February 25, 2018

BC Liberal’s website is election ready

The BC Liberals have revamped their website to gear up for the coming election campaign even though the writ has yet to be officially dropped.    The website now features a slate of candidates for the coming election, doing away with the old  list of MLA's and government minister's.   In the 'Take Action' section, there are … [Read more...]

BC Greens aiming high for election

The leader of BC's Green Party says her team has gotten itself organized and is ready for this springs election. On Shaw TV's Voice of BC, Jane Sterk was asked why it's taken the Greens so long to become serious contenders especially as they mark their 30th Anniversary in BC. She says the party is now in a position to speak to various issues, not … [Read more...]

Liberals reject idea of moving fixed election date

The Liberal government is saying "no" to moving BC's set election date to the fall, but the NDP says it's a great idea. Independent MLA's are calling for the change beginning in 2017 saying a fall election sees the budget already passed and the previous year's audited books available to the public. But Deputy Premier Rich Coleman is not … [Read more...]

Clark to lead Liberals into next election

BC's premier faced the media after an almost three hour cabinet meeting to try and re-affirm her leadership after a disastrous week for the Liberals. Christy Clark emerged all smiles and told waiting media the Liberals are a great group of people and everyone is on the same page. While the words were rosy, Clark actually ended the scrum before … [Read more...]

No big transit decisions until election is over

Transportation Minister Mary Polak has made it clear that she and Metro Vancouver mayors will not make any decisions on transit expansion before May's election. Deadlines have sailed by after months and months of talks between Polak and the mayor's trying to agree on project priorities, as well as how to pay for them. Some  mayor's blame the … [Read more...]

Leaked documents show Liberals plan more election ad spending

The NDP says a leaked government document shows the Liberals are planning to spend more money on advertising in the lead-up to the spring election than previously disclosed.  Opposition leader Adrian Dix says the document that was presented to the Liberal caucus last month outlines 16.6 million dollars in Jobs Plan advertising, up from the … [Read more...]

BC’s Energy Minister talks election

BC's Deputy Premier is making a bold prediction about the upcoming BC election.  After controversies involving the south surrey casino among others, Rich Coleman was asked if the public is seeing the wheels come off a BC government teetering on the brink before the spring election. "Well that is just nonsense that is just all it is I … [Read more...]

Unclear whether Boundary Similkameen MLA will run in May’s Provincial Election

Whether Boundary Similkameen Liberal MLA John Slater will run again seems to be a bit of a mystery. Sources tell CKNW despite John Slater saying he would run again, he in fact won't be on the ballot. Several attempts to reach Slater by email, and through his constituency office, have gone unanswered. The BC Liberal Party in an email, simply said … [Read more...]

Expect 3rd party advertising ahead of BC Election

Premier Christy Clark has no plans to take big money out of BC politics, in part because of a recent court ruling. While the Federal Government and several Provinces have banned union and corporate donations to political parties, the issue is clearly not a priority for the BC Liberals. Clark says a recent Court ruling that struck down strict limits … [Read more...]

Another election called for Tsawwassen First Nations

The Tsawwassen First Nations band will have a "do over" of its general election early in the New Year after a judicial council upheld two appeals. Former chief Kim Baird, who lost by nine votes to new chief Bryce Williams in the September election,  answers the big question: "Yeah, I do plan on running again." Baird says the election result … [Read more...]