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Municipal councillor seeking Green nod in Capital Region

Central Saanich councillor Adam Olsen announced this morning he's seeking the Green Party nomination to run in Saanich North and the Islands in the May 14, 2013 provincial election. Read more…

 

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BC premier's office announces more staffing changes

There has been another round of changes in British Columbia Premier Christy Clark's office. Read more…

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

British Columbia's projected deficit for the 2012-13 fiscal year has grown by $328 million since September and half a billion dollars since last February's budget. Read more…

Byelections return Conservative and NDP MPs to Ottawa

Three Canadian byelections were won by the parties that already held the seats, though the Green Party came very close to stealing Victoria from the NDP. Read more…


Following the federal byelections online

The three federal byelections today will receive extensive online coverage, and results will start coming in at 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Here are the links to websites, blogs and Twitter feeds that will provide the earliest and fullest information. Read more…

Independent MLA lacks confidence in conflict commissioner to investigate Clark

Independent MLA John van Dongen today said he lacks confidence in Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser's ability to investigate a complaint he made about Premier Christy Clark without the appearance of bias. Read more…

David Eby to again challenge Premier Clark in Vancouver-Point Grey

The Downtown Eastside lawyer who almost beat the newly crowned BC Liberal leader Christy Clark in a byelection last year is challenging the premier again. Read more…

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BC Liberals vote to support keeping carbon tax

Delegates to the British Columbia Liberal Party convention in Whistler voted down a motion calling for elimination of the carbon tax. Read more…

BC Liberals consider ditching carbon tax

The political party that introduced the carbon tax to British Columbia is considering calling for its elimination. Read more…

BC Conservatives mail letters of discipline, expulsion to 15 dissidents

VANCOUVER - The board of the B.C. Conservatives says it has settled internal infighting by expelling several members from the party. Read more…

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Court rules BC election gag law unconstitutional despite changes

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has struck down the latest attempt of the government to restrict advertising ahead of provincial elections. Read more…

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

British Columbia NDP Leader Adrian Dix said that while it's necessary for the government to balance budgets over the business cycle, it's pointless to have a balanced budget law that's regularly ignored. Read more…

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

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has replaced her chief of staff Ken Boessenkool following investigation of "an incident of concern" that happened two weeks ago. Read more…

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

Long time BC Liberal MLA Colin Hansen announced this morning that he will not run in the May, 2013, provincial election. Read more…

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Climate scientist Andrew Weaver to run for BC Green Party

The British Columbia Green Party is announcing a star candidate this morning who leader Jane Sterk hopes will raise the party's fortunes across the province. Read more…

Labour strife heats up, but it could work for BC Liberals

VANCOUVER - British Columbians could be in for some nuisances this fall as labour unrest in the public sector threatens to disrupt daily living from stopping the bus to work, to blocking car insurance claims, to cramping university students' campus routines. Read more…

BC MLAs unlikely to return to sit in legislature this fall

The British Columbia legislature is unlikely to sit this fall, government house leader Mike de Jong said today. Read more…

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

Falling natural gas revenues have blown a hole in British Columbia's budget, a problem the NDP's finance critic says should have been foreseen. Read more…

Cabinet shuffle may spur changes to local elections

Changes to how local governments are elected in British Columbia may be back on the provincial government's agenda now that Bill Bennett has been reappointed as the minister for community, sport and cultural development. Read more…

BC cabinet 'renewal' returns several ministers

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark today appointed a cabinet that she says balances the desire for renewal with the need for stability. Read more…

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