Pat Bell

Derelict Vessels Are Polluting The B.C. Coastline

Adam Olsen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

The Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan pipeline proposals plan to significantly increase heavy oil tankers to Asia and both governments have promised "world-class" oil spill response on land and in the water. British Columbians are skeptical about this commitment. Stories like the sinking tug near Squamish are regularly in and out of the media reminding folks that nothing has been done. There is nothing "world-class" about the provincial-federal response to marine-based environmental concerns in the past.

So, How's That BC Jobs Plan Working Out?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Six months ago, Premier Christy Clark was touting British Columbia as Canada's job-creation engine, cranking out 57,000 new jobs and outpac...

HOW MANY Jobs Has B.C. Lost?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C.'s jobs plan is working, despite dismal employment figures provincially and nationally in March, said Jobs Minister Pat Bell.On Friday,...

Prince George Wood Centre Is An 'Affront To Citizens'

Charles Kelly | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Kelly

The most outlandish move was to promote the Wood Innovation and Design Centre as a 10-storey, wood frame building, making it the tallest wood structure in the world. What about building codes, safety assessments, economic viability, and financial feasibility? Evidently, this government felt those are questions more suitably dealt with after the fact. That simply is not good and responsible government.

Premier Dismisses MLA Calling Out Colleagues

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Premier Christy Clark distanced herself from Kash Heed, a B.C. MLA and former solicitor general, who is calling on two of his Liberal caucus colleague...

My B.C. Liberal Caucus Colleagues (And Ministers) Need To Step Down

Kash Heed | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kash Heed

The moment that this public trust is called into question is the point that our entire system of governance is compromised. In the interest of maintaining the integrity of B.C.'s Executive Council, I believe that my colleagues Shirley Bond and Pat Bell have an obligation to remove themselves as ministers until this matter is formally investigated.

Pat Bell's Replacement

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. Liberal replacement for veteran cabinet minister Pat Bell has been acclaimed in the Prince George-Mackenzie riding.Former Liberal...

B.C. Tories Are 'Unmitigated Morons': MLA

CBC | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger isn’t backing down on critical comments he made in an email to the B.C. Conservative Party. The email re...

Pat Bell Under Fire Over Bidding Process

CBC | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A Prince George developer says Jobs Minister Pat Bell personally promised him he would be short listed for a project. Brian Fehr spoke aft...

Jobs Minister Vows Work On Mining Issues

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Jobs Minister Pat Bell says he wants to help resolve the controversial temporary foreign workers issue involving an underground coal mine i...

Jobs Minister Bows Out

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s jobs minister is bowing out of the 2013 election, citing health issues that are bringing an early end to his 12 years in politics. Pat Bell,...

Foreign Worker Program Needs Fixing: Minister

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The company behind a plan to use Chinese miners at a proposed underground coal mine in northern British Columbia is pleading with a pair o...

Asian Strategy For B.C. Jobs Working: Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's jobs minister is pointing to a slight gain in employment in December as a sign the province's economy finished 2012 on ...

B.C. Jobless Rate Climbs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is trying to put the best possible spin on the latest figures showing an increase in the province's jobless rate, sayin...

MLA Email To Insider Under Fire

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The Opposition New Democrats want answers from B.C. Jobs Minister Pat Bell about an email he sent to the Liberal party's vice-president who...

B.C. Is Leaking Jobs

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbia is losing jobs faster than anywhere else in the country, say numbers released by Statistics Canada. The number of B.C. jobs lost i...

BC Tops At Wooing Investors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is touting a new report that says the province is attracting more investment than other jurisdictions in Canada.The rep...

This Province Lost Almost Half Of Canada's Jobs In July

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia lost almost half of all Canada's jobs last month, moving the provincial jobless rate to seven per cent.Statistics Canada s...

B.C. Tourism Poised For A Tumble?

CBC | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Travel

A tourism expert says 2012 is poised to be a slower-than-hoped-for year for the industry, despite the provincial government’s optimism....