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Breaking Down TOIFA Vancouver: Was It Worth It?

Everybody had a good time at the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), but that wasn't the real reason the Clark government cut an $11 million cheque to bring TOIFA to Vancouver. She argued it was an investment for a future economic payday. Critics argued it was to give her a platform to woo South Asian voters before B.C.'s May election. The B.C. Liberals viewed TOIFA as a box of ladoos (Indian sweets) they could deliver to hungry ethnic voters. Instead, it turned into a political grenade in their hands.
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Clark's Big Tourism Move

VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark has announced the creation of a Crown corporation called Destination BC to promote tourism in the province.She says the aim is to increase tourism revenue to $18 bill...
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I Did Not Upstage B.C. Liberals: Dix

VICTORIA - B.C. Opposition New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix denies his party is upstaging the Liberal government in connection to a tourism-related announcement.Dix promised today that if an NDP governm...
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BC Won't MArjket Gay Tourism To China

VANCOUVER - British Columbia businesses must not promote gay tourism, casinos and gambling if they want the help of the provincial government in attracting Chinese visitors.The recommendation is one o...