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The Problem With Big Money In B.C. Politics, Explained

Sarah Miller | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

Eighty-six per cent of people in B.C. support banning corporate and union donations, with 76 per cent agreeing that the B.C. Liberals are only interested in helping their political donors and big businesses. The majority of us know that people don't just give away hundreds of thousands of dollars without expecting anything in return.

The 10 Biggest Deceptions Of Christy Clark

Sarah Miller | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

As the provincial election is fast approaching it can be hard to keep up with or remember all the deceptions of Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals. So let's take a look at 10 of the biggest ones.

Lawsuit Claims B.C. Liberals Spent Millions On Partisan Ads

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The government says the ads informed the public.

Clark's Political Donations 'Panel' Just Another Review For Her To Ignore

Sarah Miller | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

Christy Clark announced recently that IF she is re-elected she will form an "independent panel" to review the current policy in B.C. on political donations and make suggestions on how - or if - they need to change. Please tell me why we should believe that Clark would listen or take action this time?

John Horgan Is B.C. Premier Christy Clark's Polar Opposite

Sarah Miller | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

Listening to John speak and thoughtfully answering questions, you really did get a sense that he is just a regular guy who comes from humble beginnings, who at some point in his life decided that he wanted to make a positive difference. I for one am more then willing to give him that chance.

Don't Take Any Civics Lesson From The BC NDP

Warren Kinsella | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Warren Kinsella

Are the BC NDP full of crap? Yeah, sort of, they are. They've gone bananas about the fact that Elections BC is asking the governing party about fundraising stuff. What they're not telling anyone is that they're being asked, too. And John Horgan's crew aren't enthusiastic about anyone probing BC NDP fundraising practices. There's a history, you see.

B.C. Liberals' Pre-Election Budget Cuts Health Premiums

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The budget is particularly important given the upcoming election.

B.C. NDP 'Good Enough' To Do Better Than Liberals Ever Did

Lizanne Foster | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

I'm going to vote for the B.C. NDP, not because they're the perfect party, and not because I expect them to undo 16 years of B.C. Liberal rule anytime soon. I'm going to vote for them because they're a team of good-enough politicians who I expect to do the very best they can given the massive provincial debt they will inherit from the B.C. Liberals.

B.C. Pipeline Approval 'Tainted' By Political Donations: Petition

CP | Geordan Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada British Columbia

A court petition asks the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn an environmental assessment certificate granted earlier this year.

Where Is Your Outrage, Citizens Of B.C.?

Lizanne Foster | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

On Saturday, it felt good to be one of thousands marching in B.C. to challenge the misogynist rhetoric of a narcissistic president. But today, when I think about what is happening in our own province, I wonder when we will see thousands take to the streets to protest the egregious actions of the B.C. Liberal government and Christy Clark?

Kinder Morgan Turned Its Pipeline Proposal Into PR

Adam Olsen | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

Last week the B.C. Liberal government approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. They have stated that Kinder Morgan has met their five conditions and have added 37 new conditions with their approval. From the National Energy Board hearings, to the recent to governmental approval, the process was problematic right from the start. It was nothing more than a public relations exercise.

New Year's Resolutions Every B.C. Politician Should Make

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

The year is almost a wrap and - safe to say - 2016 was one for the books. In keeping with the spirit of the season, it's time again for a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s political parties and politicians to consider in their on-going quest for self-improvement.

Expect More Pictures Of Christy Clark Wearing A Hard Hat In 2017

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"Whenever I'm wearing a hard hat, I'm usually talking about all the things we can do to support job creation."

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 05.18.2017 | 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 04.01.2017 | 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 03.09.2017 | 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 03.05.2017 | 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 02.10.2017 | 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 02.09.2017 | 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.