Prosperity Fund

B.C. Liberals' Long-Shot LNG Deal Was Fantasy After All

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C. may still see an LNG plant, but as for that $1 trillion in economic activity and $100 billion prosperity fund the only step left is to call time of death. There's an upside for the government. The public never bought the hype in the first place.

Have Donations To B.C. Liberals And NDP Crossed The Line?

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

The 2015 political donations were out this week and they contained some numbers that should cause a bit of unease. It's not just the 2015 amounts that are of interest, it's the running totals as well. Since 2005, the B.C. Liberal party has raised more than $107.8 million -- $70.2 million of that from businesses and corporations.

Balancing The B.C. Budget

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Petty. One word that springs to mind after last week's B.C. budget. At best, it's a lip service budget. Tweak here, tweak there, but devoid of any ...

Dear Santa: Here Is What B.C. Wants For Christmas

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Dear Santa: You probably don't get Christmas letters from an entire province, but this year we hope you'll think of adding B.C. to your magical journey.

What B.C.'s Proposed Woodfibre LNG Plant Means

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The next election is in 2017. You suspect that voters might want to see a little something for all the hype before then, so what to do? Well, take one of the proposed projects and slam the pedal to the metal. And by all accounts, that project is the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant in Squamish.

B.C. Prosperity Fund Good Idea If Properly Designed

Jason Clemens | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jason Clemens

B.C.'s proposed Prosperity Fund is meant to capitalize on the future opportunities from natural gas development. If done correctly, the fund could be a huge benefit to both current and future British Columbians. As with many things though, the devil is in the details. Thankfully there are lessons to be learned, and avoided, from our neighbours, Alberta and Alaska.

B.C. LNG Called 'Fairly Safe Bet'

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Critics of B.C. Premier Christy Clark say her election pitch involving a lucrative liquefied natural gas industry for the province is a "fa...

NDP Questions Liberals' Math

CBC | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Opposition parties say the B.C. Liberal government's plan to pay down the province's $56 billion debt using revenues from liquefied natural gas export...

New LNG Tax, Fund To Pay Off B.C. Debt: Throne Speech

Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. government will create a fund that will collect royalties from natural gas and apply them to pay off provincial debt, according to the throne...

B.C. Taps LNG Billions To Axe Debt

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark says her Liberal government's plans to embrace the trillion-dollar potential of exporting liquefied natural gas to As...