Fabian Dawson: Anti-fish farm activists leave taxpayers with hefty bills

More often than not, when scientists debunk claims that fish farms are causing the decline of wild salmon stocks, their work is labelled as bought and paid for by the aquaculture industry. 712 more words


Mike Smyth: Liberals raising cash to fight the NDP's 'cabin tax'

The NDP’s “speculation tax” on real estate is really nothing of the sort when you consider who’s getting whacked with the new tax — and who isn’t. 455 more words


Mike Smyth: B.C. is right to reject FIFA's sucker deal

Only an organization like FIFA would expect a provincial government to sign a contract that FIFA’s bosses could change later.

But that’s exactly what the corruption-plagued world governing body for soccer wanted British Columbia to do as the price for Vancouver hosting three (or less) World Cup games, says Tourism Minister Lisa Beare. 646 more words


Mike Smyth: On the NDP's payroll tax, the pressure continues to build

Many B.C. businesses are still reeling from the blindside hit of a $4.2-billion payroll tax inflicted out of nowhere by Finance Minister Carole James in her Feb. 474 more words


Mike Smyth: Three years, 357 bills. Dave Barrett's extraordinary legacy

It’s extraordinary to ponder all that was accomplished by the NDP government of Dave Barrett in the 1970s, despite the very brief time that he was premier of British Columbia. 1,033 more words


Mike Smyth: Horgan promised no more 'activism' but pipeline fight continues

When John Horgan became premier, he said it was time for the NDP to stop fighting special-interest battles and start governing for all the people. 486 more words


Mike Smyth: Huge health-care tax was rude surprise to all

When Finance Minister Carole James walloped B.C. businesses with a surprise $4.2-billion health-care tax in her budget, she did it against the advice of her own advisory task force. 417 more words