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How The Federal Parties Are Riding The Political Waves In B.C.

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

For the Conservatives, closing the Kitsilano coast guard station in 2013 risks drowning out their efforts to promote their policies in those areas.

UBC Feud Casts Light On Who Sits On University, Agency Boards

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

When so many agencies that most see as local or regional are, in fact, controlled by the B.C. government it puts the very idea of local autonomy into doubt.

I Support First Nations Economic Prosperity, But Not Ill-Conceived LNG Deal

Adam Olsen | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

I wish the Malahat First Nation luck in developing economic capacity in their community, but I will not support LNG in the Saanich Inlet. Furthermore, I do not support the "sellout" of British Columbia by the B.C. Liberals or inability of the B.C. NDP to take a clear position as they search for whatever position appears to be politically popular.

B.C. Legislature Is Setting For Some Riveting Screenplays

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

It may look like one at night, but the B.C. legislature isn't a movie set, even though some government staffers seem to be living out their own screenplays along the corridors of power.

B.C. Election Campaign Spending Limits Are So High, They're Meaningless

Dermod Travis | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The bigger issue isn't what candidates and parties can spend before the campaign, it's what they can spend during it. B.C.'s limits are so high they're pretty well meaningless.

Rachel Notley, Christy Clark Sure To Become Strong Allies

Mike Klassen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

It will irk NDP partisans seeing their newly crowned Alberta premier mingling with those they traditionally oppose. But Notley's speech made it clear she plans to work closely with other provinces and the PM, in addition to First Nations, union and local government leaders to benefit her province.

B.C. NDP Will Benefit From Alberta Triumph: Horgan

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"I think this is a new day for the NDP across the country."

5 Seriously Disturbing B.C. Political Donations

DeSmog Canada | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

The 2014 financial reports from B.C.'s political parties are out and my face hurts from all of the eyebrow raising.

Odd And Telling Political Donations In B.C.

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

And the 2014 Award for Incredibly Bad Taste in Donations goes to Imperial Metals, owners of the Mount Polley mine. The spill may have been toxic, but Imperial's cash wasn't.

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.

Adrian Dix Shares His Favourite Books Of 2014

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

In what's become a Christmas tradition at The Huffington Post B.C., Vancouver-Kingsway MP and former B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix shares his recommendat...

Clark Calls B.C. NDP Irrelevant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark has attacked the Opposition New Democrats as irrelevant and without principles during a question period where she off...

BC Ferries Cuts Threatening Local Businesses: Study

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's mid-Coast region has been hit hard by government ferry service cuts that threaten to turn the community of Bella Coola i...

Guest Limit Means B.C. Seniors May Eat Xmas Dinner Alone: Horgan

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A Scrooge-like policy at some Vancouver Island seniors' care homes could mean elderly residents won't have Christmas dinner with their fami...

Proposed B.C. Ski Resort In Avalanche Zone: B.C. NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

INVERMERE, B.C. - The B.C. New Democrats and governing Liberals can't agree on whether the day lodge for the New Jumbo Glacier Resort is being built i...

Clark Denies Offering LNG Jobs To Temporary Foreign Workers

CBC | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is hitting back at the NDP's claims she plans to bring in temporary foreign workers to build LNG plants instead of foc...

Clark Offered B.C.'s LNG Jobs To India Workers: NDP

CBC | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is coming under fire for reportedly offering jobs building B.C.'s LNG industry to workers in India. According to a s...

Premier Denies Downplaying B.C. LNG Expectations

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A major player in British Columbia's liquefied natural gas sweepstakes has rained on Premier Christy Clark's throne speech, which laid out ...

Crack In Mount Polley Mine Dam Noted In 2010: Report

CBC | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A four-year-old report on Mount Polley's tailings pond, which collapsed this summer, notes that inspectors found a tension crack in the earthe...

B.C. LNG Must Build 'Communities, Not Camps': Horgan

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The promised massive benefits of British Columbia's liquefied natural gas industry must flow to residents and not to big energy companies, ...

B.C. Liberal Insiders Charged In Ethnic Vote Scandal

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Charges have been approved under British Columbia's Election Act against two people and a corporation over the April 2012 byelection in the...

B.C. Liberal Insiders Charged In Ethnic Outreach Scandal

CBC | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Brian Bonney and Mark Robertson have each been charged with three offences under the Elections Act in relation to election contributions and expenses....

Christy Clark's Bridesmaid Sues NDP MLA

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NDP MLA Rob Fleming is being sued by a B.C. deputy minister — and bridesmaid of Premier Christy Clark — for comments he made about her position in...

B.C. Budget Surplus $200M Higher Than Forecast

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's post-election budget surplus came in $200 million higher than forecast, but the province's finance minister said that do...

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.