After months of negotiations and a seemingly endless series of false deadlines, negotiators have hammered out a new trade agreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico. The new agreement (called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA for short) will create winners and losers, of course, and the general consensus
Judging by the mud flying, it would seem – splat – local elections are well underway across B.C.
If the campaign turns out anything like the opening acts, there's going to be some hefty dry cleaning bills this October.
So what does the field of candidates look like after the dust settled and nominations closed?
By Maria Dobrinskaya
When governments get 100 per cent of the power from just 40 per cent of voters, something’s not right.
Election after election, a minority of voters gets to decide our government, and then that government gets a four-year dictatorship. It’s minority rule, plain and simple. And it’s unfair and undemocratic.
The BC Federation of Students has launched a campaign to educate students and young voters about the impact municipal councils have on their daily lives. The campaign, titled Your City. Your Vote., highlights the services run by municipalities and encourages voters to learn about what candidates are saying about issues that are important to them.
By John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia
Over the last week, we reaffirmed our commitment to strengthen local economies, make communities safer, invest in people, and make life more affordable for B.C. families.
The BC Court of Appeal has granted an interlocutory injunction against a drilling permit within the sacred sites of Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) and surrounding areas.
It's about a month to go until non-medical cannabis becomes legal in Canada, so here's a snapshot of what to expect in B.C. as of Oct. 17, 2018.
The growth rate of capital investment in Canada — particularly in the important areas of equipment, machinery and intellectual property — has slowed to a 40-year low, negatively affecting living standards for workers and overall economic growth, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
If you're just tuning back in to B.C. politics, you may have missed a great political adaptation of West Side Story this summer, where two rival gangs – the Liberistas and the Unionistas – compete for the affection of B.C. taxpayers on public infrastructure projects.
By Leslie Welin and Terry Moist
When B.C.’s community non-profits join forces, they do it based on key principles.
One of the most important is that we’re “better together” – more effective in supporting healthier, stronger communities. That’s why we’re excited at Board Voice about the B.C. government’s Foundry initiative.