• DYER: Varadkar and Bernabic

    For most Irish people the most striking thing about their new prime minister, Leo Varadkar, is that he is very young. (At 38, he is the country’s youngest leader ever.) It’s mainly the foreign press that goes...

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  • FLETCHER: Skookum bucks for B.C. Liberals

    Financial contributions continue to pour into the B.C. Liberal Party, documented by its voluntary “real-time” disclosure that started in January and abruptly stopped at the end of May. This has carried on after the election where the...

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  • FLETCHER: Dam delay disaster for NDP

    All political sides in B.C. agree that the creation of B.C.’s original hydro dams on the Peace and Columbia river systems was a work of visionary genius by former premier W.A.C. Bennett. It’s helped build the forest,...

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  • Plot thickens at Victoria castle

    The sudden instability of the minority provincial government has generated interest in the ancient machinery of the B.C. legislature, its roots deep in British parliamentary tradition. It’s shaping up like a lost seventh season of Downton Abbey,...

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  • DYER: An old American tradition

    It’s not just Donald Trump. The United States has a long record of negotiating international agreements and then running away from them. The rest of the world has an equally long record of heaving a sigh of...

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  • VOHRINGER: The skinny on bear attacks

    Editor’s note: An earlier version of this column included the claim that the vast majority of attacks are carried out by mother bears defending their young. There is not conclusive evidence to support this assertion, so it...

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  • DYER: Two bombs

    There were two bombs on Monday. The one in Britain killed at least 22 people and injured 120 as they came out of a concert at Manchester Arena. It was carried out by a suicide bomber named...

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  • FLETCHER: Standing up to squatters

    Two B.C. municipalities were in court last week, trying to get injunctions against new tent camps that are trying to get established in their communities. One is on a city-owned vacant lot on Main Street in Vancouver....

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  • ALBAS: Legislation we can all agree on

    As much as the House of Commons is often viewed as an adversarial environment there are also those times, albeit rare, when there is unanimous support for the passage of a bill. In the last Parliament I...

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  • FLETCHER: Your election on TV

    One of my memorable moments of the 2017 election was reading a newspaper interview with a random voter during an NDP swing through Metro Vancouver. What do you think of John Horgan, the woman was asked. She...

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