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Dermod Travis: Anatomy of the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant in Squamish
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...
Dermod Travis: Lessons from the Mount Polley mine disaster
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...
Dermod Travis: For everything else, there's the government purchase card
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...
Dermod Travis: Troubling isn’t the word for BCLC mess, Mike de Jong
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...
Dermod Travis: The murky world of B.C.'s lobbying industry
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...
Dermod Travis: Financial reporting season opens at city halls across B.C.
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...
Dermod Travis: It’s not a conflict of interest if it happens in B.C.
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...
Dermod Travis: Outlandish donations to B.C. political parties
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...
Dermod Travis: Why are the B.C. Liberals afraid of a little debate?
“Today's B.C. Liberals” may have taken a little inspiration during last year's election campaign from former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell when she bluntly stated in 1993...
Dermod Travis: When one million job openings may mean 210,000 new jobs
It would be tough to miss the ad, particularly if you're trying to watch anything online. The one where WorkBC tells us that: “B.C.'s growing economy will lead to one million job...
More questions than answers in strike deal
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Beyond Vij’s: Meet the folks behind Vancouver’s other Indian restaurants
Joe Wiebe breaks down the best of Vancouver's craft beer scene
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Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 review guide
Bright future for Vancouver video-game industry
Deconstructing the B.C. Liberal spin campaign to protect Christy Clark during the teachers strike
As parents rally for their kids' education, Christy Clark plans on spending billions on a new bridge
Dear Christy Clark: Your fight with B.C. teachers is not about the students
Brenda McNeill: Why are school administrators silent on B.C. teachers’ strike?
Teachers' strike, Christy Clark's popularity falls, and Election Act charges against two B.C. Liberals
Elton John and his killer band conquer Vancouver, with the help of a giant jellyfish
Tentative agreement reached in B.C. teachers strike
Gwynne Dyer: What happens if Scotland votes yes to independence?
Why do so many Vancouver firefighters make six figures? And other questions raised by city salaries
West End landlord denies allegations of 30-percent rent increases
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