Bill Tieleman is president of West Star Communications, a strategy and communications consulting firm, providing services for labour, business, non-profits and governments for the past 13 years. Previously, he was the communications director in the B.C. Premier's Office and at the BC Federation of Labour.
Bill's work is published frequently in The Tyee, and he writes a column for 24 Hours every Tuesday. He regularly comments on TV, radio, print and Internet media outlets.
Most recently Bill was Strategist for Fight HST, a grassroots organization he started with former Premier Bill Vander Zalm and others, that successfully overturned the Harmonized Sales Tax in British Columbia through a citizens’ initiative petition and binding referendum.
Bill holds a masters degree in political science from UBC.
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Clark plagued by low approval, NDP policies unknown, and Kinder Morgan a risk for both parties.
It’s unrealistic, and pursuing it will only lead NDP to leap further off a high political cliff.
Don’t think for a second it’s diminished demand, particularly from China.
Many signs point to ultimate approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
No more whining or ‘moral victories.’ New Dems must show voters there’s another way – and they’ve got the conviction to get there.
BC Liberal spin hides less-than-stellar performance on health, education, and more.
That’s why I’m against it as an option for Canada’s electoral systems.
Years of inaction mean only the rich can hope to own a home in Vancouver.
Mountie-manufactured bomb plot exploited hapless addicts and broke laws in hunt for ‘success’ in fighting terrorists.
Premier’s latest step won’t bust ghostly killers of home affordability.
The world seems to darken with every live-streamed horror. But consider this small empirical comfort.
Government stats show foreign purchasers buying up real estate equal in value to all new home construction.
Post-Brexit, some pundits call the referendum 'anti-democratic.' Don't buy it.
Despite ferocious owner backlash, we need our government to act.
Huge impact of foreign buyers can't be ignored, and raising the issue isn't racist.
Drastic action needed to buy time to implement tax changes, rules to slow runaway home prices.
Governments could give fans fair shot at tickets with simple rules for sellers.
Yes, Gordon Campbell choked. Here's how the NDP helped him do it.
Criminal charges, convictions, and more plague the party. Why the pattern?
If results prove true, next year's election won't be anything like 2013.
OK, he's obviously no progressive. But next to Clinton he looks like one.
Premier's $50,000 pay top-up could do some real good.
That's why BC should terminate these unfair taxes, once and for all.
Party should heed Occupy cofounder's new advice: real change requires electoral success.
Politics is unforgiving, as NDP's vote for a new leader shows.
Ban on corporate, union donations only way to remove taint of big money.
Talk about a challenge: bad polls, a formidable opponent, and no new strategy in sight.
BC Liberals running 'witness protection program' for ousted political staff.
Treatment of whistleblower, watchdog's report suggest culture of deceit.
Higher emissions, slow growth, regressive taxation. Sorry, what's to celebrate?
Trudeau and premier meet this week. Let the greenwashing begin.
Long overdue rate bump comes with a catch. And another. And another.
We'll find out with today's budget. My forecast? More crumbs for the struggling.
As ongoing case shows, bringing allegations to court requires bravery.
Released documents paint clearer picture, but more questions remain.
Why educators schooled premier on computer coding promise as basic needs go unmet.
And associated fear-based campaigns that benefit pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Canadians scoffing from our northern vantage show their own ignorance.
What will it take for politicians to find the courage to act?
Laura Miller resigns, party again rocked by issue of deleted emails.
No matter which system Liberals choose, Canadians should have the final say.
He'd see they're no solution to poverty, and never will be.
Local wineries could face supermarket squeeze while consumers swallow the cost.
Judge orders document disclosure in case deciding if RCMP entrapped bomb plotters.
Not if we fight fear, keep travelling, and shelter refugees from terror's vengeful wake.
Unlike Casper, the BC Liberal version, which makes email records invisible, is extremely scary.
'Stampede' voting, not strategic voting, ran them over this election.
With a campaign strategy that failed to inspire, it squandered the chance of a generation.
The man behind blue eyes polarized Canada like no other leader in decades.
Two of big three parties support a bad bill and massive, secretive trade deal. One doesn't.
Surprise! Parties use this electoral weapon to confound polls and strategic voters.
They have a clear path to stay in control, and fight another election, without Parliament ever sitting.
Cracking the coded message within Tory leader's debate comment.
If elected, Trudeau's pledge to amend C-51 may be the latest of many party reversals.
Power over principle on display as party aims to beat NDP's Rankin rather than crush a Tory elsewhere.
What happened to Arvind Gupta? Scant facts point to a 'University of Cards' toppling.
Voters want it, and it works, experience and studies show. But consequences can be severe.
Likes are not votes, progressives! UK Labour campaigners learned the hard way.
Pressure not to 'split' anti-Harper vote will hurt Greens and Liberals here.
City has 'no plans' to reinstate vicious dog bylaw despite recent attack.
With Senate moratorium, PM abandons party principles again.
But what's good for corporate Canada should be good for everyone, right?
Surrey residents pay $1,630 per million litres; why not Nestle or frackers?
$250 fine you pay for lawn water could buy 111 million litres for Nestle or frackers.
'Suicidal excess': A Tory says his party will pay for ramming anti-labour Act through Senate.
That's why calls for a public inquiry will only grow louder.
Far too many unanswered questions in 2012 dismissal of employees.
Latest tax grab has beer fans hopping mad.
New exemption appears lifted from a Republican playbook.
Reform would have sunk Alberta's NDP majority.
Forget the fear-mongering: Bill 20 aims to invigorate voter pride.
Rare alignment of political planets sealed Alberta victory.
Party brass unanimously approved charge to run in one of province's poorest ridings.
Fanning reefer madness flames, feds lack common sense on medical marijuana.
Liberals backtrack on promise to renovate historic downtown hospital.
It worked for Basi and Virk, sparing the BC political duo jail.
It's risky, unwieldy and neither party wants it.
These aren't the moves of a mistake-prone government.
'Machiavellian' plan could harm unionized workers.
'Chaos cocktail' of new rules could harm industry, owners say.
BC delays to earthquake proofing are totally unacceptable.
A $1-billion industry is growing 'very very nervous.'
I repeat: Nestle pays $2.25 to bottle and sell a million litres of BC water.
Authorities confirm six-year-old girl bitten in Vancouver, small dog killed in Surrey.
No, but the PM has governed in an era of ground-breaking Supreme Court rulings.
Beyond eroding our rights, Bill C-51 ignores key root causes of past alleged 'terrorist' actions.
Or, just turn off the TV when ISIS airs executions.
BC should take careful note of its neighbour's mistakes.
Pit bulls are bred to 'fight and kill': plastic surgeon.
Baby, 250-pound man, and therapy dog all mauled in last two months.
The holidays got Tieleman thinking that we shouldn't demonize political foes.
In pushing pro-rep over and over, Opposition misses key chances to nail the government.
Liquor law changes force some bars to hike prices, emails to province reveal.
Vaccines provide 'moderate' protection,' studies show. So why are they pushed on the public?
Don't be fooled. This is 'unhappy hour' all over again.
Centre-left risked disaster, lost school and park boards with split votes.
And how far can politicians go in attacking each other? Case could set a new precedent.
Surprise, Bill Tieleman supports Vision. But he's got more to say on the campaign so far.
Meanwhile, Vancouver made it a priority to create shelter for those in need. What gives?
Aiming to amp up resource exports to China, Harper and Clark choose trade over democracy.
What connects Ebola, ISIS and drought to BC's shrinking food production?
Energy giants gamble that marks from BC are ready to lose their money.
Teen Serena Vermeersch's death should be a wake-up call for the justice system.
Why they might just find they got what they need.
Liberal insiders accused, but investigation is far from over.
And why the BC Liberal government so quickly thumbed its nose.
Valuable life lessons for students in ongoing dispute.
Strike strategy veteran Tieleman's advice: Only a fair deal for BCTF should bring down picket lines.
His public chatter jeopardizes negotiations at a critical juncture.
CP Rail removes plots, pressuring the city to pay more for its private land.
Support from the fickle prince and princess of pot could burn the Liberal brand.
In senselessly spending strike savings, it's clear our premier's channeling Ahab.
They don't fix the abuse problems they're meant to solve, and gouge the rest of us.
Don't expect much more than a 'tut tut' for these taxpayer abuses.
The political equation driving Christy Clark, solved.
New rules mean less real price competition for big chains. Hmmmm.
The province didn't 'modernize' liquor laws; they 'Liberalized' them.
Pipeline petitioners miss fundamental flaws of BC's 'citizens' initiative' process.
Thursday's election a preview for BC municipal, federal contests.
For the kids' sake, here's one option the quarrelling partners should consider.
There's no way you can call her inexperienced.
And the angry teachers are coming out.
But can a small group of workers ever take on a global giant?
Premier bets more than money on dicey LNG industry.
He's absolutely the best person to challenge Clark's formidable Liberals.
Cutting down healthy trees for selfish reasons just isn't neighbourly.
ALR move is no Liberal 'conspiracy' to pave over the province, minister responds to Tyee column.
You can bet the farm they'll sell out the Agricultural Land Reserve... again.
When luxury car sales and unemployment spike simultaneously, something's amiss.
The Tyee talks with principled punter Chris Kluwe, who says social activism cost him his job.
BC Libs' changes will simply increase total sales by making it easier to buy, not cheaper.
'Big ideas' gabfest is a money magnet but what's really being sold?
And if BC New Dems continue to reject the resource sector, they will lose. Again.
How will Justin's Grits grip the West? After all, Pierre's never could.
Any government that thinks liquefied natural gas is a fix-all is clearly hallucinating.
Don't be deceived: A behind-the-scenes battle for Dix succession is well underway.
Ironically, it's not the Liberals who've shown true senatorial grit of late.
Premier Clark and Mayor Ford do 'em too, and they're an insult to all journalists.
As Canada revisits a ban on doctor-assisted suicide, I think of my mom, who died in needless pain.
Despite some untimely deaths, newspapers can make the digital transition.
Follow Iceland's lead and help prevent the scourge of illness caused by smoking.
Inhabiting a changing, unsure city as heritage disappears.
Children living in poverty need help, not heartless cabinet ministers who later apologize.
Another number one for BC: The worst unemployment rate in western Canada.
It's an expensive, intrusive public policy that's not backed up by adequate numbers, say researchers.
Secret payments kill careers regardless of who's responsible, as one BC premier well knows.
Labour titan's proud, lifelong defence of workers offers lessons to today's movement.
The party's not doomed, just depressed. But there's many a reason for good cheer.
Feds push to stop lawsuit by ex-soldiers who want fair compensation for their disabilities.
Soon, BC hospital staff and visitors must either get vaccinated or wear a mask. And that's just wrong.
Treatment proven to help hardcore addicts shunned by our evidence-averse government.
The 'paradox of provincial power' means his MPs' 2015 seats just got a lot safer.
Forum shows political nemeses can set aside acrimony for harmony and tackle issues together.
Why is former minister mired in Liberal outreach scandal still working for BC’s attorney general?
Leaked report shows former campaign manager shoulders some of the blame, but not nearly enough.
Not-for-profit scolds government for dubious spending, but keeps its own books tightly shut.
FOI request shows government allowed the maintenance fee to be imposed in 2010.
Keep elected officials and journalists that cover them honest. Call out these slippery lines and clichés.
Questions mount after Nuttall and Korody's recent court appearance.
This fall, Sensible BC launches an ambitious initiative to decriminalize marijuana.
Vander Zalm's chronicle of BC's anti-tax initiative is a citizen changemaker's must-read.
Once again, for the benefit of the fact-averse: Vancouver's safe injection site saves lives.
Was the accused duo, troubled and poor, really capable of such terrorism? And more uncertainties.
Because it's consumers who'll pay for the Crown corporation's fiscal fiasco.
Canucks goalie's plight shows how decade-long deals spell trouble.
It's a long shot, but recent events suggest she could botch it.
Disabled seniors must pay new $300 fee; BC Liberal political staff get rich pay raises.
Seniors in care homes now pay the price for government's balanced budget vow.
The Senator who will bring real change to Ottawa!
Libs knew how to call back their crowd with a sure fire signal.
A series of unfortunate events, indeed.
Christy Clark's plea to 'trust me' is all she is offering.
Clark's credibility slides with statements on BC's 'balanced' budget, job creation.
The longer you look at premier's claims, the more you freak out.
She's gone from charismatic to crashing ratings. What happened?
That's what research and British Columbia's experience shows.
Premier meets with ex-candidate Sukh Dhaliwal despite his facing six tax charges.
The tax is officially dead, and so are the BC politics that spawned it.
And other Liberal fantasies fueled by social media.
Actions, and names, involved add up to more than mere stupidity.
The obvious place to look for an answer is... Manitoba.
Egos, epics, overblown performances! And the winners are...
What if Finance Minister de Jong loosened his tie, then his lips?
Three self-congratulatory claims fail to stand up to scrutiny.
Skeletons in closet add up for group behind heavy duty negative campaign.
A national polling firm wants to probe your political leanings, but it won't say who it works for.
Politicians, resist being seduced by Hollywood's subsidy hungry hype.
Million dollar campaign supporting BC Liberals helped by federal Liberal lobbyists.
Experts raise questions about gov't decision to blame drivers, chill out on builders.
He'd be mad about all those charity requests as wealth inequality grows.
Question looms after Harper's sell-out of Canadian interests with CNOOC, Petronas takeovers.
Why I'm not buying into an electoral cooperation pact with New Democrats.
But can she pass on the right as polls show NDP still well ahead of BC's political traffic?
Christy Clark propaganda starts here, with $15 million BC government ad campaign.
Fraser's job is to watchdog premier but his son has key role working for Christy Clark.
Progressives should note his Wall Street advisors and corporate-backed campaign, among other unfulfilled promises.
Longwall coal mining is hardly the rare, elite skill politicians want us to believe.
Foreign-staffed mines in BC, Nexen on the block and the FIPA giveaway... wake up Canada!
BC kills jobs by importing foreign coal diggers. Will it kill workers too?
BC's premier criticized Alberta publicly while fundraising oil money there in private.
He's a former child soldier and needs rehabilitation, not further punishment.
After quitting BC Conservatives and rejecting Cummins and Clark, the MLA's open to a 'range of different options.'
Auditor general, van Dongen battle lawyers to get to bottom of legal bill payment by BC tax payers.
Fans hatch plan to boycott NHL owners' businesses if they lock out players and risk season.
BC Liberal exodus is a non-confidence vote in premier's leadership, no matter the spin.
Outrageous $3.2 million fine levied on BCGEU shows big problems in election advertising laws.
Canada fiddles while Putin bans Pride parades, imprisons Pussy Riot protestors.
Online tool sizes up your worldview, even if it runs in all directions like mine.
Alberta's atrocious record of pipeline leaks a strong warning to British Columbia.
With few chips left to support her strong stand at premiers' meeting, it's all luck now.
Why new wine corkage rules in restaurants could be revolutionary in British Columbia.
Clark's MLAs line up for gold watches before time runs out. Who's likely next?
That's even before privatization of warehousing that may boost your bill.
Fuel sales still status-quo while emissions-heavy industry booms under BC Liberals.
Got a political problem? Easily solved with one word: 'Semantics!'
He'll need to cast a significant spell to enchant voters and vanquish You-Know-Who.
Veteran CEO Jim Shepard publicly exalts Christy Clark, but his rescue mission takes the wrong approach.
Tyee columnist Bill Tieleman dives into Quebec's pot banging revolt and files this dispatch.
Why you shouldn't believe Premier Clark's claims her government just spared you from big Hydro rate hikes.
Cosmetic pesticide issue pits Cancer Society versus BC government in no-win situation for Christy Clark.
Premier won't take position on Northern Gateway but calls NDP concerns 'goofy' and 'gobbledygook.'
Christy Clark is fine with pursuing a new name for her party. Good idea?
International travelers briefly connecting get the benefits without charge.
BC Lib powerbrokers appear to be plotting against her after byelection losses.
In a rough sport, Christy Clark faces pressure if her party loses both byelections.
Add this to Clark's miseries: NDP pulling more strongly among $100K voters.
Force the vote and halt devious robo-calls, attack ads and apathy.
His NDP victory promises a battle royale in Parliament and trouble for Liberals, Conservatives, Bloc Quebecois.
With byelection deadlines near and the NDP ahead in the polls, Clark launches into campaign mode.
Poll shows dip in BC Lib support as 'iron snowbird' premier spreads her right-wing.
Mary Mackie's blog on the Legislature Raids was essential reading. She'll be missed.
This invisible disease that badly hurts young women needs more attention.
BCTF is playing poker against opponent with ace up sleeve in contract negotiations.
Teaming up to defeat Harper's Conservatives is undemocratic and won't work.
Christy Clark returns to radio to reveal you're not very powerful when premier of BC.
Turning natural gas into liquid sucks electricity. Ratepayers, guard your wallets.
Vancouver airport's improvement fee hike, set by unelected officials with BC Lib ties, should be grounded.
Tenacious and gracious, the NDP leader candidate is Layton's most worthy successor.
Enbridge pipeline cheerleaders full of hypocrisy in criticizing 'foreign intervention.'
Front runners don't triumph every time. Meet those counting on an upset to win the race.
My look at the leadership candidates begins with Topp, Mulcair and Nash.
Eight years later, looking back at the BC legislature raid, and where we've arrived.
With BC's own political Christmas carols this season.
NDP leader prepares for government by moderating plans and expectations.
Health panel wants life saving, sodium lowering policies. Tories say no.
Premier calls me out as she rejects Basi-Virk inquiry. Yet questions do persist.
City's voters teach all parties lessons about what matters in elections.
Gambling? Bike lanes? Transit? Sanitation? Poll shows voters still care about such things.
Impossible demands, conspiracy theories risk alienating broad range of supporters.
Kash Heed campaign manager Barinder Sall, admitting guilt, alleges more campaign overspending. Heed issues denial.
Why are backbenchers rebelling against Clark? They're watching their backs.
The world's richest offer their surprising two cents on widening wealth disparity.
New report from MLA Kash Heed mum on $6,000 paid by his gov't office to campaign staff. NDP's Yiu wants probe.
Auditor-general rips BC Liberals for honesty, but premier says municipal governments are what need auditing.
NO BC HST has 125,000 Facebook members, but not for long it seems.
Both efforts blow up in their faces, but negative advertising can work.
Time for the BC Liberal government to stop its Chicken Little squawking.
Given their records, clearly British Columbia is out of order.
Now we'll see if BC's government and business leaders are listening.
Canadians were right. He was the real thing, committed to making their lives better.
Premier's team deftly obscures the real fix, and what drove up costs: BC Lib decisions.
From dubious cost-effectiveness to health concerns, here are a few reasons to question them.
Latest stats confirm vast gap between ordinary folks and pension-rich CEOs.
With the future of NDP in balance, his pick for interim leader is puzzling.
How does British Columbia's new premier add up so far?
As gas prices go up, pollution does too. Time to fix it.
What the BC gov't won't tell you about the tax and who's behind the campaign pushing it.
Why be surprised at the Vancouver crowd's bad behaviour when the rot starts at the top?
You'll be voting not just on tax policy, but also on the right way to make it.
That's why government and big business are handing out misinformation.
Canada to double trade with China, whose government imprisons artist Ai Weiwei and Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo.
She's Lucy. The HST is the football. Are we all Charlie Brown?
And why the 'smart' move is vote it down in June's referendum.
A political makeover for shoot-from-the-hip Christy and her BC Libs.
Christy Clark is breezy on the campaign trail, but her record is seriously flawed.
He'd be wise to moderate his party's red meat demands. But he could throw them steaks.
Canadians could see a huge political realignment, with a Harper majority and NDP official opposition.
After gruelling seasons, both teams now set for battle in the provincial election.
Grits and Tories guilty of contempt of BC voters, given their hypocrisy on HST.
Why is Harper's team taking unnecessary risks bashing the environment and refugees?
Now they're in danger of being crushed, giving Tories their best chance for majority.
Look who the premier hired as her office staff, and brace for controversy.
Will those chopped leave for another party? BC Conservatives are hoping.
Basher of enviros and unions, Gwyn Morgan blamed immigrants for crime. What does he like? US health care.
Her shocking win demonstrates the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Liberal leaders.
Ex-Finance Minister Gary Collins told police he was surprised at 'blow by blow' description of cabinet meeting in lobbyists' memo to bidder for BC Rail.
Convicted Railgate figure says 'Who's your daddy' wiretap comment was a joke, not about procuring sex.
Attacking Christy Clark is his best chance to win, even if it makes him look mean.
From 'Kama Sutra' to Christy's cats, BC Liberals find themselves in a strange position.
Take a sunny vacation there? Not while there is political repression and no democracy.
'His record shows Dix is a fighter for ordinary people. He gets results.'
Recall and citizen initiatives hold MLAs accountable, and that's sorely needed.
She says it isn't about the HST. And a few other mistaken notions.
Hit shows get a whole new look as the networks mine gold in British Columbia.
Try as she might to wave it on, her BC Rail scandal train has not left the station.
Polling veteran says low approval rating doomed BC's opposition leader. And maybe three premiers.
Carole James' resignation was inevitable after NDP's 2009 election defeat.
If she runs for Lib leader, she'll face tough queries about Railgate and the HST.
Expect serious casualties as Libs and New Dems deal with internal fights.
Whether BC votes next year or in 2013, the question looms large right now.
That's Premier Campbell's legacy after resigning. Just compare his words to his deeds.
Gordon Campbell is on his way out of office, and likely soon after multiple disasters.
Basi and Virk are guilty of being pawns in a much bigger game that others won.
Upstart party aims to capitalize on Campbell's collapse, but NDP should worry too.
Judge accepts surprise guilty plea in political corruption trial of ex-BC Liberal aides.
New Dem leader had no justification for ejecting Bob Simpson from caucus.
Here's a bit of word play, by rearranging what the premier had to say.
BC's NDP leader looks in the wrong place for support, blurring her party's real appeal.
Vote pushed back a year; who in their right minds will buy a condo now?
Federal NDP will pay dearly if long-gun registry is killed in Parliament with their rural MPs' votes.
HST questions for BC Liberals after censored documents released draw unbelievable answers.
A viral email says refugees in Canada get 'more money than seniors.' I checked it out, and guess what?
BC Liberals face stark choice after court validates HST petition.
Libs, big business, Elections BC defy the people's will on HST petition.
Survivor says life was saved by domestic violence counselling now being eliminated at Vancouver General.
In last three months 72 per cent have a worse opinion of Campbell, one per cent have a better one.
You need only follow the money -- and the players.
Top BC Liberal Party operatives help spin Olympics and Site C.
Overspending unbelievable on pro-HST, Olympic and 'You Gotta Be Here BC' ad campaigns.
An empty gesture won't truly help First Nations. But our politicians don't want to do the real work.
Odds of recalling MLAs over HST will grow as tax hits and public feels ignored.
He asks how we can afford to drop the hated tax, so he can give the wrong answer.
Will he and indie MLA Vicki Huntington form a new party? Will other Libs defect?
Coalition of unwilling NDP and Grit voters will never work. But Harper would like it.
As BC Liberals panic, denying they made an anti-HST election promise, various false claims need correction. Here goes.
Virk lawyer's bold courtroom allegations are strategically designed to prompt the premier to testify. Will he bite?
With the premier hinting at retirement, here's a list of contenders to bet on.
Citizens will be looking for answers from the continuing investigation.
Libs showed several ways their disdain for the public goes well beyond the HST.
Why aren't Canadian Taxpayers Federation and chambers of commerce fighting the tax small business hates?
And most of the province is mad at him, for introducing the HST.
This one-term mayor's Order of Canada and Conservative ties aren't enough to put him in the G-G's seat.
What Premier Campbell won't tell you about the disastrous HST. How to help stop it.
She's the one who denied Canadian students their freedom to criticize her repugnant views.
Can Gordon Campbell disable all the bombs in BC Liberal Hurt Locker?
Arts, disabled groups got run over, but not auto dealers, who got tax policies they wanted after giving BC Liberals $500,000.
The poor and people with HIV and chronic illnesses whacked with more cuts to income and health support.
The Olympic party is over, and you're picking up a huge tab. Read the budget.
Welcome to Vancouver, where politics is always good sport!
Who, or what, made the 130,000-member 'No BC HST' group blink off for days?
Four reasons FOI Commissioner Loukidelis was wrong to jump to BC deputy Attorney General.
What's wrong with this picture?
Closing Chimo Achievement Centre for people with serious disabilities will cost lives and dollars.
When he said it, what did he mean?
After six years, the Basi-Virk case finally will be cracked open or thrown out of court.
Does anyone remember Jesus was a radical, not a Wal-Mart greeter?
The elites ignored the people. We can still win the day, and make them pay.
They have been abused twice by BC government action, and inaction.
MPs can kill legislation in parliament this week. Send a message.
Is the BC NDP betting on business or social democracy to win power?
Last week, many Tyeesters assailed my defence of the registry. Here's why they're wrong.
Most Canadians want it, too. So why are opposition members helping Tories kill it?
Olympic protesters may be wrong but civil liberties are always right.
I'm torn about whether to leave town or hang around. What are you doing?
James Hoggan's book documents how petro-money finances confusion with the planet at stake.
From phone bills to funerals, hits you'll take from the Harmonized Sales Tax.
BC has entered a class war, and Libs started it.
Add kids with autism to folks double-crossed by Campbell government.
As thousands protest, BC's government wildly spins its Harmonized Sales Tax.
Why the former Socred premier and I are fighting together on Saturday.
Campbell's ratings dive after HST and massive budget deficit.
Initiative against Harmonized Sales Tax could force BC Liberals to drop it.
More than four out of five BCers oppose it; 65,000 join Facebook protest group.
Now BC's nanny state wants to ban cell phones in cars, even my hands-free model.
Why the Harmonized Sales Tax is the biggest consumer rip-off BC has seen.
Who destroyed email evidence in the BC Legislature Raid case? And why?
Gordon Campbell shares his views on the need for truth in budgeting.
Most in BC, except in Vancouver, are opposed to the increase.
Alleged bribes and dirty tricks, and now erased emails. Sound familiar?
I want one. C'mon, you do too.
So why is leader James dropping the issue?
And the screaming-mad results.
That's B.C., thanks to Campbell's flagrantly false forecasts during election.
That's what James called the 29 per cent pay hike when Libs took it.
Party's slogans, and strategy, were incoherent. Learn from this.
Four reasons why BC needs to make casting ballots compulsory.
For a second election, we still don't know: Was BC Rail deal tainted by 'consolation prize' offer?
Meet Gordon 'Five Great Goals' Campbell.
Salmon advocate Alexandra Morton enraged at support for BC Libs.
NDP saw higher growth. Now BC jobs are crashing.
Leader Wilf Hanni says he plans to run up to 30 candidates, and win races.
Before BC Rail deal was sealed, Campbell huddled with CN Rail chair McLean, fixer Kinsella.
Angry bidders 'dismayed' by 'unfair' process in $1 billion privatization.
Five years after the legislature raid, a who's who guide to BC's biggest political scandal.
NDP, Liberals will pay big for what looks like a failed gamble.
NDP is crazy to team with Liberals and Bloc. Besides, Harper won.
Drifting party's lesson from byelections, BC polls: Fight for the less well-off.
More weird twists as Basi-Virk trial pushed back again.
Fast ferries, secret e-mails, mystery hard drives: Basi-Virk case's wild week.
'Very critical stuff' from premier's 'inner circle.'
Two ask to testify beyond media glare.
25,000 new pages of evidence; defence pursues dismissal.
Sweeping order to cough up documents.
But Crown says aides acted on their own.
Allegations pile up as legislature raid case unfolds.
Phony hecklers, fake protesters paid by BC Libs, says Virk defence.
Premier tipped off? Collins investigated pre-raid? RCMP 'bad faith'?
Frustrates even trial judge with its delays, disclosure issues.
Basi-Virk lawyers allege deal was rigged by BC Libs.
Once more with feeling: Glavin versus Tieleman.
Why Dion is no reason for New Dems to switch sides.
Key BC Liberals helped Paul Martin overthrow Jean Chrétien and take control of the party. Now many have joined another team.
What we learned about star witness, rail deals, RCMP conduct.
Defence cries foul as 85,000 pages of evidence pile up.
A new book and a handshake don't change an old opponent's mind.
Are they vegetarian or vegan? And more fine distinctions.
Influence peddling on big land deal alleged.
The way Paul Martin took over the federal Liberal Party in BC and Canada will likely cost him the 2006 election.
Facing a flurry of attacks on Friday..
The Basi-Virk-BC Rail probe may yield BC’s biggest scandal yet. If so, meet the Crown’s mysterious star witness: ‘Spiderman’ Erik Bornman.
A Green and an NDPer debate Euro-style elections. Good for British Columbia?