Christy Clark

Seth Klein: Site C’s economic justifications unconvincing and it’s time we made decisions differently

There is no question that the new B.C. government’s decision to proceed with the Site C dam was a very difficult one. The previous government left it …

Economy

Kelowna West byelection called for Feb. 14 - Surrey Now-Leader

The wait is over for voters in Kelowna West.<p>Premier John Horgan has finally called a byelection for the riding vacated by former premier and Liberal …

Vancouver

First Nations Seek Injunction To Halt Site C Work

The latest round in a legal battle over the province’s most controversial and largest infrastructure project has begun.<p>The West Moberly and Prophet …

Canada

Canada's British Columbia province calls special election for ex Premier's seat

Canada's British Columbia province calls special election for ex Premier's seat<p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Canada's British Columbia provincial government on …

Canada

Dianne Watts embraces outsider status in B.C. Liberal race

Former Surrey mayor and MP Dianne Watts says her outsider status as the only non-MLA in the B.C. Liberal leadership race has so far been an …

Cost of Living

Premier calls byelection for Christy Clark's former seat

A Valentine's Day byelection has been scheduled to replace Christy Clark as MLA for Kelowna West.<p>Premier John Horgan has announced the vote will take …

Canada

Crown seeks 1-2 year sentence in B.C. 'quick wins' ethnic outreach scandal

In breach of trust sentencing, defence lawyers for ex-B.C. Liberal operations director Brian Bonney argues he was directed by higher-ups, not for …

Corruption

B.C. Government calls Kelowna byelection to fill former premier’s vacant seat

The BC NDP has called a byelection for the riding of Kelowna West.<p>Former Premier Christy Clark’s old seat was vacated after she resigned as an MLA on …

Canada

B.C. NDP cancelled international LNG conference after taking power, e-mails show

Two weeks after taking office, B.C. Premier John Horgan's NDP government cancelled an international conference on liquefied natural gas that had been planned for the fall of 2017, internal e-mails show, a sign of waning interest in LNG in British Columbia.<p>Only a handful of LNG proposals in B.C. …

Canada

Former BC Liberal Leader Gordon Wilson endorses Todd Stone

With the B.C. Liberal leadership vote just weeks away, more high profile endorsements are coming in.<p>In a video posted to YouTube, former party leader …

Canada

Martyn Brown: The sick twists of Rich Coleman’s “Cuban dagger”

Typically, outgoing leaders of political parties have the decency and good sense to remain neutral in party leadership contests that determine who …

Vaughn Palmer: Mike de Jong stands by B.C. Liberals’ record

VICTORIA — When Rich Coleman endorsed his longtime B.C. Liberal colleague Mike de Jong for the party leadership Friday, the two war horses …

Premier of British Columbia

B.C. Premier Horgan’s LNG push at odds with NDP emissions goals

British Columbia Premier John Horgan is heading off on a trade mission to Asia later this month, hoping to continue with the former BC Liberal government's quest to secure a liquefied natural gas industry for his province.<p>Just weeks ago, his government tried to bury the latest unhappy news about …

Climate

Just over half of British Columbians say Site C completion is right choice: report

More than half of B.C. residents think Premier John Horgan and his government made the right call to finish the dam project.<p>In a new Angus Reid …

John Horgan

OUR VIEW: Homeowner grant is all about the votes

Last week, the province increased the threshold for the provincial homeowner grant to $1.65 million, up $500,000 from the year before.<p>This will keep …

Premier of British Columbia

Have we scapegoated Mayor Gregor Robertson on housing?

Many commentators are correct in saying that Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson was slow to recognize how an onslaught of foreign capital was making …

Canada

Mike Smyth: Robertson faces final transit tilt with Corrigan as he prepares to leave office

Gregor Robertson may have announced his retirement from local politics, but he still has one big job left before he clears out his desk at city …

Lower Mainland

Analysis: Why Mayor Robertson changed his mind about seeking re-election

So he's done.<p>You've heard the news by now — the young, progressive mayoral candidate Vancouverites came to know in 2008, and liked enough to elect …

John Horgan

Crown is considering if charges are warranted in 2017 daycare death

Nearly a year after the death of 16 month-old ‘Baby Mac’ in a unlicensed Vancouver daycare, the Crown is looking at if charges might be laid.<p>The …

Day Care

BC Liberal candidate hires consultancy whose role in Brexit is under investigation

A Canadian campaign consulting firm whose role in Britain's Brexit vote is under investigation is operating in the leadership contest to replace former B.C. premier Christy Clark.<p>AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd. has been retained by leadership candidate Todd Stone, and is also seeking a contract with …

Canada

Is Wynne so unpopular because she’s a woman?

Here’s a quick question: How many women have served as a provincial premier in Canada?<p>Now here’s a harder question: How many of them have been …

Canada

B.C. real estate watchdog presses council to discipline realtor

British Columbia's superintendent of real estate is taking the province's industry regulator to court, demanding the body begin disciplinary proceedings against a realtor accused of misconduct.<p>The judicial review could serve as a test case of the superintendent's enhanced powers to regulate the …

Real Estate

The Iron Law, Or What Every Politician Should Know About Megaprojects

Every member of the B.C. Legislature should memorize the Iron Law of Megaprojects.<p>It’s pretty damn simple: “Megaprojects will be over budget, over …

John Horgan

John Horgan to make first trip to Asia since elected B.C. premier

B.C. premier <b>John Horgan</b> has scheduled a trip to China for later this month.<p>According to a media release, Horgan will also visit South Korea and Japan …

John Horgan

Speculator attempts to flip Richmond condo for nearly 3x within 6 months

By <b>ThinkPol Staff</b><p>A speculator is attempting to flip a Richmond condo bought just six months ago for nearly three times the amount paid for it.<p>This is …

Vancouver

Failed guide dog trainee gets new gig as Vice Regal Greeter

She’ll be remembered for making history in June 2017 during what was undoubtedly the most dramatic period in British Columbia’s political …

Regal

B.C. NDP government must deal with both cost and public trust issues in new housing policy

Of all the issues that B.C.'s NDP exploited to gain power, none was more important than its pledge to do something about the high cost of housing.<p>The New Democrats accused their Liberal predecessors of being in the pockets of the development community, suggesting that was the reason former premier …

Lower Mainland

Lower Mainland public transit’s moment to shine clouded by parochial interests

Ultimately, it may not much matter whether people love or hate Derek Corrigan and his election as head of the mayors' transit council for the Lower Mainland.<p>The Burnaby mayor is well-known as a contrarian and not a team player. Those who mistrust him fear he will try to use his new position and …

Canada

Mike Smyth: The 21st annual awards for dubious political distinction

The super-secret results of the 21st annual Awards for Dubious Political Distinction have been kept in a sealed Mason jar on Donald Trump’s desk, …

John Horgan

Letters: We should be thanking Christy Clark for Site C, reader says

Former premier Christy Clark should be blamed for the Site C dam? Are you serious? To Clark, this British Columbian says: Thank You! Thank you so …

Vancouver