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BC Election 2017


Failing to Meet Basic Standards, BC Liberals Abandon Seniors

Privatization, lack of investment and broken promises costly.

By Paul Willcocks, Today


Call in Special Prosecutor for Political Donations Probe, Says Watchdog

Appointment needed to ‘help prevent political interference,’ says Democracy Watch.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Mar 2017


Voters Not Sold on Clark — or NDP or Greens

Poll finds poor ratings for premier, but little confidence in competing parties’ plans.

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Mar 2017


BC Post-Secondary Before the Liberals — and After Them

Higher ed has changed dramatically, never more so than under Campbell and Clark.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Mar 2017


Parents Doubt Restored Contracts Will Help Special Needs Kids

Deal to limit class size, provide support won’t be enough to meet needs, parents say.

By Katie Hyslop, 22 Mar 2017


‘Plenty of Work Left to Do’ on Candidate Diversity, says Weaver

‘We know this is a problem,’ leader says in response to Tyee report.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Mar 2017


Please Advise! Which of These Blatantly Partisan Liberal Ads Did the Liberals Actually Pay For?

Not many, advises Doc Steve. And now they’ve been sued.

By Steve Burgess, 21 Mar 2017


Clark’s Failure on Housing Affordability Big Problem for BC Liberals

House prices on the rise again despite foreign buyer tax.

By Bill Tieleman, 21 Mar 2017


BC Greens Lagging in Candidate Diversity

Less than one-third of candidates women, lower than Liberals, NDP.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Mar 2017


Precarious Work Plagues Higher Ed, Affecting Students Too, Say Workers

At CUPE town hall, speakers describe how waning job security seeps into the classroom.

By Katie Hyslop, 20 Mar 2017


Energy Megaprojects, and How They Aim to Seduce Us

‘Rigorous’ reviews that aren’t so inclusive. Sparkling clean pipelines. Smooth sailing tankers. Don’t be fooled.

By Ian Gill, 18 Mar 2017


Can Christy Clark Dance Away From Donation Scandal?

RCMP investigation brings damage control, but no real change.

By Dermod Travis, 17 Mar 2017


Harcourt Praises Horgan, Renews NDP Support

After splitting from party three years ago, former premier predicts close race.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Mar 2017


Faculty Union Calls for More Money, Attention for Post-secondary Education

More than 18,000 British Columbians support call for college, university funding increase.

By Katie Hyslop, 16 Mar 2017


To Stop Server Sexism, Ban Enforced High Heels but Raise Wages Too, Advocates Say

‘$9.60 an hour is absurd,’ notes Greens’ Weaver.

By Rachel Sanders, 15 Mar 2017


Is Site C Really ‘Past the Point of No Return?’

Cancelling unneeded, expensive, high-risk dam still smart choice, former CEO, economist say.

By Zoë Ducklow, 15 Mar 2017


Horgan Unveils Plan to Open Government’s IT Work to BC Firms

Contract reform would let locals grab share from giant multinationals, NDP says.

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Mar 2017


Spot the Difference: BC Liberal Campaign TV Spot, or Taxpayer-Funded ‘Government’ Ad?

Christy Clark spending millions on government-paid political propaganda.

By Bill Tieleman, 14 Mar 2017


What $1 Million in Fossil Fuel Money Buys in BC Politics

So far, LNG industry hasn’t done much except fill BC Liberal coffers.

By Peter McCartney, 14 Mar 2017


United Nations Says Canada’s Largest Park Under Threat, Calls for Site C Review

Downstream impacts of BC’s mega-dam should be assessed: UNESCO report.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Mar 2017