Margaret MacDiarmid

Is Christy Clark too close to the drug industry?

Is big pharma behind Clark's health firings?

It's time for the B.C. government to come clean about the real reasons why it fired eight health researchers.

British Columbians can register births online starting Aug. 1

British Columbians can register their newborns online through a new birth registration system starting on August 1.  The registration creates a permanent legal record of a birth and every BC-...

MacDiarmid not fooling anyone

Wrong-way Corrigan, of US football fame, has nothing on Margaret MacDiarmid. Recently, Premier Campbell reinstated MacDiarmid as BC’s education minister, after her newly-appointed predecessor George...

Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid: she's baaaaack

Margaret MacDiarmid is back as Minister of Education after George Abbott steps forward to run for the Liberal leadership.

Fraser Institute gets defensive

Last November, the keynote speaker at the sold out annual gala for the Fraser Institute in Vancouver was Premier Gordon Campbell. Campbell's presence at the expensive event was remarked upon by those...

Vancouver School Board budget review news round-up

After a tumultuous week of strained relations between the Vancouver School Board and the province, Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid got tough today, demanding that the VSB provide a draft...

Update: Ministry to present budget review results to Van School Board today

The Vancouver School Board will receive the results of a provincially-mandated budget review today, the Georgia Straight reports. Trustees will then meet to discuss the results. BC Minister of...

Vancouver School Board "in limbo" as Ministry delays on budget review

A provincially-ordered review of the Vancouver School Board's budget due Monday is missing in action and the Ministry of Education does not return calls, VSB Chair Patti Bacchus said at a rally...

Protesting education cuts

Lord Byng student Abdeslam Boubia  wants to send a message to the provincial government that cutting money for schools isn't acceptable.  "I don't want to go through a school system that's...