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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

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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

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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

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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

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BC families paying almost $1,000 more in taxes under the NDP: Fraser Institute

Families in British Columbia will be paying more in taxes with the new NDP government in power, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute. 150 more words

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B.C. government surplus grows even with property transfer tax revenues going down

British Columbia’s financial books are rosier than expected after the first three months of the fiscal year.

Finance Minister Carole James presented the quarterly update on Friday that showed the province is now looking at a $669 million surplus, which is $450 million higher than projected in Budget 2018. 547 more words

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Former B.C. premier Christy Clark calls Trans Mountain purchase the 'second-worst solution'

Former B.C. premier Christy Clark says the only thing worse than the federal government preparing to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline would have been to let it go entirely. 542 more words

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