Monday, October 15, 2018

Politics

Elections BC fine NDP $4,000 for failing to report party fundraisers in 2017

Elections BC says the infractions occurred due to "human error"
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Elizabeth May will let NDP leader Jagmeet Singh run unopposed in Burnaby election

Singh accepted her offer of the "leader's courtesy," a long-standing tradition
Lisa Helps

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps to launch new campaign office at free public event

Eat, drink, and tell the mayor what you think!

British Columbia sues Alberta over plans to cut off oil shipments

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley responded by stating that BC is playing "legal rope-a-dope until the cows come home"
BC Legislature

Class action lawsuit filed against BC over speculation tax

Residents of Alberta and "other provinces" are claiming that the tax discriminates against Canadians outside BC
John Horgan

One year later, British Columbians unsure about NDP performance (REPORT)

Housing affordability, the pipeline dispute, and more

British Columbia submits court reference to protect coast autonomy

Another chapter in the Kinder Morgan Pipeline saga...

Anti-pipeline protestors host demonstration outside Victoria CRA building (PHOTOS)

The building was forced to shut down for an hour this morning
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Public opinion divided after pipeline work put on hold (REPORT)

It looks like our leaders may have reached a stalemate over the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion
AggregateIQ BC Green Party

A controversial Victoria company accessed the BC Green Party’s voter database in 2016

AggregateIQ reportedly had access to the personal information of tens of thousands of BC voters in the run-up to the 2017 provincial election

Voice your opinion on Canada’s next Open Government Plan tomorrow

Here's how you can make an impact on government polices and procedures
BC Legislature

Here’s everything you need to know about B.C.’s new speculation tax

The NDP government expects that 99% of British Columbians will not be affected by it

Green Party leader arrested at Kinder Morgan pipeline protest

Elizabeth May was one of the two MPs arrested this afternoon

Green Party leader looks to lower provincial voting age to 16

Not everyone agrees with his reasoning

Federal Budget 2018: Additional paternity leave implemented to improve gender equality

The changes will be available starting June 2019
Alberta BC wine

Alberta government suspends ban on BC wine

Now we can go back to drinking just one province-worth of booze 🍷

Here’s what you need to know about the British Columbia Budget 2018

A full breakdown of what you can expect from the province this fiscal year
John Horgan LNG

Provincial government formally challenges Alberta’s ban on BC wine

"We will defend our wine industry from unfair trade practices"
John Horgan

Provincial Government outlines plans to tackle housing affordability, childcare, and the pipeline

"We will continue to defend the interests of British Columbia"
Justin Trudeau

Check out these 9 photos of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Nanaimo visit

The conversation took a raucous turn when questions about the Kinder Morgan pipeline were raised

Someone tried to sabotage Mayor Lisa Helps’ bicycle last night

Luckily, she noticed what was wrong before deciding to ride her bike
View Royal

Saanich Police officer is View Royal’s newest councillor after byelection win

He will be replacing Heidi Rast, after attaining 518 votes in the byelection, over 200 more than his nearest competitor.

NDP Convention held at Victoria Conference Centre this weekend

B.C. Premier John Horgan and Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh both addressed the audience
Lisa Helps

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps set to lead the city’s second trade mission to China...

Their aim is to strengthen trade relations and explore export opportunities.

Courtenay mayor receives death threats after RCMP raids medical marijuana dispensary

The mayor stated that the RCMP is now investigating the threats. 

B.C.’s new NDP government sworn into office

The new cabinet is made up of 20 ministers and two ministers of state.
Karen Harper Saanich

Karen Harper becomes the third candidate in Saanich Council byelection

On Wednesday, the local businesswoman and longtime Saanich resident became the latest candidate in the Saanich Council Byelection. 

Christmas Hill Park to be renamed after Councillor Vic Derman

Saanich Council have announced a plan to honour Councillor Vic Derman’s legacy. In July, they'll officially change the name of Christmas Hill Park to Vic...
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Mayor Lisa Helps accuses Victoria BC Today of “fake news”

Helps commented that the local blog is "treading a very fine line towards libel"

Politicians have been called back to the British Columbia legislature on June 22

No party won a majority of seats in a provincial election last month.

Watch live BC Election results starting at 8pm

The 2017 B.C. election comes to a close on Tuesday night, with polls closing at 8 p.m. LEADING or ELECTED (44 required for a majority) LIBERAL:...

Conservative Party leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary coming to town Friday

He will also be in Nanaimo later that day.

Justin Trudeau to run with members of the Canadian Armed Forces in Esquimalt tomorrow

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan will be in town tomorrow, and the duo will start the day...

BC’s minimum wage to increase by 50¢ an hour this September

All of your hard work serving customers, wiping counters, and dealing with the minimum wage struggle will pay off a bit more this September,...

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