• B.C. Liberal hopefuls begin final leadership push

    Five MLAs, one outsider pitch policies to party members. B.C. Liberal Party membership has doubled to 60,000 since it began its leadership contest to replace former premier Christy Clark, and candidates are down to the final days...

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  • David Emerson quits lumber talks as legal action begins

    Former federal minister served as B.C. softwood trade point man. Former forest industry executive and federal minister David Emerson will continue to advise the B.C. government, but his role as a negotiator with the U.S. over softwood...

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  • FLETCHER: John Horgan on forests and fires

    Black Press legislative columnist Tom Fletcher sat down with Premier John Horgan to talk about his plans for 2018. Here are excerpts. Click here for excerpts from the premier’s plans for electoral reform, housing and child care....

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  • End is near for B.C. medical premiums

    Break of $900 a year for average working couple, other taxes going up. The B.C. government takes its first step toward eliminating Medical Services Plan premiums on Jan. 1, slashing single adult rates by half and eliminating...

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  • FLETCHER: John Horgan on housing, child care

    Black Press legislative columnist Tom Fletcher sat down with Premier John Horgan to talk about his plans for 2018. Here are excerpts. TF: You made an aggressive campaign promise about housing. How is that going to look in...

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  • TEGART: Resiliency key to 2017

      January is upon us, and with it comes a fresh start and time to reflect on the past year. It has been an interesting year for Interior B.C., one that has been difficult for many who...

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  • FLETCHER: The year of the Green Party

      Andrew Weaver’s shifting priorities shape politics for 2018. One of my vivid memories from 2017 was walking to work the morning after the B.C. NDP and Green Party formalized their minority government deal. Legislature security patiently...

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  • FLETCHER: John Horgan on election reform

    NDP joins Greens in bid for proportional representation. Black Press legislative columnist Tom Fletcher sat down with Premier John Horgan to talk about his plans for 2018. Here are excerpts.  TF: You’re going to have a referendum on...

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  • Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

    Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice. B.C. Premier John Horgan has given the green light to completion of the Site C hydroelectric dam, after B.C. Hydro revised its cost estimate upward by...

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  • LETTER: Electoral reform not about rural vs. urban

      Editor, Black Press columnist and Liberal party cheerleader Tom Fletcher is at it again. He and the Liberal Party are framing the move to proportional representation (PR) as a rural versus urban issue. The claim by...

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