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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...

He's Out

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Just as the B.C. NDP released a post-mortem outlining the party's mistakes during the last provincial election, popular MP and potential leader Nathan...

How Did The B.C. NDP Fall So Hard?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - There was no single failure that led British Columbia's New Democrats to a devastating loss in a provincial election they were highly anti...

Land Reserve Independence In Jeopardy?

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A leaked cabinet document that proposes significant changes to British Columbia's Agricultural Land Reserve — millions of hectares of ch...

Decision Delayed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The provincial council of British Columbia's New Democrats has put off a decision on the date of a leadership vote to replace outgoing par...

Vote To Replace Dix On The Horizon

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's New Democratic Party executive is recommending May 25 next year as the date for a leadership vote to replace current par...

Group Launches Platform To Rebuild B.C. NDP

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A grassroots movement from within British Columbia's dejected New Democratic Party launched an effort Monday to rebuild the political party...

Where Did They Go Wrong?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The NDP's stunning election loss has prompted the party to appoint a panel that will review why it stayed out of office after pundits predi...

The B.C. Election: The Pitfalls of Flip-Flopping

Cole Hogan | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

Here Warren Kinsella's oft-repeated maxim rings true. In Kinsella's latest book he states that what is true of car crashes is true of political life. When polled, voters will insist they hate negative ads. But when they thinking no one is looking they will slow down, take a look, and remember what they see.

No Take Backs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The final count of ballots is now complete, and only one riding has changed hands in favour of the New Democratic Party since election nig...

What it Felt Like to Lose the 2013 B.C. Election

Ryan Painter | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ryan Painter

I felt a huge lump in the pit of my stomach, mouth agape, as I looked in shock at the TV in the corner of the room. CTV News declared a Majority Liberal government. How did this happen? Angry and bitter, I wanted heads to roll.

Who Killed the BC NDP's Election Chances?

Sean Holman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sean Holman

"As leader of the BC NDP, I take full responsibility for this defeat...no ifs, ands or buts." That's what Adrian Dix told reporters at a news conference last Wednesday, following his party's surprise failure to win the recent provincial election. Nevertheless, there are many more people who should be shouldering that responsibility. But the press hasn't made it easy for the public or party members to finger who those people are.

Removing the Risk Takers Makes Politics Boring

Ian Tootill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ian Tootill

I've had conversations with some in the media and I've yet to see someone quote me, so I'll say it here; we are insular and provincial in B.C. And unless we ignore the Alex Tsakumises of the world when they piously bleat about the Premier being unfit for office because she showed some goodwill and good nature by sharing a joke about MILFs with a radio host (who was fired for it btw), or ignore the media prattling on for weeks because of a dancing penis prank on a gay MLA (I've yet to meet gays who don't enjoy dick jokes) we are going to reap what we sow -- which is small numbers of people running for public office and even less numbers qualified to run for premier.

The NDP's Problem Is Bigger Than Adrian Dix

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Over 35 years, the NDP has seen its share of the popular vote decline and its actual vote stall, despite an electorate that has nearly doubled in size over the same period. Parties that don't grow their base lose and risk withering away. The message for the NDP in all these numbers is ominous and it's not just about Adrian Dix. It may have more to do with the brand.

Should Federal Liberals Be Celebrating Christy Clark's Victory?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

The BC election results flew in the face of pollsters and pundits alike, with Christy Clark pulling off the win many said was all but a pipe dream. But should federal Liberals pause to ponder before breaking out the bubbly?

Tough Times Ahead For The BC Liberals

Jason Clemens | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jason Clemens

The BC Liberals and particularly Premier Christy Clark deserve the praise they're receiving for their surprise electoral victory. After all, the Liberals reversed a double-digit deficit in the polls and ended up securing a majority government. This moment of jubilation for the Liberals and their supporters will be short-lived however, as the reality of governing in difficult times takes hold. The litmus test for the success of this government, which they themselves established, is the success of the economy and in particular, jobs.