Suzanne Anton


Ministerial Accountability In B.C. Slip Slidin' Away

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.

Pickton Inquiry: More Action Needed

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has to act now on compensating serial killer Robert Pickton's victims and implementing other recommendations put forward a year ago by the inquiry into miss...

How'd You Like Them Liquor Laws?

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 for Liquor Reform John Yap introduced the site Satur...

Terror Plot Posed No Threat

VANCOUVER - To people who knew them, the couple accused of planning to bomb a crowded Canada Day celebration at the British Columbia legislature were Johnny and Anna — a pair of "street punks" who str...

Clark Reveals New Cabinet Minsters

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's premier, who won a stunning election victory on bold promises of transforming the province's economy, announced her new cabinet Friday that will be tasked with making th...

New Liberal MLAs Resign From PavCo

VANCOUVER - As Premier Christy Clark prepares for a byelection, likely next month, in her chosen riding of Westside-Kelowna, another B.C., Liberal is also making changes.Langley City Mayor and newly-e...
Globe and Mail

Let's Try This Again

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

Re-think Robson Square Without Permanent Closure

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.