Mike de Jong

B.C. finance minister criticizes U.S. protectionism as lumber dispute looms

British Columbia's finance minister says he's worried that United States president-elect Donald Trump's protectionist talk will turn into policy when it comes to softwood lumber. Mike de Jong said...
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National revenue minister asks CRA to investigate B.C. real estate speculators

The Globe and Mail reported over the weekend that some foreign investors allegedly profit in buying homes in B.C. while evading taxes.

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.

B.C. supports housing vacancy tax in Vancouver to assist with rental shortage

The British Columbia government will support the city of Vancouver's request for a tax on vacant housing, but questions remain about who will pay the costs of enforcement. Finance Minister Mike de...
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.

Pulling meat inspectors in BC could mean unsafe food: Union

Federal inspectors yanked, provinces scramble to patch together alternate safety regime.

Will B.C. casinos' bad record on money laundering get worse at B.C. Place casino?

In the shadowy underworld of organized crime, casinos are an ideal place to turn dirty money into legitimate cash, according to a spokesperson from FINTRAC, the federal agency that monitors cases of...

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.