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B.C.'s Local Election Reforms Do Nothing for Democracy

No matter how well-intentioned the B.C. government's first round of electoral reforms may be, they are -- for the most part -- cosmetic in nature when contrasted against the public's very real loss of confidence in local democracy. Without meaningful electoral finance reform including election spending and contribution limits, candidacy for local government will -- by and large -- remain the purview of the affluent and well-connected.
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Sechelt Strike Ends

SECHELT, B.C. - A nearly month-long civic strike has ended in the Sunshine Coast community of Sechelt, B.C.The BC Government and Service Employees Union is recommending its 45 members accept a pact re...
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Fat City Hall Paycheques Leave Taxpayers in the Lurch

At least 30 officials in the communities that make up Metro Vancouver earn a minimum six-figure salary that puts them among the top one per cent of all income earners in Canada. It takes a lot of kahunas for some of these same civic officials to claim that their cupboards are bare when the cookie jar is overflowing for themselves.
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Sechelt On Strike

SECHELT, B.C. - Civic workers employed by the District of Sechelt, on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, expect to be on the picket line by the end of the day.Seventy-two hour strike notice issued by the BC Gover...