Kevin Falcon

Children and Family Development Minister Mary McNeil resigns

BC Children and Family Development Minister Mary McNeil has resigned today, saying she would not seek re-election in the upcoming provincial election in May 2013. John Les and Education Minister...

B.C. Budget: tight spending and asset sales on the horizon

Spending cutbacks, sale of provincial property and a potential business tax were the highlights of the Finance Minister Kevin Falcon's budget on Tuesday. The B.C. Liberal government delivered on...

Business community, manufacturers paint gloomy post-HST picture

Old PST will need to be altered when it returns, business community insists.

'Plan B' ready if British Columbias kick HST to curb: Premier

Liberals have said budget would take a $3-billion hit if the tax is cancelled, but won't say how.

Harper makes former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell special envoy to London

Shortly after resigning last fall as B.C.'s premier, Gordon Campbell will bounce back into politics as Stephen Harper's new envoy to Britain.

Ferries, frigates and PR

Christy Clark and her government have been some of the BC shipbuilding industry’s biggest problems. Now, they say they are its chief salespeople.

Liberals to cut HST to 10 per cent if B.C. voters support tax in summer referendum

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon promises to cut HST by two per cent -- if B.C. voters agree to support the tax in this summer's referendum.

Making sense of the BC Liberal candidates’ health care proposals

If two words can summarize the health care rhetoric among leadership candidates for the BC Liberals, they are “sustainability” and “innovation.” These are their fervent hope for BC health care....

A BC Liberal cocktail hour for contenders for King Gordon's crown

Build 2030 brought nearly a thousand BC Liberals to the Hyatt last night for an event that served up five candidates.

Falcon's merit pay unlikely to produce better teachers

Research on human motivation shows extrinsic rewards, such as money in the proposed merit pay system, often backfire.