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BC Liberal leadership candidates all support HST (in BC Politics)

All six Liberal leadership candidates say they support the HST, as they lay out their plans for the province’s future for business leaders. Read more …

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Vancouver’s 5 best and 5 worst moments of 2010

This was the year that the eyes of the world were on Vancouver. When did we shine and when did we fall short?


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,

Why Canada can’t afford Stephen Harper

It’s a good time to debunk the biggest Stephen Harper myth there is: “We are good economic managers”. Repeating a lie does not make it true.


Oilpatch guys go for Falcon

Here’s a scene from the Gordon Campbell campaign bus in 2009, with Peace country MLAs Blair Lekstrom (right) and Pat Pimm suited up to visit a gas processing

Christy Clark launch in full

Christy Clark, seen here campaigning for the 2001 election in Port Moody, has announced her leadership bid. Here is the full text of her speech, delivered to supporters

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

BC’s political tornado about to hit

Stormy political winds a comin' in British Columbia - click for larger

A weather analogy seems only

Suddenly the target is Oak Bay?

From the beginning, there was clearly a rising star in Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney’s “MLA Survival Recall” routine. Delaney remarked upon it in press releases sent

A crazy week in BC politics

Another week in BC politics brings fresh hell for the BC Liberals...


Why the B.C. Liberals could have used Dianne Watts

Surrey mayor Dianne Watts is gregarious, trusted, and has a track record of turning toxic situations around. She, more than any other politican in B.C., can single-handedly revive

HST initiative question proposed to BC government (in BC Politics)

The British Columbia government now has a draft wording for the HST initiative question:

“Are you in favour of extinguishing the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) and reinstating the PST

Delaney’s latest conspiracy theory

FightHST wheelman Chris Delaney didn’t waste any time spinning his web of conspiracy after Elections BC filed its report detailing the deficiencies of his anti-HST petition. Picking up

Premier Gordon Campbell’s resignation cartoon

Internal party support numbers for Campbell don’t ring true

He went out on his own terms instead of waiting to get embarrassed, in spite of what internal polling numbers released after the fact are saying.


B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell resigns

Gordon Campbell resigns - photo: Todd Korol, Reuters

UPDATE: Prime Minister Harper releases statement on Campbell departure. Read below.

In a hastily assembled press announcement today at 11:30am, British

Campbell wasn’t pushed, Les says

The big rumour going around the legislature this week was that a letter signed by as many as 17 B.C. Liberal MLAs was calling for Premier Gordon Campbell

HST sales job: just another questionable deal in John Les’ career?

John Les is the new parliamentary secretary for HST information.  It’s worth an extra 15 grand a year -- a little gift from Premier Gordon Campbell to John.

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  • I obviously ruffled one former mayoral Cheif of Staff’s feathers with Friday’s post, inspiring this lacklustre rebuttal.  Notice how Daniel conveniently ignores my points about

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