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Jordan Bateman: It’s time to wean film industry off corporate welfare

Every once in a while, you’ll see one of those faded red bumper stickers from 2013, pleading to “Save B.C. Film!” Well, mission accomplished — thanks to a Canadian dollar that has slumped below 70 cents US. 577 more words

Opinion

A look at taxes and fees going up and changing in B.C. in 2016

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) says even if you are one of the British Columbians to benefit from the federal government, you will be paying more taxes and fees in B.C. 443 more words

Economy

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Steve Burgess is consistently funny, and never less than sharp and entertaining.  This one works for me.

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Jordan Bateman: People must stop thinking the government has endless amounts of cash

Our calculator literally broke. The poor thing had faithfully served the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s B.C. office for four long years but it finally gave up the ghost during this year’s B.C. 604 more words

Opinion

Jordan Bateman: Rewards for 'healthy choices' is a waste of our tax dollars

Health Minister Terry Lake’s gut seems to be telling him one thing, yet he is doing the opposite. Unfortunately, he’s wasting taxpayer money betting against his own common sense. 601 more words

Opinion

Podcast: In Depth with Ian Austin on what's next for TransLink

Lower Mainland voters delivered a resounding no to increasing sales tax to raise funds for TransLink to pay for transit and infrastructure projects.

This week on In Depth we examine what happened and what’s next for embattled transportation authority. 68 more words

News

Yes side spends $5.8 million in transit plebiscite campaign

VANCOUVER – Proponents of a multibillion-dollar plan to upgrade transit services in Metro Vancouver spent just over $5.8 million promoting a Yes vote during a… 482 more words

Politics