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Premier Christy Clark

Government’s Ad Spree Grabs Your Money to Promote BC Liberal Election Campaign

Auditor general, NDP have called for halt to taxpayer-funded partisan ads.

By Bill Tieleman, Yesterday

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Raw Logs and Lost Jobs: How a Company’s ‘Value-Added’ Plans Mean More Log Exports

Government policies help companies export logs and jobs to other countries. Last of two.

By Ben Parfitt, Yesterday

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Raw Logs and Lost Jobs: How the BC Government Has Sacrificed Forest Communities

Growing raw log exports mean almost 5,000 lost employment opportunities. First of two.

By Ben Parfitt, 27 Feb 2017

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The BC Liberals’ Time-Bomb Budget

MSP reductions set up to avoid pre-election pain, but bad news for next year’s budget.

By Paul Willcocks, 27 Feb 2017

China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi

Trade Deal Ups Risks in Chinese Firm’s Takeover of Seniors’ Care Giant

FIPA means province could be blocked from improving care standards for residents.

By Scott Sinclair and Stuart Trew, 27 Feb 2017

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Why the Left Coast May Be Writing off Justin Trudeau

British Columbians fell hard for ‘sunny ways.’ For some now, the betrayal cuts deep.

By Michael Harris, 25 Feb 2017


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To Critics, Massey Bridge Is an Environmental and Planning Disaster

And something called the ‘human kebab zone’ is involved. Last of two.

By Daniel Wood, 24 Feb 2017


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Please Advise! Is This BC Liberal Budget Trying to Romance Me?

I mean, reducing MSP premiums is an awfully nice gift. But so strangely timed...

By Steve Burgess, 24 Feb 2017


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How BC Taxpayers Ended Up Paying for the $3.5-Billion Massey Bridge

A bridge over troubled waters, indeed. First of two.

By Daniel Wood, 23 Feb 2017


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Refugees: Ready or Not, Here They Come

In the midst of huge global displacement, the real question is how we welcome them.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Feb 2017


Filmmaker and activist Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart: A Rare Gift to the Oceans and the World

His film ‘Sharkwater’ drew us in, compelled us to act, and inspired us.

By Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, 23 Feb 2017


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A Modest Proposal For Rewriting the US Constitution

American politics are broken. Here’s a repair manual.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Feb 2017


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Budget Tax Cuts Come at Big Cost for Those Who Need Help

Remember Alex Gervais when Christy Clark tries to buy your vote today.

By Bill Tieleman, 21 Feb 2017


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The Real Reason You Can’t Afford a Home

A seismic shift in the global financial system is driving Vancouver’s soaring housing costs.

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Feb 2017


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We Need a BC Budget that Truly Lifts All Boats

Years of tax cuts and deregulation have left many British Columbians drowning. We say, enough.

By Stephanie Smith, 20 Feb 2017


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Where Have America’s Real Conservatives Gone?

The ones who valued moral propriety, rigorous policy, public decency — and not grabbing women?

By Mitchell Anderson, 20 Feb 2017


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A Joy-filled Farewell for Ellen Frank, Fierce Fighter for Marginalized Voices

The self-described ‘Jewish lesbian feminist mother, grandmother and activist’ passed away in Vancouver Jan. 30.

By Tom Sandborn, 18 Feb 2017


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BC’s Massive Tax Giveaway to the Rich

Over 16 years, our system has been reshaped to favour the top one per cent of households.

By Alex Hemingway and Iglika Ivanova, 17 Feb 2017


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A Future No One Could Have Believed

Or how pitching an editor on a Donald Trump sci-fi thriller in 1987 would have ended badly.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Feb 2017


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Ten Years Ago, a Throne Speech that Prioritized the Climate

It launched a frenzy of action never before seen in BC. Today, it’s a distant memory.

By Marc Lee, 15 Feb 2017


The BC Liberals’ Time-Bomb Budget

MSP reductions set up to avoid pre-election pain, but bad news for next year’s budget.

By Paul Willcocks

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