Mike Smyth: Plenty of finger pointing over ICBC 'dumpster fire'

British Columbia’s public auto insurer has become a “financial dumpster fire” that will burn through a shocking $1.3 billion in losses during the current fiscal year. 843 more words

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Mike Smyth: Shocking massive losses revealed at ICBC, huge rate hikes feared

British Columbia’s public auto insurer has driven over a financial cliff and the damage is far worse than anyone had feared or predicted.

On Monday, ICBC will announce a staggering projected operating loss of $1.3 billion for the current fiscal year. 849 more words

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Mike Smyth: Premier Horgan flunks foreign real-estate file

Premier John Horgan likes to remind people about his Irish roots, something he did again this week when asked if B.C. will ban foreign real-estate purchases. 502 more words

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The 21st annual awards for dubious political distinction

The super-secret results of the 21st annual Awards for Dubious Political Distinction have been kept in a sealed Mason jar on Donald Trump’s desk, right next to that big nuclear button of his. 487 more words

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Mike Smyth: MSP cuts are coming to B.C. — but tax hikes, too?

VICTORIA — British Columbians will see a 50-per-cent cut in their Medical Services Plan premiums effective Jan. 1, Finance Minister Carole James confirmed Wednesday.

It means MSP will be chopped in half starting this Monday — something the governing NDP promised during the spring election. 451 more words

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Opinion: Horgan can't claim moral high ground if he floods the Peace Valley

When the NDP took office in British Columbia, they identified themselves as champions of human rights, promising to establish “a clear, cross-government vision of reconciliation” and to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 640 more words

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Mike Smyth: NDP does an about-face on grizzly-bear hunting

One week after angering environmentalists by approving the Site C dam, B.C.’s NDP government gave them an early Christmas present on Monday with a surprise… 439 more words

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