British Columbia Politics

Kenney's new UCP campaign team worked with Stephen Harper, B.C.'s Christy Clark

Jason Kenney has named his top staffer as the lead official for the United Conservative Party campaign in 2019.Kenney on Wednesday announced the …

Canadian News

Former Global BC anchor Steve Darling to run for Port Coquitlam city council

Steve Darling is taking another crack at politics. The former Global News anchor and BC Liberal candidate has announced his plans to run for a job on …

City Politics

Conservatives Condemn ‘Political Correctness’ In Statue’s Removal

12:03 PM 08/10/2018<p>Conservative Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer is criticizing a decision to remove a statue of one of Canada’s founding father’s, …

Conservative View

High-profile B.C businessman ordered to pay millions in fraud penalties

Postmedia has reported extensively on the case of Paul Oei, including on how he instilled confidence in his Chinese investors by promoting his …

Canada

Politically connected businessman Paul Oei must pay huge financial penalty to B.C. Securities Commission

Charlie SmithA Vancouver-area businessman and three of his companies will have to turn over $8.6 million to the provincial securities regulator.Paul …

Chamber of Commerce

Year of the independent? Several Vancouver city council candidates look to buck history

It's been 30 years since someone was elected to Vancouver's city council an an independent.<p>But there are a sizable number of would-be politicians …

British Columbia

Yukon MLA helps family and friends leave fire-threatened Telegraph Creek

Jeanie Dendys says the evacuation of Telegraph Creek in northern British Columbia over the weekend went smoothly.<p>Dendys is the Liberal member of the …

Northern Canada

This Week in History: 1889 The only B.C. premier with four names dies

British Columbia has had three premiers who died in office. Oddly, they all died in a five-year period, one after the other.William Smithe died March …

British Columbia

Can Single Transferable Vote make every vote count?

<i>The Yukon Government is forming a non-partisan commission to study electoral reform in the Yukon. In response to that welcome initiative, I am</i> …

Whitehorse

John Horgan says opioid crisis a 'scourge' after reports of 130 ODs in one day

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan says more needs to be done in British Columbia to fight the ravages of illegal drug use after a report of 130 …

British Columbia

Christy Clark took big foreign donations from U.S. softwood lumber baron, Trump Tower owner

Looks like Christy Clark’s hypocrisy is valued around half a million dollars.<p>The BC Liberal leader has spent the week thinking up ways to suggest the …

Canada

Christy Clark vouches for embattled top Liberal official

Print<p>Related<p>OTTAWA — B.C. Premier Christy Clark said here Monday that her top party official, who has refused to answer police questions relating to …

Canada

New plaque in Lytton, B.C., to honour early Chinese-Canadian settlers

LYTTON, B.C. — Chinese settlers to British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon are being honoured for the role they played in the province’s history with a …

Canada

Which way does your riding lean? Mapping Canada's most partisan places

Do you live in a riding that leans more toward one party than the others?<p>In theory, every party's seat count is reset to zero when Parliament is …

Canadian News

High-speed rail from Canada to Portland being considered

OLYMPIA, Wash. (KOIN) -- A new in-depth study will look at the potential for one-hour trips from Vancouver, BC to Seattle and Portland -- creating …

Portland, OR

Perry Bellegarde wins second term as Assembly of First Nations national chief

First Nations leaders and their proxies have elected incumbent Perry Bellegarde to a second term as national chief of the Assembly of First …

Assembly of First Nations

Independent Senators still most likely to vote with government, but less and less

Of 51 government bills passed to date, 32 don’t have any reference to how individual Senators voted at any stage in the Senate Chamber.<p>The top …

Canadian News

Architect Alan Hodgson painstakingly restored the B.C. Legislature

After a half-century of neglect and haphazard alteration, the interior of the British Columbia Legislature was a monument to faded grandeur.<p>Over the years, grand rooms had been carved into a warren of cubbyhole offices. Floors were covered in linoleum yellowed by age and sunlight. The roof leaked …

Canadian News

Assembly of First Nations National Chief in tough re-election battle

Perry Bellegarde is fighting to keep his job as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations against competitors who challenge his commitment to deliver on the issue of Indigenous sovereignty.<p>The election, which will take place Wednesday in Vancouver, comes at the end of Mr. Bellegarde’s first …

Canada

Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, and Russia

Some links that have recently caught my attention and that you might find interesting: The Daily Caller: “Tom Perez’s Russia Comments Have People …

Donald Trump

West Coquitlam bucks trend of plummeting Lower Mainland presales

The rate at which presale condos and townhomes are being snapped up has plummeted across Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley – but West Coquitlam …

Canadian Real Estate

Ford is not Trump. Ontario’s opposition would be wise to lower the outrage

<i>Andrew MacDougall, a former director of communications to Stephen Harper, is a communications consultant based in London.</i><p>If the opening days of his administration are any indication, progressives across Ontario are struggling with the reality of Premier Doug Ford.<p>Lulled by 15 years of like-minded …

Donald Trump

New-home presales plummet in Lower Mainland

The rate at which presale condos and townhomes are being snapped up has plummeted across Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley – especially in …

Canadian Real Estate

Jennifer Charlesworth recommended to be B.C.'s new children's representative

British Columbia

Tiny House Warriors spokesperson arrested at Trans Mountain protest in B.C.

British Columbia

Trump tweeted out a video about winning the 2016 election. Here's where it came from

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Trump tweeted a supercut video Sunday celebrating his 2016 election win. It featured clips from "The Simpsons" and cable news pundits predicting he wouldn't win, and a watermarked YouTube URL across the top for its creator, a Canadian.<p>YouTube user eLouai, aka Louai …

Politics

Keivan Hirji: Eby's electoral reform referendum looks like the work of a used-car salesman

Referendums

Kelowna West disclosures show B.C. Greens spent $29.05 for each vote

Charlie SmithRecently released Elections B.C. figures show that the B.C. Greens spent an awful lot of money for very little results in a recent …

Kelowna

Woman who accused Trudeau of groping issues statement

The woman who accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of groping her released a statement about the 2000 incident on Friday.<p>"I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the Open Eyes editorial, published …

Politics

The Ringer

<i>Quebec producer Hydropothecary appoints a former minister of health as its inside man. Meet the King of Cannabis</i><p>Marijuana might not be the first thing …

Cannabis