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Bob Simpson MLA: Where’s Our Money?

I attended the town hall on the status of Quesnel’s multi-centre project this week and listened to MP Dick Harris make a comment that got my Scottish dander up.
Both Mr. Harris and I were asked to respond to a question [...]

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Poverty contributed to 21 BC child deaths: children’s advocate (in BC Politics)

VICTORIA - British Columbia's children's watchdog is calling on the provincial government to do something about the province's high child poverty rate in a report that reviews the

BC’s water to be sold to the highest bidder?

Water on the auction block? Recently announced plans could open "water markets" in BC.

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Poll finds Clark popular Liberal leader choice (in Election Central)

Former cabinet minister and on-leave radio talk show host Christy Clark remains the candidate for the B.C. Liberal leadership most popular with the public, according to an Ipsos

Province may have to cover Khaira’s costs: BCFED (in Labour + Industry)

If Khaira Enterprises fails to honour a Jan. 17 Employment Standards Branch determination that it owes workers nearly $250,000 in unpaid wages and benefits, the provincial government should

BC Ferries workers accused of smoking pot (in Labour + Industry)

A Transportation Safety Board memo warning B.C. Ferries that crew members were smoking pot on the job was a real bummer for boss David Hahn.

BC awards drug review contracts, some to UBC’s Therapeutics Initiative (in BC Politics)

The provincial government has awarded three out of five contracts to review the evidence on drugs to members of the Therapeutics Initiative at the University of British Columbia.

"Those

Private liquor stores linked to deaths: BC study (in BC Politics)

As the British Columbia Liberal government increased the number of private liquor stores allowed in the province, the number of alcohol-related deaths increased, according to a newly released

MLAs declared gifts received, including travel and Olympic tickets (in BC Politics)

A Liberal backbench MLA took $14,500 worth of trips to China and Korea, the NDP's environment critic travelled to Denmark on a union's tab and a Liberal MLA

Olympic economic impact less than promised (in BC Politics)

New reports on hosting the 2010 Olympic Winter Games show the economic impact in British Columbia was much lower than politicians promised before the games.

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

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

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.

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

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

Half of BC pines dead from fossil fuel pollution. Is it over?

Half our pine trees have been eaten alive in just the last nine years. A killing plague of billions of native pine beetles has been unleashed by the

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