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Andrew MacLeod

Andrew MacLeod

 

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee's legislative bureau chief.

Before joining The Tyee, Andrew worked for Victoria's alternative weekly Monday Magazine, where he wrote hundreds of stories on many topics, including poverty, land use and the environment. His work has been referred to in the B.C. legislature, Canadian House of Commons and senate. He won a 2006 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies award for news writing and was a finalist for a 2007 Western Magazine Award for best article in B.C. and the Yukon.

Andrew lives with his family in Victoria and is learning to play the Scottish small pipes. You can reach him here or at (250) 885-7662.

Stories by Andrew MacLeod

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Lottery Corp. Pushed Slot Gambling on Five Ferry Routes

Flurry of discussions among gov’t, BCLC and BC Ferries revealed via freedom of info request.

By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday


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BC Wolf Killing Plan Based on 'Unreliable Data': Advocate

Newly released strategy outlines difficulties in counting wolves.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Apr 2014


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For-Profit Clinic Lawsuit May Transform Health Care

'Hard to overstate' impact of Brian Day's extra-billing challenge, doctors say.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Apr 2014


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Farnworth bows out, makes Horgan likely next NDP leader

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Apr 2014


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BC Conservative Campaign 'Smear' Ends in Resignations

Days before leadership election, a bout of nasty politicking recalls Cummins-era infighting.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Apr 2014


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Hay Minister? Give Local Eating a Try

Options abound even in East Kootenay, despite Bill Bennett's laugh line.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Apr 2014


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NDP members, not MLAs, will decide next leader: Farnworth

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Mar 2014


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BC Loosens Restrictions on Swaths of Protected Farmland

Gov't to allow 'flexibility' on how 90 per cent of Agricultural Land Reserve is used.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Mar 2014


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Trappers Warn of Inhumane BC Wolf Killing Plans

Association worried about policy that would allow trapping of mothers with pups, docs show.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Mar 2014


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Vancouver port returning to full operation thanks to agreement with truckers

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Mar 2014


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BC's Wolf Killing Plans Withheld for Almost a Year

Stalling shows government's 'discomfort' with what it intends to do, says NDP critic.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Mar 2014


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Wolf management will be fully transparent, won't include poison, says minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Mar 2014


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Building more ferries in BC would benefit the local economy: report

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Mar 2014


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BC Keeps Wolf Killing Plans Secret

Province refuses to disclose latest wolf management plan, and whether poisoning is part of it.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Mar 2014


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Health Ministry Mum on Fired Worker's Rehiring

Robert Hart was among seven people fired in 2012 as part of still-murky gov't investigation.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Mar 2014


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BC Gov't Poised to Move Against Portland Hotel Society

Audit findings mean Downtown Eastside housing, safe injection non-profit may face receivership: Coleman.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Mar 2014


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BC health ministry reinstates one worker it fired in 2012

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Mar 2014


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Liberals Meddling with Electoral Boundaries for Own Gain: NDP

Gov’t counters its changes will protect rural ridings’ political power.

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Feb 2014


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No reason to worry about deflating prices yet, says BC finance minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Feb 2014


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Two BC Conservatives Battle over Breakfast

After May's election flop, leader candidates at least agree the party 'must be better prepared.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Feb 2014


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BC Gov't Brags Budget Keeps Taxes Low, but for Whom?

Not many families at all, when MSP premiums and other fees are included.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Feb 2014


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Premier Slams BC Ferries Ads, Despite Selling Her Own Jobs Plan

Clark pans corp's advertising to British Columbians, something her government has done extensively.

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Feb 2014


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BC cabinet received advice on provoking teachers' strike: court record

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Feb 2014


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Pro pot activist won't take second shot at BC NDP leadership

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2014


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BC to move ahead with LNG, other priorities: throne speech

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2014


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Family Fears BC Will Quit Covering Alzheimer's Drug

Merrill Oakey's kids worry 'the only thing that's helping' their mother, and others like her, will soon be unaffordable.

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2014


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Kootenay East's Bennett tops BC MLAs $2.3 million travel expense list

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Feb 2014


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A Tyee Series

Biggest Myth About Inequality Is We Can't Fix It

Avoiding collapse requires planned positive change. Last in series Super Unequal BC.

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Feb 2014


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A Tyee Series

To Unclog the Top, Fix Politics

Seven ways to de-concentrate wealth. And so it can happen, four ways to change how we elect. Latest in a series.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Feb 2014


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Minister says appeal of BCTF court win will protect students, taxpayers

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Feb 2014


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A Tyee Series

Eighteen Ways to Shrink Inequality

Steps to raise the poor and strengthen the middle in BC, and Canada, too. Latest in a series.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Feb 2014


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A Tyee Series

Out of Inequality Grow Fresh Ways to Imagine Economy

Visions of new currencies, new values, a new commons. Latest in series 'Super Unequal BC.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Feb 2014


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A Tyee Series

Expensive Housing, Low Pay Challenge Next Generation

Governments cut seniors' poverty but failed to support young, says UBC prof. Latest in Super Unequal BC series.

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 Jan 2014


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A Tyee Series

High BC Housing Costs Weaken Economy, Drive Inequality

While owners sit on wealth, many struggle to find homes they can afford. Fifth in a series.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Jan 2014


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A Tyee Series

The Banker Who Dares Argue Inequality Is Worse than Taxes

Why Paul Summerville begs to differ with his business friends (as does The Economist). Fourth in a series.

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Jan 2014


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A Tyee Series

In BC, How Unequal Are We?

Jimmy Pattison 'just doesn't talk about that kind of thing.' This year his wealth grew by $1.25 billion. Third in a series on inequality solutions.

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Jan 2014


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A Tyee Series

INFOGRAPHIC: Inequality in British Columbia

By the numbers. Part of a series on Super Unequal BC.

By April Alayon and Andrew MacLeod, 27 Jan 2014


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A Tyee Series

Business Leaders Stare into BC's Widened Income Gap

In province where inequality keeps outstripping Canada as a whole, 'a growing disconnect.' First in a series on Super Unequal BC.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Jan 2014


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Are Police Ready for a Fierce Northern Gateway Battle?

Activists say direct action to stop the project is a last resort, but BC's north wonders: is the RCMP prepared?

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Jan 2014


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Why Are Health Ministry Workers So Bummed Out?

Survey finds handlers of BC's largest file feel increasingly poorly directed, unsatisfied.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Jan 2014


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Taxpayers Dinged for a Thousand $1,000 Phone Calls

Payments to private contractor Maximus balloon since BC outsourced health records in 2004.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Jan 2014


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Health Ministry Contracting-out Probe Leads to Direct Award Contract

BC paid Deloitte $650K to look into data breaches, no need to compete.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Jan 2014


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Public Paid Clark's Way to Kelowna Campaign Launch

NDP calls trip an 'abuse of public resources', though premier later met with Alberta counterpart.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Nov 2013


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Canada Job Grant a 'Boondoggle', Say Critics

Those in skills training sector say new program will hurt most marginalized in BC.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Sep 2013


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Special prosecutor appointed to aid RCMP investigation of BC Liberal strategy

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Sep 2013


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New board chair 'optimistic' withdrawal of legal aid service can be averted

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Sep 2013


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Changes to Federal Programs Ice Vulnerable Workers: Provinces

Ministers argue new Canada Job Grant is inflexible, excludes the unemployed.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Sep 2013


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Minister brags about Canadian brand, despite domination of World Bank corruption list

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Sep 2013


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Potential Dix Successors Already Emerging

Heyman, Horgan, Eby and Farnworth say they may vie to be next BC NDP honcho.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2013


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Actively considering NDP leadership bid, Heyman outlines vision

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2013


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Dix hopes for 'diverse range of candidates' to replace him as NDP leader

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2013


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Dix Bows Out

'That we fell short on election day is my responsibility,' owns BC NDP leader in exit speech.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Sep 2013


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Big Question as Cities Meet: What Will Dix Do?

Catch the UBCM dish on tax changes, trash talk and more in this reporter's notebook.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Sep 2013


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Legal Aid's Coming Denial of Service

Without more provincial funds, there will be six weeks with no legal help for BC's most vulnerable.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Sep 2013


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BC Greens plan to stop skipping byelections, says interim leader

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Sep 2013


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Register to Criticize Your Mayor and Council?

Fines and jail time proposed for people who break BC's new local government election rules.

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Sep 2013


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Liberals cancelled legislative sitting to shut out dissent, says NDP's Horgan

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Sep 2013


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Liberals took election loans despite Clark's pledge for debt-free campaign

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Sep 2013


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Check Kelowna byelection results here

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Jul 2013


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UBC's dean of medicine contradicts health minister on Therapeutics Initiative funding

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jul 2013


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BC government quashed independent review of 'political' smoking cessation program

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jul 2013


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BC's Affair with Troubled SNC Lavalin

Major provincial projects are a reliable income source for a company mired in negative publicity.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jul 2013


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New minister 'confident' changes to BC local elections ready for 2014

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Jul 2013


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Premier Clark: Terrorists 'Won't Succeed' at Scaring Public

Duo charged with conspiring to explode bombs outside BC legislature on Canada Day.

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Jul 2013


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'You will not succeed': BC Premier Clark to Canada Day bomb plotters

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Jul 2013


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BC government bodies spent $18.8 million on carbon offsets in 2012

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Jun 2013


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BC's Economy in Decline

Government trims budget surplus and plans cuts amid shrinking expectations.

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Jun 2013


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New BC speaker 'discourages' unelected Premier Clark from note passing

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Jun 2013


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Provincial surplus shrinking with worsening financial outlook

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Jun 2013


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UPDATED: BC throne speech promises frozen taxes, balanced budgets

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Jun 2013


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Health ministry lacked means to protect personal info

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Jun 2013


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Queen's BC representative to tour diplomats through wine country

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Jun 2013


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Eight candidates enter Westside-Kelowna byelection race

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Jun 2013


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BC Welfare Ministry Inspires Most Complaints

Ombudsperson details how her office fights to ensure government treats vulnerable people fairly.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jun 2013


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Clark admits mistake as BC government reverses pay increase

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jun 2013


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Cardiac Residency for BC Minister's Son Stirs Debate

On chat board, some med students see club for 'old rich boys and girls,' others see no big deal.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Jun 2013


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NDP's Dix reassigns several senior critic roles in new shadow cabinet

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Jun 2013


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BC Greens again won't run candidate in Westside-Kelowna

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jun 2013


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Premier dumps cabinet committees on open government, families first

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jun 2013


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New BC Liberal government raises pay for political staff

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jun 2013


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New Gas, Trade and Tech Ministries in Clark's Cabinet

BC premier promises her team will 'accelerate' jobs plan and 'run a tight ship.'

By David P. Ball and Andrew MacLeod, 7 Jun 2013


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New BC cabinet blends experience, fresh eyes

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Jun 2013


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Updated: Kelowna MLA expected to step aside to make room for Clark

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Jun 2013


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Disclose Assets? What's the Point?

Candidates can lie about their finances or omit details thanks to MLAs who nixed penalty.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Jun 2013


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BC Gov't to Enbridge: 'Trust Me' Is Not Good Enough

Activists, First Nations leaders cheer province's clear stand against Northern Gateway proposal.

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 May 2013


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Province denies firings aimed to protect BC Liberal donors' profits

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 May 2013


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Christy Clark Discloses Zero Assets

Last year she declared investments; this April she revealed none in her public statement.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 May 2013


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BC Minister's Son Beat Odds to Win Residency Spot

Graduating from an Irish medical school, he'll finish training in UBC division his father heads.

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 May 2013


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Should Dix Step Down?

Or can the NDP leader make a case to reinvent his party?

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 May 2013


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Expenses high while BC Ferries considers service cuts: union president

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 May 2013


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Clark's New Team: 'Rowing in Same Direction'

Meet the next BC MLAs. Half of Liberals are new, six fresh NDP faces.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 May 2013


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BC election may create fractured opposition, says Simpson

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 May 2013


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Queen of the North conviction won't make BC Ferries safer: former union president

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 May 2013


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BC Ferries delaying release of employee expenses until day after election

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 May 2013


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Don't Split anti-Liberal Vote, NDP Warns

Greens call such talk 'fear-mongering' as election day approaches.

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 May 2013


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Where's the Vision for Clean Green Jobs?

Answer on economy vs. environment question largely ignored in BC's election.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 May 2013


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Jobs plan ads promoted BC government to British Columbians

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 May 2013


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Drug companies not involved in ministry purge, says minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 May 2013


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Health Worker Fired to Protect Liberal Donors, Suit Alleges

BC gov't aimed to preserve pharma profits alleges notice of claim by terminated researcher.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 May 2013


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BC spent nearly $650,000 defending gags on election advertising

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 May 2013


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A Tyee Series

BC's Poor Poverty Record, Explained

Will the last decade of idle welfare rates and spiking homelessness continue after May 14?

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 May 2013


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Will May 14 Be Independent's Day in Cariboo North?

One of several exciting races where voters are choosing between party politics as normal and a free voice.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2013


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Photo radar was effective, says RCMP veteran running for BC Liberals

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Apr 2013


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NDP's Dix only leader to accept mayors' invitation

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Apr 2013


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Showdown in Prince George

Tight races reflect issues of the north: resources and who they benefit.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Apr 2013


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BC Conservatives poached candidates from smaller party

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Apr 2013


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Libs Stand by Shuswap Candidate Whose Firm Broke Federal Law

Greg Kyllo's company was penalized $375,000 for illegal habitat destruction in 2007.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Apr 2013


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Shuswap Candidate Charged Under Fisheries Act in 2010

Company assessed $375,000 penalty for clearing legally protected habitat.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Apr 2013


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Election Law 'Chilling' Groups Wanting to Share Info

Complex, 'crazy making' third party advertising restrictions sow confusion.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Apr 2013


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BC NDP's proposed $20 welfare raise 'won't tackle poverty,' says advocate

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Apr 2013


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Clark says Liberals can fight election without new debt

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Apr 2013


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BREAKING: NDP candidate in Kelowna resigns over online comments

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Apr 2013


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Model predicts solid NDP majority, Conservative rise

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Apr 2013


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NDP forest plan 'minor deviation from unsustainable status quo': critic

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Apr 2013


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Four terminated as BC auditor general prepares to leave office

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Apr 2013


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Greens dropped plan for global fundraising campaign: Weaver

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Apr 2013


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NDP would strengthen employment standards, Dix tells labour town hall

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Apr 2013


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BC Election 2013 Hot Riding: Oak Bay-Gordon Head

'Intense' three-way race among NDP, Liberal and Green candidates too close to predict.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Apr 2013


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Financial report unexpectedly needed audit, says Green's Weaver

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Apr 2013


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BC Greens missed deadline for filing financial report

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Apr 2013


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BC Liberals topped donations in 2012

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Apr 2013


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Premier missing debate, BC Liberals blaming late invitation

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Apr 2013


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NDP drops price for media to join leader's tour

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Mar 2013


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Anti-NDP group ICBA won't be buying pre-election ads

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Mar 2013


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BC government is not carbon neutral, finds auditor general

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Mar 2013


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Let My Report Go Free: Auditor General

Pacific Carbon Trust part of 'orchestrated campaign' to delay findings on offset issues: AG Doyle.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Mar 2013


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'Orchestrated campaign' delayed carbon offset report, says auditor general

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Mar 2013


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BC speaker stalling release of auditor general's carbon offset report

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Mar 2013


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Leaks Keep Damaging BC Liberals

So who's behind them? Signs point strongly to a former caucus employee.

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Mar 2013


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Wood building contract awarded to BC Liberal donor

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Mar 2013


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Bond needs to be seen to be acting on Dyble recommendation, says Krog

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Mar 2013


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BC info and privacy commissioner's office examining outreach scandal

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Mar 2013


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BREAKING: Report details misuse of government resources

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Mar 2013


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CBC balked at running ads promoting BC budget

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Mar 2013


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Government backs down on controversial forestry bill

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Mar 2013


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BC Gov't Faces Third Lawsuit over Health Ministry Firings

Employee says he was falsely ousted and RCMP have yet to contact him.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Mar 2013


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Sniping BC Liberals not running again, says Bennett

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Mar 2013


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Too early to tell if job program switcheroo makes sense: BC's Bell

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Mar 2013


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NDP would move fixed election date to fall

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Mar 2013


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BC needs stronger pesticide rules, says doctors' group

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Mar 2013


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Tough BC Ferries decisions delayed until after election

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Mar 2013


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Ethnic Memo Investigator's Hands Tied: NDP

Minister Yap resigns, Clark apologizes, opposition slams scope of probe.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Mar 2013


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Close Aide to Premier Clark Resigns

Controversy over leaked Liberal plan to win ethnic vote claims the job of Kim Haakstad, a longtime ally.

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Mar 2013


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Clark apologizes for leaked document, launches review

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Feb 2013


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BC Liberals planned to use gov't resources to win ethnic votes

By Andrew MacLeod and Robyn Smith, 27 Feb 2013


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'This Is Huge': Sweeping Forest Bill Gathers Foes

Enviros, other opponents say vast 'giveaway' looms with scant public input.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Feb 2013


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Budget Cuts Amidst Forest Crisis Anger Critics

'Difficult decision' to trim stewardship funding until next year: minister.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Feb 2013


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BC government failing to monitor biodiversity, says auditor

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Feb 2013


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BC Liberals playing 'crass politics' with interim supply timing: MLA

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Feb 2013


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BC Budget: 'Is It Credible?'

Question posed by finance minister brings forth diverging opinions.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Feb 2013


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BC's small surplus depends on asset sales and optimism

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Feb 2013


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Review results in tweak to natural gas revenue

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Feb 2013


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NDP Pledges Election Reforms Libs Stalled

Three years after task force tackled municipal spending limits, no action on 31 items.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Feb 2013


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BC government breaking pledge to clean up municipal elections

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Feb 2013


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Plan to improve childcare won't follow Quebec model, says BC's Clark

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Feb 2013


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Ad campaign aimed to close 'credibility gap' for BC government

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Feb 2013


news

A Tyee Series

Wildcard Result for BC Election: Independents Rule

If NDP vs. Liberal race tightens, one scenario gives outsider candidates balance of power.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Feb 2013


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LNG revenue to be used to pay down debt: Throne Speech

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Feb 2013


news

A Tyee Series

Clark's Chances: What Would It Take to Win?

As NDP's lead shrinks in some polls, how realistic is a Liberal comeback victory?

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Feb 2013


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A Tyee Series

NDP's Path to Big Win

Polls point to a majority, but how large? First of three roadmaps to BC's election day.

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2013


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BC Greens Going Global in Donation Hunt

Leader Jane Sterk says party will get 'creative' in bid to win seats this May.

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Feb 2013


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BC to introduce senate bill despite Supreme Court's deliberations

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Feb 2013


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Group suing BC over law restricting election speech

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Jan 2013


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Rapid changeover generates big bills at BC Crown corporation

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Jan 2013


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Provincial taxpayers treat local politicians to truffles

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jan 2013


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Eight Hopes for BC's Next Government

Come May 15, what should political winners do with their mandate? The Tyee sought a range of perspectives.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jan 2013


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Memorial service planned for former BC health ministry worker

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Jan 2013


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BC health info for more than 5 million people improperly released

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Jan 2013


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Fired Health Ministry Worker Found Dead

Roderick MacIsaac was three days from the end of a co-op term when let go.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Jan 2013


blogs

Fired health ministry worker found dead

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jan 2013


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Adrian Dix's Not-So-Secret Agenda

NDP leader won office making promises on smart meters, raw logs, women's equality and much more.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jan 2013


blogs

Audit shows asbestos troubles continued on BC Ferries

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Dec 2012


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'I Want to Do Significant Things': Adrian Dix

NDP leader talks with The Tyee about ads, agendas, working with BC Liberals, and more.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Dec 2012


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Moody's drops outlook on BC debt rating to negative

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Dec 2012


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Municipal councillor seeking Green nod in Capital Region

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Dec 2012


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'It's a Herculean Task': Christy Clark

BC's premier talks to The Tyee about wrestling the deficit, revolving aides, anti-smoking policies and more.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Dec 2012


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Researcher expected to receive Alzheimer's drug data

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Dec 2012


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With co-operative gains unions risk taking blame for cuts

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Dec 2012


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Health ministry shakes up access to drug data

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Dec 2012


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Ottawa's CETA concessions limit options for provinces and municipalities

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Dec 2012


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Health ministry employee made complaint that led to firings

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Dec 2012


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UBC challenged to fund wage increases through operational efficiencies

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Dec 2012


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Fired Health Ministry Worker Suing BC

Province, health minister named in wrongful dismissal and defamation suit.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Dec 2012


blogs

BC premier's office announces more staffing changes

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Dec 2012


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BC backing down on flu shot requirement, says BCNU

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Nov 2012


news

BC Liberals Duck and Weave on Raising Taxes

Poll shows citizens would approve hikes under certain circumstances.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Nov 2012


blogs

Crown to consider charges related to two sawmill fires

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Nov 2012


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BC deficit half a billion dollars bigger than budgeted for 2012-13

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Nov 2012


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Europe pleased with access to local contracts in Canada, wants more

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Nov 2012


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Byelections return Conservative and NDP MPs to Ottawa

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Nov 2012


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Years behind Ontario, BC Deepens Savings on Generic Drugs

'Right direction, but we need to keep going': researcher.

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Nov 2012


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Regulations drop price BC will pay for generic drugs

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Nov 2012


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Former solicitor general applauds license plate privacy report

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Nov 2012


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Provinces and patients will pay if feds meet EU patent demands: Dix

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Nov 2012


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BC taxpayers paying for television exposure

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Nov 2012


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Registrar investigating whether BC police chiefs obeying lobbying law

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Nov 2012


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Dubious ferry figures used for BC government consult, says union president

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Nov 2012


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BC creates Jumbo resort municipality despite strong opposition

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Nov 2012


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Bulk buying and competitive bids would lower generic drug costs, says researcher

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Nov 2012


news

We Know Where You Drove Last Night: Police

Force's license plate scanning system blasted by BC privacy commissioner.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Nov 2012


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Police use of licence plate scans breaks privacy law: commissioner

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Nov 2012


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CTV British Columbia fires general manager, news director

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Nov 2012


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Ferry consultation needs deeper questions, says advocate

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Nov 2012


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BC conflict commissioner won't hear Clark complaint

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Nov 2012


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Independent MLA lacks confidence in conflict commissioner to investigate Clark

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Nov 2012


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Lobbyists registry lacks record for BC Liberal Party vice president

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Nov 2012


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'Confidential' Manual Admits It's Tough Finding Savings for Union Raises

BC gov't guide advises employers negotiating contracts.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Nov 2012


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BCGEU ratifies agreement, calls government deceitful

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Nov 2012


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BCGEU alleges province bargained in bad faith

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Nov 2012


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BC government has fun with figures despite job losses

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Nov 2012


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Size of BC Ferries subsidy of interest to former drop trailer competitor

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Oct 2012


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Police Departments Won't Say if They Use Cellphone ID Tech

Device that pegs your phone in a crowd reflects a 'massive invasion of privacy' says BC civil liberties director.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Oct 2012


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BC government asking public where to cut ferry service

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Oct 2012


news

'Prepare for Fight of Your Lives' Clark Tells Her Party

Declared threats at weekend's BC Liberal convention include unions, Conservatives and NDP 'tyranny.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Oct 2012


blogs

BC Liberals vote to support keeping carbon tax

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Oct 2012


blogs

BC Liberals consider ditching carbon tax

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Oct 2012


blogs

BC health ministry fires sixth person in data investigation

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Oct 2012


news

'This Is What Healthy Democracy Looks Like'

NDP MLA Fleming's message to Premier Clark joins chorus of protest against Northern Gateway at BC legislature.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Oct 2012


blogs

Drug companies dominate BC health ministry stakeholders list

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Oct 2012


blogs

BC to withhold BCNU contract details until other unions reach deals

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Oct 2012


news

Who's Lobbying the NDP?

Party insiders jockey to attract clients well ahead of provincial vote.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Oct 2012


blogs

BC university presidents seek funding for spaces and financial aid

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Oct 2012


blogs

UVic trimming departmental budgets to pay for wage increases

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Oct 2012


blogs

BC medical researchers encouraged to seek US military funding

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Oct 2012


news

Funding Murky for Union Raises at UBC, UVic

Budget's already squeezed before seeking 'efficiencies' says UBC spokesperson.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Oct 2012


news

NDP Sets Fire to Libs' Forest Industry Fix

BC government's new action plan blasted by opposition as 'business as usual.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Oct 2012


blogs

BCNU raid wins support of thousands of licensed practical nurses

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Oct 2012


blogs

Foundation grateful for BC contribution to health research

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Oct 2012


blogs

Court rules BC election gag law unconstitutional despite changes

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Oct 2012


news

Gov't Mum on How Union Raises Will Be Paid

Unions say new efficiencies, lower sick pay and overtime will fill the gap.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Oct 2012


blogs

RCMP in 'holding pattern' on data allegations, waiting on BC health ministry

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Oct 2012


blogs

Further 12 percent increase in ferry fares allowed *

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Oct 2012


blogs

Victoria group starts legal fund ahead of pipeline protest

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Oct 2012


blogs

New BC lieutenant governor donated to BC Liberals

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Oct 2012


blogs

BCGEU wage increase to be funded through budget savings

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Sep 2012


blogs

At UBCM Premier Clark promises infrastructure sooner and more blacktop

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Sep 2012


blogs

More focus on public-private partnerships coming, says Conservative minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Sep 2012


blogs

BC mayors' caucus considering ways to become more democratic

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Sep 2012


blogs

NDP leader Dix says he'd balance budgets, but would repeal law

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Sep 2012


blogs

UBCM delegates vote in favour of decriminalizing marijuana

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Sep 2012


blogs

'I don't know what the solutions are,' minister tells local reps

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Sep 2012


blogs

UBCM should refuse money from big oil companies, says councillor

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Sep 2012


blogs

Incident leads to resignation of BC Premier Clark's chief of staff

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Sep 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Twelve John Martin Quotes to Haunt Premier Clark

TYEE LIST #22: The new BC Liberal, defector from BC Cons, on scrapping health care and 'junk science' behind climate change.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Sep 2012


blogs

Veteran MLA Colin Hansen won't run for BC Liberals in 2013

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Sep 2012


news

'There's No Doubt It's Set Us Back': Cummins

BC Conservative leader says he expects to easily face down revolt this weekend.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Sep 2012


blogs

Climate scientist Andrew Weaver to run for BC Green Party

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Sep 2012


news

She Drove Trucks, Now 'I Can't Make Ends Meet'

Rochelle Bergman wants politicians to know 'nobody could live' on her disability payments.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Sep 2012


blogs

Researcher seeking damages after 'vague' suspension from health ministry

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2012


blogs

Health minister MacDiarmid confirms fifth firing morning after

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Sep 2012


blogs

Health ministry fires fifth person in data, contract investigation

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Sep 2012


blogs

BC MLAs unlikely to return to sit in legislature this fall

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Sep 2012


blogs

BC looking for ways to cut budget as natural gas revenue falls

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Sep 2012


blogs

Lack of drug data is blocking important research

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Sep 2012


blogs

Fired health ministry employee 'mystified' by dismissal

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Sep 2012


news

'I Thought I Was Doing a Good Job': Fired Health Ministry Staffer

Among pharma projects targeted by ministry probe is one assessing BC's smoking cessation program.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Sep 2012


news

Research Stopped by Ministry Might Have Cut Big Pharma Profits

Fired or suspended employees were tied to projects designed to save public money.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Sep 2012


news

Premier Shuffles a Thinning Deck

Some new ministers held same portfolios at earlier times, but half are first termers.

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Sep 2012


blogs

Cabinet shuffle may spur changes to local elections

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Sep 2012


blogs

BC cabinet 'renewal' returns several ministers

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Sep 2012


blogs

Four more BC Liberals announce 2013 election decisions

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Sep 2012


blogs

NDP will push back against Tory attack ads, says Mulcair

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jul 2012


news

BC NDP Sidles Up to Business

Party's corporate donations spike, but still pale compared to Libs. What's the effect?

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Jul 2012


blogs

Disease rates in oil and gas region show need for monitoring

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Jun 2012


blogs

As BC Ferries lost money and traffic, executives got bonus bump

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Jun 2012


blogs

Years before pleading guilty to corruption, Basi alleged Clark was leak

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Jun 2012


blogs

Overselling small programs damages premier's credibility, says Dix

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Jun 2012


news

Leave Old Growth Alone Says Union

Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers union says proposal to log protected areas goes too far.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jun 2012


blogs

Public ferry process aimed at finding $30 million in cuts, says minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Jun 2012


news

Why Premier Clark Isn’t Sharing Anymore

It looked like she’d make public a letter sent by all premiers to feds on drug prices, but now it’s secret.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Jun 2012


blogs

More ferry consultation delays fixing problems: NDP's Coons

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jun 2012


blogs

BC to keep CETA drug patent letter secret

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jun 2012


news

BC's Timber Future Focus of Traveling MLAs

Tight schedule has special committee hitting two communities a day this week.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Jun 2012


blogs

BC Ferries passenger traffic dropped to lowest level in 21 years

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Jun 2012


blogs

BC should release full IBM contract, says Supreme Court

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Jun 2012


blogs

Competitive process skipped to hire technology consultant for BC premier

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Jun 2012


blogs

Lack of officer caused BC Ferry cancellation

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jun 2012


blogs

'Modest' changes to welfare welcomed, with some exceptions

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jun 2012


news

'We're Going to Lose another Mill'

WoodEx says province allows competitor Canfor, a big BC Liberal backer, to starve its Columbia Valley mill of timber.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jun 2012


blogs

Residents worry oil and gas industry is making them sick, finds BC report

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Jun 2012


news

Premier Drops Promised Public Input on Sweeping Trade Deal

Citizens' views on CETA -- affecting energy, environment, education, transport, health --won't be solicited.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Jun 2012


blogs

BC Premier Clark backtracks on promise to consult on CETA

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Jun 2012


blogs

Committee chair's pesticide conspiracy email was 'impolitic', says recipient

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Jun 2012


blogs

Christy Clark repealing transparency and privacy rights: FIPA

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Jun 2012


blogs

BC government balks at passing Animal Health Act

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 May 2012


blogs

Bennett demands to see own pesticide email before commenting

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 May 2012


news

'Left Wing Conspiracy Theorists' Support Pesticide Ban: Committee Chair

Critics say MLA Bill Bennett's characterization of pro-ban side shows bias.

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 May 2012


blogs

BC Premier Clark 'making up' scheduling conflict, says NDP's Horgan

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 May 2012


news

BC Ferries Union Votes in More Militant Leadership

New president Chris Abbott vowed 'Do not vote for me if you are not prepared to fight.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 May 2012


blogs

'The people on the ships run the business,' says new ferry union president

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 May 2012


blogs

Despite public support for a BC pesticide ban, Clark waffles on promise

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 May 2012


blogs

Incumbent president defeated in BC Ferries union election

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 May 2012


blogs

Animal Health Act amendment to clarify who is meant by 'a person'

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 May 2012


books

Should You Run from that Medical Test?

Alan Cassels, author of 'Seeking Sickness' on the disease screening industry, what it really catches, when to say no, and more.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 May 2012


news

No Need to Ban Cosmetic Pesticides: BC's Committee

Now up to premier, who earlier promised a ban, and cabinet to make final decision.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 May 2012


blogs

BC committee crosses Clark on cosmetic pesticide ban

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 May 2012


blogs

BC's move away from open government puzzling, says advocate

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 May 2012


blogs

Reporters will remain free to report on animal disease outbreaks: minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 May 2012


blogs

Commissioner wrong that ferry secrecy is a step backward, says minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 May 2012


news

Gov't Moving to Keep Farm Disease Outbreaks Secret

Changes to Animal Health Act, said to protect public, slammed by NDP, privacy commissioner.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 May 2012


blogs

No point puzzling over past, except 1990s: Premier Clark

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 May 2012


blogs

BC Supreme Court upholds BC Ferries union exclusions

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 May 2012


blogs

BC Liberals used taxpayer resources to bash opposition: NDP

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 May 2012


news

Ferry Fare Hikes Slowed, Will Still Top Inflation

Next on to do list: 'develop a vision' for BC's ferry service, says Lekstrom.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 May 2012


blogs

BC aims to slow skyrocketing ferry fares

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 May 2012


blogs

Despite polling, Falcon rules out leading coalition

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 May 2012


blogs

Poll testing support for BC coalition under various leaders

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 May 2012


news

Blood Sample Bill a Bad Idea: BC Health Officer

Emergency workers exposed to bodily fluids have better protections: Kendall.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 May 2012


news

'Opening up Government' Proving a False Promise in BC

Province's info and privacy chief criticizes three bills. 'Pattern' shuts out citizens, says watchdog group.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 May 2012


blogs

Forcing bodily fluid samples is an unnecessary intrusion: commissioner

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2012


blogs

BC commissioner critical of animal health secrecy measures

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2012


news

Privacy Commissioner to Health Minister: Whoa!

Proposed pharmaceutical legislation may reveal too much personal info says Denham.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2012


blogs

Another change in BC Premier Christy Clark's office

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 May 2012


blogs

BC makes another attempt to restrict election advertising

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 May 2012


blogs

Taseko asked Minister Kent to restrict First Nations' role in mine review

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 May 2012


blogs

Drug bill includes personal information grab: advocate

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Apr 2012


blogs

National forestry organization urges caution on BC land use changes

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Apr 2012


blogs

Northern mayors warn Burns Lake timber solution may harm their communities

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Apr 2012


news

Feds Muzzled Me on Free Trade Deal: Minister Bell

Premier's promise to consult British Columbians wiped away as Harper's team 'sells' CETA agreement.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Apr 2012


blogs

As feds 'sell' CETA, BC's Bell says he can't talk about trade agreement

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Apr 2012


blogs

Teachers who volunteer will be protected from union says minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Apr 2012


blogs

Despite safety concerns, BC Ferries paying bonuses for keeping schedule

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Apr 2012


blogs

It will take a year to lower generic drug prices, says BC health minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Apr 2012


blogs

New law will save government money on drugs, says minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Apr 2012


blogs

Sawdust may be factor in two mill explosions, says minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Apr 2012


blogs

Milling mountain pine beetle wood may pose fire risk

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Apr 2012


news

Top Forestry Union Likes Leaked Cabinet Document

To feed struggling mills, Steelworkers support logging habitat reserves, other contentious measures.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Apr 2012


news

NDP Take Two Byelections

Wins include surprise in three-way Chilliwack-Hope race. Forget merger says Cons' Cummins.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Apr 2012


blogs

NDP first, Libs second, Cons third in two BC by-elections

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Apr 2012


blogs

Results in two BC by-elections on their way

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Apr 2012


blogs

Minister for BC Ferries 'unaware' of severe staffing challenge

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Apr 2012


news

Open to Cutting Old Growth, Says Premier

Leaked cabinet document pushes to lift protections, allow unsustainable cuts.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Apr 2012


blogs

BC expects to save money by paying for anti-smoking products

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Apr 2012


blogs

BC justice minister declines to release estimate of crime bill costs

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Apr 2012


blogs

Federal agriculture budget cuts worrisome, but BC lab move welcomed

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Apr 2012


news

'Our Population Needs These Gifted Young Physicians'

Inside MLA Stilwell's report urging eased policies for BC medical students abroad. (Her son is one of them.)

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Apr 2012


blogs

Exclusion of engineers from BC Ferries union creating 'severe challenge'

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Apr 2012


news

What's a Fair Deal for Canadians Trained Abroad to Be Doctors?

BC Libs weigh question, finding tangle of rights issues.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Apr 2012


news

Stilwell Failed to Mention Son Training Abroad

Tasked with advising health minister on policy, MLA did not disclose personal interest.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Apr 2012


blogs

BCTF asks LRB to cancel mediator's appointment

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Apr 2012


blogs

BC Libs' 2011 donations double NDP's, 42 times Conservatives'

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Apr 2012


news

$100 Million Bet on Pulling Land from ALR

Development firm has designs on Delta farmland, says MLA Huntington.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Apr 2012


blogs

Critics question carbon tax grants for greenhouse sector

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Apr 2012


blogs

Company amassing options on protected Delta farmland

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Apr 2012


blogs

Half of BC Liberals' 2009 supporters have gone to Conservatives, NDP

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Apr 2012


blogs

Generic drug legislation should limit dispensing fees and mark ups for all: CEO

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Apr 2012


blogs

BCGEU members to take strike vote as negotiations stall

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Mar 2012


news

Flaherty Budget Will Hike Health, Crime Costs for BC: Falcon

NDP's Ralston blasts BC Libs' 'political love affair with Tories.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Mar 2012


news

Teacher Contract Mediator Gave to Liberals

Charles Jago says $1,000 in two payments was to play golf. BCTF charges bias.

By Katie Hyslop and Andrew MacLeod, 29 Mar 2012


blogs

Education mediator's 2006 report saw labour agreements as 'constraint'

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Mar 2012


news

After Defection, Libs Close Ranks

Premier Clark emerges to blame van Dongen for strengthening NDP chances.

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Mar 2012


blogs

Mustel poll gives BC NDP eight point lead over Liberals

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Mar 2012


news

Saying Libs 'Headed for Failure,' van Dongen Defects to Cons

Abbotsford MLA startles legislature with attack on Clark. 'He'll lose to us,' Coleman fires back.

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Mar 2012


blogs

BC Liberals lose MLA to BC Conservatives

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Mar 2012


news

Clark's Byelection Nightmare: Losing to Two Parties

Pair of ridings once 'very safe' for BC Liberals now anything but, say analysts.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Mar 2012


blogs

Two BC byelections set for April 19, 2012

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Mar 2012


news

Promised 'Hard Look' at BC Gov't Agencies Slow to Start

With several reviews yet to begin, NDP critic says delay shows Clark's 'not interested' in governing.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Mar 2012


blogs

BC NDP would almost shut out opposition in election today: poll

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Mar 2012


blogs

Consistent funding necessary for health research body, says NDP's Dix

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Mar 2012


news

BC Makes Jumbo Decision

Ktunaxa vow to keep fighting despite approval, while NDP doubts ski resort will ever be built.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Mar 2012


blogs

Jumbo Glacier ski resort likely to fail, says NDP's MacDonald

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Mar 2012


blogs

Controversial Jumbo Glacier ski resort can go ahead: BC minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Mar 2012


blogs

Health foundation awaits BC government funding decision

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Mar 2012


blogs

NDP critic finds BC agriculture plan empty

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Mar 2012


news

BC Cabinet Minister Resigns After Email Error

Christy Clark supporter Harry Bloy admits improperly sharing a reporter's message.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Mar 2012


blogs

Mediation with teachers likely to fail, says MLA

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Mar 2012


blogs

Christy Clark supporter Harry Bloy resigns from cabinet

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Mar 2012


news

Christy Clark Puts Job Numbers to Work

Premier claims BC's plan is delivering results, but NDP says she's manipulating the facts.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Mar 2012


blogs

Premier Clark wrong to manipulate job figures, says Dix

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Mar 2012


blogs

Clark's jobs plan worked better before it was announced

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Mar 2012


blogs

BC lawsuit over IBM contract could change interpretation of FOI law

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Mar 2012


news

Paying Too Much for Carbon Offsets?

Enviro minister says BC's deciding what to do about excess cash collected from schools, hospitals.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Mar 2012


blogs

BC premier Clark's failure to debate education bill pathetic, says NDP's Horgan

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Mar 2012


news

Dix to Clark: Stick Up for BC

Says premier is making it too easy for feds to offload health, justice costs onto province.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Mar 2012


blogs

Drug company should have addressed shortage sooner: de Jong

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Mar 2012


blogs

Picketing government offices an act of solidarity: BCTF's Lambert

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Mar 2012


blogs

Government argues LRB decision makes BCTF picket illegal

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Mar 2012


blogs

Cabinet minister blames Elections BC for delay on local election changes

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Mar 2012


news

BC Students: 'We Have a Voice'

Thousands of those most affected rallied to decry class sizes, support teachers, and show they're paying attention.

By Katie Hyslop and Andrew MacLeod, 3 Mar 2012


blogs

Novartis lobbyist worked on NDP health critic's leadership campaign

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Mar 2012


blogs

British Columbians hold sway in federal NDP race

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Mar 2012


blogs

BC government won't speed legislation to block teachers' strike

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Mar 2012


news

BC's Generic Drug Law Plays Catch-up to Ontario

Libs' deal with pharma firms failed to deliver savings; lower costs to be legislated.

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Mar 2012


news

Anti-Strike Legislation 'More Political Games': Dix

After walkouts OK'd by Labour Relations, BC Libs move to outlaw teachers strike, allow some mediation.

By Katie Hyslop and Andrew MacLeod, 29 Feb 2012


blogs

BC government introduces bill to avoid teachers' strike

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Feb 2012


blogs

Company seeking BC liquor distribution change was fined in US

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Feb 2012


blogs

BC spent nearly $50,000 to host mayors and councilors at UBCM party

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Feb 2012


blogs

BC Ferries' quarterly vehicle traffic down 3.6 percent

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Feb 2012


blogs

MPs should defeat Internet snooping bill, says poll

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Feb 2012


blogs

Ontario bogus call investigation more successful than earlier BC case

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Feb 2012


blogs

BC to legislate end to dispute with teachers

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Feb 2012


news

Mediate, Don't 'Bully,' Teachers Union Urges Province

Decision to legislate wage freeze on teachers will 'make matters worse' says BCTF's Lambert.

By Robyn Smith and Andrew MacLeod, 23 Feb 2012


news

Key Clark Backer Lobbied for Firm Seeking Public Liquor Assets

Budget surprise revealed after Lib insider Kinsella lobbied to privatize distribution.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Feb 2012


blogs

Liquor distribution privatization pitched by lobbyist who backed Clark

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Feb 2012


news

BC Slams Lid on Education, Revisits Carbon Tax

'Great budget for the one per cent' says BC Fed's Sinclair, 'Unrealistic,' says NDP's Ralston, 'Smoke and mirrors': Cons' Cummins

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Feb 2012


blogs

Higher taxes and deeper debt enable Kevin Falcon's balanced budget plan

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Feb 2012


blogs

Falcon 'not surprised' his supporters have left for BC Conservatives

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Feb 2012


blogs

BC minister Lake on missed cap and trade deadline: 'We're not quite there yet'

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Feb 2012


news

BC Government Killing Forest Industry: Auditor General

Scathing report says failure to replant enough trees puts future harvests at risk.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2012


blogs

BC failing to plant enough trees to sustain future timber supply

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Feb 2012


news

Leg Committee Likely to 'Diverge' on Pesticide Ban: Chair

No consensus emerging on what to do about 'cosmetic' insect poisons, says Bennett.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Feb 2012


blogs

Bennett is a partisan appointment to BC Hydro board, says NDP

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Feb 2012


blogs

Ombudsperson details senior care problems, government promises new advocate

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Feb 2012


blogs

Sales tax transition rules coming Friday for housing sector

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Feb 2012


blogs

List details $18.2 million in public sector spending on carbon offsets

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Feb 2012


blogs

BC fighting to keep secret its reason for keeping secrets

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Feb 2012


news

BC's Double Standard on FOI Secrecy Perplexes Researcher

Which government asked for mounds of Enbridge pipeline info? And why can't we know?

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Feb 2012


blogs

BC Premier Clark to replace throne speech with radio appearance

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Feb 2012


blogs

New jail unlikely to reduce Aboriginal incarceration: criminologist

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Feb 2012


blogs

BC justice system review is more talk when action needed, say critics

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Feb 2012


blogs

Enviros want BC premier to protect more of Great Bear sooner

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Feb 2012


news

Expert on Healthy Democracy Takes BC's Pulse

Get real about engaging the public urges Matt Leighninger, in Whistler this Friday.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Feb 2012


blogs

MLA vows to fight BC plan to use farm land for foreign trade zone

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Feb 2012


news

Foreign Trade Zones Eyed for Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Prince George

'Sanitized' proposal lacks details on labour, environment impacts: NDP's Gentner.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Feb 2012


blogs

Poll finds Dix seen as best choice for premier for first time

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Feb 2012


blogs

Month on welfare challenge wins more media attention than years as critic

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 Jan 2012


news

Libs Threaten Hard Won Logging Agreements: Simpson

Cariboo North MLA alarmed government may lift 'constraints' in Land Use Plan.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Jan 2012


blogs

Ferry advisory group recommends 25 percent fare cut

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Jan 2012


news

Taking Ferries Private Causes 'Hardship' for Many: Commission

Sweeping recommendations include limiting fare increases, upping gov't contributions.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Jan 2012


blogs

CBC ombudsman finds conflict in reporter's link to Premier Clark's office

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Jan 2012


blogs

BC has until April 1 to decide on forcing generic drug savings

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Jan 2012


blogs

BC has spent $125,000 fighting to keep IBM contract secrets

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jan 2012


news

Harper's Former Schoolmate Now on His Enemies List

'Radical foreign' oil sands foe Bill McKibben attended Toronto elementary school with Stephen Harper.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jan 2012


news

Cost of Medicine Stops BCers More than Rest of Canadians

British Columbians indicating they couldn't afford prescriptions near double the national average: UBC study.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Jan 2012


blogs

Cost stops one in 10 Canadians from taking prescribed medicines: study

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Jan 2012


blogs

Canadian coal, oil and petroleum production grew in 2010

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Jan 2012


news

Nicotine Patches a Waste of Public Money: Harvard Report

Suppliers of controversial anti-smoking products donated cash to BC Liberals.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Jan 2012


blogs

Premier Christy Clark shuffles senior staff

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2012


blogs

Gaming grant report suggests more funding, giving PACs money directly

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jan 2012


news

Falcon's Budget Simulator a 'Phony' Ploy, Says NDP

Finance minister unveils web app that allows public to try tweaking spend and tax priorities.

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jan 2012


blogs

Paying for nicotine replacement is poor use of public funds, says study

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jan 2012


news

Christy Clark's $3,300 Excellent Hockey Adventure

And other financial disclosures newly made public by BC MLAs.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jan 2012


news

Study for BC Ferries Urged Steep Fare Hikes at Busy Times

Report advised way to make more money yet carry fewer, FOI reveals.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Jan 2012


blogs

Right group given wrong oil and gas question, says BC MLA

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Jan 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Idea #10: Vacations for the Poor

BC's welfare system is 'designed to be uncomfortable.' Doesn't everyone deserve a break?

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Dec 2011


blogs

Control system failed ahead of BC Ferry crash

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Dec 2011


news

Make Canada Where 'We Take Better Care of Each Other': Dewar

NDP leadership candidate Paul Dewar on the grassroots, fixing foreign policy, helping the poor, and more.

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Dec 2011


blogs

BC NDP right to look closely at fracking, says enviro lawyer

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Dec 2011


blogs

Conservative hopeful John Martin wanted CBC dismantled, health care scrapped

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Dec 2011


blogs

BC Greens to skip provincial by-elections

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Dec 2011


news

Harper's 'Ideology Run Amok': Cullen

New Dem leadership candidate Nathan Cullen on taxes, Enbridge, changing the voting system, and more.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Dec 2011


blogs

NDP leadership candidate opens 'distracting' debate on monarchy

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Nov 2011


blogs

BC may not meet balanced budget target, says finance minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Nov 2011


news

BC Libs Ignored Own Law on Ferry Price Hike: NDP

Fuel surcharge a 'backdoor' way to get prohibited fare bump, says MLA Coons.

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Nov 2011


blogs

Illegal for BC Ferries to add fuel surcharges, says NDP's Coons

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Nov 2011


news

Who Said What in BC's Pesticide Review

Committee now weighing diverse testimony on how toxic chemicals should be governed.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Nov 2011


blogs

BC Ferries hiking fuel surcharges

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Nov 2011


blogs

Barry Penner quitting as MLA for law firm job

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2011


blogs

Minister Bell explains source of error on gay tourism ban

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2011


blogs

Two-year transition on BC legislative clerks too long, says NDP's Horgan

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Nov 2011


blogs

Former Port Moody mayor to run for BC NDP in by-election

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Nov 2011


blogs

Retired clerk to BC legislature mum on pay, keeps office

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Nov 2011


blogs

Health authority cancels untendered contract to VP linked to Premier Clark

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Nov 2011


blogs

Government cuts put prison guards in danger: criminologist

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Nov 2011


news

BC Liberals Scramble to Save the Farm

NDP says budget bump too small after damning report on Agricultural Land Reserve languished for year.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Nov 2011


blogs

New BC family law will protect sugar daddies' wealth, says MLA

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Nov 2011


blogs

More action wanted on premier's aboriginal action plan promise

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Nov 2011


blogs

BC consulting on changes to carbon neutral plan

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Nov 2011


blogs

BC finance minister positive about federal pension change

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Nov 2011


blogs

BC to spend 'lots' advertising jobs plan, says minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Nov 2011


news

Fix Canada's 'Gross Disparity': Topp

New Democrat leadership candidate on taxes, energy, Parliamentary representation, and more.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Nov 2011


blogs

BC preparing to advertise Premier Clark's jobs plan

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Nov 2011


blogs

BC reviewing oil and gas industry health risks

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Nov 2011


blogs

'Extreme challenges' for agricultural land commission, says delayed report

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Nov 2011


blogs

Failure to produce annual FOI reports shows disrespect for law: advocate

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Nov 2011


blogs

Legally required annual report on FOI act last done in 1995

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Nov 2011


blogs

Minister Bell apologizes for guide's gay tourism gaffe

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Nov 2011


blogs

No mention of 'gay tourism' allowed, BC guide warns

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Nov 2011


blogs

BC government withholds FOI responses from open info website

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Nov 2011


news

BC Libs Exaggerate Forest Jobs Growth, Says NDP

Premier more than doubles actual amount; mill closings nearly equal openings: MLA Macdonald.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Nov 2011


blogs

Asian trip's aims include medical tourism and shared research

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Nov 2011


blogs

New vessels' 'disturbingly loud noise' a legal concern for BC Ferries

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Nov 2011


blogs

Liberals vote-splitting talk disrespects voters, says NDP's Dix

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Nov 2011


blogs

BC Liberal declines under Premier Clark benefit Conservatives, NDP

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Nov 2011


blogs

Province could override local pesticide rules, says committee chair

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Nov 2011


news

As 'Public Eye' Shuts, Hopes for Online Reporting Take Hit

Pioneering blogger Sean Holman broke stories, toppled politicians, won awards and can't make money.

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Nov 2011


blogs

BC politics website Public Eye to suspend publication

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Nov 2011


blogs

AG concerned BC Hydro accounting shrinks provincial deficit

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Oct 2011


blogs

Olympic economic boost smaller than pre-games promise

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Oct 2011


blogs

Stick together, former Reform leader Manning tells BC conservatives

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Oct 2011


blogs

New council given responsibility for teacher discipline

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Oct 2011


news

BC Secretly Rolling Over on Euro Trade Pact: Dix

NDP leader says province's negotiators are 'most willing to sell out municipalities.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Oct 2011


blogs

BC commissioner asks minister to fix FOI gap

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Oct 2011


blogs

Health authority failed to protect workers from violence

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Oct 2011


blogs

BC Liberal changes to FOI law leave loophole open

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Oct 2011


blogs

Covering Krueger's backside cost $30 million, says NDP mining critic

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Oct 2011


blogs

'Everything is on the table' in HST repayment talks, says Falcon

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Oct 2011


blogs

Organizations agree to work together on aboriginal social services

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Oct 2011


blogs

Government aware of CLBC's needs, says agency's interim head

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Oct 2011


blogs

NDP critic says interference drove out Hydro CEO

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Oct 2011


blogs

Premier Clark pleased Seaspan won federal ship building contract

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Oct 2011


blogs

CEO Cobb leaving BC Hydro

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Oct 2011


blogs

Glacier Media buys Victoria daily and BC community papers

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Oct 2011


news

Lean Times for BC Health Research Dynamo

Diminished provincial funding for Michael Smith Foundation is 'a step back' says NDP's Dix.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Oct 2011


blogs

BC submitted revised RCMP contract proposal

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Oct 2011


blogs

Owner of 'infamous' properties running for Victoria council

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Oct 2011


blogs

Minister Coleman lacks evidence for homeless claim: NDP critic

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Oct 2011


blogs

Woodlot changes could allow land sales: BC forest minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Oct 2011


news

Bias Built into Feds' Pesticide Use Review: BC Doctor

Health Canada relies on studies funded by pesticide makers says Physicians for Environment founder Warren Bell.

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Oct 2011


blogs

'Fast' company to work on bringing back PST

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Oct 2011


blogs

Minister wants 'more compact' RCMP proposal from BC, says Bond

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Oct 2011


blogs

Pesticide testing is rigorous, Health Canada tells BC committee

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Oct 2011


blogs

Premier Clark defends appointing Bennett to pesticide committee

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Oct 2011


blogs

Pesticide committee appointment worries environmental campaigner

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Oct 2011


blogs

Tourism booted off podium in BC throne speech, says critic

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Oct 2011


blogs

There's no room to fund pay increases through cuts, says BCFED

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Oct 2011


blogs

Foe of 'eco-fascists' to chair cosmetic pesticide committee

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Oct 2011


blogs

Throne speech sets family day for 2013, promises education changes

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Oct 2011


blogs

Provincial police force might be cheaper, says Premier Clark

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Sep 2011


blogs

Clark commits $30 million for recreation centres, encourages 'circle of love'

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Sep 2011


blogs

Bond wrong that BC put RCMP proposals on paper, claims Minister Moore

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Sep 2011


blogs

Local government most important level, Green leader tells UBCM

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Sep 2011


blogs

Minister Lekstrom reluctant to approve proposed cuts to BC Ferries sailings

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Sep 2011


blogs

BC financial statements 'unacceptable' says province's auditor general

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Sep 2011


blogs

Dix criticizes Clark's municipal auditor general proposal in UBCM speech

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Sep 2011


blogs

BC to reopen negotiations on generic drug prices says minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Sep 2011


blogs

Provinces can decide on RCMP contract offer, say feds

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Sep 2011


news

Province Has Chance to Make Your Medicine Cheaper

NDP’s Dix urges Clark government to seize opportunity to drive down price it pays for generic drugs.

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Sep 2011


blogs

Feds have threatened to withdraw RCMP from BC, says Bond

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Sep 2011


blogs

Municipal auditor general law coming this fall, despite UBCM concerns: Chong

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Sep 2011


blogs

BC Ferries' Hahn announces his retirement, cuts to service

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Sep 2011


news

Jobs Flow to Albertans Due to BC Hydro Deals Topping $1 Billion

Transmission line projects go to Alberta firms with Texas owner, costing BC hundreds of jobs: union.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Sep 2011


blogs

Premier Clark shuffles cabinet, demotes early supporter

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Sep 2011


news

With Jobs Plan, Clark Promises to Sell BC

She's our 'number one salesperson,' but critics say her plan lacks substance, misses opportunities and won't create jobs.

By Ben Christopher and Andrew MacLeod, 23 Sep 2011


blogs

Clark gives 'jobs plan' overview

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Sep 2011


blogs

Former BC Ferries employee says Northern Adventure had evacuation plan

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Sep 2011


blogs

BC Ferries needs further safety review, says NDP's Coons

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Sep 2011


blogs

BC Ferry Northern Adventure met requirements in 2007: Transport Canada

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2011


blogs

Premier Clark launches job plan with $15 million for Prince Rupert port

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2011


news

BC Ferries Rushed Ship into Service Despite Safety Worries

Records acquired by Tyee reveal Transport Canada let Northern Adventure sail with 17 identified safety deficiencies and no evacuation plan.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2011


blogs

Cummins 'amused and flattered' by BC Liberal attack

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Sep 2011


blogs

BC Liberal ads attack Conservative leader Cummins

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Sep 2011


blogs

BC media, YouTube profited from Stickman's pitch to save HST

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Sep 2011


blogs

BC NDP differs with federal party on HST repayment

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Sep 2011


blogs

International situation, HST vote challenge BC says finance minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Sep 2011


blogs

Forest campaigner lauds Avatar Grove protection, criticizes trade-off

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Sep 2011


news

Euro Trade Pact Worries 'Buy Local' Movement

BC's municipal leaders want to know if their hands will be tied.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Jul 2011


blogs

Government wrong to delay BC Hydro report release: critic

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Jun 2011


blogs

HST vote deadline extended

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Jun 2011


blogs

Mine expansion camp passes inspection, says Health Canada

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Jun 2011


blogs

Government has BC Hydro review, not releasing it yet

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Jun 2011


blogs

BC will take smoking drug warning into consideration, says premier

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Jun 2011


blogs

Income tax cuts shift burden onto people with low incomes: report

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Jun 2011


blogs

MLA resigns from BC Liberal caucus following domestic dispute

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Jun 2011


news

Early Election Would Mean a BC Lib Flip Flop

Christy Clark was deputy minister of government that passed fixed vote date law.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Jun 2011


blogs

BC population growth slowed as Premier Clark took charge

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jun 2011


news

Health Canada to Inspect Endako Camp as Illnesses Remain Mystery

Sickness stories are exaggerated, facility meets standards say owners.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jun 2011


blogs

BC Ferries spent $2 million on Olympic ship wrap project

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jun 2011


blogs

Most in BC expect premier to be at hockey final: commissioner

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Jun 2011


blogs

BC keeping HST vote schedule despite Canada Post lock out

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Jun 2011


blogs

Premier Clark misdirects blame for 'confusing' HST question

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Jun 2011


blogs

Former MLA to make Saanich council announcement

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Jun 2011


news

What's Making These BC Miners Sick?

Workers say illness is rampant at Endako Mines expansion camp, and they want an investigation.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Jun 2011


blogs

BC Green leader plans to run in Victoria riding held by Carole James

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Jun 2011


news

Anti-Smoking Drugs Have 'Relatively Small' Health Benefit: Report

Premier Clark's promise to pay for them may waste, not save, B.C. health care dollars.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Jun 2011


blogs

Most Canadian legislatures have sat longer than BC's

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Jun 2011


news

BC to Pay for Anti-Smoking Drug that France Finds too Risky

French government strikes controversial varenicline off its list as Premier Clark puts it on PharmaCare's.

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Jun 2011


blogs

Point missed giving royal assent for trip to Williams Lake, not Europe

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Jun 2011


blogs

BC Premier owns Gulf Island property, no corporate shares

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Jun 2011


blogs

BC government delays report while agricultural commission suffers: NDP critic

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Jun 2011


blogs

Former health minister serves coffee in stretcher-free doughnut shop

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Jun 2011


blogs

BC Premier's office budget debate scheduled during Canucks game

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 May 2011


blogs

Premier Clark's leadership bid focussed spending on research and polling

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 May 2011


news

First Face-off in Legislature for Clark and Dix

Premier rebuffs calls by NDP leader to fund groups participating in Missing Women's Inquiry.

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 May 2011


blogs

If Canada must have senators, Clark supports electing them

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 May 2011


blogs

Cap and trade coming despite California court ruling: BC minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 May 2011


blogs

Stó:lō disappointed after meeting minister about Yale treaty

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 May 2011


news

BC to Reduce HST, Send Some Families Cheques

Opposition accuses premier of playing games a few weeks before vote.

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 May 2011


blogs

Province promises cheques and lower rate if BC keeps HST

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 May 2011


blogs

Province altering HST ahead of mail-in vote

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 May 2011


blogs

Transportation minister slows fare hike on some ferry routes, not majors

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 May 2011


blogs

Province taking park land for power line

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 May 2011


blogs

Alberta academic named BC's next Chief Electoral Officer

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 May 2011


blogs

Ferry advisors seek fare freeze during review

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 May 2011


blogs

Commissioner to review ferry model with eye to affordability

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 May 2011


news

BC Libs Bungled Election Official Appointment

NDP denounce delay that keeps Liberals' choice in post.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 May 2011


blogs

Yale and Stó:lō Nations negotiating river access as treaty moves forward

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 May 2011


blogs

BC and Yale First Nation celebrate treaty legislation

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 May 2011


blogs

Foreign trade zone threatens Delta farmland, says MLA

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 May 2011


blogs

Study on fracking health risks is coming soon, say BC ministers

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 May 2011


blogs

Province won't follow BC Ferries' lead on FOI responses

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 May 2011


blogs

Time to re-think BC Ferries, says minister as fuel charge added

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 May 2011


blogs

France bans 'fracking' after months of protest

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 May 2011


blogs

Clark appearance outside voting place okay: Elections BC

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 May 2011


news

Another $5 Million for HST Ad Campaign

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon asks to be judged on 'neutral' information campaign.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 May 2011


blogs

Premier Clark pleased with win, pledges early election

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 May 2011


blogs

Premier Christy Clark wins close Point Grey fight

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 May 2011


blogs

Point Grey by-election results arriving

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 May 2011


blogs

Man charged with threatening MLA Kwan and her family

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 May 2011


blogs

Liberals questioned on schools funding EnCana offsets

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 May 2011


blogs

Hole in golf industry swing at BC pesticide proposal

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 May 2011


news

Wrong to Make Public Pay for EnCana's Pollution Fix, Say Critics

BC schools, hospitals must buy carbon offsets. Some underwrote gas giant's emissions controls.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 May 2011


blogs

NDP question Clark's Point Grey announcements

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 May 2011


blogs

Minister Lake fended off recall for free

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 May 2011


blogs

Clark says she's listening, but disappoints parents' group organizing debate

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 May 2011


blogs

Ban on cosmetic use of pesticides coming: Premier

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 May 2011


blogs

Independents assert role in BC legislative proceedings

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2011


blogs

Voting system skews results, delivers phony majority: Fair Vote

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2011


news

Elizabeth May's Historic Night

Canada’s first Green MP celebrates with supporters in an airplane hanger full of hope.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2011


blogs

Leader Elizabeth May wins Green Party's first Canadian seat

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 May 2011


news

Greens' Elizabeth May Hoping for No Dirty Tricks

Where she's running, ethics complaints were raised about Conservative-friendly tactics last election.

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Apr 2011


blogs

Premier Clark's staff changes cost $2.4 million in severance

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Apr 2011


blogs

No value in all-candidates' meetings: Premier's campaign chair

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Apr 2011


blogs

Health research funding decision coming: de Jong

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Apr 2011


blogs

BC will keep cap and trade schedule says minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Apr 2011


blogs

Dix announces BC NDP shadow cabinet

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Apr 2011


news

Libs 'Bungled' Fix for Local Elections: NDP

Too late for November contests, campaign finance reform may be six-year process.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Apr 2011


blogs

Delay on election reform shows government incompetence: NDP critic

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Apr 2011


blogs

Province says it's too late to make local election changes for 2011

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Apr 2011


blogs

BC NDP breaking gender requirement since Dix election

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Apr 2011


news

'I Own Memo Mistake' Says Dix, Pointing to His Record Since

NDP leader says his apology for act 12 years ago stands, trusts voters to accept it.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Apr 2011


news

Adrian Dix Wins BC NDP Leadership

Motivating the left-wing base the way to beat the BC Liberals, he says.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Apr 2011


blogs

Adrian Dix wins BC NDP leadership

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Apr 2011


blogs

Dix extends lead on second BC NDP ballot, Horgan out

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Apr 2011


blogs

Adrian Dix leads after first NDP ballot

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Apr 2011


blogs

BC New Democrats gather to pick new leader

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Apr 2011


blogs

Replacing leader 'worthwhile exercise' for BC NDP: Horgan

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Apr 2011


blogs

Removing officers from ferry union won't improve service, says president

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Apr 2011


blogs

Byelection set for May 11 in Vancouver-Point Grey

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Apr 2011


blogs

Farnworth best pick for NDP leader, say Conservation Voters

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Apr 2011


news

Ferries Safety Will Be at Risk Warn Officers

'We've lost trust in the corporation.' Officers fighting to stay in union say it protects them when standing up for passenger safety.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Apr 2011


blogs

Charges laid against two BC Liberal campaign workers, but not Kash Heed

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Apr 2011


blogs

Pick Horgan second, Larsen tells supporters

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Apr 2011


blogs

Layton's NDP sees job losses where StatsCan does not

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Apr 2011


blogs

Simons quits NDP leadership race, backs Horgan

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Apr 2011


news

What Separates Top Three BC NDP Leadership Candidates?

We asked Dix, Farnworth and Horgan to tell us how they differ from each other.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Apr 2011


news

BC's NDP Exhales, Ready Now to Argue the Economy

Leadership candidates say their party has strong case to make, was too timid on economic issues last election.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Apr 2011


blogs

NDP leadership contenders differ on corporate tax cuts

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Apr 2011


news

A New, Greener NDP in British Columbia

New Dem leader hopefuls more committed to environment than BC Liberals, say eco-activists, noting perceptions of parties have flipped.

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Apr 2011


blogs

Cummins interest shows BC Conservatives are serious: Farnworth

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Mar 2011


blogs

Former NDP candidate predicts Harper majority

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Mar 2011


blogs

BC Ferries officers declining non-union positions

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Mar 2011


blogs

'Empty titles' come with $15,000 a year bonus pay

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Mar 2011


blogs

Raise a win for minimum wage campaigners: BC Fed

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Mar 2011


blogs

BC gets first raise to minimum wage in a decade

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Mar 2011


news

'Christy Has a Whole New Team'

Says Colin Hansen, left out of Clark's cabinet. But lots of familiar faces are returning.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Mar 2011


blogs

Clark sworn in as premier, reveals cabinet

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Mar 2011


blogs

No support for Clark's family agenda on Liberal MLA's survey

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Mar 2011


blogs

BC Conservatives claim gain from Clark's Liberal win

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Mar 2011


blogs

Simons approved to compete for NDP leadership

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Mar 2011


news

Time Running out to Reform Municipal Elections

Province has yet to act on last year's task force recommendations 'at mercy' of incoming premier.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Mar 2011


blogs

Pacheedaht and partner purchased forest licence from WFP

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Mar 2011


blogs

BC Liberals gave to Chong and third party for recall fight

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Mar 2011


blogs

BC NDP and Simons find compromise on social media

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Mar 2011


news

Will Simons' Passwords Block His Chance to Lead NDP?

Party deciding whether to disqualify candidate for refusing to hand over Facebook, Twitter codes.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Mar 2011


blogs

Emergency lighting on ferry meets regulations: Transport Canada

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Mar 2011


news

Province Gumming up New Victoria Sewage Plant: Critics

Project said to be delayed by Partnerships BC's private sector agenda.

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Mar 2011


blogs

Green leader Jane Sterk may be eyeing Carole James' Victoria riding

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Mar 2011


news

It's Premier Christy Clark

Guaranteeing a 'united' Liberal party, she eyes Gordon Campbell's riding. 'We'll beat her,' vows NDP's Dix.

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Feb 2011


blogs

Christy Clark next premier of British Columbia

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Feb 2011


blogs

With one day until vote, Liberal candidates worry about missing PINs

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Feb 2011


blogs

BC NDP seeking opinions on potential leaders

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Feb 2011


news

Falcon's Edge With Business Backers

Some supporters see a free enterprise stalwart, others praise his role in pushing through taxpayer funded megaprojects.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Feb 2011


blogs

Ferry's emergency lighting appears substandard: Coons

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Feb 2011


blogs

Clark and Falcon release lists of donors

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Feb 2011


blogs

Abbott campaign releases donor list

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Feb 2011


blogs

Mike de Jong backers say they'll mark Abbott second for Lib leader

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Feb 2011


blogs

Hansen endorses Falcon for BC Liberal leader

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Feb 2011


news

No Apologies Yet for BC Rail Accusations: NDP's Krog

Court documents confirm Clark never a target of investigation. Abbott still wants probe into taxpayers footing legal bills for Basi, Virk.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Feb 2011


blogs

MLA expense reporting proposal part way there: de Jong

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2011


blogs

Harry Lali withdraws from NDP leadership race

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2011


blogs

Mayne out of Liberal leadership race, supports Abbott

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2011


blogs

'Partial' poverty reduction plan best among Liberal candidates

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2011


blogs

BC Liberal leadership field likely to narrow further

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Feb 2011


blogs

Stilwell supports Abbott, Falcon Abbott's second choice

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Feb 2011


blogs

Two more cabinet ministers throw support to Falcon

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Feb 2011


news

BC Budget Built on HST Revenues

Money from natural gas, forestry, crown corporations falls below forecasted targets.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Feb 2011


blogs

Stay-the-course budget keeps 'flexibility' for next premier

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Feb 2011


blogs

Province will think carefully before changing FOI process: minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Feb 2011


blogs

BC throne speech looks to past, success of 2010 Olympics

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Feb 2011


news

A Good Day for George

The Liberal leadership race is too close to call, but two changes give Abbott a better shot.

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Feb 2011


blogs

Liberals approve weighted regional voting

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Feb 2011


blogs

Liberals approve change requiring members to mark at least two favourites

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Feb 2011


blogs

Amendment may force Liberals to pick at least two favourites

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Feb 2011


blogs

Business leader appears surprised to hear Falcon endorsement made public

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2011


blogs

Company working for Abbott used questionable tactics in T.O.

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2011


blogs

BC plan to export clean energy faces challenges

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Feb 2011


blogs

Energy savings missed when retrofits punished: Victoria mayor

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Feb 2011


blogs

Farnworth planning to release economic and tax strategy

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Feb 2011


news

Discipline Panel for Heed Prosecutor Smells Odd: NDP's Ralston

Whether to punish Kash Heed's exonerator for conflict was determined by, among others, a Liberal donor and former Liberal cabinet minister.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Feb 2011


blogs

Commissioner finds BC Ferries has 'unfair advantage' in drop trailer biz

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Feb 2011


blogs

Ex-cabinet minister, Liberal donor on panel reviewing Heed special prosecutor

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Feb 2011


blogs

BC SPCA left out of FOI coverage, despite recommendations

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Feb 2011


blogs

Canada regaining jobs, but number working dropped in BC

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Feb 2011


blogs

Regulator can't say if ferries were exempted from stability related requirement

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Feb 2011


news

What Happened to Welfare Applicants Who Dropped from Radar?

Government failed to track those who stopped applying, then didn't file tax returns.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Feb 2011


blogs

BC government loses cabinet secrets case

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Feb 2011


blogs

Dosanjh and health coalition seek Copeman clinic investigation

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 Jan 2011


blogs

Four BC Ferries vessels overdue for stability tests

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Jan 2011


news

Abbott Breaks from Lib Pack, Pledges Child Poverty Consult

Baby deaths report shakes up leadership race after scant focus on BC's impoverished.

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Jan 2011


blogs

NDP MLA seeks leader who will fight social inequity

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Jan 2011


blogs

Poll finds Clark popular Liberal leader choice

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Jan 2011


blogs

Elections BC warned Heed he could lose seat

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Jan 2011


blogs

Spend more on sickest, discuss private health care: Stilwell

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Jan 2011


news

'Blow Up' BC Healthcare System, Says Liberal Mayne

As his fellow Lib leader candidates tip-toe around health reform issue.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Jan 2011


blogs

BC awards drug review contracts, some to UBC's Therapeutics Initiative

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jan 2011


news

Environment Low on Agendas of Lib Leader Candidates

None is talking up the carbon tax, and eco-activists don't yet see a champion to back.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jan 2011


blogs

Abbott 'honoured' to have Heed's support

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jan 2011


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Lali threatened to sue if Dix memberships aren't rejected

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jan 2011


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Private liquor stores linked to deaths: BC study

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Jan 2011


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BC needs stronger economy, better shared: Dix

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Jan 2011


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Cross-party panel of federal politicians to criticize BC drug decision

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Jan 2011


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MP Cullen declines to enter race to lead BC NDP

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Jan 2011


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Farnworth says he'll unite NDP, defeat Libs

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Jan 2011


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More than one gay man to seek NDP leadership

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2011


blogs

NDP hopeful pitches $12 an hour minimum wage

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2011


blogs

Farnworth set to announce NDP leadership intentions

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2011


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Door Closing Fast on NDP Member Sign-ups

Quick deadline good or bad for the party? That's a hot debate among New Dems.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2011


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Horgan enters NDP leadership race

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jan 2011


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Arts advocates seeking commitments from leadership candidates

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Jan 2011


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Neighbourhood group wins fight against infrastructure expansion

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Jan 2011


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Cullen considering top BC NDP job, but calls timing bad

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Jan 2011


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Grassroots should have more sway than pollsters and pundits: Lali

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Jan 2011


blogs

Candidates joining NDP leadership race

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Jan 2011


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Public won't support political use of recall: Falcon

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Jan 2011


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Pro-pot icon Chong encourages BC NDP membership drive

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Jan 2011


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BC citizens should vote on carbon tax's future: Abbott

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Jan 2011


blogs

MLAs declared gifts received, including travel and Olympic tickets

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Dec 2010


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NDP government would have stopped clinic's extra billing: Dosanjh

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Dec 2010


blogs

Olympic economic impact less than promised

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Dec 2010


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BC regulation change reduced what MLAs must disclose

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Dec 2010


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NDP, like Liberals, ignored private health clinic billing: Day

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Dec 2010


blogs

Clark campaign skipped scheduled media availability

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Dec 2010


blogs

Cabinet minister Polak missed financial disclosure deadline

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Dec 2010


news

Exposed: Ferry Maintenance Mess-up Hurt Passengers

Queen of Nanaimo crash stemmed from faulty fix say released records, contradicting official explanation.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Dec 2010


blogs

Two Liberal leadership candidates failed to uphold health law: Dix

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Dec 2010


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BC population grew in 1990s despite Clark's claim

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Dec 2010


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Bad maintenance, not crab traps, caused ferry crash: report

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Dec 2010


blogs

BC Ferries releases 23-page list of big earners

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Dec 2010


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Disgusted public will elect independent MLAs: Huntington

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Dec 2010


blogs

Poll puts Liberals and NDP even in BC

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Dec 2010


blogs

Clark launches Lib leadership campaign

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Dec 2010


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Christy Clark set to enter Lib race, but may be in already

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Dec 2010


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Carole James Quits 'in Best Interests of the Party'

NDP leader resigns after seven years, saying split in caucus was unfixable and some will 'see this as a win for the bullies.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Dec 2010


blogs

Carole James quitting NDP leadership

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Dec 2010


blogs

BC NDP postpone emergency caucus meeting

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Dec 2010


blogs

Absent NDP MLAs otherwise occupied, sent regrets

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Dec 2010


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Who Are the NDP's 13 Dissidents?

Broad labels don't seem to apply to diverse group of MLAs revolting against leader Carole James.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Dec 2010


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The faces standing behind James when she took her stand

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Dec 2010


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NDP MLAs presented James with concerns ahead of meeting

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Dec 2010


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'Every MLA Will Be Held Accountable': James

As NDP leader announces emergency caucus meeting, some see fate of the party hanging in the balance.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Dec 2010


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NDP MLAs to be held accountable at emergency meeting: James

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Dec 2010


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James Allies Scramble to Defend Against Kwan's Attack

Veteran NDP MLA pushes for leadership convention 'as soon as possible.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Dec 2010


blogs

'Carole James is dividing the party': NDP MLA Kwan

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Dec 2010


blogs

Coleman declines to run for BC Liberal leadership

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Dec 2010


news

Liberals All Now Believe in Listening

Jockeying for positions begins as hopefuls enter leadership race.

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Dec 2010


blogs

Falcon launches leadership bid with promise to lead decisively

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Nov 2010


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Abbott wins youth endorsement over 'new generation' Falcon

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Nov 2010


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Falcon and de Jong poised to enter Liberal leadership race

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Nov 2010


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Province on budget track despite economic risks: Hansen

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Nov 2010


blogs

Abbott enters race to lead Liberals, province

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Nov 2010


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Province should fund patients to give views on drugs: researcher

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Nov 2010


blogs

Recall poll expense may need to be declared: Elections BC

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2010


blogs

Opinion survey asking questions related to Chong recall

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2010


news

BC's New Drug Review 'Jeopardizing Lives'

Province went from best to worst in evaluating pharmaceuticals, charges Canadian Health Coalition official.

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2010


blogs

Byelection would be trouble for minister Chong: poll

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Nov 2010


blogs

BC NDP whip's resignation exposes cracks in opposition

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Nov 2010


blogs

BC NDP caucus whip Conroy resigning

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Nov 2010


blogs

Poll finds Liberal-NDP gap narrowing in BC

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Nov 2010


blogs

Former NDP MLAs voice support for James' leadership

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Nov 2010


blogs

BC Ferries faces significant financial challenges: Hahn

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Nov 2010


news

'He's Not a Nice Man': Bennett on Campbell

Fired cabinet minister says government caucus has 'battered wife syndrome,' unloads on premier.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Nov 2010


blogs

'You have almost a battered wife sydrome inside our caucus,' says BC ex-minister Bennett

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Nov 2010


blogs

Colleagues push Energy Minister Bennett from cabinet

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Nov 2010


news

Report Questions Need for BC Human Rights Tribunal Changes

Law institute tells province more public consultation needed before accepting attackers' arguments.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Nov 2010


blogs

A full NDP leadership convention would be healthy: MLA Coons

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Nov 2010


blogs

BC Libs to pick new leader Feb. 26

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Nov 2010


blogs

Ktunaxa Nation declares territory protected, closed to ski resort

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Nov 2010


news

BC Hydro Spent $62,000 on Party for Politicians

The Crown corp. calls it good value for money, critics call it 'part of a pattern of wasted money.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Nov 2010


blogs

HST initiative question proposed to BC government

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Nov 2010


blogs

Report details 37 'pipeline incidents' in BC last year

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Nov 2010


news

Bring on Investigation, Defiant Private Clinic Owner Tells Province

BC gov't seeks warrant to audit Brian Day's Cambie Surgeries Corp. for extra billing.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Nov 2010


blogs

'Nefarious' counting allows BC coal expansion despite warming risk

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Nov 2010


blogs

Lekstrom considering run for Liberal leadership

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Nov 2010


news

'Politics Can Be a Nasty Business': Campbell Steps Down

Premier announces the end of his run, throwing wide open the question of who will succeed him.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Nov 2010


blogs

BC Premier Gordon Campbell quits, calls for leadership convention

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Nov 2010


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Critics question legality of new resource super ministry

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Nov 2010


blogs

Lawyer for Tsilhqot'in welcomes mine decision

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Nov 2010


blogs

BC Ferries' Hahn offered FOI requester free visit to head office

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Nov 2010


blogs

Globe considers changes following manipulation of Fish Lake mining poll

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Oct 2010


news

New Super Ministry Now Decides on BC's Environment

Campbell's cabinet shuffle concentrates power over water and land use into one office.

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Oct 2010


blogs

'Online polls aren't scientific': Globe and Mail editor

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Oct 2010


news

Premier Campbell's Tax Cut Surprise

Opposition leader, other critics call it an ill-devised gambit to win back voters.

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Oct 2010


blogs

Premier Campbell uses TV appearance to promise income tax cut

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Oct 2010


blogs

Prosperity Mine supporters 'cheated' on online poll: activist

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Oct 2010


blogs

BC's experimental health funding model adds costs: British MP

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Oct 2010


blogs

NDP leader James finds support from New Westminster

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Oct 2010


news

Cities to Province: Pedal Harder on Bike Projects

Cycling is hot politics at local levels; in the legislature, not so much.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Oct 2010


blogs

BC won't follow Ontario's ban on taxpayer funded lobbyists

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Oct 2010


blogs

Surrey-Green Timbers NDP support James, leadership review

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Oct 2010


blogs

NDP leader James acted unilaterally to oust Simpson: Macdonald

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Oct 2010


news

Private Stores Far More Likely to Sell Booze to Minors

Government outlets twice as diligent in checking IDs of underage drinkers, province's study finds.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Oct 2010


blogs

NDP leader James is on right track, says former premier Harcourt

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Oct 2010


blogs

NDP caucus strong despite resignation says James

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Oct 2010


blogs

MLA Macdonald resigns as BC NDP caucus chair

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Oct 2010


blogs

'Serious trouble' if BC allowed lead on environmental assessments: Chief

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Oct 2010


blogs

Greens seeking winnable ridings, talking to disaffected MLAs

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Oct 2010


blogs

Booting Simpson sign of weak, scared NDP leadership: Corky Evans

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Oct 2010


blogs

Campbell's mining stance insults First Nations: Chief

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Oct 2010


blogs

Former NDP minister Perry sides with Simpson

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Oct 2010


news

Simpson Traces Rift with James Back to 2005

NDP's 'strategy isn't working' says MLA ousted from caucus over critical statement.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Oct 2010


blogs

Mayors and councillors reflected apathy of voters at UBCM: councillor

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Oct 2010


blogs

Newspaper's literacy campaign left out NDP reps

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Oct 2010


blogs

Coroner recommends safety audits following Olympic luge death

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Oct 2010


blogs

Premier's UBCM speech recalls Olympic glory

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Oct 2010


news

Anger over Minister's 'Backtrack' on Minimum Wage Raise

After hinting $8 rate might rise, Coell clams up. One business group leader wants no minimum at all.

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Oct 2010


blogs

Feds forgive ferry import duty, fare decrease promised

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Oct 2010


blogs

Campbell should recall Leg, James tells UBCM

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Sep 2010


blogs

UBCM recommends keeping three-year terms

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Sep 2010


news

'Living Wage' Cities in Canada May Double, to Two

Esquimalt councilor says assuring adequate local government pay rates is a winner.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Sep 2010


blogs

UBCM opposes provincial push to harmonize environmental reviews

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Sep 2010


blogs

UBCM term limit extension headed for revote

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Sep 2010


news

Rockwell's Short Stint Heading BC Innovation Council

After just two years, expensive recruit leaves for Pulse Energy, run by BCIC board member.

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Sep 2010


blogs

Province considering financial help to solve corporate tax revolt

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Sep 2010


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Local governments may use own projects to meet carbon neutral goal

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Sep 2010


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Government regulations add to housing costs: minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Sep 2010


blogs

Problems with government phone line amount to 'negligence': advocate

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Sep 2010


blogs

Temporary Elections BC chief offers 'bureaucratic' rationale for shuffle

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Sep 2010


blogs

BC Ferries 'photo theft' irks photographers

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Sep 2010


news

Two Months of HST Sees Consumer Price Index Rise

Finance minister said businesses might pass on cost savings.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Sep 2010


news

Landfill Lobby Trashed Waste-to-Energy Plan

Cache Creek owners argued to province that recycling garbage is more green than burning it, and saves jobs.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Sep 2010


blogs

Competitor disagrees with BC Ferries' drop trailer argument

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Sep 2010


blogs

Fight HST organizers announce recall targets

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Sep 2010


blogs

Drop trailer pricing is fair, BC Ferries tells regulator

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Sep 2010


blogs

Interim Elections BC chief in Kenya for conference

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Sep 2010


blogs

BC government will respect HST vote, but won't give refunds: Hansen

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Sep 2010


blogs

Court ruling clears way for health clinic audits: Dix

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Sep 2010


blogs

Committee sends HST to province-wide vote

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Sep 2010


blogs

NDP requests explanation for Elections BC shuffle

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Sep 2010


blogs

Housing numbers mask lack of new units: CCPA report

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Sep 2010


news

Axe Falls on Officer who Nixed Libs' HST Budget Mailer

Linda Johnson's job eliminated by politically appointed interim Elections BC chief.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Sep 2010


blogs

Ferry union plans to appeal Ready ruling

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Sep 2010


blogs

Liberal appointee axes second in command at Elections BC

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Sep 2010


blogs

Committee delays decision on HST petition

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Sep 2010


blogs

BC only province to fix spring election date

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Sep 2010


blogs

BC Ferries will announce whenever any FOI records are released

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Sep 2010


news

Elizabeth May's Political Progress in BC

The Green leader moved to Sidney for the friendly voters polling identified. But winning them over is taking finesse and hard work.

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Jul 2010


blogs

Les oversaw pro-development culture where laws treated as 'guidelines'

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Jun 2010


blogs

Charges for bureaucrat but not Les in Chilliwack

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Jun 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Turning Waste Wood into Gas-Fueled Energy

Nexterra claims its UBC and Victoria projects mark the cutting edge against climate change. Not everyone measures the benefits the same.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Jun 2010


blogs

Species at risk task force a 'sad joke': Huntington

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jun 2010


blogs

Province denies grant to Victoria Fringe, angers manager

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Jun 2010


blogs

Welfare ministry undecided on pursuing overpayment claims

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Jun 2010


blogs

'We are open to future discussions with both bands': marina developers

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Jun 2010


news

Lousy Cases against 'Overpaid' Welfare Recipients: Legal Advocates

'Cookie cutter' claims lack facts, invoke obsolete rule, say poverty lawyers.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Jun 2010


blogs

BC Conservatives ditch spokesperson over Lekstrom comments

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Jun 2010


blogs

Conservatives mixed on Lekstrom's leaving

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Jun 2010


blogs

Victoria marina approvals challenged in court

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Jun 2010


blogs

BC Conservatives want an MLA to join them, just not Lekstrom

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jun 2010


news

Lekstrom's a 'Rat': BC Conservative

What now for the Peace River MLA who quit Libs? Conservatives aren't welcoming.

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jun 2010


blogs

Campbell shuffles cabinet, stands by unpopular HST

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jun 2010


blogs

Advice from lawyers 'sacrosanct', must be private: committee chair

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jun 2010


blogs

Asbestos cover-up consistent with BC Ferries secrecy: Coons

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Jun 2010


blogs

Recommended change would send more FOI decisions to court

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Jun 2010


news

Public Left Adrift on Ferry Asbestos Risk

BC Ferries still mum about exposure level on Queen of Burnaby.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Jun 2010


blogs

Consultant's report provides ferry asbestos risk details

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Jun 2010


blogs

Asbestos risk closes parts of Queen of Burnaby ferry

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Jun 2010


blogs

BC considers tighter restriction on release of legal advice

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Jun 2010


blogs

'Well insulated' BC led Canada in lost jobs in May

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Jun 2010


blogs

PavCo spent $20,404 on Olympic tix

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Jun 2010


blogs

BC insulated from economic trouble this time, says finance minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Jun 2010


blogs

Most BC job opportunities in sales and services

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Jun 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Geothermal Just Got Hotter

Kelowna firm's tech makes it easier for old buildings to tap the Earth for heating and cooling.

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Jun 2010


news

Freedom of Info 'Black Hole' Will Grow: Watchdog

Advocate slams Libs, NDP for supporting new committee report on government transparency.

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Jun 2010


blogs

Committee calls for routine release of government records, again

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 May 2010


blogs

Therapeutics Initiative will have reduced role and budget: Falcon

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 May 2010


blogs

Artist suing Crown corp over management of Victoria parking lot

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 May 2010


blogs

Cave protection rules first proposed in 1988

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 May 2010


blogs

Child and youth rep and government reach agreement on cabinet docs

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 May 2010


blogs

Bell says he's consulting with current Victoria mayor

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 May 2010


news

Queen of North Captain Fighting His Firing

Tribunal ruled Henthorne 'heroic' but responsible for tragedy. He claims he was dumped for raising safety concerns.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 May 2010


blogs

Liberal support falls, 61 percent disapprove of premier's performance

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 May 2010


news

Fairness of Hydro's Clean Power Call Entrusted to Lib Donor

Lawyer had billed $2.4 million to BC Hydro, gave to the BC Liberals.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 May 2010


blogs

Stephen Owen to review special prosecutor appointments

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 May 2010


blogs

MLA questions Victoria marina team’s Liberal donations

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 May 2010


blogs

Government waiting on child rep changes during talks

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 May 2010


blogs

Attack on child rep's right to know will impair office: Hughes

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 May 2010


blogs

Election official dismisses finance minister's HST complaint

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 May 2010


blogs

Government ordered to give child and youth rep cabinet documents

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 May 2010


blogs

Minister Bell could stop Victoria marina on 'public interest' grounds

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 May 2010


blogs

NDP critic questions speed of Cache Creek landfill decision

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 May 2010


blogs

Adding 'public interest' to ferry act unnecessary: Minister Bond

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 May 2010


blogs

Reports vary greatly on size of Victoria salmon protest

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 May 2010


blogs

New special prosecutor appointed to Heed campaign case

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 May 2010


news

Robertson's Previous Decisions Now Clouded, Say Critics

Special prosecutor's actions on Dobell case and others are tainted, argue some, but de Jong won't 'try to rewrite history.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 May 2010


blogs

BC government releases Olympic ticket recipient list

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 May 2010


blogs

Heed case shows Dobell file should be re-opened: BC Conservatives

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 May 2010


blogs

Yesterday's events were 'absolutely bizarre': Kash Heed

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 May 2010


news

Heed Resigns Again After Special Prosecutor Steps Down

As he advised Heed not be charged, Robertson knew his law firm had donated to the politician's campaign.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 May 2010


blogs

Heed staying in cabinet despite tainted process

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 May 2010


blogs

Special Prosecutor on Heed case steps down, citing conflict

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 May 2010


blogs

Premier Campbell reappoints Heed as solicitor general

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 May 2010


blogs

Three-year-old ATV regulations surprise to minister responsible

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 May 2010


blogs

BC government needs to clarify ferry goals: committee chairs

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 May 2010


news

Criminal Charges for Heed's Campaign Team Members

'No evidence' Heed was involved in dirty tricks campaign flyers.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 May 2010


blogs

Charges laid against senior Heed campaign staff

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2010


blogs

Taxpayers Federation claims credit for BC Ferries FOI move

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2010


blogs

Marina developers wanted to tell Bell about 'politically sensitive' plans

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2010


blogs

Government curtails child and youth rep's right to know

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Apr 2010


news

Citizens Deprived of pro-HST Mailer, Complains Hansen

As he shuts down debate in Leg over the tax, finance minister slams Elections BC for preventing government's mass mailing.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Apr 2010


blogs

Proposed Victoria marina clears environmental assessment

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Apr 2010


blogs

BC Ferries brought under FOI law, executive salaries capped

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Apr 2010


blogs

Government's HST promoting pamphlet would break provincial law

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Apr 2010


blogs

Chilliwack farmland subdivisions broke provincial law: ALC report

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Apr 2010


blogs

BC introduces Clean Energy Act

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Apr 2010


blogs

Health minister 'fundamentally disagrees' with commissioner's privacy worries

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Apr 2010


news

Dump Health Honcho, Says NDP, Citing Leaked Letters

New Vancouver Coastal Health chair had urged minister to let publicly funded hospital buy services from private clinics.

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Apr 2010


blogs

Liberals cut short HST debate

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Apr 2010


blogs

Minister says he's not 'pissing around' on Hydro hotel tab

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Apr 2010


blogs

BC MLAs declare having bought and sold real estate, stocks

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Apr 2010


blogs

Commissioner raps health minister for attack on privacy

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Apr 2010


blogs

Toxic air from cruise ships needs more study: BC environment minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Apr 2010


news

Weisgerber's Lucrative Move from BC Hydro Director to Consultant

Praised by premier for Site C dam help, former Socred leader from Peace River billed $206,743 last year.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Apr 2010


blogs

Another political party needed in BC: Gordon Wilson

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Apr 2010


blogs

Ministry promised to pay Hydro back for hotel room: Lekstrom

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Apr 2010


blogs

Minister's hotel stay on Hydro tab raises questions: union

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Apr 2010


news

Crown Corp Fronted Energy Minister's Hotel Tab

BC Hydro billed ministry for Lekstrom's Olympic room after Tyee inquiry.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Apr 2010


blogs

Media attention hard on family, says Heed's campaign manager

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Apr 2010


blogs

Post-election HST query would have been routine: Hansen

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Apr 2010


BC Ready for Showdown on Generic Drugs

NDP critic says government should work to control costs on all prescriptions.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Apr 2010


blogs

BC government appoints advisor to Vancouver school board

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Apr 2010


blogs

Minister rejects call to reduce light from greenhouses, protect birds

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Apr 2010


blogs

Vancouver homeless count appears political: Coleman

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Apr 2010


blogs

Everyone should live within Election Act: BC premier

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Apr 2010


blogs

BC drops 300 workers from resource ministries

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Apr 2010


news

Elections BC Forwarded Alleged Illegal Advertising to RCMP

Solicitor General Kash Heed steps down citing investigation.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Apr 2010


blogs

Elections BC turned advertising over to RCMP

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Apr 2010


blogs

BC solicitor general Kash Heed resigns citing RCMP election investigation

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Apr 2010


blogs

Both main BC parties ended 2009 deep in debt

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Apr 2010


blogs

First Nation negotiating with WFP to buy Vancouver Island assets

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Apr 2010


blogs

Province chips in to help buy land it released from public management

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Apr 2010


blogs

Researchers critical of BC attack on drug watchdog

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Apr 2010


blogs

BC government eHealth fraud case back in court in May

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Apr 2010


news

Door Open to Sue Pfizer in BC Says Researcher

$142 million ruling in US shows province is too cozy with drug giant: Cassels.

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Apr 2010


blogs

NDP critic offers alternative HST legislation titles

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Apr 2010


blogs

BC government failing to meet privacy law, committee told

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Apr 2010


news

BC Lousy at Guarding Privacy: Commissioner

Don't give government more powers to share personal info, Fraser tells committee.

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Apr 2010


blogs

BC finance minister Hansen introduces bill to prepare for HST

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Mar 2010


blogs

Security breach 'illegal' and 'nefarious': BC official

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Mar 2010


news

'They Wouldn't Let Me Go to the Bathroom'

Security guard may have lost a kidney because of workplace rules at Health Ministry.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Mar 2010


blogs

Province and BCGEU reach agreement with zero pay increase

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Mar 2010


blogs

BC Housing suing Vancouver agency for money owed, mismanagement

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Mar 2010


blogs

Timing right for BC Rail execs to go: minister Bond

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Mar 2010


news

Sweeping New Powers Would Threaten Privacy: Watchdog

BC Government wants to amend law to allow much more collection and sharing of personal data.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Mar 2010


blogs

Province terminating three BC Rail executive contracts, paying severance

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Mar 2010


blogs

Documents outline changes to forest ministry focus

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Mar 2010


blogs

Public hearings on mine proposal will include Tsilhqot'in documentary

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Mar 2010


blogs

BC government holding back pre-election fiscal updates

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Mar 2010


blogs

NDP critics question BC Hydro taking 'flyer' on untested Finavera

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Mar 2010


blogs

MLAs were advised on accepting Olympic gifts

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Mar 2010


blogs

Pitch to sell surgeries doesn't contradict extra-billing court case: Falcon

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Mar 2010


blogs

BC anti-deforestation bill won't apply to timber harvesting

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Mar 2010


blogs

Film expresses Tsilhqot'in connection to area threatened by mine proposal: lawyer

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Mar 2010


blogs

Prorogation leads to ongoing pro-democracy movement

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Mar 2010


blogs

Mining company wants film sympathetic to Tsilhqot'in barred from public hearing

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Mar 2010


blogs

One NDP nominee seeking chance to face May, Lunn

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Mar 2010


news

Bring on Medical Tourism, Says Private Provider

Locals would have to be able to buy their way to front of queue, too, says private clinic director.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Mar 2010


news

Queen of North Captain's Firing Legal: Appeals Tribunal

While criminal charges are laid against officer, doomed ferry's captain loses chance to keep his job.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Mar 2010


blogs

Officer charged in BC Ferries sinking

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Mar 2010


news

In Victoria, Cruise Ships Spew More Toxins than Assumed: Study

Sulphur dioxide levels at three times previous findings, says CRD report.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Mar 2010


blogs

Cruise ship emissions may be Victoria health concern: report

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Mar 2010


blogs

TAPS, government differ on gaming grant cut

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Mar 2010


news

New Lobbying Rules Stir up a Hall Full of Concerns

'It's a black hole' moans one attendee at education session hosted by pending registrar of lobbyists.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Mar 2010


blogs

Gaming grant cut to Victoria anti-poverty group

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Mar 2010


blogs

Industry group recognizes BC drug task force chair

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Mar 2010


blogs

Libs selective with photo radar stats, ignore lives saved

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Mar 2010


blogs

Minister defends Tourism BC aid to swimsuit issue

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Mar 2010


blogs

Public support for gambling linked to grants: NDP critic

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Mar 2010


blogs

BC considering selling health services to visitors

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Mar 2010


blogs

Premier's office added $2 billion to Olympic impact estimate

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Mar 2010


news

'Visionary' Deal Preserves Jordan River Gem

Capital Regional District protects surf beach and some forest, but thousands of hectares not included.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Mar 2010


blogs

Part of CRD's land purchase likely to be re-sold: board chair

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Mar 2010


blogs

Regional government buys parts of former forest land

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Mar 2010


news

Former High Level Health Honcho Charged with Fraud

NDP slams province's eHealth oversight as three people face 16 charges.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Mar 2010


blogs

Charges laid against two provincial officials, doctor

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Mar 2010


news

Arts Funding Less than Advertised Say Advocates

BC's overall arts budget $15 million less than two years ago: ProArt Alliance.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Mar 2010


blogs

Money for land protection easier to find two years ago: minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Mar 2010


news

'Hangover Budget' Pleases Few

Housing spending up, but Libs draw fire from health, education, environment sectors.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Mar 2010


blogs

BC Budget cuts government jobs, steady on health and education

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Mar 2010


blogs

Protecting former forest land may require direct action: activist

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Mar 2010


blogs

Hansen skips budget shoes, donates dollars to wheelchair sports

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Mar 2010


blogs

BC Ferries reports larger third quarter loss

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Feb 2010


blogs

Environmental leader attacks Greenpeace climate appointment

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Feb 2010


blogs

Olympic economic impacts much smaller than promised

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Feb 2010


blogs

'It's been horrible. I made a mistake': MLA facing drunk driving charges

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Feb 2010


blogs

Liberal MLA faces drunk driving charges

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Feb 2010


blogs

BC Ferries announces April fare hike amounts

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Feb 2010


blogs

Lobbyist registrar hosting info sessions on rule changes

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Feb 2010


news

Throne Speech Pledge Could Signal Tuition Hikes

Plan to enable "universities to remove themselves from the government reporting entity" worries some student advocates.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2010


blogs

'We have to really think about why people travel': ferry commissioner

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Feb 2010


blogs

Further fare hikes approved for BC Ferries

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Feb 2010


blogs

New system will risk private information: FIPA

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Feb 2010


blogs

Children's ministry uses insecure computer system too

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Feb 2010


blogs

NDP MLA who proposed hosting Olympics pans games

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2010


blogs

Olympics, prorogation, HST, conservation on Harper protesters' agendas

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2010


blogs

Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls Olympics BC's 'golden moment'

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2010


blogs

BC's Coleman to foreign press: your problems are worse

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2010


blogs

BC Minister's order made government's social media use legal

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2010


blogs

Vancouver health records system had serious security weaknesses

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Feb 2010


blogs

More consultation needed on ferry route change: minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Feb 2010


news

Libs to Cut Services and Red Tape

Expect less from government, and faster environmental assessments: BC throne speech.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Feb 2010


blogs

BC Transit reverses Taxi Saver cuts

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Feb 2010


blogs

Olympics will be great, government in fiscal trouble: throne speech

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Feb 2010


blogs

Victoria group raising money to help families with rent

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Feb 2010


blogs

Travel program cut for people with disabilities

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Feb 2010


news

Mega-Yacht Marina, Not Yet Approved, Taking Payments of $10,000

Controversial Victoria Harbour project has yet to be green lighted by feds, province.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Feb 2010


blogs

Reducing toxins would fight cancer: MP

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Feb 2010


blogs

MP requests investigation into Victoria marina lobbying

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Feb 2010


news

How to Revive an 'Eviscerated' Freedom of Info Act

That was the topic as MLAs heard from frustrated open government advocates.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Feb 2010


blogs

NDP push opening Olympics to FOI

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Feb 2010


blogs

'The crisis isn't today, but the crisis is coming': Hansen on pensions

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Feb 2010


blogs

BC opens public input on 'urgent' pension question

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Feb 2010


blogs

BC emergency readiness improved following audits: officials

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Feb 2010


blogs

Victoria bids on bankrupt motels

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Feb 2010


news

Complaints of Unfairness Shoot up from Welfare, Disability Recipients

Independent government tribunal had budget cut as appeals rose 46 per cent.

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Feb 2010


news

If Big Quake Hits, Key Ministries Won't Be Ready: Audit

Province's emergency planning and reaction skills slammed by internal report.

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Jan 2010


blogs

Government watchdogs better paid than senior bureaucrats

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Jan 2010


blogs

Slow ministry phone response concerns advocate for people with disabilities

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Jan 2010


blogs

Welfare-to-work contractor billed government for 'no-show' clients

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jan 2010


news

Sockeye Eco-Certification Kicks up Storm

Why give BC's collapsed runs a sustainable seal of approval, critics ask.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jan 2010


blogs

Haitian earthquake victims should have used more wood: Campbell

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Jan 2010


blogs

Sockeye eco-certification in year of collapse risks MSC credibility: critic

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Jan 2010


blogs

Province's complaint response policy should match law: report

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jan 2010


blogs

Province returns to economic forecasters despite past performance

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jan 2010


blogs

Commission outlines ambulance options, including private delivery

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Jan 2010


news

Vancouver Island Health's Pricey Consultant at Centre of Ontario Scandal

$746,646 paid to Courtyard Group was money well spent: VIHA official.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Jan 2010


blogs

BC lawyers’ association plans public consult on legal aid crisis

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2010


blogs

Documents confirm plan to sell ‘unused capacity’ in BC operating rooms

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2010


blogs

Metro Vancouver likely to seek waste-to-energy approvals

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Jan 2010


news

'It Stinks Like Garbage'

Chief worries about expanding Cache Creek dump. Decisions favour Liberal donors.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Jan 2010


blogs

Liberal donor company wins bid to expand Cache Creek landfill

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Jan 2010


news

Who Calls the Shots for BC Gambling Limits?

Emails indicate Minister Coleman was told just five days before BC's Lottery Corporation raised online gambling limits from $120 to $9,999.

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Jan 2010


blogs

BC government failed to update Olympic impact estimate

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Jan 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Canadians Confused about Paying for Retirement: Menzies

Lead Tory at pension summit says system has 'gaps' but offers no clear path on reforms.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Dec 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Eroding Pensions, Political Flashpoints

Expect more strikes and other battles over pensions if ministers can't craft real reform in Whitehorse this week.

By David Beers and Andrew MacLeod, 17 Dec 2009


blogs

More dialogue needed around energy exports: environmental groups

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Dec 2009


blogs

Ombudsperson recommends improvements to seniors' care

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Dec 2009


blogs

Fisheries minister’s comments on Skeena sockeye ‘asinine’: BC NDP MLA

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Dec 2009


blogs

Image Group's government biz took tumble

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Dec 2009


blogs

Referenda an 'affront' to elected officials: Victoria councilor

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Dec 2009


blogs

NDP's Fleming heads to Copenhagen climate meeting

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Dec 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Tories 'Not Discounting Any Option' on Pension Reform

Key MP says need is urgent, expresses concerns about labour's idea to double CPP.

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Dec 2009


blogs

Five years to see major IBM contract too long: FIPA

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Dec 2009


blogs

BC government loses bid to keep IBM contract secret

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Dec 2009


blogs

Democracy is like a video game, umbrella, pie: youth videos

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Dec 2009


blogs

Victoria loses appeal of right-to-shelter case

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Dec 2009


blogs

BC job program review finds billing problems

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Dec 2009


blogs

Use Olympics as 'launch pad': Campbell to new tourism council

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Dec 2009


blogs

MLA declared gift from 'minister exploration' group

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Dec 2009


blogs

Premier's vote recorded just once during fall sitting

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Dec 2009


news

A Tyee Series

BC 'Leading' National Discussion on Fixing Pensions: Hansen

Labour, BC Liberals, others jostle to put forth new retirement plans.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Dec 2009


blogs

BCNU applies to represent LPNs now with HEU

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Dec 2009


news

'Sustainability' the Hot Word (Again) at NDP Convention

Leader James links economy with ecology, but some delegates not satisfied.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Nov 2009


blogs

BC NDP reaffirms commitment to sustainability

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Nov 2009


blogs

Layton stresses climate change fight in NDP convention speech

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Nov 2009


blogs

NDP pass motion allowing for leadership review

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Nov 2009


blogs

'Carbon taxes can work': NDP convention keynote speaker

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Nov 2009


blogs

Climate change missing from James speech: former MLA

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Nov 2009


blogs

NDP a positive alternative to Liberal lies: BC NDP leader James

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Nov 2009


blogs

NDP convention applauds Sinclair speech advocating taxing wealthy

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Nov 2009


blogs

NDP decline to push for public financing for political parties

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Nov 2009


blogs

'Every political party in the country took a hit': NDP treasurer

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Nov 2009


blogs

NDP enters convention facing 'cash flow crunch'

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Nov 2009


news

BC First Graders Get Book Rejected as 'Racist' Elsewhere

'Let's Go' story of transport depicts Aboriginal stereotypes, advised experts.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Nov 2009


blogs

'Racist' book distributed to BC grade one students

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Nov 2009


blogs

BC Ferries ignores government, reappoints director to two boards

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Nov 2009


blogs

BC lowers threshold for greenhouse gas reporting

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Nov 2009


blogs

BC may train fewer midwives without more funding

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2009


blogs

Health ministry quit taking TI's independent drug advice

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2009


blogs

Rise in EI recipients 'not surprising': BC minister Hansen

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2009


blogs

BC leads on child poverty, minister says province improving

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2009


blogs

BC saw large Sept. increase in EI recipients

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2009


blogs

Ministers thought hard about Tourism BC decision, produced no records

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Nov 2009


blogs

Polls put NDP ahead in BC

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Nov 2009


news

A Good Dam Deal?

NDP say existing Waneta Dam contract cheaper; Libs say purchase gives capacity, certainty.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Nov 2009


blogs

BC Ferries booked meeting at board members' hotel

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Nov 2009


blogs

Health minister Falcon comfortable with drug advisor's new role with Pfizer

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Nov 2009


blogs

Bond promises review of pay for B.C. Rail execs

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Nov 2009


blogs

Minister 'quite confident' cut to BC executive positions achieved

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Nov 2009


news

Heads Won't Roll?

BC's premier pledged to cut 'senior executive ranks' by 20 per cent, but can offer no proof it happened. Tyee calculations raise doubts.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Nov 2009


blogs

BC government drug policy advisor appointed to Pfizer position

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Nov 2009


blogs

'I obviously don't agree': minister Hansen on BC Ferries' Hahn

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Nov 2009


blogs

Groups encourage Campbell to bring BC Ferries back under FOI act

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Nov 2009


news

Analysts Argue over Olympics Effect on BC Tourism

New report puts impact at zero so far, but another expert says 'more clever' counting yields rosier view.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Nov 2009


blogs

Victoria hospital dispute won’t affect building quality: project manager

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Nov 2009


blogs

Rix friend of British Columbia, Liberal Party

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Nov 2009


blogs

Appearance of conflict possible with brothers on ferry board, commission

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Nov 2009


news

Bloated Pay, Conflict at Top of BC Ferries: Ministry Report

Boss Hahn's $1 million salary twice the norm; board members set own pay 'without accountability'.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Nov 2009


blogs

Finance official offers fixes for troubles at Ferries, TransLink

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Nov 2009


blogs

BC considering offering 'surgical tourism': Sask. health minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Nov 2009


blogs

Olympic tourism impacts fell short: report

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Nov 2009


blogs

Bennett declines to comment on advertising allegation

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Nov 2009


blogs

Olympic economic impact will be 'billions and billions': BC minister Hansen

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Nov 2009


blogs

NDP requests election advertising investigation

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Nov 2009


blogs

Premium needed for Saskatchewan surgeries: BC's Falcon

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Nov 2009


blogs

New BC newsletter offers news behind the news

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Nov 2009


news

$6.7 Billion Lopped off Olympic Economic Benefits Projections

And government's new number, $4 billion, is based on a seven-year-old 'best case' scenario that hasn't panned out.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Nov 2009


blogs

Saskatchewan premier balks at 'premium' for BC surgeries

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Nov 2009


blogs

TransLink and Ferry review results circulating, but not to minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Nov 2009


blogs

Province inconsistent on shelter: BCCLA's Eby

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Oct 2009


news

New Law Lets Police Force Homeless to Visit Shelter

Controversial legislation assailed by civil liberties advocates, NDP.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Oct 2009


blogs

'He can't give you the finger in those things': PM Harper

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Oct 2009


blogs

BC government introduces forced shelter bill

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Oct 2009


news

Province Wants to Sell Surgeries to Saskatchewan

Parties spar over whether the plan will allow BCers to get operations faster.

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Oct 2009


blogs

Campbell apologizes for misunderstanding with choir, can't help

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Oct 2009


blogs

Mi'kmaq choir holds out for Olympic opening: letter to Campbell

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Oct 2009


blogs

BC introduces new rules for lobbyists

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Oct 2009


blogs

BC failed to track how many affected by IQ rule

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Oct 2009


blogs

Pharmacists giving flu shots wastes money: BCNU's McPherson

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Oct 2009


blogs

BC Minister says Olympic role will be found for Mi'kmaq choir

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Oct 2009


blogs

Campbell cuts surgeries for British Columbians, offers them to Saskatchewan

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Oct 2009


blogs

Police complaint commissioner will seek budget increase

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Oct 2009


news

Mi'kmaq Chief Wants an Apology from Gordon Campbell

Chief says BC premier reneged on promise to have children's choir in Games opening ceremonies.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Oct 2009


blogs

ESL school closure a concern, but no reason to regulate: minister

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Oct 2009


blogs

Mi'kmaq Chief wants an apology from BC Premier Campbell

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Oct 2009


blogs

First Nations children's choir 'uninvited' to Olympic opening

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Oct 2009


blogs

Questioned on conflict, Solicitor General Heed steps out of debate

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Oct 2009


blogs

BC law to deny welfare to some; wording too loose says NDP

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Oct 2009


blogs

Premier Campbell believes in Canadian athletes, Santa

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Oct 2009


blogs

Marina promoter married to Lunn advertiser

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Oct 2009


blogs

Former Victoria mayor calls marina lobbying 'disgusting' and 'outrageous'

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Oct 2009


news

Liberals Smoothed Waters for Mega-Yacht Marina

Influence applied to Victoria project revealed in released documents.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Oct 2009


news

BC's Own eHealth Scandal Erupts

Search warrant targets tech contractor, health officials. NDP demands independent probe.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Oct 2009


blogs

Health minister Falcon hikes residential care rates

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Oct 2009


blogs

RCMP search warrant alleges BC health ministry fraud

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Oct 2009


news

'Budget Cut Blues' Played for Politicians

'Cuts to the arts will lead to cultural bankruptcy,' committee told.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Oct 2009


news

BC a Bad Place to Be a Woman?

'D' grade for women's equality given to province by group sparks debate in Legislature.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Oct 2009


blogs

Chasing innocent citizens won't make Olympics safer: NDP's Krog

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Oct 2009


blogs

Crown corporation CEO received $167,342 for expenses

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Oct 2009


blogs

Campbell announces replacement for deputy minister McDonald

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Oct 2009


blogs

Mining minister says he sold stocks, sees need to be 'squeaky clean'

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Oct 2009


blogs

Portable toilets give 'third world chic' to Gabriola ferry: tour organizer

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Oct 2009


blogs

BC Ferries using portable toilets, not treatment, on Gabriola vessel

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Sep 2009


news

When Convention Centre Opened, Inspector Had Safety Concerns

Reports reveal worries about fire preparedness as premier ushered in the public.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Sep 2009


blogs

BC saw small drop in EI recipients in July

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Sep 2009


blogs

Lobbyist act puts lawyers in professional conflict, says lawyer

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Sep 2009


blogs

Budget panel suggests fixing fixed election schedule

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Sep 2009


blogs

Minister no longer knows if he owns shares in ministry contractor

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Sep 2009


blogs

WorkSafe sent eight-cent cheques to spouse of dead worker

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Sep 2009


blogs

BC spending stimulus money on Alberta workers: letter

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Sep 2009


news

Universities Spend to Get Government's Ear

SFU hired lobbyists with BC Liberal ties to help make its case.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Sep 2009


news

Towns Spend Thousands to Lobby BC's Government

Municipal taxpayers' money flows to gain edges with provincial officials.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Sep 2009


blogs

CCPA opens effort to track BC cuts

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Sep 2009


blogs

Harper's 'green' BC powerline will boost mining

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Sep 2009


blogs

New Vancouver cruise visitor Disney an enviro failure: report

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Sep 2009


blogs

VANOC delaying release of Olympic impact report

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Sep 2009


blogs

Minister Bond acknowledges ferry fares affect traffic

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Sep 2009


blogs

Lower fares, not weather, drove summer ferry traffic

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Sep 2009


blogs

TD Chair never registered as lobbyist, denies lobbying

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Sep 2009


blogs

BC Wildlife Federation requests spending investigation

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Sep 2009


blogs

Enviros must watchdog parties and policies: UVic's Weaver

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Sep 2009


blogs

Liberal candidate held shares in job placement company

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Sep 2009


news

Premier Campbell Refused to Disclose Holdings

Other ministers revealed they invest in industries their decisions influence.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Sep 2009


blogs

First Nations educator declares intent to run against Lunn, May

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Sep 2009


blogs

May officially seeks Green Party nod in Saanich-Gulf Islands

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Sep 2009


blogs

British Columbians dislike premier and possible replacements

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Sep 2009


blogs

Charities chose not to gamble on 1999 funding agreement

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Sep 2009


blogs

Provincial project threatens Delta bird habitat: MLA Huntington

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Sep 2009


news

'Our Hopes Dashed' by Budget, Say BC's Enviros

Campbell government opts to 'invest in climate unfriendly programs.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Sep 2009


news

Record Deficit a Big Surprise, Say BC Liberals

During May's election Hansen learned revenues were hundreds of millions of dollars lower, but lacked a 'crystal ball'.

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Sep 2009


blogs

Hansen knew during election revenues were off

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Sep 2009


blogs

BC budget includes record $2.8 billion deficit, cuts, optimism

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Sep 2009


news

Tax Wealthy, Don't Cut Services: Poll

Labour-sponsored survey shows clashing visions over budgeting in tough economy.

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Sep 2009


blogs

Many people 'too busy' to vote, others forgot

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 Aug 2009


blogs

'I'm very comfortable with my seating assignment': van Dongen

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Aug 2009


blogs

Pastor, letter writer differ on Campbell's 'mandate from heaven'

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Aug 2009


blogs

'I'm really glad the election's in 2013': Campbell

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Aug 2009


blogs

BC NDP open eight point lead over Libs in new poll

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Aug 2009


news

Liberal Election Win Based on Lies: James

Campbell says economic disaster and HST plans came after vote

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Aug 2009


blogs

BC energy minister says green energy plans include more exports

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Aug 2009


blogs

New sales tax will help troubled economy: BC throne speech

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Aug 2009


blogs

Liberal donors well represented in Order of B.C. ranks

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Aug 2009


blogs

Province's PR shop ordered government web freeze during election

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Aug 2009


news

'Perverse' Rules Glitch Impoverishes EI Recipients

Welcome to Chiu Yin Wong's nightmare, increasingly common.

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Jul 2009


news

BC Hydro's $825 Million Dam Deal

Price seems way too high to NDP critic, who questions Lib donor tie.

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Jun 2009


blogs

Delaying welfare stats part of larger trend: James

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jun 2009


blogs

Mentally ill make way for addicted in Victoria housing shuffle

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jun 2009


blogs

BC government's media spin shop wanted welfare stats kept secret

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jun 2009


blogs

BC Ferries burdened with debts, passenger dissatisfaction with fares grows

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Jun 2009


blogs

BC Ferries appeals order to take back Queen of the North captain

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Jun 2009


news

BC Ran a $1.4 Billion Deficit

StatsCan ties 2009 shortfall to rising expenses. Couldn't Libs see it coming?

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Jun 2009


blogs

BC governments ran $2.6 billion deficit last year: StatsCan

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Jun 2009


news

Tent Camping Homeless to Politicians: 'Face Facts!'

Court allowed temporary shelters in Victoria parks, but officials still fighting it.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Jun 2009


blogs

Canwest bid to loosen Canada's drug ad laws adjourned

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jun 2009


blogs

BC Ferries' revenue up despite carrying fewer passengers

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jun 2009


blogs

NDP leader James names MLAs to critic roles

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jun 2009


blogs

Finance minister Hansen insists BC deficit figure is firm

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Jun 2009


blogs

BC Premier Campbell appoints expanded cabinet in time of restraint

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Jun 2009


news

Company Caught in Ontario Scandal Also Had BC Contracts

Health consultant helped former BC civil servant Penny Ballem find work in Ontario.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Jun 2009


blogs

Deficit may change to match the facts: Premier Campbell

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Jun 2009


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Next News Powerhouse in BC?

Glacier Media, with more than 30 papers, is poised to buy more.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Jun 2009


'We Refuse to Wait Any Longer'

Victoria harm reduction activists march, launch their own needle exchange.

By Andrew MacLeod and Pete Rockwell, 4 Jun 2009


news

How to Get a $24 Million Gov't Contract without Competing

Just one candidate for ministry's big computer upgrade.

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Jun 2009


blogs

Voluntary time off will save BC government $2 million

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Jun 2009


blogs

New BC welfare numbers show continued climb

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 May 2009


blogs

Few government employees volunteer for shortened work week

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 May 2009


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BC political consultant worked for controversial Ukrainian party

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 May 2009


blogs

'What changed is the election is over': NDP's Ralston

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 May 2009


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Wyse defeated while Oppal and Huntington headed for recount

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 May 2009


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BC and Alberta see largest surge in unemployment benefit payments

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 May 2009


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Finance minister wiggles on budget promise, confirms observers' predictions

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 May 2009


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Oppal and Wyse fall behind as vote counting continues

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 May 2009


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Victoria TV station skipped local focus on BC election night

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 May 2009


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Sun's Olympics Reporter Was Paid to Write for IOC's Magazine

Jeff Lee says his editors cleared him to take free-lance job, can't recall fee.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 May 2009


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Penn quits politics saying system favours the rich

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 May 2009


news

James Vows to Run in 2013

She's staying on, despite just fighting a campaign she says lacked vision.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 May 2009


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NDP campaign lacked vision, focus: James

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 May 2009


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Welfare caseload growing fast, delayed figures show

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 May 2009


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TV reporter says he quoted Bennett on ads accurately

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 May 2009


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'Alarm bells go off': elections chief on low BC voter turnout

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 May 2009


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Low voter turnout endangers political system: Ruff

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 May 2009


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Turnout tanked, bucking BC election chief's prediction

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 May 2009


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Mainstream media keeping NDP from reaching voters: MLA

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 May 2009


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Carbon tax opposition lacked vision: former NDP MLA

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 May 2009


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'I'll be taking time for reflection': NDP leader Carole James

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 May 2009


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Bennett said treaty offer delayed to after election: negotiator

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 May 2009


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Northern Development fund released report afternoon before election

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 May 2009


news

When Gov't Cut Red Tape, Life Got Sticky for Many

Libs proud of loosened regs for private colleges, other industries. Costs too high, say critics.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 May 2009


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Liberal Bennett tries to turn back the clock on ad campaign

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 May 2009


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Province withholds welfare statistics on election eve

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 May 2009


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BC government FOI record should worry public: report

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 May 2009


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Secrecy on big gov't contracts breeds distrust: watchdog

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 May 2009


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NDP candidates state personal support for STV

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 May 2009


news

Gov't Payments to Maximus Balloon

Up 60 per cent since province outsourced health records to contractor in 2004.

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 May 2009


news

BC Rail Trust Fund: Timing of Financial Blackout Questioned

Libs look like they're hiding info until election ends: ethics expert.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 May 2009


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Debate: Leaders agree! Health care to stay public

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2009


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Debate: BC in recession, but Campbell claims Libs best on economy

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 May 2009


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NDP helping voters cope with new ID rules: James

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Apr 2009


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Doctors press province to reduce paperwork or pay for it

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Apr 2009


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Ignatieff waiting on science to decide asbestos export position

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Apr 2009


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NDP promises to buy Vancouver Island land, return public control

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Apr 2009


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Charged drug company official recently worked for BC government

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Apr 2009


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BC had large increase in EI recipients, number tripled in Williams Lake

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Apr 2009


news

Province's Economy Much Worse than We Were Told

New StatsCan numbers likely mean bigger budget deficit or spending cuts: experts.

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Apr 2009


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BC economy shrank in 2008 despite Liberal claims

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Apr 2009


news

Campbell's Claim that Jobs Lifted Many out of Poverty Proves a Myth

Delayed government report shows no real gains.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Apr 2009


news

Greens' Sterk 'Quite Optimistic'

The party's leader on her ideas, her chances, facing 'hostility' and more.

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Apr 2009


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Province refused to release report on welfare leavers

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Apr 2009


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Liberal must explain welfare-to-work overpayments: NDP

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Apr 2009


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Welfare to work CEO got million dollar raise

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Apr 2009


news

Candidate Fronted a Jobs Program Slammed by Auditors

BC Libs' Robin Adair is running in Saanich South.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Apr 2009


blogs

STV supporters' poll found 65 percent favour voting system change

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Apr 2009


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BC Libs use Ontario minimum wage figure, skip Fraser Institute study

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Apr 2009


news

In BC, Being a Nurse Can Be Hell

Assaults, abuse blamed on workplace climate, cuts and staff shortages.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Apr 2009


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BC nurses reported high levels of physical assault, emotional abuse

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Apr 2009


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Campbell launches official BC election campaign

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Apr 2009


news

BC's Badly Broken Welfare System

BC Libs created 'overly complex' maze that kept needy off rolls: ombudsman

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Apr 2009


news

NDP Would Add $3 Billion to BC Debt

James proposes business tax cuts to stimulate economic recovery.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Apr 2009


blogs

NDP wants control of BC Ferries back, but not its debt

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Apr 2009


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BC NDP platform axes carbon tax, ups spending on health, education

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Apr 2009


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Running byelections cost $32.70 per ballot cast

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Apr 2009


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Jobless BC welfare recipents climb 42 percent in a year

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Apr 2009


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BC Liberals spent big to lose October byelections to NDP

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Apr 2009


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Election Act tweaked to accommodate late Libs, Greens missed deadline

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Apr 2009


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STV supporters testing messages in poll

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Apr 2009


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Report calls on provinces to regulate scan industry

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Apr 2009


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Legislature is a 'sideshow' to real governing: retiring MLA Chudnovsky

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Apr 2009


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Bond rating agency cautious about BC budget, economy

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Apr 2009


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Liberal leader Ignatieff backtracks on commitment to ban asbestos exports

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Apr 2009


news

Ferry Fares Float Upwards

Company hikes prices despite traffic drop, weak economy.

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Apr 2009


blogs

No 'windfall' profits this time for EDS: BC minister Black

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 Mar 2009


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NDP focus more questions on Kinsella, Campbell record

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 Mar 2009


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E-mail to Campaign Life contradicts NDP candidate's denial

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 Mar 2009


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'It's easier for you guys to call me Stonewally': Oppal

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Mar 2009


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Lawyer decided on delay request: Oppal

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Mar 2009


news

Pity the Naked Candidate

If you want to run for office, get ready for heavy vetting.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Mar 2009


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'Long, close look' needed on Lunn advertising: Ignatieff

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Mar 2009


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STV supporter questions opponent's spending of public grant money

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Mar 2009


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Just joined Green campaign organizer steps down

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Mar 2009


blogs

'I never said that': Langley NDP candidate 'smeared' with old quote

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Mar 2009


news

Union Turf Fight over Licensed Practical Nurses

Two health worker unions file complaint against BC Nurses' Union.

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Mar 2009


blogs

Third party advertiser wrote cheque to Lunn's campaign co-manager

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Mar 2009


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NDP, Liberals demand full investigation of Gary Lunn advertisers

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Mar 2009


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BC Ferries ordered to reinstate Queen of the North captain

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Mar 2009


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Gary Lunn campaign may have used ad rules to break spending limits: NDP

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Mar 2009


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Welfare application process 'unduly complex': Ombudsman

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Mar 2009


news

Elections Commissioner Drops Phone Fraud Probe

Move leaves opposition candidates, watchdog with questions.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Mar 2009


blogs

Farm scientist off hook in ethics complaint, issues remain

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Mar 2009


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Elections commissioner drops phone fraud investigation

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Mar 2009


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Documents connect Lunn campaign, third party advertisers

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Mar 2009


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Conservative Troy DeSouza's hollow leg campaign: declaration details food spending

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Mar 2009


blogs

'Tim Hortons PM' Harper rings up doughnut shop bill

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Mar 2009


news

Details Emerge on MP Gary Lunn's Third Party Advertisers

Watchdog wants Elections Canada to investigate.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Mar 2009


blogs

BC Ferries to cut customer service hours

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Mar 2009


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Manage ferry system to better support provincial economy: Save Our Ferries

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Mar 2009


blogs

Nurses' Union leaders encourage 'yes' vote on contract extension

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Mar 2009


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Nurses' union denies contract offer linked to organizing Licensed Practical Nurses

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Mar 2009


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BCNU considers pre-election contract offer from BC government

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Mar 2009


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Minister Baird commits to look into ferry, regulatory concerns

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Mar 2009


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'Backroom Liberal' Kinsella pulled into BC Rail case

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Mar 2009


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Justice, social services failed Frank Paul: report

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Mar 2009


blogs

David Basi appeared in Victoria court today

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Mar 2009


news

'Northern Adventure' Wasn't Safe to Sail: Union Inspector

Report alleges many problems, claims certifying ship was 'negligent.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Mar 2009


blogs

NDP question Kinsella pay from BC Rail

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Mar 2009


news

Poole's Free Jet Ride Was No Gift: Campbell

NDP asks why premier hasn't cited Beijing trip on conflict disclosure forms.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Mar 2009


blogs

BC native communities to consider proposed rights and title law

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Mar 2009


blogs

Former Auditor General wanted more police on street issues

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Mar 2009


blogs

Auditor General slams BC failure on homelessness

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Mar 2009


news

BC Ferries' Spin Plan Exposed

Secret strategy to control public debate as company went private.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Mar 2009


blogs

Coleman insists on measuring aid, not need

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Mar 2009


blogs

Liberals used government offices for fundraising work

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Mar 2009


blogs

New payday loan regulations in BC: 600 percent interest

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Mar 2009


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BC's Coleman presses Ottawa to loosen strings on housing funding

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Feb 2009


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Harper, Oppal in opposing gangs on sentences

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Feb 2009


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Canadian government hires BC job placement business to help vets

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Feb 2009


blogs

Conservative party's winning election campaign cost $19.4 million

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Feb 2009


blogs

NDP's Crowder says BC should grab STV opportunity

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Feb 2009


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Crime is "out of control" in BC: Attorney General

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Feb 2009


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NDP critic predicts post-election cuts to BC health care

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Feb 2009


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BC posts largest gains in EI recipients in Canada

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Feb 2009


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Legislative assembly, MLAs, buck BC trend with budget boost

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Feb 2009


blogs

BC budget overly optimistic: economist

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Feb 2009


blogs

Changes to waterways access law should be delayed: lawyer

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Feb 2009


news

Campbell Wants to Repeal Waterways Access Law

1882 Act protects citizens' right of access to rivers, lakes, ocean inlets.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Feb 2009


blogs

BC Ferries losing money faster, ridership down

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Feb 2009


blogs

BC reveals $900 million Olympic security cost, deal with Ottawa

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Feb 2009


blogs

Failed Victoria mayoral candidate rethinks zoning

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Feb 2009


blogs

No shoveling money off trucks around here: Krueger

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Feb 2009


blogs

Victoria NDP MP Savoie says she supports 'yes' vote on STV

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Feb 2009


blogs

NDP question the fudge in BC budget

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Feb 2009


news

BC Deficit Budget Cuts Spending, Offers Little Stimulus

Health and education safe but other ministries trimmed, including environment, housing, aboriginal affairs.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Feb 2009


blogs

Artists stimulate economy better, cheaper

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2009


blogs

Interest groups interpret BC budget own way

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2009


blogs

Little wiggle room in Hansen's 2009 BC budget

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2009


news

Embattled Pharma Review Panel Works Well: Top Scientists

Ministry's push to disband Therapeutics Initiative 'lacks substantive evidence.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2009


blogs

BC's Coleman balks at changing welfare system to fit tough times

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Feb 2009


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Good times, bad times, Liberals will keep minimum wage down

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Feb 2009


blogs

Throne speech: “Brace for recession” in BC

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Feb 2009


blogs

Hansen bought 100 pairs of runners for charity

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Feb 2009


blogs

Opposition to NDP for good reason: Hochstein

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Feb 2009


news

NDP's Billion Dollar Idea to Green BC's Economy

Wary support from some enviros. Too risky say Libs.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Feb 2009


blogs

NDP makes environmental pitch with green bond offer

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Feb 2009


blogs

BC Liberal supporter reverses on gag law opposition

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2009


blogs

Spending figures undermine Coleman's “aggressive” housing claim

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Feb 2009


blogs

Academic review backs UBC drug review researchers' work

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Feb 2009


blogs

Liberals say 'no' to homelessness and poverty challenge

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Feb 2009


blogs

Total cost of Olympics going up, but no firm numbers available

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Feb 2009


blogs

BC sentences for crime as tough as anywhere in Canada: Oppal

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Feb 2009


news

New Rules Stopped 450,000 Canadians from Voting

Upped ID requirements may have affected some close federal races.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Feb 2009


blogs

Groups challenge parties to cut poverty, end homelessness

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Feb 2009


blogs

Unemployment pain spread unevenly across British Columbia

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Feb 2009


blogs

BC ministers will suffer smaller pay cut than Premier Campbell claimed: Schreck

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Feb 2009


blogs

Tsartlip First Nation requests halt to water project until consulted

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Feb 2009


blogs

Deficit budgets planned for BC

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Feb 2009


news

BC Flubbed Probe on Private Health Clinic: Critics

Facing lawsuits, minister vows to defend public health care. The Copeman case raises questions.

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 Feb 2009


blogs

Business group leader okay with BC Liberal deficit

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Jan 2009


news

Better to Be Sick in New Zealand?

What BC's Health Ministry learned from Kiwis about drugs, charging patients, and more.

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Jan 2009


blogs

Victoria campers win again in court

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Jan 2009


blogs

BC Ferries search for contractors to run routes sinks

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Jan 2009


blogs

Liberal candidate's former company in dispute with province

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Jan 2009


blogs

More British Columbians receiving unemployment benefits

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Jan 2009


news

Premier Campbell Backing off Global Warming Effort?

Enviros worried that cabinet shuffle sends a signal priorities have changed.

By Tom Barrett and Andrew MacLeod, 23 Jan 2009


blogs

Hagen memorial set for Saturday

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jan 2009


blogs

Vancouver renters group balks at Elections BC enforcement

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jan 2009


blogs

Hahn attacks Tyee's BC Ferries "gas guzzlers" story

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Jan 2009