Dermod Travis Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/12257 en Riches beyond any party's wildest dreams http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/riches-beyond-any-partys-wildest-dreams Earlier this month the 2016 donation numbers for B.C.'s political parties&nbsp;were filed with Elections B.C. and, not unexpectedly, it was another bumper&nbsp;crop for the B.C. Liberals. The party...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/riches-beyond-any-partys-wildest-dreams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion BC Liberals BC NDP Donations to BC political parties Tue, 02 May 2017 03:15:00 +0000 Dermod Travis 23549 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Premier's trade mission to Asia weighed down by 'unique' delegation http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/premiers-trade-mission-asia-weighed-down-unique-delegation Despite the fall sitting of the legislature, Premier Christy Clark and two cabinet ministers are off selling B.C. in India and the Far East this week.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/premiers-trade-mission-asia-weighed-down-unique-delegation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion B.C. Premier Christy Clark Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:46:00 +0000 Dermod Travis 19838 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Anatomy of the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/anatomy-proposed-woodfibre-lng-plant Commentary by Dermod Travis on the political genesis of an LNG project in Howe Sound<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/anatomy-proposed-woodfibre-lng-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Woodfibre LNG Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:03:00 +0000 Dermod Travis 19672 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mount Polley, a tragedy foreseen http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/mount-polley-tragedy-foreseen B.C.'s economy – already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage and the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on First Nation land title...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/mount-polley-tragedy-foreseen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Dermod Travis 19544 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The money trail behind Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/damning-money-trail-behind-imperial-metals-mount-polley-disaster The Calgary Petroleum Club fundraiser and political contributions were a bargain for what Imperial Metals got in return. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/damning-money-trail-behind-imperial-metals-mount-polley-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:05:00 +0000 Dermod Travis 19513 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com When one million job openings may mean 210,000 new jobs http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/when-one-million-job-openings-may-mean-210000-new-jobs It would be tough to miss the ad, particularly if you're trying to watch anything online. The one where WorkBC tells us that “BC's growing economy will lead to one million job openings by 2020.”...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/when-one-million-job-openings-may-mean-210000-new-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:34:00 +0000 Dermod Travis 18172 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Metro Vancouver marching to the beat of its own drummer on incinerator http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/metro-vancouver-marching-beat-its-own-drummer-incinerator Garbage, or to use the more politically correct term, waste, is big business. Really big. It can also be a messy business, particularly when politicians get involved. So no big surprise then that the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/metro-vancouver-marching-beat-its-own-drummer-incinerator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:59:00 +0000 Dermod Travis 16290 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Opinion: BC Liberals must pull government ads in lead up to 2013 election http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/opinion-bc-liberals-must-pull-government-ads-lead-2013-election IntegrityBC is calling on the BC government to recommit to its 2009 ban on non-essential government advertising in the four months prior to voting day.&nbsp; <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/opinion-bc-liberals-must-pull-government-ads-lead-2013-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Tue, 20 Nov 2012 04:20:00 +0000 Dermod Travis 13595 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver's municipal “super PACS” http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/vancouvers-municipal-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%C5%93super-pacs%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%C2%9D Ninety-eight per cent of donations to Port Coquitlam council came from unions and corporations.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/vancouvers-municipal-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%C5%93super-pacs%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%C2%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Allied Waste Mayor Greg Moore NPA Rob Macdonald Wed, 14 Nov 2012 03:06:00 +0000 Dermod Travis 13535 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com BC government didn't need an audit to find something amiss at ICBC http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/bc-government-didnt-need-audit-find-something-amiss-icbc The BC government shouldn't have needed an audit to know that something was amiss at ICBC, especially when much of the waste was literally staring them in the face if they'd just taken a cursory peek...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/bc-government-didnt-need-audit-find-something-amiss-icbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary ICBC Audit integrity BC Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:43:00 +0000 Dermod Travis 12546 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com