Budget Is 'Boring, Balanced,' Says De Jong

Budget Is 'Boring, Balanced,' Says De Jong

Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press  02.18.2014
VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberal government tabled a balanced budget Tuesday, delivering a fiscal blueprint that forecasts three years...
B.C. Budget Quotes

B.C. Budget Quotes

The Canadian Press  02.18.2014
VICTORIA - Quotes on the B.C. budget:———"The budget in one or two words? I came up with three — a triple-b budget — boring, balanced...
B.C. Budget By The Numbers

B.C. Budget By The Numbers

The Canadian Press  02.18.2014
VICTORIA - Some highlights from B.C.'s 2014-2015 budget:— The budget projects surpluses of $184 million for 2014-15, $206 million for...
B.C. Budget Leaves Families Behind

B.C. Budget Leaves Families Behind

The Canadian Press  02.18.2014
VICTORIA - Families First was a surprisingly successful slogan for Premier Christy Clark's Liberals, but families aren't necessarily first...
What A Balanced Budget Means For Ferry-Service

What A Balanced Budget Means For Ferry-Service

The Canadian Press  02.18.2014
VICTORIA - B.C.'s transportation minister is defending ferry-service cuts, particularly on minor and northern routes, saying the high cost...
Transit Strike?

Transit Strike?

The Canadian Press  02.18.2014
BURNABY, B.C. - Tensions have ramped up between Coast Mountain Bus Company and its unionized office staff as members of the Canadian Office...
First Nations Want LNG, But Only If It's Done Right

First Nations Want LNG, But Only If It's Done Right

02.17.2014
This week, First Nations leaders are meeting in Fort St. John at the First Nations LNG Summit to find ways to balance all the information...
B.C.'s Appeal Over Class Sizes Is Orwellian 'Newspeak' In Action

B.C.'s Appeal Over Class Sizes Is Orwellian 'Newspeak' In Action

02.17.2014
Recent news stories detailing the number of teachers needed to be re-hired as a result of the finding of the legislative stripping of teachers'...
Busted Medical Marijuana Club Fights Back

Busted Medical Marijuana Club Fights Back

Cam Fortems, Kamloops This Week, The Canadian Press  02.17.2014
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The long legal journey has begun for the owner-operator of a Kamloops, B.C., compassion club as he challenges the legality...
Budget Boots, Belt Tightened

Budget Boots, Belt Tightened

The Canadian Press  02.17.2014
VICTORIA - Finance Minister Mike de Jong says he's wearing a pair of resoled shoes to Tuesday's budget to send the message that British...
B.C. Budget Balanced, Promises Finance Minister

B.C. Budget Balanced, Promises Finance Minister

Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press  02.16.2014
VICTORIA - British Columbia's finance minister says the budget he is preparing to table Tuesday is balanced, but Mike de Jong is issuing...
Ottawa Violated Law Over Endangered Species

Ottawa Violated Law Over Endangered Species

The Canadian Press  02.14.2014
VANCOUVER - A Federal Court judge says Ottawa violated the federal species-at-risk law by failing to take action to protect four endangered...
Back To Court!

Back To Court!

Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press  02.14.2014
VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is asking the province's highest court to temporarily suspend parts of a ruling that said the...
Puck Politics: When Sports Turns Government On

Puck Politics: When Sports Turns Government On

02.13.2014
At a time when it seems we're paying less attention than ever to political news, it's even more crucial for politicians to identify with...