Shirley Bond

It's Now Illegal For B.C. Employers To Require Women To Wear Heels

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada British Columbia

Green party Leader Andrew Weaver introduced the proposal in a private member's bill last month.

B.C. Minimum Wage Could Be Raised Higher Than Expected

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The current minimum wage is $10.45 per hour.

5 Resolutions B.C. MLAs Should Ponder For The New Year

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

It's that time of year when many of us consider making a few resolutions for self-improvement. In the spirit of the season, it only seems fitting to suggest five resolutions for the British Columbia's MLAs.

B.C. Minimum Wage Will See Modest Increase

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The hourly rate will jump to $10.45 from $10.25. It's the first increase in three years.

B.C. Signs On To Canada Job Grant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

OTTAWA - British Columbia is the latest province to sign a framework agreement with the federal government on the Canada Job Grant.Shirley Bond, the p...

How's That Jobs Plan Working Out For You?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The unemployment rate jumped in British Columbia in July with the loss of 11,700 jobs, but the provincial government says there are almost...

Missing Women Committee Collapses

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The chair of the advisory committee on the safety and security of vulnerable women, former B.C. Lieutenant-Governer Steven Point, has resigned from th...

Justice System 'Crisis' A Campaign Issue

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's two main political parties each devote only a few brief sentences in their platforms to the issue of justice reform, wh...

Premier Dismisses MLA Calling Out Colleagues

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Premier Christy Clark distanced herself from Kash Heed, a B.C. MLA and former solicitor general, who is calling on two of his Liberal caucus colleague...

My B.C. Liberal Caucus Colleagues (And Ministers) Need To Step Down

Kash Heed | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kash Heed

The moment that this public trust is called into question is the point that our entire system of governance is compromised. In the interest of maintaining the integrity of B.C.'s Executive Council, I believe that my colleagues Shirley Bond and Pat Bell have an obligation to remove themselves as ministers until this matter is formally investigated.

B.C. Election Gag Law Fix Should Be In Throne Speech

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

The government had a clear opportunity to fix the gag on free political speech built into our province's Election Act last spring, when the act was being amended by the legislature. For reasons unknown, they chose not to.

B.C. City Mulls Axing RCMP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

RICHMOND, B.C. - An RCMP report says the City of Richmond gets more bang for its buck by keeping the force compared to other policing services it may ...

$1M In Crime Funds To Help Bullying

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government says groups needing help to fight bullying can now apply for a share of money from funds seized from the proceeds of cr...

How BC Zoned Out On The Tsunami Warning

Robin Rowland | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Kitimat, B.C. and New York had one thing in common this week: the misuse and use of social media, Twitter and Facebook that spread both accurate warnings and dangerous misinformation about an impending disaster.

Online Voting Coming To B.C.?

CBC | Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Attorney General Shirley Bond has asked Elections BC to convene an independent panel of experts to consider the potential of internet voting in B...

B.C. Going Gangbusters

CBC | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Politics

The B.C. government is spending $66 million to help fight gang violence in the province, Justice Minister Shirley Bond announced Tuesday. ...

Judge Tosses Bizarre Case Against B.C.'s Attorney General

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia judge has rejected a bizarre petition that claimed the province's attorney general isn't fit to serve in her cabinet po...

3 B.C. Lotto Winners Face Charges

CBC | Posted 08.05.2012 | Canada

Three B.C. lottery ticket vendors could lose their registration and face criminal charges for theft and fraud, according to government briefing notes ...

Cities On Hook For Millions After RCMP Wage Hike

CBC | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Politics

The NDP is demanding answers from the B.C. government after it was revealed municipalities are on the hook for millions of dollars in RCMP wage increa...

RCMP Pay Hikes Stuns Local Politicians

CBC | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Several municipalities in British Columbia are raising the alarm over what they say are completely unexpected pay raises the federal government has ma...

BC Polygamy Case Looking For A New Proscutor

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A new special prosecutor will be appointed to review allegations involving the religious commune of Bountiful, B.C., as the province conti...

B.C. Inks 20-Year RCMP Deal

CP | Dirk Meissner and Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIA - The RCMP will continue providing police services to six provinces and three territories for the next 20 years as part of a renewed Canada-w...

BC Inches Closer To Deal On RCMP Contract

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Provincial and municipal politicians in British Columbia say they and the federal government have made progress negotiating a new RCMP con...

BC Premier Considers Alternative Police Force

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Relations between the federal and B.C. governments appeared to thaw a bit Friday in the dispute over a new contract to keep the RCMP polic...

Ottawa Threatens To Withdraw RCMP Services: Solicitor General

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s solicitor general says the federal government has threatened to withdraw RCMP services in 2014 if the province doesn't sign a propo...