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Backed Out Of B.C. NDP Leadership Race

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - In a surprising political twist, British Columbia New Democrat John Horgan is poised to be crowned party leader next month as his only oppo...

Former B.C. Premier Splits With NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Former British Columbia New Democrat premier Mike Harcourt has given up his party membership in a split he says was more in sorrow than in...

B.C. Speaker Pays Back $5K For Husband's Flight

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | 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,...

Kwan's Unpaid Leave Still Being Worked Out: Dix

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's NDP Opposition leader says his party is still figuring out the terms of caucus member Jenny Kwan's unpaid leave from the...

B.C. Has Canada's 1st Seniors Care Advocate

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia has appointed Canada's first seniors' advocate, but the Opposition New Democrats maintain the government missed the opport...

New B.C. NDP House Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C. New Democrat Bruce Ralston has been named the Opposition house leader while John Horgan runs for the party leadership.Ralston, the mem...

B.C. NDP Leadership Now A Real RACE

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LANGFORD, B.C. - Vancouver Island New Democrat John Horgan has officially entered the race to replace Adrian Dix as the leader of British Columbia's N...

Province Rescinds Controversial Appointment

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C. Premier Christy Clark says she's taken action to ensure there are no political aftershocks connected to the appointment and subsequent...

B.C. Premeir's Stance On Ukraine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | 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...

B.C. NDP's 1st Leadership Candidate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - The BC NDP's finance critic is the first to throw his hat in the ring for leadership of the party.Mike Farnworth, who represent...

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...

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...

His Successor Is Coming In September

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's New Democratic Party says it will have a new leader on Sept. 28.Party members will vote for four days from Sept. 24 to ...

B.C.'s Long History Of Discrimination

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - In 1876, a motion was put forward in the British Columbia legislature that called on the government to prevent Canada from being flooded w...

This Could Be Worse Than Gracie's Finger

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In 1982, then Social Credit cabinet minister Grace McCarthy was suspected of using her influence to have her Little Mountain riding boundaries redrawn to include a sliver of a wealthy Vancouver neighbourhood. That sliver was forever known as Gracie's finger. Thirty-two years later, the B.C. government is proposing amendments that could make the controversy over Gracie's finger pale by comparison.

'Extremely Disappointed'

CBC | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

For B.C. New Democrats Leader Adrian Dix, 2013 started as a year full of promise. The NDP was well ahead of the Liberals in the polls leading up to ...

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...

Adrian Dix's Christmas Book Picks

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

After the popularity of Adrian Dix's 2012 Christmas book list, we thought it should become a tradition! I am happy to present my book list for Chri...

Keeping B.C.'s Food Local: What's Next for the ALR?

Adam Olsen | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

Protecting farmland in perpetuity is the provincial interest, but it is only half the issue. Ensuring farmers can afford to farm is the vital other half. When farmers aren't making a living, when they can't afford to feed themselves, they are forced to make choices that may put their farmland and the provincial interest at risk.

Meet The B.C. NDP's New President

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia New Democrats were throwing around words like grief, mourning and venom-sucking as the party wrapped up a weekend convent...

New Party Leader Will Win Next Election: Dix

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Outgoing B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix received several standing ovations during a speech to the party in Vancouver Saturday, vowing a new leader can and...

Party's Future Is Ethnic Groups: President

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's outgoing New Democratic Party leader said on Saturday that he made two election campaign mistakes last spring that help...

B.C. NDP To Lick Its Wounds

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - One of the events during this weekend's British Columbia NDP convention is billed as the party to end all parties, but insiders and observe...

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...