February 21, 2018

Liberal cabinet minister wants complaining back benchers to shut up

Premier Christy Clark doesn't seem worried but at least one cabinet minister is getting fed up with complaining from the Liberal back bench. The latest to publicly criticize the Premier is her former leadership rival Kevin Falcon, but several other MLA's have recently let it be known they're not happy with the boss. Clark herself shrugs it … [Read more...]

Premier’s job is safe, but one of her cabinet ministers is out

Premier Christy Clark wrapped up a 90-minute meeting with her Liberal party caucus Monday afternoon with more support in the wake of last week's leak of plans to use government resources to entice ethnic voters. MLA's emerged united and again expressing remorse for the insulting outreach strategy. It does look like Clark is surviving what … [Read more...]

Cabinet ministers pledge support for embattled Premier

BC Liberal cabinet ministers are pledging support for the Premier leading into an emergency cabinet meeting. Community Minister Bill Bennett says this whole thing has been overblown by the media and the party is all on the same page.Bennett says the Premier, Christy Clark, isn't going anywhere, and if she does: "I think we have a good chance of … [Read more...]

Premier calls last-minute cabinet meeting

Premier Christy Clark has agreed to an emergency meeting with her cabinet in Vancouver. The B.C. Liberals are in damage control -- following the ethnic strategy memo scandal that, on Friday, led to a resignation in the premier's office. Clark will sit down with her cabinet at 4:00 p.m. Sunday -- and there's speculation some aren't satisfied with … [Read more...]

Dix has concerns about cabinet shuffle

NDP leader Adrian Dix has some concerns about today's cabinet shuffle, including yet another new political master for ICBC, which is being returned to the Ministry of Transportation from Finance. "Since March 28th, 2008...John Les, John van Dongen, Iain Black, for a few days, Rich Coleman, Kash Heed, Mike de Jong, Rich Coleman again, Shirley Bond, … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Christy Clark shuffles cabinet

Premier Christy Clark has shuffled her cabinet in Victoria. Below is the release from the Provincial government.   Office of the Premier Premier Christy Clark Announces Cabinet Renewal VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark today renewed her cabinet with a focus on a strong and growing economy, controlling spending and  making life more … [Read more...]

Cabinet shuffle looms in Victoria

Premier Christy Clark will shuffle her cabinet in Victoria this morning. Clark's first order of business is filling the four front bench chairs left empty by Kevin Falcon, George Abbott, Mary McNeil and Blair Lekstrom. All four are retiring from provincial politics, leaving behind the ministries of Finance, Education, Children and Family … [Read more...]

Bloy exit allows for minor B.C. cabinet shuffle

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has shuffled the deck. A week after the resignation of Harry Bloy as minister of state for multiculturalism, the premier has named John Yap to his post. Yap, MLA for Richmond-Steveston, says the Liberals' recent decline in the polls doesn't worry him. “There's a lot of press about that issue. We're focused on … [Read more...]

The NDP and BC Liberals go back and forth after Harry Bloy resigned from cabinet today.

The NDP says Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto should follow the lead of her colleague Harry Bloy.  Bloy stepped down from cabinet today after leaking an e-mail from the Province newspaper sent to Yamamoto's office to a company the newspaper was investigating.  Critic Michelle Mungall says Yamamoto should do the honourable thing … [Read more...]

B.C. must surrender cabinet documents

VANCOUVER - The B.C. Supreme Court has ordered the provincial government hand over a cabinet briefing document central in a pay dispute with B.C.'s provincial court judges.The argument erupted last May when the legislature rejected seven of 15 recommendations, including a pay raise, made by an independent commission known as the Judges Compensation … [Read more...]