Christy Clark said the United States is a close friend and partner of the province.
Crews are scrambling to clean a spill in waters off the Great Bear Rainforest.
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She said Trump insults "every decent man" speaking that way.
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Former Information and Privacy Commissioner Denham released an investigation report more than three years ago documenting a disturbing rise in "oral government," which she found to be centered in the Office of the Premier. To remedy this situation, Commissioner Denham called for a written duty to document (among other things) to be included in the FOI law.
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Don't get me wrong: B.C. truly is a glorious place -- the type of place you can fly over in a seaplane and easily think the wilderness will never end. But it's also one of the world's last frontiers and the race is on to cut down our old-growth forests, to send more oil tankers into our ports, to build natural gas plants in our salmon estuaries and to flood our rivers for megadams.
B.C. has become the first foreign government to issue a Masala bond in India. Essentially, B.C. took on $97.5 million in debt and immediately reinvested that money not in B.C. infrastructure or something that would help B.C. taxpayers, but in the Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) Limited of India.
The tax was intended to calm what Christy Clark called a "distorted market."
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"Their gamble is that it's better to look like you're doing something than to appear indifferent or tone deaf to the issue."
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The hidden subsidies come on top of B.C. Premier Christy Clark's many concessions to the natural gas industry, including more than a billion dollars in royalty breaks, a freeze on the provincial carbon tax and taxpayer-subsidized promotion and marketing.
In the battle between big government and big unions over big tax dollars, the country's highest court has decided there's just no need for the little people -- the taxpayers -- to be heard. This might have made sense if the Court limited its judgments to protecting truly fundamental freedoms. However, its recent judgments expanding freedom of association to protect the economic and contractual rights of unions can have serious impacts on government's budgetary spending priorities.
It called on the federal and provincial governments to immediately suspend or rescind all construction approvals and permits related to the project
"It's frightening and it's something that all of us should be concerned about."
A deal could go through without including the always-contentious issue of alcohol.