January 20, 2018

Developer responds to former Prime Minister’s law suit

The developers of a new residential highrise in downtown Vancouver have filed a response to legal action being taken by a former Prime Minister - who wants her money back. A day after it was revealed Kim Campbell is one of more than a dozen buyers suing the builders of the Hotel Georgia, they've denied any wrongdoing. Documents filed in … [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...]

NDP health critic unimpressed with minister’s response to Burnaby Hospital controversy

The NDP health critic is hitting out at BC Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid's response to a leaked document indicating Liberal partisanship on a committee that looked into the future of Burnaby Hospital. Mike Farnworth isn't impressed with MacDiarmid's attempt to distance the Liberal government from documents which point to Liberal … [Read more...]

NDP say some Tory ministers have some explaining to do

The NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway calls it a strong message expressing the will of Canadians after pro-life motion was defeated in the House of Commons  Don Davies says although votes on issues of conscience are difficult to predict he felt it would be defeated going into the vote.   "But I was surpised to see a number of the Conservative … [Read more...]

No talk of Enbridge after BC and Federal Environment ministers meet

BC's Environment minister met with his federal counterpart today but they didn't discuss one topic top of mind for most in BC.  Terry Lake says the focus was how to integrate BC with changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment act.  and they also talked about..   "We touched on a broad range of issues from Tsunami debris to … [Read more...]

Flaherty briefs provincial ministers on economy

A sobering look at the world economy today from federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who briefed his provincial counterparts on his discussions at the recent G20 Summit. BC Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says the news is not good. "He's confirming what I've been saying publically for quite some time now and that is that the world economy is … [Read more...]

Provincial ministers to discuss proposed cuts to urban search and rescue

Proposed federal funding cuts to urban search and rescue teams is on the agenda as provincial ministers responsible for emergency management meet in Victoria this weekend. "Obviously the search and rescue units that are at risk across the province, I'm sure will be a topic of discussion for the provincial ministers with the federal minister," says … [Read more...]