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Mike Smyth: Not all unions are invited to NDP's union-only party

When workers start building the new $1.4-billion Pattullo Bridge, they will be required to join a construction union after 30 days on the job.

But not just any old union will do. 524 more words

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Mike Smyth: New kid in the house can't vote but will witness history

VICTORIA — When Michelle Mungall’s infant son Zavier is presented to the B.C. legislature this fall, he will be no “stranger” to the people’s house in Victoria. 462 more words

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Keivan Hirji: Eby's electoral reform referendum looks like the work of a shady car salesman

Have you ever been in the market for a new car and when you go to the car dealership you end up with a car salesman who just doesn’t give you the choices you want? 707 more words

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Bob Ransford: Current voting system isn't fair, rewards insiders

Our first-past-the-post voting system isn’t fair. It doesn’t work to support democracy.

It works for political insiders. Those insiders know how to use the system to get elected without having support from the majority of voters. 577 more words

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Mike Smyth: Suburban mayors, B.C. Liberals stoke gas-tax backlash

Metro Vancouver drivers, assume the position: The taxman is coming to give you another whack in your wallet.

And even though the politicians say they really don’t want to inflict another fossil-fuel flogging, one thing seems clear: This is going to hurt you more than it hurts them. 600 more words

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Mike Smyth: 'I am not soft on crime,' Rich Coleman insists after damning casino report

Rich Coleman admits the deposed Liberal government could have done a much better job stopping money-laundering in B.C. casinos.

But the former top cop for the province bristles at suggestions he “turned a blind eye” to casino crime. 1,073 more words

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Mike Smyth: Eby connects the points in a dark devil's triangle

It’s an ugly picture of British Columbia twisted and transformed into a gangster’s paradise.

Unchecked criminal money-laundering in B.C. casinos. Scores of drug users killed by deadly opioids peddled by ruthless dealers. 671 more words

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