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Have Donations To B.C. Liberals And NDP Crossed The Line?

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

The 2015 political donations were out this week and they contained some numbers that should cause a bit of unease. It's not just the 2015 amounts that are of interest, it's the running totals as well. Since 2005, the B.C. Liberal party has raised more than $107.8 million -- $70.2 million of that from businesses and corporations.

Patronage Heaven, Keeping It In The Family

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Lip service to local autonomy.

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.

It's Not A Conflict Of Interest If It Happens In B.C.

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

When conflict of interest legislation is drafted to go out of its way to ensure that it won't actually find any conflicts of interest, it shouldn't come as a surprise if it rarely does. And that pretty well sums up the legislative reach of B.C.'s declawed Members' Conflict of Interest Act.

Province Rescinds Controversial Appointment

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C. Premier Christy Clark says she's taken action to ensure there are no political aftershocks connected to the appointment and subsequent...

Three BC MLAs To Quit Thursday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Three more members of Premier Christy Clark's British Columbia Liberal government are set to announce their intentions to leave politics.Go...

B.C. Could Send Welfare Cases North For Jobs

CBC | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics

The B.C. government is floating a proposal to fly people on social assistance north and give them accommodation and training to fill vacant jobs in th...