Russ Francis


Ban on papers questioned

Two lawyers are suggesting that an order from Speaker Bill Barisoff that free weekly newspapers be removed from the grounds of the legislature may be on shaky legal grounds.

Union leaders ignored again

Two prominent B.C. labour leaders say they were not consulted over the new Trade, Investment, and Labour Mobility Agreement between British Columbia and Alberta, signed April 28...

Alberta–B.C. deal questioned

The opposition critic for inter ­governmental affairs is questioning the impact of a wide-ranging B.C.–Alberta free-trade agreement due to take effect on April 1, 2007.

Olympics leak bothers NDP

NDP members of the legislature's public-accounts committee plan to ask questions about the partial leaking of acting Auditor General Arn van Iersel's report on the 2010 Olympic...

Citizens' data lost in system

A University of B.C. professor emeritus of computer science says it is unacceptable that the B.C. government has been unable to discover what happened to 31 computer tapes...