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Jock Finlayson and Ken Peacock: Natural resource industries supply lion’s share of B.C.’s exports

With the annual Natural Resources Forum taking place this week in Prince George, it’s a good time to revisit the place of resource industries in the provincial economy. 713 more words


Mike Smyth: Greens debate party direction as leadership contest begins

The contest to elect a new leader of the B.C. Green party has officially started, even though no candidate has stepped forward to officially run for the job. 834 more words


Right, and right again.

Months ago I clipped out this National Post article about how our society is increasingly “consumed by loneliness”.

One of the experts quoted is Dr. 1,875 more words


Mike Smyth: Combative Wilkinson ready to rumble if NDP call snap election

Some 3,000 out-of-work loggers have suffered in relative silence for nearly six months through one of the most brutal labour strikes in recent B.C. history. 568 more words


Mike Smyth: For Trudeau, B.C. looms large as election campaign begins

The ink on the election writs was barely dry before Justin Trudeau cleared out of Ottawa on Wednesday and jetted off for Vancouver.

“My second home,” Trudeau called it, as he prepared for a campaign kickoff rally at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver-Kingsway. 1,120 more words


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


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