Kevin Falcon


The Reckless Rush to Sign the Port Mann Bridge Deal

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.

Sick Day Abuse Makes Taxpayers Nauseous

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.

Falcon Finds His Falconer

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...

Three BC MLAs To Quit Thursday

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...

Falcon's Pension Raises Eyebrows

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...

Why Christy Clark's Team Is Jumping Ship

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.

A B.C. Government For The People, Not At The Expense Of The People

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.

Scrapping HST In B.C.

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...

2012-2013 B.C. Budget Highlights

VICTORIA - Here are some highlights of the 2012-2013 B.C. budget:Projected economic growth: 1.8 per cent in 2012-2013; 2.2 per cent in 2013-2014; 2.5 per cent in 2014-2015Projected deficit: $968 milli...

B.C. Promises 2% HST Cut

(CBC)--The B.C. government is proposing to cut the HST by two percentage points by 2014, send out cheques to families and hike corporate taxes, if British Columbians vote to keep the tax in a critical...