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Christy Clark defends TD Bank’s eligibility for $2.8-million tax rebate

Liberal Leader Christy Clark is defending a little-known tax rebate program meant to attract international business to British Columbia that allowed TD Bank to claim a $2.8-million refund.<p>Her government had challenged the company's claim for a refund in court because TD filed its paperwork a day …

Canada

Christy Clark’s promise to build a ‘new Silicon Valley’ is snake oil, just like her failed LNG plan

Christy Clark fooled British Columbia once.<p>Is the BC Liberal leader now trying to fool everyone a second time?<p>Earlier this year, Clark held a press …

Why construction of B.C.’s Site C dam should be scrapped

<i>Dr. Warren Bell is a past founding president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and founding president of Wetland Alliance: The Ecological Response. Dr. Amy Lubik is a member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.</i><p>The famous German physician Rudolf …

Christy Clark’s biggest oil industry donors also lobbied her government over ten thousand times

Of course they did!<p>As Elections BC launches an investigation into reports that lobbyists are illegally funneling money from corporate interests to …

Call in the Mounties. There's a new police probe in Christy Clark's B.C.

The RCMP is being called in to investigate a political cash and lobbying controversy that has struck British Columbia on the eve of a general …

Long-awaited B.C. legislation on campaign finance reform won't limit donations

B.C. Premier Christy Clark says her government will introduce legislation on Monday to implement campaign finance reform measures that she promised almost a year ago, but that proposed law will not limit donations to stem the cash-for-access system that helped her party raise more than $12-million …

Donors to Christy Clark's Liberals got $758 million in B.C. contracts

Paving and road maintenance companies that donated to the B.C. Liberal party received nearly twice as many contracts from the provincial government …

Groups Want Review of Clark’s Kinder Morgan Approval, Citing BC Liberal Donations

The groups Democracy Watch and PIPE UP Network want a judicial review of the British Columbia government’s approval of the expansion of Kinder …

Canada

Premier Christy Clark in conflict of interest over Kinder Morgan pipeline approval: groups

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Supreme Court is being asked to reverse the provincial government’s decision to approve a pipeline proposal over an …

Premier Clark in conflict of interest over Trans Mountain pipeline approval, argues petition

A decision by the government of British Columbia to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline is "tainted" because of a conflict of interest that saw the …

Critics say B.C. Premier Christy Clark needs to do more than ditch her Liberal party stipend

VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark will still be in a conflict of interest even though she’s rejected her party’s annual stipend, suggests a group …

‘Wild West’ premier Christy Clark is embarrassing B.C. - Surrey Now

Conflict of great interest: New York Times reporter stands by story on B.C. ‘Kafkaesque’ political donations

Here’s how expensive British Columbia’s cost of living has gotten under Christy Clark

This is what one of Canada’s wealthiest provinces is supposed to look like?<p>According to a new report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy …

British Columbia

Christy Clark ready to support Kinder Morgan pipeline if her five conditions are met

B.C. Premier Christy Clark says the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is "very close" to meeting the five environmental, financial, and …

Kinder Morgan

B.C.’s Christy Clark happy to let Ottawa take heat on Kinder Morgan pipeline decision

<i>ANALYSIS</i>VANCOUVER — That smile on Christy Clark’s face? It just got even wider, thanks to Tuesday’s announcement from Ottawa declaring the federal …

Canada

BC Liberals cast LNG and Site C in a green light in new ad campaign

The BC Liberal government launched four animated ads promoting its much-criticized Climate Leadership Plan two days after the party’s annual …

VIDEO: 70% of British Columbians Support Pausing Site C Dam Construction, New Poll Finds

British Columbians overwhelmingly want BC Hydro’s <b>Site C dam</b> sent for an independent review and support pausing construction on the $8.8 billion …

Polling

Something is rotten in the state of…

According to a BC Government website, <i>“When you produce and sell oil or natural gas resources in B.C. you need to pay royalties and taxes.</i>”<p>Payments …

Christy Clark’s rosy view becomes a blur in rural B.C.

Premier Christy Clark has announced the B.C. Liberal Party will develop its first region-specific election platform for Vancouver Island. Using slightly different language, she effectively said, bring us your wish lists, the chequebook is open.<p>"We really want to make sure you fulfill your potential …

Canada

Vancouver's Kissa Tanto voted Canada's best new restaurant by enRoute magazine

Kissa Tanto, a Japanese-Italian fusion eatery in Vancouver’s Chinatown, has been named Canada’s top new restaurant of 2016 by enRoute magazine.<p>The …

Scott Brown

Crack the Code on Work-Life Balance | Inc.com

<i>Tony Bridwell is a Partner for Partners In Leadership, a leading management consulting firm, where he works with leaders to create greater accountability across the workforce and facilitates enterprise-wide culture change. @BridwellTony</i><p>Over the years, work-life balance has become one of several …

Work-life Balance

Things Bones McCoy Is Not, Ranked

Leonard McCoy is famous for many things. Mostly announcing that someone is dead and insulting Spock in ways that seem awfully xenophobic for <i>Star …

B.C.’s failure to commit to renewables costs province its climate leader spot

British Columbia's recently released climate action plan update implies that the policies that once made this province a climate leader are outdated. There's no doubt some truth in that, and such language is often a sign that a government is showing that it wants to remain ahead of the curve. But …

Fossil Fuels

B.C. is back to blowing smoke on climate change

The BC Liberals’ latest Climate Leadership Plan marks the end of the government’s commitment to any serious effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.<p>…

B.C.’s climate plan reaches Olympian heights of political cynicism

<i>Mark Jaccard is a professor of sustainable energy in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University</i><p>In 30 years of evaluating government climate plans, I have learned to classify them into three categories: somewhat effective, naively ineffective and cynically …

B.C. keeps freeze on carbon tax in new climate plan, won't adjust target dates

The B.C. government will not increase its carbon tax, rejecting a recommendation from a group of advisers to increase the levy to fight climate …

Carbon Tax

Christy Clark just unveiled a climate change plan that’s so bad her own experts are ripping it apart

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark quietly unveiled her government’s new “climate leadership plan” on a late Friday afternoon in the middle of …

It’s summertime flip-flops for Christy Clark on housing crisis

In a hyper-inflated housing market fuelled partly by quick-buck property flippers, the biggest flip of all came Monday from Premier Christy Clark.A …

If facts awkward, invent new ones

By on July 21, 2016 • ( 4 Comments )<p>The Woodfibre LNG project is owned by infamous Indonesian billionaire Sukanto Tanoto. According to numerous …