Larry Campbell

Forget The Bonus, The Real Money Is In Severance Pay

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Former chief administrator Penny Ballem, 65, will receive $556,000 as a parting gift for the hastily arranged exit. News that undoubtedly warmed the cockles of the hearts of residents across Vancouver when they learned of it.

Althia Raj

Audited Senators Accuse MPs Of Hypocrisy

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada Politics

"“You think they want an audit? And can you imagine if they audited retired MPs?"

Fallout From Local B.C. Elections Is Like A Comedy Skit

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Politicians aren't boy scouts. The honour code isn't going to work. One agency needs to step up and enforce the law.

Tory, Liberal Senators Unite To Push For Assisted Suicide

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Thwarted in his efforts to force the House of Commons to debate the issue of assisted suicide, Manitoba Conservative MP Stephen Fletcher has ...

Senator Calls MP Harassment Accusations 'A Smear'

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada Politics

A British Columbia senator is calling on two female NDP MPs to step forward and share details of their misconduct allegations against two suspended ma...

Prominent Activists Disown Pot Petition

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

You could hear a penny drop Wednesday night at the Renfrew Community Centre. There sat Dana Larsen, leader of the Sensible BC petition to decrimina...

Tory Senators Deny Duffy Coverup

CP | Joan Bryden and Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Two Conservative senators accused of conspiring to cover up the repayment of embattled colleague Mike Duffy's expenses say the story is not t...

Philip Owen: There Are No Shortcuts When Running a City

Mike Klassen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

These days Vancouver city hall is twisting itself into pretzels trying to figure out why citizens have stopped engaging with the political process. In my view, Philip Owen was the last mayor to really make a personal effort to get to know the city he led. He wasn't in a bubble created by political aides -- his staff was tiny in comparison to those in office today. Often regarded as a "mayor's mayor," he made himself available to citizens, media, and through a primetime cable TV call-in show.

Who's NOT In Vancouver Today?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Rob Ford may not be in Vancouver for the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference taking place this weekend, but his name is on everybo...