Rich Coleman

Those Booted From Homeless Camp Should Be Grateful: B.C. Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"Why are you complaining? You should actually be celebrating today.''

The B.C. Liberals Could Easily Win The Next Election

Rafe Mair | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Rafe Mair

If the Liberals can make the case in 2017 that they've been good stewards of the public purse and that business is good, it won't matter that they have actually done neither.

B.C.'s Economy Doesn't Stack Up To The Rest Of Canada

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Business
Dermod Travis

Take a gander at the government's economic report cards and one thing becomes readily apparent: an almost virtual absence of inter-provincial comparisons. There's a good reason for that. Compared to Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, B.C. doesn't always stack up so well.

B.C. Rent Control Hike Would Hurt Tenants: NDP

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. NDP is criticizing the province's Liberal party for a proposal that would hike the percentage by which landlords can increase their tenants' ...

Ouch! B.C. MP Mocks Adrian Dix

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her Liberal party are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their comeback election victory over the Opposition NDP. ...

Chocolate Shop Part of Vancouver Non-Profit's Downfall

The Globe and Mail | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Inventive but money-losing social enterprises plus complicated real-estate ventures drove PHS Community Services into a deficit that prompted the prov...

LNG VS. Greenhouse Gas Reduction

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Like the underground shale gas that Premier Christy Clark says will pave the way to a debt-free future, British Columbia appears caught bet...

LNG Investments Coming From Asia?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

BEIJING, China - B.C.'s Minister of Natural Gas Development, Rich Coleman, believes firm announcements about offshore investment in the province's fle...

What Are Asia's Concerns?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

DAEGU, South Korea - The availability of skilled labour and the price of liquefied natural gas have become the major topics of concern among investors...

PavCo's Great Casino Caper

Sandy Garossino | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

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.

Relocation Costs BC Taxpayers $400,000

The Huffington Post Canada | Mark Hasiuk | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

According to documents obtained through Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation, BC Housing, an arm of the provincial housing ministry, paid nearly $...

NDP Would Kill LNG: B.C. Liberals

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An NDP candidate's comments and Liberal attempts to use them to suggest an Adrian Dix government would scupper the province's sprint towar...

Liberals Pledge To Probe Ethnic Vote Draft

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark accepted the resignation Friday of one of her closest advisers as the political fall-out over a leaked strategy aimed...

Minister Sounds Off On Smart Meters

CBC | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Energy Minister Rich Coleman says nothing is off the table when it comes to smart meters. Speaking at the Vancouver Board of Trade o...

Mortgaging B.C. One Deal At A Time

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

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.

Surrey Casino Rejection Shows An Inconvenient Thing Called Democracy

Laila Yuile | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Laila Yuile

It's a sad day when a government minister insults municipal politicians in the media because they listened to the people who voted them into office in the first place.

Santa's Top 5 Naughty B.C. Liberals

Laila Yuile | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Laila Yuile

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.

B.C. Liberals: Who's In, Out Today?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Liberal Energy Minister Rich Coleman is in; Joan McIntyre and Rob Howard are out. The great ship B.C. Liberal continues to secure its deck cre...

B.C. Legalizes It

CBC | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Business

It is now legal for B.C. residents to bring their own bottle of wine to participating restaurants and take home what they don't finish, the province a...

B.C. Going BYOB At Restaurants?

CBC | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada

B.C. may soon allow people to bring their own wine to restaurants, according to the minister responsible for B.C.'s liquor laws, Rich Col...

B.C. Hydro Rate Increases Cut In Half

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Business

VICTORIA - Energy Minister Rich Coleman has ordered a 50-per-cent cut in proposed rate increases for BC Hydro customers, saying families need the brea...

Big Shake-Up In B.C. As Liberal Turns Tory

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIA - A veteran member of the B.C. legislature shook up the political landscape Monday, quitting the Liberal government to join the provincial Co...

BC's Mania For Mining Not Shared By Residents: Poll

CBC | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Business

The B.C. government is bucking the opinion of a large majority of residents of the province with its plan to intensively expand the minin...

B.C. Paves the Way for Electric Cars

Claire Beckstead | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada
Claire Beckstead

On a crisp, sunny Saturday, I joined about 50 people at Surrey City Hall to hear B.C. ministers announce a $17 million provincial initiative to have many more clean cars gracing the streets of British Columbia. It was an exciting day, as an important step has been taken to reduce the greenhouse gas pollution