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The Problem With Big Money In B.C. Politics, Explained

Sarah Miller | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

Eighty-six per cent of people in B.C. support banning corporate and union donations, with 76 per cent agreeing that the B.C. Liberals are only interested in helping their political donors and big businesses. The majority of us know that people don't just give away hundreds of thousands of dollars without expecting anything in return.

B.C. Liberal Party Donors Far From Being A Grassroots Crowd

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Mere hours before the New York Times went to press with its look at the B.C. Liberal party's ethical scorecard, the party chose to get its 2016 fundraising results out ahead of the storm. One last chance at political counter-spin and what a marvel of spin it was. U.S. Republican party strategist Karl Rove would have been proud.

Have Donations To B.C. Liberals And NDP Crossed The Line?

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

The 2015 political donations were out this week and they contained some numbers that should cause a bit of unease. It's not just the 2015 amounts that are of interest, it's the running totals as well. Since 2005, the B.C. Liberal party has raised more than $107.8 million -- $70.2 million of that from businesses and corporations.

B.C. Liberals Have Mastered The Art Of Returning Donors' Favours

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Just thumb through the party's 2009 donor list for a sense of how widespread the practice of awarding contracts to friends has become. Back then, someone must have woke up on New Year's Day with one hell of a hangover -- not from the night before -- but from the bank balance in the B.C. Liberal party's account.

Are B.C. Liberals And B.C. Hydro In Opposition?

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Make no mistake, there's a price to pay when B.C. Hydro becomes a political arm of government. The intertwining of self-interests gets complicated, while the interests of ratepayers can take a backseat to political interests.

B.C. Water-Treatment Plant Shut After Dead Fish Found

The Globe And Mail | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A $100-million treatment plant that is a key piece of Teck Resources Ltd.’s plan to address a selenium pollution problem in British Columbia’s Elk...

Smelter Confirms MAJOR Chemical Spill Into Columbia River

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TRAIL, B.C. - Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) is confirming that its smelter in Trail has spilled up to 25,000 litres of a chemical solution into the Colum...

Does This Smelter Cause Cancer?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Washington state woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Teck Resources, claiming toxic pollutants from the company's smelter in ...

Mine To Give Aboriginal Bands Millions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Eight aboriginal bands will get more than $7 million in tax money from a copper mine near Kamloops, B.C., as part of a revenue-sharing par...

Mining Giant To Spend Millions On Conservation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SPARWOOD, B.C. - Mining giant Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B, TCK.A) will spend $19 million to buy thousands of hectares of land in southeast British Colum...

Teck To Appeal Columbia River Cleanup Order

CBC | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Canadian mining giant Teck Resources says it will appeal a decision forcing it to clean up the Columbia River in Washington. Teck admitte...

Smelter Decision's Ripple Effect

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

TRAIL, B.C. - On a beach in northeast Washington state near the Canadian border, Patti Bailey grabs a handful of what looks like sand and rolls the da...

U.S. Law Does Not Apply To Polluting Smelter: Teck

CBC | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Mining giant Teck Resources Ltd. will be back in a U.S. court Wednesday to argue that U.S. environmental law does not apply to the company's zinc smel...

Canadian Mining Firm Admits Polluting U.S. River For 100 Years

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - There used to be a beach in Washington state called Black Sand Beach.Only it wasn't sand that lined the banks of the Columbia River. It wa...

B.C.'s Push For New Mines May Mean Environmental Battle

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada Business

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark is about to find out her plans to chip away at the mountain of bureaucracy facing mining developments in British Colu...

TSX Closes Higher, Ahead Of Bank Of Canada Decision

The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2011 | Canada Business

(The Canadian Press) -- TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed higher after a day of sparse trading Monday as investors took in strong first-quarte...