British Columbia signed off on Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain oil sands pipeline and supertanker project in the Salish Sea. The announcement confirmed that Premier Christy Clark's posturing with her "five conditions con" over the past four and a half years has essentially been political Kabuki theatre.
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The budget is particularly important given the upcoming election.
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We're now three months from the provincial election. The government doesn't seem to want to talk in-depth about BC Hydro, so it will be up to the voters to press it as an issue. What are the parties' plans to get BC Hydro out of debt? How much will they increase our rates? How will they bring costs under control?
I'm going to vote for the B.C. NDP, not because they're the perfect party, and not because I expect them to undo 16 years of B.C. Liberal rule anytime soon. I'm going to vote for them because they're a team of good-enough politicians who I expect to do the very best they can given the massive provincial debt they will inherit from the B.C. Liberals.
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The B.C. premier said she jumped to conclusions.
Christy Clark's comments are an example of how the premier deflects everything: Vicki Huntington.
John Horgan said the New Democrats do not hack their opponents' websites.
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Heading into this month's B.C. budget, Premier Christy Clark is saying all the right things about scrapping the Medical Services Premium (MSP) tax. The B.C. Liberals have been busy pouring water on every smoldering election issue they can find. On and on the list goes, leaving the MSP tax as one of the few big potholes remaining on the road to re-election.
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A court petition asks the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn an environmental assessment certificate granted earlier this year.
Those with a work permit who pay taxes in B.C. will be exempt from the 15-per-cent levy.
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No one should ever fear worshiping their God in Canada.'' — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
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The money is a first instalment.
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The year is almost a wrap and - safe to say - 2016 was one for the books. In keeping with the spirit of the season, it's time again for a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s political parties and politicians to consider in their on-going quest for self-improvement.
"Whenever I'm wearing a hard hat, I'm usually talking about all the things we can do to support job creation."