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


Photos: Christy Clark through the years

Christy Clark, who resigned as Liberal party leader on Friday, has been part of the B.C. political scene for over 20 years, going back to her first election victory in the riding of Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain in 1996. 480 more words

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Mike Smyth: NDP MLAs hope for seat at cabinet table

There’s always a sense of intense curiosity and even mild historical significance when a rookie MLA gets up to ask their first question in the B.C. 1,021 more words


Mike Smyth: NDP-Greens close in on Christy Clark's Liberals

It was an all-too-clever attempt by Christy Clark to break up the political bromance between the two guys who want to steal her throne.

But NDP Leader John Horgan and Green party Leader Andrew Weaver were having none of it. 570 more words


Mike Smyth: Copy-cat Christy Clark impersonates New Democrats

It was a throne speech that became a clone speech as Christy Clark continued her amazing transformation into an NDP copycat.

Clark’s barely governing Liberals have now so precisely duplicated the NDP election platform that maybe she should just go ahead and change her first name to “Glen.” I always thought there was no relation between Christy Clark and former NDP premier Glen Clark, but now I’m starting to wonder if they were twins secretly separated at birth. 706 more words


Dermod Travis: B.C.'s shady world of election spending

Athletes seek it. Why wouldn’t politicians try and do the same?

The little things that can help a party gain an edge in a campaign where every vote really did count this time. 747 more words

B.C. Election 2017

Is it fair that a party with three MLAs and 16 per cent of the vote gets to pick the government in B.C.?

In striking a deal with the B.C. NDP to form a minority government, B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is effectively trying to show his province that proportional representation isn’t all that scary. 242 more words