Mike Smyth: Will B.C.'s political porkapalooza finally stop?

This Friday night at the Hotel Vancouver, a large crowd of deep-pocketed political movers and shakers will plunk down $525 apiece to hang out with Premier John Horgan and his key cabinet ministers. 923 more words


Mike Smyth: B.C. taxpayers likely to foot bill in Horgan/Wilson fiasco

Hang on to your wallets everybody: Premier John Horgan and Jobs Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston are both asking B.C. taxpayers to pay their legal bills in a $5-million libel lawsuit. 682 more words


Mike Smyth: B.C. budget update omits key NDP promises

The NDP is finding out it’s a lot easier to promise overnight miracles than to actually perform them in the cold light of a postelection dawn. 555 more words


Gordon Wilson threatens to sue Premier John Horgan

VICTORIA — Former B.C. Liberal leader Gordon Wilson is threatening to sue Premier John Horgan over comments Horgan made about Wilson’s work for the vanquished Liberal government. 560 more words

BC Politics

Opinion: New B.C. government about to see into the Liberals' dark-ops

As the new B.C. government settles in and email accounts are transferred over, it’ll soon be time for them to pluck up the courage to check the cellar. 745 more words


Summer updates

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— Trish Audette-Longo (@taudette) July 5, 2017

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Mike Smyth: Tears in public, relief in private, as Christy Clark resigns

The first hint that Christy Clark’s Liberal leadership was starting to wobble came Monday when she failed to make a round of phone calls.

Key Liberal MLAs had been told to keep their cellphones charged and ready in case Clark called to inform them of their new opposition critic roles in the legislature. 851 more words