John Horgan

B.C. Election Outcome Still Unclear, Might Not Be Known For Weeks

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada British Columbia

At stake is a one-seat Liberal majority.

Gentler Message Could Have Won B.C. Liberals A Majority

Mike Klassen | Posted 05.12.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

The B.C. Liberals' re-election strategy was to campaign, as they say, "from the right," by touting their record on jobs and economic prosperity. Party stalwarts I spoke to on election night agree that sticking to their tried-and-true economic message box may have cost the B.C. Liberals their majority in the Legislature.

Green-NDP Coalition Could Prevent A Credit Crisis In B.C.

Zarah Tinholt | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Zarah Tinholt

Many Liberal and Green voters who rejected John Horgan's strategic voting appeals did so to prevent a B.C. credit crisis. Thanks to a near-tie in seats between the other two parties, the B.C. Greens could both meet their progressive goals and prevent a future credit crisis by forcing the NDP to pull back on spending targets.

B.C. To See 1st Minority Government In 65 Years

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia

It was a tight race.

Let's Hope The B.C. Election Isn't 1996 All Over Again For Liberals

Warren Kinsella | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Warren Kinsella

The Gord Campbell-led Liberals had substantially more votes than our principal opponent, the B.C. New Democrats - some 40,000 votes. We owned the popular vote, right from the moment that the polls closed. We'd end up with three percentage points more than the NDPers, in fact. But we were still losing.

Jobs, Affordability Big Issues As B.C. Election Day Nears

CP | Geordon Omand | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Liberals are seeking a fifth consecutive term in government.

Grading Each B.C. Political Party's Stance On Cannabis

Dana Larsen | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Considering how important cannabis is to our province in every way, it's surprising that legalization hasn't been a bigger topic in this election. Legalization could be a big boon for B.C., or it could be a devastating blow to our provincial economy. We need a premier who will get it right.

10 Reasons I Want The B.C. NDP To Lose

Warren Kinsella | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Warren Kinsella

I've gotten a few emails from folks who are genuinely puzzled as to why I support Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals. So, here's 10 reasons. That's why I want Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals to win. And, you know? She just might!

Why I Am Voting For The B.C. NDP

Sarah Miller | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

This election I am voting NDP because I am tired of fundraising tens of thousands of dollars every year for basic supplies. I am tired of special needs students spending years on wait lists for support they need to fully participate in their education. I am tired of our school board having to decided which service or support they will cut every year. I am tired of attending consultations for school closures that pit communities against each other in fights over which school deserves to stay open.

We Are All Linda, The B.C. Voter Christy Clark Turned Her Back On

Sarah Miller | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

I can't say that I was surprised to see your reaction to Linda when she approached you in the grocery store. The fact that you couldn't carry on a two-minute conversation with an average citizen simply because she won't be voting for you is a pretty clear example of how you feel about the majority of citizens in B.C.

B.C. Families Need Affordable Child-Care Relief Now

Jodie Wickens | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Jodie Wickens

John Horgan and the B.C. NDP's proposal for universal $10-a-day child care is sensible, fully costed and will provide immediate relief for parents. We also know that providing quality early learning experiences for our children has incredible benefits to them, the school system and communities.

B.C. NDP's Pledge To Raise Minimum Wage Sets Example For Nation

Jerry Dias | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

In British Columbia, where the race for the May 9 provincial election is heating up, the NDP has called for a $15 minimum wage in the province by 2021. This is a good move, and one that progressive people across Canada should get behind.

John Horgan's Casual Sexism Has No Place In B.C. Politics

Pamela Martin | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Pamela Martin

"I'll watch you for a while. I know you like that." I recoiled slightly as those words were spoken, as I imagine many women did. I wasn't the one being patronized, but I still felt it. Women everywhere have at one point or another endured condescending, dismissive, creepy remarks designed to "put us in our place."

Projecting Economic Competence Never Was B.C. NDP's Strong Suit

Warren Kinsella | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Politics
Warren Kinsella

In election after election, the B.C. NDP either get their projections wrong - or they abandon their economic promises, mid-writ. Either way, it does not engender confidence. Tommy Douglas, among others, would not be impressed. Even a New Democrat, he believed, needs to able to say how he or she will pay the bills.

Reducing Child-Care Costs In B.C. Can't Wait A Decade

Pamela Martin | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Pamela Martin

John Horgan and the B.C. NDP have said they would bring in the $10-a-day child care model, but recently, Mr. Horgan confirmed they wouldn't fully implement the program for 10 years. Think about that - a child who needs child care today would be starting high school when the B.C. NDP's co-called plan is implemented.

B.C. Liberals' Costs Deserve Same Scrutiny Afforded NDP

Sarah Miller | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

Why are we not questioning the cost (both financially and socially) of our current Liberal government's policies? The cost aspect of a promise or platform is a justified question, but only if you hold every party to the same scrutiny.

Buckle Up: The B.C. Election Campaign Is On

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada British Columbia

There are two new ridings in this election, bringing the total to 87 seats.

The Problem With Big Money In B.C. Politics, Explained

Sarah Miller | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

Eighty-six per cent of people in B.C. support banning corporate and union donations, with 76 per cent agreeing that the B.C. Liberals are only interested in helping their political donors and big businesses. The majority of us know that people don't just give away hundreds of thousands of dollars without expecting anything in return.

B.C. NDP Is More Than Just Its Leader

Sarah Miller | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

After all, you can hardly judge a book by it's cover, so why judge an entire party only on it's leader? As luck would have it every NDP MLA talked openly about anything we asked, and they all had issues they were passionate about.

B.C. Liberals' Electoral Finance Reform Package Doesn't Amount To Much

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Using the B.C. government's proposed real-time disclosure of political donations bill as a prop, Clark announced that if re-elected her government will move to establish an independent panel to review B.C.'s Elections Act and come up with recommendations for the legislature's consideration.

John Horgan Is B.C. Premier Christy Clark's Polar Opposite

Sarah Miller | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

Listening to John speak and thoughtfully answering questions, you really did get a sense that he is just a regular guy who comes from humble beginnings, who at some point in his life decided that he wanted to make a positive difference. I for one am more then willing to give him that chance.

Don't Take Any Civics Lesson From The BC NDP

Warren Kinsella | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Warren Kinsella

Are the BC NDP full of crap? Yeah, sort of, they are. They've gone bananas about the fact that Elections BC is asking the governing party about fundraising stuff. What they're not telling anyone is that they're being asked, too. And John Horgan's crew aren't enthusiastic about anyone probing BC NDP fundraising practices. There's a history, you see.

B.C. General Election: Let The Liberal Mudslinging Commence

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Splat. It would seem British Columbia's 41st general election is well underway. News that someone may have hacked the B.C. Liberal party's website caused quite the uproar. Charges, counter-charges, flurries of tweets, threats of lawsuits, privacy investigations, possible police investigations, it had it all.

B.C. NDP 'Good Enough' To Do Better Than Liberals Ever Did

Lizanne Foster | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

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.

Trudeau Cash-For-Access Scandal A Bargain Compared To Christy Clark

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has embarked on a cross-Canada tour, ostensibly to reconnect with Canadians -- or at least those that can't afford $1,525 to bend his ear in private. At three times his going rate, the prime minister would still be a bargain compared to Christy Clark.