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'PR is lit' or 'a dog's breakfast': Feisty debate on electoral reform offers no clear winner

In what may have been a preview of B.C.’s next provincial election campaign, voters got a chance to watch B.C. Premier John Horgan and BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson go head to head in a televised debate for the first time. 1,508 more words


'Could go either way': Poll finds B.C. remains split on proportional representation referendum

With a crucial debate on the pros and cons of proportional representation (PR) scheduled for Thursday evening, a new poll has revealed British Columbians remain split on the issue. 451 more words


BC NDP MLA Mable Elmore to pay back expenses claimed while on homelessness challenge

BC NDP MLA Mable Elmore is paying back a little more than $200 in per diems she collected while taking part in a welfare challenge. The challenge was for Elmore to live on $19 for food during the week but she still claimed $61 in food expenses to the taxpayer. 343 more words


BC Liberals unveil new logo, brand identity pitching 'Opportunity for all of B.C.'

“Opportunity for all of B.C.”

That’s the message the BC Liberals are pitching, as the party unveiled a new logo, slogan and brand at their annual convention on Saturday. 384 more words


Premier John Horgan promises by-election in Nanaimo before budget debate

Premier John Horgan is expected to call a by-election in British Columbia much sooner than the six months he is allowed under the rules. In a rare hallway scrum, Horgan told reporters that he expects to meet with NDP MLA and Nanaimo mayor-elect Leonard Krog this week in Victoria. 471 more words


Electoral reform debate fizzles in Mission after NDP MLA uninvited from event

The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce has backed out of a planned proportional representation debate that was scheduled for Thursday.

The event was heavily criticized by the B.C. 451 more words


B.C. premier surprised by 'domino effect' of use of notwithstanding clause

B.C. Premier John Horgan says British Columbia would not use the notwithstanding clause under his leadership. Horgan says he has been ‘surprised’ by the use of the powerful tool in Ontario and the suggestion it could also be used in Quebec. 430 more words