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Gwendolyn Landolt: TWU decision shows Supreme Court of Canada has become a social engineer

In 2012, Trinity Western University, a Christian university in Langley, announced its plan to open a law school. The Law Societies of B.C., Ontario …

Human Rights

Mike Smyth: Eby set to tackle ‘mind-blowing’ money laundering in B.C.

British Columbians should prepare for a “mind-blowing” experience when David Eby releases a bombshell report this week on the extent and scale of …

Corruption

Fred Lee’s Social Network: Bill Reid Anniversary Gala

<b>NATIVE SON:</b> Ranked among Canada’s finest and celebrated artists, <b>Bill Reid’s</b> influence and body of work can be found throughout the province and …

Body Modification

Letters to The Province, June 22, 2018: South Asian families must stop ignoring sons’ behaviour, reader says

Amidst all the outcry for the government, police and community to do more to stop the never-ending gang violence in Surrey, I think the community …

West Kelowna

Mike Smyth: Will Rich Coleman run for Surrey mayor?

Liberal MLA Rich Coleman held a series of meetings this week with key supporters in Surrey as he ponders a possible bid to be the city’s mayor.But …

City Halls

Shannon Gormley: Canada isn't blameless when it comes to locking up migrant kids

Kids

Surrey councillor Bruce Hayne resigns from Surrey First, will sit as independent

Surrey councillor Bruce Hayne has announced he will resign from Surrey First and sit on council as an independent.<p>“It comes down to a question of …

Western Canada

Letters to The Province, June 21, 2018: Many taxpayers not happy with $100,000 statue planned for Kamloops

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District board has decided to spend $100,000 of taxpayers’ money to commission and erect a statue in Kamloops to …

Justin Trudeau

Mike Smyth: NDP kicks the salmon can down the road

If you think B.C. First Nations are opposed to salmon farming, just have a chat with Chief John Smith of the Tlowitsis First Nation and you’ll see …

Canada

Chris Selley: No signs Liberals getting serious about border-crossing asylum-seekers

The case for scrapping the Safe Third Country Agreement has never been stronger. But the government can't even handle the asylum-seekers who are …

Canada

Devon Page, Pat Moss and Scott McCannell: Who’s in charge of B.C.?

If you go out and wander around the province, you will be dismayed to discover how poorly B.C. is managing our forests, lands, waters and natural …

Forests

Letters to The Province, June 20, 2018: NDP policy to bar white men from seeking office has reader voting Liberal

As a middle-aged, white, university-educated male with a long-standing vested interest in Vancouver Island politics, I can honestly say that for the …

Canada

Tom Kmiec: Trudeau government refuses to study impact of new mortgage rules on Canadians

Despite espousing to be great champions of the middle class, the Ottawa Liberals don’t seem too concerned with one of the most significant cost of …

Canada

Mike Smyth: Opponents anxious as referendum campaign set to start

A mad scramble is underway in Victoria to get everything in place for a referendum that could fundamentally overhaul our province’s system of …

Canada

Mark Romoff: When everything is considered, P3s are a good deal for taxpayers

In response to the June 11 op-ed by Keith Reynolds on public-private partnerships — P3s — only partial truths once again are told by opponents of the …

Private Sector

Letters, June 19: What kind of fool would sign a blank cheque to FIFA?

FIFA World Cup soccer is coming to Canada. How much is it going to cost us? Millions? Billions? Trillions? Nobody knows!What kind of person would …

Curriculum Development

How to make yourself desirable to a landlord even with past credit trouble

<i>Q: My boyfriend and I live in the basement suite of a house that recently got sold. It is an older home that will be demolished as part of the</i> …

Personal Finance

Karen Born and Dr. Wendy Levinson: More isn’t always better when it comes to prescription medications

Canadians are living longer than ever and we are also taking more medications than ever before. This can make us sicker, not healthier.A report …

Pharma

Letters, June 18: California property tax system doesn’t tax people out of their homes

In a recent conversation with someone from California, we compared notes on the politics of our property taxes. He explained about Proposition 13, …

Canada

Trevor Hargreaves: Trump is wrong — this time about Canadian dairy

The United States has long been fond of a “bigger is better” economic model. In an increasingly globalized economy, the dedication to carving out new …

Donald Trump

Mike Smyth: For NDP, lots can go wrong when Krog vacates Nanaimo seat

What could possibly go wrong?That’s the question New Democrats and Green party members around B.C. are asking themselves after NDP MLA Leonard Krog …

Canada

Fred Lee’s Social Network: A parade of distinguished women

<b>WONDER WOMEN:</b> Sixty-five leading ladies — business and community leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers — were feted at the 35th annual …

Health Care

Letters to The Province, June 15, 2018: Trump’s verbal attacks on Canada, Trudeau, embarrass many Americans

The boorish behaviour, bullying and ignorance of U.S. President Donald Trump is appalling not only to Canadians, but to many Americans.I never …

Canada

Kennedy Stewart: My plan to make housing in Vancouver more affordable

Vancouver is in the worst housing crisis since the Second World War. It’s stressing us all out and ruining our city.As mayor, I will to take bold new …

Housing

Mike Smyth: B.C. was still right to reject FIFA’s ugly deal

Hearing that Canada will host the 2026 World Cup without Vancouver is like finding out your neighbour is throwing a party without inviting you.It’s a …

FIFA

Letters to The Province, June 14, 2018: PR will give fringe parties control of B.C. political agenda, reader says

When proportional-representation advocates tell you that the current system isn’t working, what they’re really telling you is that it isn’t working …

Canada

Shinder Purewal: Why is David Eby gagging free speech in electoral-reform vote?

Attorney General David Eby has made a mess of his pet project, the referendum on proportional representation.First, he ignores the public’s plea for …

Elections

Kris Sims: Nationalization of Kinder Morgan pipeline is just plain wrong

The needless nationalization of a privately owned oil pipeline in Canada is a tale for the political ages.The federal government lead by Prime …

Canada

Letters to The Province, June 13, 2018: Does increased suicide rate mean life’s meaning is waning?

The recent high-profile suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and CNN food and travel show host Anthony Bourdain not only highlight the depth of …

Kim Jong-un