Bill Barisoff

Christy Clark, The New Boss, Turned Out To Be A Lot Like The Old Boss

Jordan Bateman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

When Christy Clark took over as premier of British Columbia two years ago, she had a window of opportunity to change taxpayers' perceptions of her government. To improve her chances in the 2013 election, Clark needed to throw out unpopular and unworkable ideas brought in by her predecessor Gordon Campbell. In a symbolic way, she needed to string a huge banner over the B.C. Legislature that said, "Under New Management."

B.C. Clerk Slams Auditor General

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The growing tensions between British Columbia's take-no-prisoners Auditor General John Doyle and members of the Liberal government and offi...

Secret Payouts For B.C. Politicians

CBC | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The speaker of the B.C. Legislature admits a secret decision to provide severance to all MLAs who lose their seats because of recall petitions was pro...

B.C. MLAs Break Word On Expenses, Disrepect Taxpayers

Jordan Bateman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Last week, the Legislative Assembly Management Committee, chaired by Barisoff and made up of both Liberal and NDP MLAs, agreed to post quarterly expense reports online -- but continue to withhold actual receipts, ensuring the public is kept in the dark on where public money is actually going. For two parties who are at each other's throats on nearly every issue facing this province, it is astounding that the Liberals and NDP continue to walk in lockstep when it comes to hiding these receipts.

Three BC MLAs To Quit Thursday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Three more members of Premier Christy Clark's British Columbia Liberal government are set to announce their intentions to leave politics.Go...

He's Not Running Again

CP | James Miller, Penticton Herald | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada British Columbia

PENTICTON, B.C. - Penticton, B.C., Liberal MLA Bill Barisoff has ended months of speculation about his political future by announcing he won't seek re...

B.C. Speaker Won't Run For Re-Election

CBC | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Liberal MLA Bill Barisoff has announced he will not run in the next provincial election, just weeks after brushing aside calls for his resignatio...