September 25, 2017

Environmentalists approve Liberal move on forest tenure

Environmentalists are breathing a sigh of relief now that the BC government has backed off making changes to forestry licences.  Ken Wu with the ancient forest alliance says part of Bill 8 would have seen the logging rights to vast sections of public land granted to private companies. "So it would have made it harder to establish new protected … [Read more...]

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...]

Liberal MLA not saying whether caucus members will ask Christy Clark to step down

Liberal MLA Kash Heed isn't saying whether caucus members will be asking Premier Christy Clark to step down. But Heed says people will be asking for an explanation about certain things. "People I hope, will maintain what we've discussed and call people to the carpet and hold these people accountable." Heed says there have been discussions with some … [Read more...]

Unrest in BC Liberal riding associations

A fourth Surrey BC Liberals riding association is in upheaval today after the presidents of three others threw in the towel. James Plett was the Vice President of the Surrey Tynehead riding association until he took to Twitter to say he is tired of all the scandals and quit. Here is the original tweet from Plett who is on Twitter as @JPlett 'Sick … [Read more...]

Updated: Liberal MLA slamming his own party

A BC Liberal MLA is blasting his own party after leaked documents show a strategy of "quick wins" with the ethnic community ahead of the may election.  Kash Heed was blunt when asked about  the latest controversy over leaked government documents. "Not impressed what so ever but I am not surprised given what i have experienced over there … [Read more...]

Liberal government talking regional policing — again

The provincial government is reviving the idea of a regional police force in Metro Vancouver - just in time for the provincial election. Justice Minister Shirley Bond has released a long awaited report on policing including how the government plans to respond to Wally Oppal's Missing Women Inquiry.  One commitment - to spend two years … [Read more...]

Former deputy Minister beats former Vancouver Councilor for Vancouver Quilchena Liberal nomination

A lawyer, licensed physician and former Deputy Minister of Economic Development will be the BC Liberal candidate for Vancouver Quilchena. Andrew Wilkinson won the nomination Sunday night. He was up against former Vancouver City Councilor Suzanne Anton. Wilkinson thanked Anton, adding the party has a renewed team, a strong leader and … [Read more...]

Liberal Party member brushing off reports of unrest ahead of unveiling of Provincial Budget

As the P0rovincial Government prepares to unveil the budget this week, Liberal MLA John Les is downplaying reports of unrest in the party. He says the Premier is working very hard, and the party is fine. Les calls rumors there will be a non-confidence vote after the budget is tabled unfounded. "I hope there is a vote of some kind on the Budget this … [Read more...]

Rich Coleman says the Liberal caucus is all on the same page

B.C's Deputy Premier is shaking his head at any talk of the Liberal caucus being in "chaos" ahead of next week's budget being tabled. Rich Coleman says to put it simply the talk is just ridiculous. "It really is, you know I saw some of the stuff last night and I thought these guys should actually come inside the room but we don't allow them in the … [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...]