John Horgan

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.

Expect More Pictures Of Christy Clark Wearing A Hard Hat In 2017

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"Whenever I'm wearing a hard hat, I'm usually talking about all the things we can do to support job creation."

The B.C. Liberals Could Easily Win The Next Election

Rafe Mair | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Rafe Mair

If the Liberals can make the case in 2017 that they've been good stewards of the public purse and that business is good, it won't matter that they have actually done neither.

B.C. Teen In Care Died Hours After 'Aging Out'

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Carly Fraser's body has never been found.

Minister Must Resign After 'Pattern' Of B.C. Child Deaths: Critics

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

When asked, Stephanie Cadieux ignored questions about a potential resignation.

Rachel Notley, Christy Clark Sure To Become Strong Allies

Mike Klassen | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

It will irk NDP partisans seeing their newly crowned Alberta premier mingling with those they traditionally oppose. But Notley's speech made it clear she plans to work closely with other provinces and the PM, in addition to First Nations, union and local government leaders to benefit her province.

B.C. NDP Will Benefit From Alberta Triumph: Horgan

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"I think this is a new day for the NDP across the country."

Clark Calls B.C. NDP Irrelevant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2015 | 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 01.17.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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 01.05.2015 | 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 01.04.2015 | 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 12.06.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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.