John Horgan

Clark Calls B.C. NDP Irrelevant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark has attacked the Opposition New Democrats as irrelevant and without principles during a question period where she off...

BC Ferries Cuts Threatening Local Businesses: Study

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's mid-Coast region has been hit hard by government ferry service cuts that threaten to turn the community of Bella Coola i...

Guest Limit Means B.C. Seniors May Eat Xmas Dinner Alone: Horgan

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A Scrooge-like policy at some Vancouver Island seniors' care homes could mean elderly residents won't have Christmas dinner with their fami...

What To Expect From Vision Vancouver's Third Term

Mike Klassen | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

So what will 10 years of Robertson's Vision government have brought to our city? To understand what lies ahead for Vancouver between now and 2018, one needs to look back at the mayor's unfulfilled political promises.

Proposed B.C. Ski Resort In Avalanche Zone: B.C. NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

INVERMERE, B.C. - The B.C. New Democrats and governing Liberals can't agree on whether the day lodge for the New Jumbo Glacier Resort is being built i...

Premier Denies Downplaying B.C. LNG Expectations

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A major player in British Columbia's liquefied natural gas sweepstakes has rained on Premier Christy Clark's throne speech, which laid out ...

Ministerial Accountability In B.C. Slip Slidin' Away

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Batten down the hatches, because this fall it's not just the threat of extreme weather British Columbians need to worry about; MLAs are returning to Victoria for a rare fall sitting of the legislature as well. And if the spring sitting was any indication, don't hold your breath hoping for much in the way of ministerial accountability.

Crack In Mount Polley Mine Dam Noted In 2010: Report

CBC | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A four-year-old report on Mount Polley's tailings pond, which collapsed this summer, notes that inspectors found a tension crack in the earthe...

B.C. LNG Must Build 'Communities, Not Camps': Horgan

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The promised massive benefits of British Columbia's liquefied natural gas industry must flow to residents and not to big energy companies, ...

B.C. Minister Broke Rules, Keeps Job

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats are calling on Premier Christy Clark to boot her minister of advanced education from cabinet af...

Horgan Goes After Northern B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Recently acclaimed New Democratic Party Leader John Horgan is touring northeastern British Columbia to drum up traditionally scarce votes i...

Ouch! B.C. MP Mocks Adrian Dix

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her Liberal party are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their comeback election victory over the Opposition NDP. ...

B.C. NDP Leader's Stance On Site C Dam

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. New Democratic Party Leader John Horgan is raising concerns about the proposed Site C hydroelectric dam, just days before an environm...

What You Don't Know About B.C.'s New Opposition Leader

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

John Horgan is officially the new leader of the B.C. NDP and the province's Opposition leader. Horgan, the MLA for Malahat-Juan de Fuca since 2005,...

Noisy Farewell For Adrian Dix

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A visibly relaxed Adrian Dix cracked a self-deprecating joke to laughter and applause from both sides of the British Columbia legislature T...

Backed Out Of B.C. NDP Leadership Race

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - In a surprising political twist, British Columbia New Democrat John Horgan is poised to be crowned party leader next month as his only oppo...

New B.C. NDP House Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C. New Democrat Bruce Ralston has been named the Opposition house leader while John Horgan runs for the party leadership.Ralston, the mem...

B.C. NDP Leadership Now A Real RACE

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LANGFORD, B.C. - Vancouver Island New Democrat John Horgan has officially entered the race to replace Adrian Dix as the leader of British Columbia's N...

He's Out

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - New Democrat energy critic John Horgan has decided not to seek the party's leadership.Horgan announced on Twitter that the Opposition part...

Meet Your Shadow Cabinet

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Former New Democrat leadership candidate Mike Farnworth is leading the charge when it comes to dissecting the Liberal government's budget i...

No Direction Home

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

HEDLEY, B.C. - Adrian Dix was inside the Hitching Post Restaurant drinking from a mug stamped with twin six-shooters while outside on the old mining t...

'Smear Campaign'

CP | Dirk Meissner and Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

RICHMOND, B.C. - New Democrat Adrian Dix's positive vibrations election campaign turned decidedly snarly Tuesday as he was forced to grit his teeth wh...

Green Party's Andrew Weaver Case Reveals New Lexicon of B.C. Politics

Mike Klassen | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

If B.C. politics has really changed as some suggest, then Andrew Weaver of the Green Party should have been hailed for his integrity. Instead, he was shrugged off as a newbie. So what are we looking for from the women and men we elect to public office in B.C.? Is it the kind of credentials we need to face the great economic, environmental and social challenges of the 21st century, or is it merely a thick skin?

Maligned B.C. Body To Review $500K Retirement Deal

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - It doesn't have that saucy allure of Real Housewives of Vancouver, but after Tuesday's revelations from British Columbia's legislature, Big...

Little-Known Pipeline Paves Way For Enbridge Under Radar Of British Columbians

Laila Yuile | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Laila Yuile

If there is one thing that can be said about all the attention directed to Enbridge's Northern Gateway Project, it is that it's provided ample distraction for other projects and issues to move along without getting the same ass-kicking Enbridge is. Take for example, the Pacific Trails Pipeline project ( also referred to as the KSL line). With minimal media coverage during the approval process, it has by and large flown completely under the radar of most British Columbians. That's a damn shame in my opinion, and I'm going to tell you why.