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BC regulation change reduced what MLAs must disclose (in BC Politics)

Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser said he has no plans to make a report to the legislature about British Columbia cabinet minister Mary Polak’s late filing of a financial disclosure form.
Moreover, a regulation change cabinet made in Se…

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NDP, like Liberals, ignored private health clinic billing: Day (in BC Politics)

Successive British Columbia governments have allowed private health clinics to do business in the province.

That’s doctor Brian Day’s reaction to a story The Tyee published last week.

Clark campaign skipped scheduled media availability (in Election Central)

Liberal leadership candidate and broadcaster Christy Clark failed to follow through on a media availability her campaign team scheduled today.

Cabinet minister Polak missed financial disclosure deadline (in BC Politics)

A cabinet minister who was three months late updating her financial disclosure filing said she missed the legal 30-day deadline because she was busy and forgot.

Two Liberal leadership candidates failed to uphold health law: Dix (in BC Politics)

The British Columbia government is yet to seek a warrant so it can conduct its audit into Brian Day's private surgery clinic.

BC population grew in 1990s despite Clark’s claim (in BC Politics)

To hear Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark tell it, British Columbia depopulated the last time the New Democratic Party formed a government.

That assertion appears to be true

BC population grew in 1990s despite Clark’s claim (in BC Politics)

To hear Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark tell it, British Columbia depopulated the last time the New Democratic Party formed a government.

That assertion appears to be true

Bad maintenance, not crab traps, caused ferry crash: report (in Transportation)

An August ferry crash blamed at the time on crab traps had more to do with incorrect maintenance, an internal B.C. Ferry Services Inc. report says.

BC Ferries releases 23-page list of big earners (in BC Politics)

Some 900 British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. employees earn over $75,000 a year.

This according to a 23-page document the government-owned private company released today under the freedom of

Disgusted public will elect independent MLAs: Huntington (in BC Politics)

It is a good time in British Columbia to be an independent political candidate, says Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington.

“In the political culture today they can sure get

Poll puts Liberals and NDP even in BC (in BC Politics)

A political poll released today has the New Democratic Party and the British Columbia Liberal Party, each in the midst of a leadership change, in a dead heat.

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Clark launches Lib leadership campaign (in Election Central)

Talk radio host and former MLA Christy Clark this morning officially entered the race to lead the British Columbia Liberal Party.

Christy Clark set to enter Lib race, but may be in already (in BC Politics)

Christy Clark has two announcements planned tomorrow morning, but the Liberal Party website already has her in the race to replace exiting Premier Gordon Campbell.

Carole James quitting NDP leadership (in BC Politics)

Carole James has quit as leader of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia blaming her departure on 13 MLAs who are opposed to her leadership.

BC NDP postpone emergency caucus meeting (in BC Politics)

The British Columbia New Democratic Party has postponed an emergency caucus meeting scheduled for Vancouver this afternoon.

Absent NDP MLAs otherwise occupied, sent regrets (in Election Central)

The Tyee reported yesterday that when New Democratic party leader Carole James gave a press conference to announce an emergency caucus meeting it was with 13 of 34

The faces standing behind James when she took her stand (in Election Central)

New Democratic Party leader Carole James has said she has the support of the majority of her caucus. At her Dec. 2 press conference 13 of those supporters

NDP MLAs presented James with concerns ahead of meeting (in Election Central)

New Democratic Party MLAs who want a leadership convention approached leader Carole James with a letter two weeks ago.

“Both the letter and the meeting were private,” wrote former

NDP MLAs to be held accountable at emergency meeting: James (in Election Central)

The New Democratic Party will hold an emergency caucus meeting to talk about the behaviour of NDP MLAs, leader Carole James said today.

“Every MLA will be held accountable

‘Carole James is dividing the party’: NDP MLA Kwan (in Election Central)

Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA Jenny Kwan released a statement this afternoon criticizing Carole James' leadership of the British Columbia New Democratic Party and calling for a leadership convention.

Coleman declines to run for BC Liberal leadership (in Election Central)

Solicitor General Rich Coleman said today he will not enter the race to lead the British Columbia Liberal Party.

Falcon launches leadership bid with promise to lead decisively (in Election Central)

Kevin Falcon launched his bid to head the British Columbia Liberal Party with a promise to listen, learn and lead.

“It is time for a new generation of

Abbott wins youth endorsement over ‘new generation’ Falcon (in Election Central)

Health Minister Kevin Falcon is likely to present himself as the “new generation” candidate in the Liberal leadership race, but George Abbott already has the support of key

Falcon and de Jong poised to enter Liberal leadership race (in Election Central)

Two more cabinet ministers appear set to enter the race to lead the British Columbia Liberal Party and replace Premier Gordon Campbell.

Province on budget track despite economic risks: Hansen (in BC Politics)

British Columbia's revenues have decreased and expenses increased since Finance Minister Colin Hansen delivered his last quarterly report, but the province is on track to meet its budget.

Abbott enters race to lead Liberals, province (in Election Central)

Shuswap MLA George Abbott today announced his candidacy to lead the British Columbia Liberal Party and replace outgoing Premier Gordon Campbell.

“The B.C. Liberal Party and the B.C. Liberal

Province should fund patients to give views on drugs: researcher (in Health)

Getting input from patients on what drugs the government pays for could be good if it's done right, said Victoria health policy researcher Alan Cassels.

“I think involving consumers

Recall poll expense may need to be declared: Elections BC (in Election Central)

If the results of a poll in cabinet minister Ida Chong's Victoria area constituency are used by one of the sides in a recall campaign, the expense for

Opinion survey asking questions related to Chong recall (in Election Central)

A Montreal company is conducting a survey in cabinet minister Ida Chong's Victoria area constituency asking questions related to the recall campaign targeting her.

Byelection would be trouble for minister Chong: poll (in Election Central)

The New Democratic Party's candidate would defeat Liberal cabinet minister Ida Chong if a by-election were held in Oak Bay-Gordon Head.

This according to a poll Gordon Pollard conducted

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