VICTORIA— New Democrats have uncovered documents showing that the failed B.C. Liberal candidate for Port Coquitlam, Barbara Lu, was hired by the B.C. Liberal government to help hand out patronage appointments, many of which have gone to other failed B.C. …
B.C. Liberal incompetence threatening province’s international education schools
VICTORIA— Chaos in the Ministry of Advanced Education is leaving international students in limbo and threatening British Columbia’s international education industry, says New Democrat advanced education critic David Eby. “Students thinking about coming to B.C. to study are being put …
Op-ed: B.C. must reconcile with its past official racism against Chinese Canadians
A “White Man’s Province” was more than a slogan, a political excess. It was a primary feature of B.C. government policy for seven decades after B.C. joined Canada in 1871, with Chinese Canadians a constant target of hostile action by their provincial government and legislature. British Columbia passed an avalanche of discriminatory legislation in this period—a record not matched in any other Canadian province.
REALITY CHECK: Who’s driving the bus on the TransLink referendum?
For the second time this year, Premier Christy Clark is playing backseat driver on the Liberal government’s disjointed plan for a referendum on TransLink funding.
New cosmetic pesticide regulations fall short: NDP environment critic
The BC government came out on Wednesday with new regulations surrounding the use of cosmetic pesticides in residential areas; which stops short of a full ban. Several other provinces have already adopted the ban of pesticides but in B.C. the …
Sexual violence at UBC demands serious response
David Eby, the New Democrat critic for advanced education and the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey issued the following statement in response to sexual violence on UBC campus: “At a time when women’s safe access to campus is under threat, everyone, …
Mental health services lacking in northern B.C., says North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice
PRINCE RUPERT – The B.C. Liberal government has not done enough to address the gap in mental health and addiction services in northern B.C. communities, says northern health critic Jennifer Rice. “There is a growing crisis of insufficient services for …
Protected: Jobs critic Harry Bains points out the Norkam it’s a project the school district has been asking for, for more than a decade.
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