February 17, 2018

Opposition weighs in on ethnic vote scandal report

Leader of the official opposition is calling the Dybel report on the ethnic outreach scandal deeply disconcerting. Adrian Dix says Premier Christy Clark told voters no public money was spent and the ethnic outreach plan was never implemented. "Both of those things have been shown by Mr. Dyble's report not to be the case. It's not my job to … [Read more...]

Report on ethnic vote scandal expected Thursday

The public should get some more information on the Liberal government's controversial ethnic outreach plan Thursday.  Premier Christy Clark's Deputy Minister John Dyble  will release the results of his investigation in the morning.  But NDP House Leader John Horgan wonders if Dyble will be able to shed any real light on the … [Read more...]

Clark says she won’t resign over bungled ethnic outreach plan

Premier Christy Clark wants to set the record straight: She will not resign as a result of the botched ethnic outreach strategy. Clark was asked if she might step down if an ongoing investigation leads back to her. She says it won't.  "I've never seen the document, I had no involvement in the creation of the document so I can tell you I'm … [Read more...]

Premier says further action possible on ethnic outreach scandal

Premier Christy Clark says she expects to take further action to deal with the fallout from the ethnic voter outreach strategy and she is not ruling out her own resignation. This after the resignation of Advanced Education and Multiculturalism minister John Yap today. Yap wasn't even the minister when the ethnic outreach plan was written but still … [Read more...]

Minister of Citizen Services says communications staff under the microscope following ethnic voting strategy leak

The Minister of Citizens' Services and Open Government is condemning the quick wins ethnic voting strategy his own government cooked up. Government Communications falls in Ben Stewart's ministerial responsibilities and he says the strategy is absolutely inappropriate. Stewart was asked if he will take a hard look at the communications staff and if … [Read more...]

Ethnic vote scandal review: Terms of Reference set

The terms of reference for an internal review involving the inappropriate use of government resources to win ethnic votes have now been laid out. Premier Christy Clark's Deputy Minister John Dyble --BC's top civil servant-- was named Thursday to head up the review which includes the Premier's Office, as well as various … [Read more...]

Yap side-steps questions on ethnic vote scandal

BC's Multilculturalism Minister is side-stepping the question whether there is a conflict of interest in the investigation into the ethnic vote plan controversy. Multi-culturalism Minister John Yap was asked repeatedly whether John Dyble, the Premier's deputy minister and head of the public service, is in a conflict of interest, because he'll be … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Premier apologizes over ethnic vote plan

Premier Christy Clark has now issued an apology for documents confirming her office planned to win ethnic votes using government resources. Deputy Premier Rich Coleman read her prepared statement during Question Period this afternoon in Victoria.  "The document did not recognize that there are lines that can not be crossed in conducting this … [Read more...]

Don’t rely on your credit card if you’re headed to downtown L.A. for great ethnic eats.

For some of the most authentic Chinese and Mexican cuisine, hit downtown L.A., but it's best to make an important stop first. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]