All posts tagged George Abbott


Bob Simpson MLA: Does BC Still Have a Climate Change Agenda?

There’s a certain irony that the NDP leadership candidates have committed to continue with BC’s carbon tax, while it’s uncertain what the new Premier is going to do with the tax. Or, her predecessor’s entire climate change agenda for that [...]

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The BC Green Liberals endorse George Abbott

There was some discussion on Twitter today about the BC Green Liberals. Proving that the BC Liberal Party is turning into a very very big tent,

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

Agriculture council wants food, farming on the leadership agenda (in BC Politics)

Encouraged by the release of Liberal leadership contender George Abbott's recent position statement on agriculture in the province, the B.C. Agriculture Council (BCAC) is encouraging the other NDP

Abbott ‘honoured’ to have Heed’s support (in Election Central)

British Columbia Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott says he's happy to have former Solicitor General Kash Heed's endorsement, despite the reported new findings of a police investigation into

A BC Liberal cocktail hour for contenders for King Gordon’s crown

Build 2030 brought nearly a thousand BC Liberals to the Hyatt last night for an event that served up five candidates.


Delta School Board chair supports Falcon’s teacher incentive program (in Education)

Kevin Falcon’s merit pay proposal for teachers has been met with much derision, but it’s found at least one fan in Delta School Board Chair Dale Saip.

Merit pay for teachers is problematic, says former deputy minister of education (in Education)

Charles Ungerleider believes Kevin Falcon deserves credit for caring about the province’s education system by suggesting a merit pay system for teachers, even if the former deputy minister

BC citizens should vote on carbon tax’s future: Abbott (in BC Politics)

Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott would put the carbon tax to a province wide vote.

Abbott made the announcement this morning during a Vancouver press conference where he outlined

BC citizens should vote on carbon tax’s future: Abbott (in BC Politics)

Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott would put the carbon tax to a province wide vote.

Abbott made the announcement this morning during a Vancouver press conference where he outlined

Clark, Farnworth frontrunners in leadership races: Poll (in BC Politics)

An Angus Reid poll, issued today, shows Christy Clark the favourite in the Liberal leadership race, while Mike Farnworth is the preferred candidate among New Democrats. As well,

Abbott gets all hopey-changey

George Abbott is known to legislature watchers as one who loves to needle the NDP. He is one of the B.C. Liberals’ top three hecklers, along with the

Getting at the grassroots

B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Mike de Jong likes rival Christy Clark’s idea to return to annual party conventions. De Jong stopped by the press gallery today on his

Quick hits

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.

Christy Clark is in the race, and proves to be formidable immediately

Christy Clark had a very powerful and impressive performance this morning.

A few thoughts from Christy Clark’s announcement from this morning:

  • Her campaigns theme as someone who has escaped

MacDiarmid not fooling anyone

Wrong-way Corrigan, of US football fame, has nothing on Margaret MacDiarmid. Recently, Premier Campbell reinstated MacDiarmid as BC’s education minister, after her newly-appointed predecessor George...


Over to you, anti-James gang

NDP leader Carole James threw out a challenge to the gang of 13 dissident MLAs who chased her out of office today, to do something constructive now that

Falcon takes flight, shows talons

Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Kevin Falcon, shown here showboating in an electric car while transportation minister, has livened up the B.C. Liberal leadership race right from his announcement at the

Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid: she’s baaaaack

Margaret MacDiarmid is back as Minister of Education after George Abbott steps forward to run for the Liberal leadership.


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

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

Adios, Minister MacDiarmid

In her brief stay as education minister, MacDiarmid was well on her way to becoming one of the most unpopular ministers in the Campbell government.


Four education ministers in two years?

Sources say George Abbott, the current BC Liberal minister of education, may run for the vacant BC premiership. Only last month, Abbott replaced his predecessor, the controversial

Public education needs greater support from province, groups say

Two public pleas underline the growing demand for a halt to provincial underfunding of our K-12 public education system. They are: a recent letter to the The Vancouver Sun

Premier expected to give B.C. school boards the pink slip

A Vancouver School Board trustee has told the Vancouver Observer that there is speculation Premier Gordon Campbell may announce in his public address tonight plans to fire elected

BREAKING NEWS: Premier Gordon Campbell set to make sweeping changes to BC school boards

New Education Minister George Abbott is poised to lead sweeping changes to BC's education system, according to my sources.

Yesterday I received an email about Premier Gordon Campbell’s

Teachers have questions, but does BC’s new education minister have answers?

Vancouver teachers: expect a lot of 'I'll get back to you on that' s after Wednesday's televised address by the premier, which is likely to announce significant changes

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