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Not Capping Election Fundraising Leaves Us All Worse Off

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

If local campaign spending is obscene, it only follows that candidates need to fall back on contributors with obscenely large wallets to pay the bills. And fall back they did. In the 2011 elections, the single largest donation was $960,000 courtesy of local land developer Rob Macdonald to Vancouver's NPA. To put that sum into context, it's more than double what Naheed Nenshi spent on his way to winning the mayor's chair of Calgary in 2010. Calgary has nearly a quarter of a million more voters than Vancouver.

Clark Visits Key Liberal Riding

The Canadian Press | Dirk Meissner and Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

OAK BAY, B.C. - As the leaders of B.C.'s four main parties prepare for a televised debate Monday night, Premier Christy Clark spent part of Saturday v...

Liberal MLA Confesses In 'Very Tight Race'

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - She's the daughter of a ship-yard labourer and restaurant dishwasher who became a professional accountant, and she's well versed in the st...

Province 'Regrets' Hanging Native Men

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. - The British Columbia government has expressed regret to the family of a First Nations man who was wrongfully hanged on a Vancouve...

Deal Could Fast Track Kitimat LNG Plant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government has struck a deal with the Haisla First Nation that the province says could help fast track a liquefied natural gas pl...