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Former BC Liberal elected as Speaker of the House

Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas is now the Speaker of the House.

The BC Liberals have removed Plecas from their caucus after he decided to take on the role. 515 more words

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B.C. NDP concerned over allegations Liberals overpaid millions for Port Mann Bridge

The NDP says it’s seriously concerned about allegations the BC Liberals may have overpaid millions of dollars on contracts relating to the construction of the Port Mann Bridge. 363 more words

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Why the NDP is in power in British Columbia instead of the Liberals

There were two reminders on display last week of why the NDP is in power in this province and the B.C. Liberals are not.

First came the official confirmation by the Auditor-General that the last fiscal year ran up a huge $2.7-billion surplus. 661 more words

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Table set for race to replace Christy Clark as BC Liberal leader

The race to replace Christy Clark as the leader of the BC Liberals and Official Opposition is on.

The party announced Tuesday that it will select a new leader on February 4, 2018, after a two-day online and telephone vote. 402 more words

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NDP out-fundraising Liberals so far in 2017

Elections BC has released the latest numbers on political fundraising and it turns out the the NDP are having a stellar year.

Usually, the BC Liberals out-fundraise the New Democrats but this year the NDP came out ahead. 140 more words

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BC/PETRONAS LNG Review

According to Chris Hatch in the National Observer the aborted PETRONAS project which would have brought fracked natural gas by pipeline from B.C.’s interior, compressed it into a liquid for export by tankers from Lelu island near Prince Rupert, would have become one of the largest sources of climate pollution in Canada. 379 more words

BC Liberals unveil shadow cabinet

With former Premier and BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark making her exit, the rebuild is on in earnest for the party.

The Liberals announced their new shadow cabinet on Thursday, shuffling a number of MLAs into new ‘critic’ portfolios. 346 more words

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