Globe and Mail/CP
He announced last November that he would not seek re-election in the May 2017 provincial election.
VICTORIA — A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a member of the B.C. legislature after his announcement this week that he has left the governing Liberal caucus over unspecified alleg...
In a 40-page opinion released last week, B.C. Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser pretty well cleared former Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm of any wrongdoing with respect to his obligations under the Members' Conflict of Interest Act, despite the odd "tsk, tsk" here and there.
This current core review is not about the best interests of agriculture; rather it is about freeing thousands of hectares of agricultural land from the Agricultural Land Commission, opening once preserved lands to non-agricultural development opportunities, especially natural gas development.
VICTORIA - British Columbia Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm has been diagnosed with colon cancer and is scheduled to undergo surgery on January 21.The Peace River North MLA says he plans to continue wit...
Bill Bennett, minister responsible for the B.C. government's core review, is trying his darndest lately to reassure British Columbians that the government "has no plans to dismantle" the Agricultural Land Commission and that much of the speculation was simply the result of government "brainstorming." That's nice. Doesn't mean much in government-speak, but it sounds comforting. It's what comes next that should be of concern. In an interview with the Globe and Mail on Tuesday, Bennett confirmed that the Commission would, however, be subject to the government's core review.
VANCOUVER - A letter from B.C.'s Agriculture Ministry suggesting the body that regulates provincial farmland put off a boundary review is proof the Liberal government is trying to dismantle the reserv...
The Canadian Press
As our population increases and fuel costs rise, how can we continue to take land out of the Agricultural Land Reserve? The demand for locally grown food is on the rise. Farmers are searching for innovative ways to grow and market their goods here in British Columbia, especially in Vancouver. If we fail to protect land in coastal communities as well as in the Interior, we will see the end of an era of agriculture.
VICTORIA - British Columbia's agriculture minister is seeking guidance from the province's conflict of interest commissioner on the thorny issue of his lobbying of the Agricultural Land Commission, sa...
VANCOUVER - Before presenting his cabinet colleagues with a proposal to overhaul British Columbia's agricultural land reserve, Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm was admonished by the arm's length commissi...
VANCOUVER - A leaked cabinet document that proposes significant changes to British Columbia's Agricultural Land Reserve — millions of hectares of cherished farmland that have been largely protected fr...
A rebel member of the B.C. Liberal caucus is among three who will seek re-election in 2013. Bill Bennett, the MLA for Kootenay East, has announced he'll be running again alongside Peace River North ML...