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Dear Santa: You probably don't get Christmas letters from an entire province, but this year we hope you'll think of adding B.C. to your magical journey. We know we're asking a lot...
On Saturday, British Columbians will head to the polls to choose more than 2,000 local officials for councils, school boards, regional districts, parks boards, and the Islands...
Imagine: you've just come off a surprise election victory after promising voters a $100-billion "Prosperity Fund" courtesy of royalties and taxes from an industry that doesn't yet...
B.C.'s economy—already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage, and the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on First...
Call it the orange juice syndrome. Bev Oda, former federal minister responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency, knows it well. Her $16 glass of orange juice at...
If cabinet ministers had theme songs, Finance Minister Mike de Jong’s would likely be “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen”, because when there’s a misstep in government it’s a...
Last year, 12,281 registered lobbyists roamed the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.—a city that sees itself as the most powerful in the world. Comparatively, one would...
It’s that time of year again, when local governments across B.C. grit their teeth and post their annual statements of financial information for all and sundry. Depending upon your...
When conflict of interest legislation is drafted to go out of its way to ensure that it won't actually find any conflicts of interest, it shouldn't come as a surprise if it rarely...
So what does a Conservative party senator from Ontario, the Toronto Blue Jays, an Ontario public sector union and a part-owner of the Calgary Flames all have in common? If their...

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