February 18, 2018

Premier is missing all candidate debate in Vancouver-Point Grey

One of the first all candidate debates is taking place in Vancouver-Point Grey without the Liberals Premier Christy Clark is the Liberal candidate in this riding but the party says her invite came too late. Andrew Wilkinson, the Liberal candidate in nearby Vancouver-Quilchena, showed  up to take the Premier's place but organizers of … [Read more...]

BC Conservative Party candidate speaks out against Enbridge proposal

The BC Conservative Party and Leader John Cummins are all for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline but a candidate is breaking ranks. Kelowna Lake Country candidate Graem James says he just can't support the Enbridge proposal. "I just don't think Enbridge is a company to build that pipeline they have had concerns there has been 600 spills I … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Dhaliwal out as Liberal candidate in Surrey

Sukh Dhaliwal is stepping aside as the BC Liberal Party candidate in Surrey-Panorama. He'd been considered a star candidate for the Christy Clark Liberals...but he's also facing a string of tax evasion charges. He was apparently notifed of the charges back in November, but only informed the party this week, once the story broke. CKNW Vancouver … [Read more...]

BC Liberal candidate facing six charges for not filing corporate tax returns

The BC Liberal candidate for Surrey Panorama is in court facing charges under the income tax act. Sukh Dhaliwal is facing six charges after a company he is president of failed to file income tax returns from 2004 to 2010. Dhaliwal says he is working to resolve the situation. He was asked if paying his taxes might be a better solution than a court … [Read more...]

NDP candidate accuses Premier of going Bollywood while ignoring BC film and gaming sectors

The NDP candidate for Vancouver False Creek is giving the Premier a big thumbs down for shelling out millions of dollars to host the Times of India film awards. Gaming industry insider Matt Toner says there is no question the money could have been better spent elsewhere. "And we are kind of insourcing an awards ceremony as kind of a bandaid to … [Read more...]

NDP candidate in Boundary Similkameen resigns

The provincial NDP candidate for Boundary Similkameen has suddenly resigned her candidacy effective immediately.  The party confirmed the departure of Marji Basso today in a release.  The NDP say Basso is stepping down for "personal reasons" and it will begin the nomination process to select another candidate.  Earlier today former … [Read more...]

BC Green Party candidate claims Twitter-smear

A BC Green Party candidate says he planned on keeping mum about the NDP suggesting he step aside in the next provincial election, until attacks on him started yesterday. Andrew Weaver says his private conversations with the NDP's Michael Byers would have stayed private if the  NDP didn't start smearing him on Twitter yesterday. "That is my … [Read more...]

BC Green party candidate claims NDP tried to get him to bow out

The BC Green party candidate for Oak Bay Gordon Head has taken to Twitter claiming the NDP tried to get him to step aside. Andrew Weaver, one of Canada's top climate change scientists, says the NDP's Michael Byers phoned him up asking him to step aside. Weaver on Twitter then says Byers offered him a deputy minister of environment spot, if the NDP … [Read more...]

NDP sticking with nominated candidate in Vancouver False Creek after reviewing complaint

The BC NDP have thrown out a complaint by former Park Board Commissioner Constance Barnes over the nomination in Vancouver False Creek. Barnes' campaign lodged the complaint after losing the candidacy by six votes to political newcomer Matt Toner. "The complaint was reviewed, and was found to be without merit.  So at this point it has been put … [Read more...]

Delta City Councillor nominated NDP candidate for Delta North

Delta City Councillor Sylvia Bishop has been nominated the NDP's candidate for Delta North in May's provincial election. Bishop is a former elementary school teacher. She's lived in Delta her whole life. In a release, NDP leader Adrian Dix says Bishop's experience as a teacher and as an elected official in Delta will make her an "able and effective … [Read more...]