Rich Coleman

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B.C. Liberal Party Donors Far From Being A Grassroots Crowd

Mere hours before the New York Times went to press with its look at the B.C. Liberal party's ethical scorecard, the party chose to get its 2016 fundraising results out ahead of the storm. One last chance at political counter-spin and what a marvel of spin it was. U.S. Republican party strategist Karl Rove would have been proud.
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LNG VS. Greenhouse Gas Reduction

VICTORIA - Like the underground shale gas that Premier Christy Clark says will pave the way to a debt-free future, British Columbia appears caught between a rock and a hard place in balancing its hung...
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LNG Investments Coming From Asia?

BEIJING, China - B.C.'s Minister of Natural Gas Development, Rich Coleman, believes firm announcements about offshore investment in the province's fledgling liquefied natural gas industry are scant we...
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What Are Asia's Concerns?

DAEGU, South Korea - The availability of skilled labour and the price of liquefied natural gas have become the major topics of concern among investors during his trip to Asia, British Columbia's deput...
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PavCo's Great Casino Caper

Riddle me this, Batman: if the formerly bankrupt Edgewater Casino's size and earning potential is capped at current levels, how is it going to manage the costs associated with a massive construction project on prime Vancouver real estate? We're all going to need Bruce Wayne's balance sheet--because the answer is that B.C. and Vancouver tax dollars will get this done through a series of obscure subsidies that will never be returned.
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NDP Would Kill LNG: B.C. Liberals

VANCOUVER - An NDP candidate's comments and Liberal attempts to use them to suggest an Adrian Dix government would scupper the province's sprint toward LNG riches are being noted by industry, but obse...
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Mortgaging B.C. One Deal At A Time

Legislative oversight is fundamental to good government. And with less and less of it, the government does more and more by decree. B.C. isn't well-served by that. In 2012, the B.C. legislature sat for 47 days. Among its numerous legislative duties: to debate and approve a $44-billion budget. Forty-seven days is simply insufficient to do that and everything else well.
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Santa's Top 5 Naughty B.C. Liberals

Children everywhere are writing to Santa, hoping that they haven't made the naughty list. Turns out that it's not only children who should be worried this year. I received a tip recently from a source in the North Pole and Santa is more than a little upset with the B.C. Liberals. I was happy to help him assemble the top 5 naughty list in B.C. politics.