You would think Ben Franklin was working in public procurement when he coined the phrase "take time for all things: great haste makes great waste." It's one possible explanation for why the Port Mann Bridge/Highway 1 improvement project more than doubled in price from its original estimate of $1.5 billion to $3.2 billion.
The next election is in 2017. You suspect that voters might want to see a little something for all the hype before then, so what to do? Well, take one of the proposed projects and slam the pedal to the metal. And by all accounts, that project is the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant in Squamish.
Part of the fault with the Elections BC database rests with the political parties and how they enter and supply data, and part lies with donors who sometimes opt to use slightly varied corporate names for donations to different parties. But the bulk of it lies with the database itself.
When was the last time you called in sick? Was it just a case of the sniffles? Were you flat on your back? Or did you go golfing and not want to use a vacation day? Did you feel guilty about leaving your co-workers to cover for you? Did you take as few days as possible, knowing someone else had to pick up the slack in your absence? Chances are if you work in the private sector, your answers are very different from those of some government employees.
VANCOUVER - Former B.C. finance minister Kevin Falcon has had no trouble finding a new job.Falcon has been hired as the executive vice president of real estate development and private equity firm, Ant...
Hot on the heels of the announcement that four sitting B.C. Liberal MLAs, including Finance Minister Kevin Falcon and Education Minister George Abbott, would not be running for re-election in 2013, a...
VICTORIA - Three more members of Premier Christy Clark's British Columbia Liberal government are set to announce their intentions to leave politics.Government sources have told The Canadian Press that...
Kevin Falcon may be leaving provincial politics, but according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, the just-retired B.C. Finance Minister will eventually be taking an unseemly amount of taxpayer mon...
Earlier today, B.C.'s young Finance Minister and Deputy Premier, Kevin Falcon, resigned both positions effective immediately. In recent weeks, many MLAs have announed their resignations. The fact is that Christy Clark's leadership style and lack of clarity has made her irrelevant and incompetent at best.
I've written much about the air of entitlement this government has come to display, an attitude which sets an example from the top of government for all the levels below. How can one expect any government executive or bureacrat to display restraint when those in charge demonstrate a proclivity for excess?
The truth is the average person is British Columbia just doesn't even listen to any of this bizarre hypocrisy anymore. The average person in this province is still struggling to make ends meet. Whether or not it's the most basic of needs such as food and shelter, or meeting mortgage and car payments, most people in this province are far removed from the reality of luxurious "vacations" oops I mean, conferences in Nairobi.
Kevin Falcon, B.C.’s finance minister and deputy premier, won’t be running in the next provincial election, leaving the B.C. Liberals without yet another key candidate. After almost 12 years as an MLA...
The B.C. government is freezing the compensation paid to executives at its Crown corporations, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced Wednesday morning. The government says it will also phase out bo...
B.C. will drop the HST and return to an "improved" PST next year with all previous exemptions, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced on Monday in Victoria. "We've got a much improved PST. It's not...
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 the booming oil and gas sector. Finance Minister Ke...