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John Horgan rips CBC over sacking of B.C. legislature reporter

Fuck the CBC!

This is not complex. It is very simple. The CBC supports the Liberals and Zussman wrote a book critical of the Liberals.

John Horgan rips CBC over sacking of B.C. legislature reporter

Columnist Mike Smyth writes about CBC firing reporter Richard Zussman for co-writing a book on B.C. politics without receiving proper approval. Premier John Horgan harshly criticizes the decision in an interview.

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Site C: How much support will BC NDP lose if they refuse to cancel?

My guess is close to one third if they break their promise to heed the BCUC recommendation.

Rumour has it Horgan is listening to lobbyists and other insiders -- people who apparently can't do math and think BC taxpayers owe trade unionists expensive, temporary jobs at the expense of Hydro ratepayers, and of BC's credit rating and financial solvency long into the future.

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BC's Shifting Media Climate

A good news story about the news in British Columbia

‘Hidden amid gloomy tales of the decline of Canada’s news media is a success story in southwestern British Columbia.’

Taken together, they form a news media ecosystem in which surviving means competing yet also collaborating. Yes, each vies to break stories and attract money. But they also sometimes republish each other’s pieces, pool resources or team up.

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Bill 3, Election Amendment Act (BC)

Enter B.C.’s new “riled west” era of campaign financing

Conclusion

All of the above are only a smattering of improvements that really should be made to Bill 3, to really make B.C.’s campaign finance system more transparent, accountable, equitable, and affordable.

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Trolls

Trolls

 

The bigger British Columbia’s network of climate activists gets, the harder Big Oil wants us to fall

Every morning when I come into the office, I see them lined up. Sometimes eight, ten, twelve, twenty. Like an egg that has hatched overnight, a small army has come marching out and is standing, waiting to be invited in.

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Files for BC's new Minister of Mental Health and Addiction Judy Darcy

B.C. Minister Judy Darcy Wants Trudeau To Reconsider Decriminalizing Hard Drugs

 

Darcy said decriminalization would go a long way in destigmatizing substance use because shame often bars people from getting treatment or even using supervised consumption sites where staff have access to overdose-reversing medication.

Video: Former drug addict Christie recalls the intense draw of the powerful opioid fentanyl.

 

 

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End for B.C. Liberals faint hope of power

John Horgan - not too shabby!

NDP - 41 seats

Libs - 41 seats

Grns - 3 seats

Ind - 1 seat

Vacant - 1 seat

Total - 87 seats

Please Advise! Does a New Speaker Mean It’s Time for an All-out Brawl?

Darryl Plecas entering the legislature as Speaker is like Ryan Kesler returning to Rogers Arena as an Anaheim Duck.

Dear Dr. Steve,

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Eby pledges new laws to rein-in lobbying:

Eby pledges new laws to rein-in lobbying:  

Part 1 of 2-part series

Four days after he became the ex-minister of energy and mines, BC Liberal Bill Bennett was suddenly a director of Eagle Plains Resources, a junior mining explorer. 

Terry Lake, the veterinarian who was health minister under Christy Clark, was gone from office for 80 days before he was announced as the vice-president of “social responsibility” for Hydropothecary Corp., a Quebec medical marijuana concern. 

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