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Former B.C. Lottery Boss Repays $55,000

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA – The former boss of the B.C. Lottery Corporation has paid back $55,000 collected while he was found to be in a conflict of interest. Mi...

Troubling Isn't The Word For It, Minister De Jong

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

If cabinet ministers had theme songs, B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong's would likely be "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," because when there's a misstep in government it's a safe bet he'll be troubled by it.

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.

What Do You Do After Blowing $330,000 At The Casino?

CBC | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Business

A woman who sued the B.C. Lottery Corporation and two casinos for failing to stop her from betting away a small fortune has lost her case in B.C. Supr...

B.C.'s Budgetary Sleight Of Hand

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The funny thing about provincial budgets is that sometimes they tell you a lot more about a government's attitude than what the politicians might have intended when they first wrote the document.

Show Me The Money, Vernon Demands

CBC | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

City officials in Vernon, B.C., are asking for a bigger share of provincial gaming revenues. The city currently gets 10 per cent of the p...

Mortgaging B.C. One Deal At A Time

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Legislative oversight is fundamental to good government. And with less and less of it, the government does more and more by decree. B.C. isn't well-served by that. In 2012, the B.C. legislature sat for 47 days. Among its numerous legislative duties: to debate and approve a $44-billion budget. Forty-seven days is simply insufficient to do that and everything else well.

Problem Gamblers Want Winnings Back

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Two problem gamblers who enrolled in a program that barred them from government-run casinos can go ahead with a class-action lawsuit to tr...

WHY Is A Gambling Addict Suing Casinos?

CBC | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A woman who is addicted to gambling is suing the B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and two Langley casinos, claiming they failed to stop her from enteri...

3 B.C. Lotto Winners Face Charges

CBC | Posted 08.05.2012 | Canada

Three B.C. lottery ticket vendors could lose their registration and face criminal charges for theft and fraud, according to government br...