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5 New Year's Resolutions For B.C.'s Politicians

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In the spirit of giving, here are five ideas for B.C.'s politicians to consider as they set their resolutions for 2015.

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 09.14.2014 | 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...