Suzanne Anton

B.C. Prisons Crowded, Unsafe: Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's jails are overcrowded, unsafe, tension-filled facilities that fail to prevent inmates from returning to crime when relea...

5 New Year's Resolutions For B.C.'s Politicians

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In the spirit of giving, here are five ideas for B.C.'s politicians to consider as they set their resolutions for 2015.

B.C. Says Action Taken On 75 Per Cent Of Pickton Inquiry Recommendations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's government says it has taken action on 75 per cent of the recommendations made two years ago after a public inquiry into...

Coming Soon: Cold Beer From B.C. Gov't Stores On Sundays

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Liquor laws are set to loosen up on April 1 in British Columbia, but the province's attorney general says residents shouldn't expect huge p...

Ministerial Accountability In B.C. Slip Slidin' Away

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Batten down the hatches, because this fall it's not just the threat of extreme weather British Columbians need to worry about; MLAs are returning to Victoria for a rare fall sitting of the legislature as well. And if the spring sitting was any indication, don't hold your breath hoping for much in the way of ministerial accountability.

B.C. Govt Knows How To Fix Highway Of Tears: Local Leaders And First Nations

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Sally Gibson has been waiting nearly two decades for answers about what became of her niece, a 19-year-old forestry student from a small F...

This Kills More British Columbians Than Drunk Drivng

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Distracted driving is killing more British Columbians than impaired driving and Attorney General Suzanne Anton said Wednesday the governmen...

Province Rescinds Controversial Appointment

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C. Premier Christy Clark says she's taken action to ensure there are no political aftershocks connected to the appointment and subsequent...

Alcohol In B.C. Grocery Stores Coming Soon

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is lowering its inhibitions on dozens of antiquated liquor rules and endorsing all 73 recommendations in a...

Pickton Inquiry: More Action Needed

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has to act now on compensating serial killer Robert Pickton's victims and implementing other recommendatio...

How'd You Like Them Liquor Laws?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C. - The B.C. government has launched a new website inviting the public to offer ideas on changes to liquor laws.Parliamentary Secretary fo...

Lawyers Back Off Showdown With Justice Minister

CP | Wendy Cox, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Lawyers who handle legal aid cases in British Columbia have put their protest on hold in an effort to get talks started with the new provi...

Public Drinking Allowed In B.C. Parks?

CBC | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Liberals are considering allowing people to bring alcoholic beverages to beaches and parks, according to attorney general Suzanne Anton. In...

Gun Amnesty Pulls In Missile, Assault Rifle

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

RICHMOND, B.C. - A British Columbia gun amnesty appeared to be the perfect solution for the person who had a 1.8-metre missile hidden away in storage ...

Terror Plot Posed No Threat

CP | Dene Moore and James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - To people who knew them, the couple accused of planning to bomb a crowded Canada Day celebration at the British Columbia legislature were ...

Clark Reveals New Cabinet Minsters

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's premier, who won a stunning election victory on bold promises of transforming the province's economy, announced her new...

New Liberal MLAs Resign From PavCo

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - As Premier Christy Clark prepares for a byelection, likely next month, in her chosen riding of Westside-Kelowna, another B.C., Liberal is ...

Let's Try This Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - After losing her first bid for a Liberal party nomination in Vancouver, former city councillor Suzanne Anton has been successful on her se...

B.C. NDP, Liberal Nominations Reveal Tale Of Two Parties

Mike Klassen | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

If the B.C. NDP have sprung to life, they have a strange way of showing it off, by failing to sign up members and sending experienced candidates packing. In contrast, supporters of the B.C. Liberal Party are showing up in strong numbers and backing A-listers.

Re-think Robson Square Without Permanent Closure

Mike Klassen | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

Close Robson Street first, then ask the public what they think afterward. That's what was announced this week in Vancouver. City voters by now are used to the "act first, consult later" antics of the Vision government. Make no mistake — the permanent closure of Robson Square is a done deal. Since the 2010 Olympics I've spoken to many people who object to the permanent closure of Robson Street. One realtor pointed out to me that on one side of the square you can sell haute couture; on the other side you can sell pizza by the slice. Blocking the street has done little to improve the appeal of Robson Street between Howe Street and BC Place. Keeping the street open in their view is important to its success. It helped moderate my own view on closing off 800-block Robson.

Occupiers Brace For Winter, As Cities Ratchet Up Pressure

CBC | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada

University graduate Sarah Rotz is battling a cold and sipping hot coffee as she and her fellow Occupy Toronto members prepare to continue their campou...