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Mike Smyth: Wilson-Raybould has no regrets 'speaking truth,' wooed by NDP, Greens

It didn’t take long for political suitors to come courting after Jody Wilson-Raybould was dramatically expelled from the federal Liberal caucus this week.

The former attorney general — kicked out of the Liberal ranks Tuesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — said the propositions started almost immediately in the halls of the House of Commons. 1,194 more words

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Mike Smyth: Unsolved mystery of a VW and a politico favouring private auto insurance

Did you hear the one about the Volkswagen driver who got an $8,000 ICBC bill after just one minor accident?

Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson has used the case as an illustration of the need for private auto insurance in B.C. 264 more words

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Mike Smyth: 'Wrecking ball' hits two capital cities, where scandals continue to rage

Two capital cities, two raging scandals.

In Ottawa, the SNC-Lavalin affair is producing steady eruptions of bad news for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

And in Victoria, Speaker Darry Plecas keeps swinging his political wrecking ball in the shocking legislature spending scandal. 893 more words

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Mike Smyth: NDP sure loves talking — and talking — about money laundering

VICTORIA — Back when Christy Clark and her B.C. Liberals were in power, critics quickly caught on to one of her favourite political diversion tactics. 805 more words

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Matthew Nathanson: Like Trump, B.C. AG Eby's politicking undermines public confidence in our institutions

Politics and law are like apples and oranges. But in the office of Attorney General David Eby, those very different fruit have somehow got mixed up in the same cart. 788 more words

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Mike Smyth: Sickening indeed! B.C. taxpayers taken to the woodshed in shocking report

Speaker Darryl Plecas predicted B.C. taxpayers would “throw up” in disgust when they discovered the financial follies going on at the B.C. legislature.

Now you’d better stock up on your barf bags. 932 more words

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Mike Smyth: A wild year of B.C. politics — and it could get crazier next year!

The hallowed halls of the B.C. legislature have witnessed wild stuff over the years — from misbehaving politicians dragged out of the chamber to cops executing search warrants to a riot in the stately rotunda. 1,659 more words

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