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Kootenay Bill weighs on the B.C. Liberal spending promises in the Throne Speech

B.C. Liberal promises in the Throne Speech are likely confusing fiscal conservatives within the party.

Big ticket spending promises like $1-billion for child care and cancelling tolls, along with an increased carbon tax, tend not to sit well the more right-wing faction of the governing party. 123 more words

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Reaction to BC Liberals’ promises rolls in

Following today’s Throne Speech, many criticized Premier Christy Clark of “saying anything to win,” but she denied the allegations saying her government was trying to listen to British Columbians. 421 more words

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Clark denies BC Liberals are saying anything to win, defends Throne Speech

Premier Christy Clark says what the BC Liberals have presented during the Throne Speech does not reflect a change in policy, but rather a government that’s listening to voters. 288 more words

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Elections BC preparing for possibility of a snap election

Elections BC already appears to be getting ready for the possibility of a snap election.

CKNW has learned of at least three Metro Vancouver community centres that have been contacted by Elections BC and asked to secure space for voting places in case of an “on demand election.” 401 more words

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Clark is an illegitimate Premier

Britain’s politically conservative Telegraph newspaper says the Cabinet Manual is “the closest thing Britain has to a rule-book.” It is important here because BC’s legislature is based on the Westminster parliamentary system and follows common conventions. 299 more words

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Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson elected Speaker of the BC Legislature

The BC Legislature has a speaker at last, but it’s anyone’s guess for how long.

BC Liberal MLA and former Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Steve Thomson was elected to the job Thursday morning. 280 more words

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COMMENTARY: Has anyone seen the BC Liberals?

Has anyone seen the BC Liberals lately?

Who are the BC Liberals? What do the BC Liberals actually stand for?

You might be wondering if you’ve been listening to Premier Christy Clark in the last several days because she has come up with some promises that will be in the Throne Speech Thursday afternoon that seem lifted virtually plank by plank from the NDP and the Greens. 1,083 more words

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