Independent media needs you. Join the Tyee.

BC Politics


A Tyee Series

Young, Homeless, and at Risk in BC’s Interior

In Kamloops, a window on ‘hidden’ struggles of youths who have no place to call home. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, Today


‘Wild West’ Political Fundraising Makes BC a Laughing Stock

How money changes everything for the worse in Clarkbekistan.

By Bill Tieleman, Today


BC Liberals Disclose Donors Early, NDP Dismisses It as Gimmick

‘It’s not going to do anything to clean up BC politics,’ says NDP critic of the move.

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Jan 2017


Health Managers Interfering in Investigation into Botched Firings, Dix Says

Email told employees to consult ministry managers before providing evidence to Ombudsperson.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Jan 2017


BC Premier Says Kinder Morgan Pipeline Plan Meets Her Conditions, Opposition Objects

Project’s foes call Clark’s decision a ‘surprise to absolutely no one’ and ‘simply deceitful.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2017


Plan to Let Customers Spread Out Winter Hydro Bills Could Go Further, Says Advocate

Even with flexibility, ‘people with very low incomes may never be able to catch up.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jan 2017


What the Public Told BC Gov’t about Enhancing Canada Pension Plan

Government delayed signing CPP deal to consult with citizens. Here’s what they said.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jan 2017


Court to Consider Hearing Challenge to Conflict Rulings that Cleared Premier Clark

To clear her, conflict commissioner ‘didn’t even investigate,’ argues Democracy Watch.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Jan 2017


At Least Two Complaints Made about LNG TV Ad Withdrawn by Government

Complainant Teresa McGee was ‘appalled’ by ads characterizing industry as ‘clean.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Jan 2017


Electoral Reform and BC LNG: Bold Predictions on Two Big Issues

Expect Petronas to approve Lelu Island project before May election, and Liberals to bail on voting change.

By Bill Tieleman, 27 Dec 2016


Number of British Columbians on EI, Welfare Jumps

Communities outside Lower Mainland, Victoria struggling, says NDP.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Dec 2016


A Tyee Series

Hovering over Site C, a Ghost with a Warning

Words for resisters, from BC’s late, great conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown. Part of a series.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 22 Dec 2016


A Tyee Series

Fish Hatcheries Are No Fix and He Tried to Warn Us

Latest in a series quoting BC’s visionary conservationist, Roderick Haig-Brown.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Dec 2016


Liberals’ Homebuyer Plan: Short-Term Political Gain for Long-Term Taxpayer Pain

Christy Clark’s interest-free loans to buyers will inflate home prices, enrich real estate industry and lure people into risky deals.

By Bill Tieleman, 20 Dec 2016


What I Would’ve Asked Christy Clark — If She Hadn’t Left Me Off Her Year-end Interview List

For some reason, The Tyee didn’t fit into the premier’s schedule. Here’s my list of unanswered questions.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Dec 2016


A Tyee Series

BC’s Prophet: The Ghost of Roderick Haig-Brown Speaks

New series revisits the famed writer’s eerily apt warnings on today’s big issues.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Dec 2016


Ministry Ordered to Release Records to Fired Health Workers in 60 Days

Records needed for workers to partake in review of 2012 firings, lawyers argued.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Dec 2016


MSP, PharmaCare Outsourcing Costs Soared 50 Per Cent Over ‘Fixed Fee’

Maximus billed $489 million on contract that was to cost $324 million.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Dec 2016


When Global Student Test Results Become Local Political Weapons

PISA results strong for BC, Finland, but raise important questions about equality and education.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Dec 2016


Government Stalling FOI Requests from Fired Health Workers, Lawyers Say

Delays block full participation in ombudsperson’s review, push records release past election.

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Dec 2016