Pat Bell


Derelict Vessels Are Polluting The B.C. Coastline

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.

HOW MANY Jobs Has B.C. Lost?

VICTORIA - B.C.'s jobs plan is working, despite dismal employment figures provincially and nationally in March, said Jobs Minister Pat Bell.On Friday, Statistics Canada reported 54,500 jobs disappeare...
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Prince George Wood Centre Is An 'Affront To Citizens'

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.
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Pat Bell's Replacement

VANCOUVER - The B.C. Liberal replacement for veteran cabinet minister Pat Bell has been acclaimed in the Prince George-Mackenzie riding.Former Liberal constituency president, and retired RCMP superint...

Jobs Minister Vows Work On Mining Issues

VICTORIA - Jobs Minister Pat Bell says he wants to help resolve the controversial temporary foreign workers issue involving an underground coal mine in northeast British Columbia before he leaves poli...

B.C. Jobless Rate Climbs

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, saying despite losses in some areas, there were gains i...
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MLA Email To Insider Under Fire

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 was lobbying for a Chinese investor in Prince Rup...

BC Tops At Wooing Investors

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is touting a new report that says the province is attracting more investment than other jurisdictions in Canada.The report prepared for the Canadian Venture Capital and...

B.C. Tourism Poised For A Tumble?

A tourism expert says 2012 is poised to be a slower-than-hoped-for year for the industry, despite the provincial government’s optimism. Tourism Minister Pat Bell on Monday hailed the new marketing ca...