BC politics

B.C. to bring in a 15 per cent additional real estate tax on foreign buyers

"Today we are taking measures to ensure home ownership remains within reach of the middle class," said BC Premier Christy Clark.

B.C. Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election looms: experts

The legislature is set to convene Monday to debate changes to Vancouver's charter that would allow the city to create a tax on vacant homes.

Former B.C. premier Bill Bennett dies at 83 after years of Alzheimer's disease

His family said in an obituary that Bennett cherished his time with them and had a quick wit and great sense of humour.

B.C. politicians assaulted decades earlier demand end of rape culture

VANCOUVER — Margo Wagner and Joan Sorley had been friends for years before they realized they'd both been raped. The British Columbia politicians were drawn to each other, among the few women on the...
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Coastal grizzly hunt territories eyed for purchase by First Nations, enviros

Two massive guide outfitting bear-hunt territories —one in the north and one in the south —appear to have willing sellers for the first time in years, leading to the tantalizing possibility for...

Letter to Premier Clark: where's your due diligence on Woodfibre LNG?

Sukanto Tanoto is an amazing fellow. If you haven't heard about him, I won't say you must have just arrived from Mars, but you certainly don't live in the Howe Sound area. Tanoto owns the Woodfibre...
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A primer on the BCTF court ruling

On Thursday, the BC Court of Appeal will issue its decision on the provincial government's appeal in the long-running BCTF legal dispute. While the government may eke out a win based on fine...

BC Legislature fall sitting cancelled, again

We'll still get the job done, Liberals say.

Indie-rocker and BC Conservative Duane Nickull challenges Premier Christy Clark in Point Grey

With platinum blond hair and pierced ears, environmentalist and software developer Duane Nickull doesn’t look remotely like your typical Conservative.

Adrian Dix unleashes April Fools' counter on attack ads on with 90s-era references

Dix's NDP could do well by repeating the closing rhetoric of his April Fool's fake ad, featuring a plethora of 90's trends.