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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...

B.C. Government Support for New Prosperity Mine Sends Confusing Message To First Nations

Adam Olsen | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

Despite the fact that the Tsilhqot'in and Secwepemc are opposed to the New Prosperity mine, the B.C. Liberal government continues to support the project. This is both profoundly troubling and inconsistent with their commitments to First Nations.

B.C. Premeir's Stance On Ukraine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is speaking up about the crisis on Europe's Crimean Peninsula, saying Ukrainians must be free from t...

Are B.C. Teachers Preparing To Strike?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The long-standing animosities between British Columbia's unionized teachers and the Liberal government have surfaced again with the release...

B.C. LNG Plans 'Way Behind Schedule': Expert

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark insisted Wednesday it's still possible her much-hyped vision for liquefied natural gas could start ...

B.C. Budget Quotes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Quotes on the B.C. budget:———"The budget in one or two words? I came up with three — a triple-b budget — boring, balanced budget....

B.C. Budget By The Numbers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Some highlights from B.C.'s 2014-2015 budget:— The budget projects surpluses of $184 million for 2014-15, $206 million for 2015-16, and $...

Budget Is 'Boring, Balanced,' Says De Jong

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberal government tabled a balanced budget Tuesday, delivering a fiscal blueprint that forecasts three years of surplus...

B.C. Budget Balanced, Promises Finance Minister

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's finance minister says the budget he is preparing to table Tuesday is balanced, but Mike de Jong is issuing the same warn...

Puck Politics: When Sports Turns Government On

Shachi Kurl | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

At a time when it seems we're paying less attention than ever to political news, it's even more crucial for politicians to identify with voters on another level. Be honest -- how many of you watched either the federal budget speech or the B.C. throne speech online? How many of you, by contrast -- have been sneaking peaks at the live-streamed Olympics from your desk?

Court Docs Taken Out Of Context: Clark

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Court transcripts that have fuelled claims the British Columbia government attempted to provoke a teachers strike during heated contract n...

Liberals Provoked B.C. Teacher Strike?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats revealed the contents of court transcripts Wednesday that they said confirm what a judge has al...

B.C. Throne Speech Highlights

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Some highlights from the B.C. government's latest speech from the throne, delivered Tuesday by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon:— The throne speec...

Let's Get Down To The Business Of B.C. Energy

Andrew Weaver | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

It's time to get politics out of environmental policy and serious environmental policy into politics. After all, the environment really doesn't care which political party you belong to.

LNG Pursuit Like Race To Land On Moon: Clark

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark's latest throne speech compares her government's pursuit of liquefied natural gas to the almost unbe...

Big Agenda For Legislature Sitting

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's highly anticipated plans to regulate and tax the liquefied natural gas industry remain a work in progress, but the gover...

B.C. Teachers' Court Win Is Condemnation Of Liberal Government

Susan Lambert | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Susan Lambert

The facts of the case are clear: the rhetoric of the B.C. government of seeking labour peace and stability and of providing parents and students with flexibility and choice is duplicitous. The intention was to rob the system of the funding it needs and to use teachers as scapegoats in the quest to get re-elected.

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 ...