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Don't rush a provincial housing strategy, says SFU political scientist

Friday’s throne speech from the provincial NDP re-iterated many promises from the spring election campaign.

However, details on new and affordable housing remained vague.

The NDP promised a comprehensive housing strategy that would increase supply and examine ways to curb speculation, but exactly how the government would go about it is still not known. 240 more words

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B.C. MLA proposes building a Canadian Mount Rushmore — only way bigger

B.C. MLA Laurie Throness wants his province to carve one of their mountains into the world’s largest sculpture.

Although, unlike Mount Rushmore, he figures it would be best to avoid controversy by not depicting a human likeness. 705 more words

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Well-known UVIC political science professor Norman Ruff dead at 78

One of B.C.’s longest-serving political analysts has passed away.

University of Victoria political science professor Norman Ruff died on Saturday night, at the age of 78. 206 more words

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B.C. Liberals need to move fast to replace Christy Clark, experts say

In the aftermath of the British Columbia election, experts say two things are clear for the provincial Liberals: Yes, it was the throne speech that doomed former leader Christy Clark; and her replacement had better come quick. 621 more words

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B.C. NDP government says it will take several months to develop a poverty reduction plan

Advocates have asked for one and B.C. is the only province without it; a legislated poverty reduction plan.

The NDP government says that’s going to change. 159 more words

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