Columbia government to bring its practices in line with sta...

B.C. Ethnic Vote Report Calls For Tighter Security

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - High-ranking British Columbia government employees did not share private voter information with the provincial Liberal party, as suggested...

Adrian Dix: B.C. Liberals Are Cheats

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Opposition New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix called British Columbia's Liberals cheats Wednesday, as the ongoing debate about the failed Liber...

Hopeful Sign For B.C. Economy?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's jobs minister is pleased with Statistics Canada's latest figures showing B.C. led the country in job creation in June, a...

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...

'Heartbroken'

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A month after his party suffered a shocking electoral upset, British Columbia New Democrat Leader told party members that he takes respons...

CEO Quits Over Pay Hikes

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The woman who has led one of British Columbia's six health authorities for the past decade has resigned because she approved 118 wage incr...

The B.C. Election: The Pitfalls of Flip-Flopping

Cole Hogan | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

Here Warren Kinsella's oft-repeated maxim rings true. In Kinsella's latest book he states that what is true of car crashes is true of political life. When polled, voters will insist they hate negative ads. But when they thinking no one is looking they will slow down, take a look, and remember what they see.

How To Decriminalize Marijuana

Dana Larsen | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Did you know that B.C. can decriminalize marijuana? Indeed, any Canadian province could decriminalize marijuana possession at any time. Provinces have all kinds of legal options when it comes to dealing with possession of marijuana. We know what the RCMP's preferred option is: more arrests and more charges for marijuana possession. The RCMP have increased marijuana possession charges across Canada by about 30 per cent since Harper came to power. In B.C. the increase has been the greatest: there was a 211 per cent increase in pot possession charges between 2005 and 2011.

Who's Stepping Aside?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark will run in a Kelowna-area safe seat after one of her cabinet ministers agreed to step aside to ensure she has a plac...

Who's In?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark will introduce a cabinet Friday that includes a new natural gas ministry and a team of ministers focused on growing B...

Christy Clark Names Chief Of Staff

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. Premier Christy Clark is starting to put a stamp on her new government by re-appointing some old faces.Clark says in a news release D...

No Take Backs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The final count of ballots is now complete, and only one riding has changed hands in favour of the New Democratic Party since election nig...

What it Felt Like to Lose the 2013 B.C. Election

Ryan Painter | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ryan Painter

I felt a huge lump in the pit of my stomach, mouth agape, as I looked in shock at the TV in the corner of the room. CTV News declared a Majority Liberal government. How did this happen? Angry and bitter, I wanted heads to roll.

Who Killed the BC NDP's Election Chances?

Sean Holman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sean Holman

"As leader of the BC NDP, I take full responsibility for this defeat...no ifs, ands or buts." That's what Adrian Dix told reporters at a news conference last Wednesday, following his party's surprise failure to win the recent provincial election. Nevertheless, there are many more people who should be shouldering that responsibility. But the press hasn't made it easy for the public or party members to finger who those people are.