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BC.. Liberals Masquerading As Harper Tories Destroy Legacy Of Climate Leadership

Andrew Weaver | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

Bill 2 represents a shameful betrayal of future generations. It dismantles key elements of former premier Gordon Campbell's continent-leading climate policies. And it replaces these policies with a made-in-Alberta, Harper government approach that will instead allow for a dramatic increase in greenhouse gas emissions in B.C.

B.C. Needs To Turn Jobs Blueprint Green

Lizanne Foster | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

The B.C. Jobs Blueprint has a few worthy goals that, if achieved, will go a long way toward addressing both societal injustices and economic needs: a dramatic increase in young people entering the trades, training opportunities for aboriginal students, and support for education and training for people with disabilities. But where the plan falls apart is that it focuses on an industry that not only spews vast amounts of chemicals into our waterways but also speeds up global warming, the driver of climate change.

What We Should Take Away From The Mount Polley Spill

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C.'s economy -- already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage, and the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on First Nation land title claims -- can now add one more low pressure system into that mix: the Mount Polley mine disaster.

Why B.C. Government's Purchase Card Records Are So Illuminating

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

That's politics. The public gets irate over the small amounts because they can relate to them. But the funny thing is that politicians who get the small things right generally don't screw up the bigger ones.

Ex-Premier Receives Degree 40 Years After Dropping Out

CP | Adam Williams, Kamloops This Week, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - British Columbia's former premier finally has a law degree — more than 40 years after he abandoned the effort and forged a politica...

Derelict Vessels Are Polluting The B.C. Coastline

Adam Olsen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

The Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan pipeline proposals plan to significantly increase heavy oil tankers to Asia and both governments have promised "world-class" oil spill response on land and in the water. British Columbians are skeptical about this commitment. Stories like the sinking tug near Squamish are regularly in and out of the media reminding folks that nothing has been done. There is nothing "world-class" about the provincial-federal response to marine-based environmental concerns in the past.

Philip Owen: There Are No Shortcuts When Running a City

Mike Klassen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

These days Vancouver city hall is twisting itself into pretzels trying to figure out why citizens have stopped engaging with the political process. In my view, Philip Owen was the last mayor to really make a personal effort to get to know the city he led. He wasn't in a bubble created by political aides -- his staff was tiny in comparison to those in office today. Often regarded as a "mayor's mayor," he made himself available to citizens, media, and through a primetime cable TV call-in show.

Baird Bunks For Free At Friend's House

CBC | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Politics

Last Christmas, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and six of his friends vacationed in London, staying for free at High Commissioner Gordon Campbell...

With Friends Like Gordon Wilson, Who Needs Enemies?

Shachi Kurl | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

I must confess to being entirely unsure what Gordon Wilson's endorsement of the Liberals actually does for leader Christy Clark or her party, who have been having the campaign of their dreams to this point. Seriously, with endorsements like Wilson's, who needs Dave Babych? There have been musings Wilson can help shore up centre-left votes. But that will be very hard to do while the party runs endless TV spots of Clark sounding like a fiscal hawk. Note to Clark and the BC Liberals: You don't need Gordon Wilson. You're doing just fine.

B.C. Politicians Caught Driving Badly

CBC | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark is taking heat for her decision to run a red light at a deserted intersection in the early morning hours with her 11...

B.C. Election 2013: Maybe It Is Time For A Change

Kevin Grandia | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kevin Grandia

Having served under Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals when they were elected 12 years ago, first makes me think about how damn old I'm getting. Next, it makes me think that it is, in fact, time for a change.

Breaking Up With The HST: It's Definitely You, Not Us

Jordan Bateman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

No matter what, on April 1, the HST finally moves on, and we can get on with our lives. Sure, she'll be mentioned from time to time and we'll no doubt stumble across her once in a while on Facebook or Twitter, but we're finally breaking up, and we are never, ever, ever getting back together.

'Truth' From Gordon Campbell's Ex-Aide Comes Too Late

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

They say dead men tell no lies. That may never be truer than in the cutthroat blood-sport of B.C. politics. Consider Martyn Brown, the former chief of staff for Gordon Campbell and chief architect of the B.C. Liberals' decade in power. He's no longer in politics and suddenly feels very free to tell the truth about the B.C. government.

Still #1 After Expenses Cut In Half

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Politics

Foreign Affairs Canada has altered an online record of hospitality expense claims for the high commissioner to the United Kingdom, Gordon Campbell, ci...

How Big Was That Hospitality Tab?

CBC | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada Politics

Wining and dining at Canada’s embassies abroad escaped the axe as the federal government grappled with across-the-board cuts in this year’s budget...

Even in Scary Economic Times, Canadians Demand Honest Government

Norman Spector | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Norman Spector

British Columbia presents another counter-example to the thesis of this being a good time for governments to go to the polls. To be sure, Canadians demand security in tough economic times. However, the lesson from British Columbia is that they also demand competent, honest government.

Oil Orgy and Canada's New Man in London

Miro Cernetig | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Politics
Miro Cernetig

Two oil sands protesters -- a man and a woman -- stripped down to their delicate under things and climbed atop a table at Lancaster House. The woman with underwear emblazoned with the maple leaf represented Canada. The man in Union Jack boxer shorts was Britain.

Cambell Fails To Show Up To Accept Order Of B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

VICTORIA - Former premier Gordon Campbell was a no-show at his Order-of-B.C. induction ceremony Tuesday, prompting the lieutenant governor to say his ...

Nova Scotia Finance Minister Slams Fraser Institute

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's finance minister has a withering opinion of the Fraser Institute even though the conservative think-tank gives the province a ...

Rejection Of HST Triples B.C. Deficit

CBC | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada Politics

B.C.'s finance minister says the province's deficit has tripled because of the rejection of the HST and that is going to mean cuts to gove...

And The Order Of B.C. Goes To...

CBC | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada

Former premier Gordon Campbell is among 14 people soon to be awarded the honour of the Order of British Columbia. The office ...

Ex-Premier Named Harper's Envoy To The UK

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell is off to his new job in London, England.The Harper government formally announced his appoint...

Gordon Campbell, former B.C. Premier, to be new London envoy: sources

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA -- The Canadian Press has learned that the Harper government plans to appoint former British Columbia premier Gordon Camp...