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Vaughn Palmer: Notley knows feuding with thy neighbour works politically

VICTORIA — Late last year the Alberta government was served with a timely reminder it need not always be at odds with B.C. on multibillion-dollar opportunities in the petroleum sector. 909 more words


Douglas Todd: Secret immigration report exposes 'distortions' about women

A secret government report exposes tensions over gender issues between the federal Immigration Department and Status of Women Canada.

The unusually candid Immigration Department report skewers the Status of Women’s office for making the “distorted” claim that immigrant women are “marginalized” in Canada and for stating that… 1,063 more words

Staff Blogs

Vaughn Palmer: Wrathful Weaver blows cool, and promises to be different

VICTORIA — The B.C. legislature was getting down to business one afternoon this week when there was a sudden, violent eruption from Andrew Weaver of the Greens. 931 more words


Douglas Todd: Canadian boys suffer from lack of male teachers

B.C. public schools have one of the lowest ratios of male teachers in North America — and the trend is becoming more extreme.

As evidence mounts that boys suffer when there are few positive male role models in society and schools, only one of every 10 people entering B.C.’s teaching profession is a man. 1,035 more words

Staff Blogs

Vaughn Palmer: Horgan finds enthusiasm for investing in bitumen refining

VICTORIA — En route to Ottawa for the weekend pipeline summit, Premier John Horgan reacted to speculation that the federal and Alberta governments could be investing in the Trans Mountain expansion project. 910 more words


Ian Mulgrew: Health care, waiting lists a 'whack-a-mole' game

Medical wait lists are manipulated in a complicated system that still runs on fax machines with “whack-a-mole” management, says a surgeon-in-chief for Vancouver’s major health institutions. 785 more words

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Vaughn Palmer: Lawyers to strike it rich in Kinder Morgan pipeline fight

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan at first reacted cautiously Monday to news of Alberta’s just-tabled legislation to restrict the flow of its petroleum resource beyond provincial borders. 947 more words