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Vaughn Palmer: Fulfilling premier's fundraising promise should force a fall sitting

Victoria — Premier Christy Clark tried to deflect the controversy over political fundraising earlier this year by promising to expedite disclosure of the vast wads of cash being gathered by her B.C. 903 more words

Politics

Stephen Hume: Contract dispute leaves prime timber to rot

South of Caycuse Camp — Enough prime old-growth timber to build about 2,350 average-sized homes, about 70,000 cubic metres, is rotting on Vancouver Island mountainsides because of a disagreement between two companies. 688 more words

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South Asian grandparents eight times more likely to live with grandchildren

Bikrangit Singh Pandher, 76, likes the way the “kitchen is always crowded” in the north Surrey mansion he shares with his son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. 873 more words

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Vaughn Palmer: Would taxpayers have to pay if campaign financing reformed?

Victoria — The B.C. Liberals are asking whether British Columbians would be as keen to get rid of big money financing of political campaigns by corporations and unions if taxpayers were forced to pick up the tab instead. 866 more words

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Daphne Bramham: Attempts to bring B.C.'s child watchdog to heel have only proved her worth

The polite language of legislation — advocate, monitor, review, investigate — somewhat obscures the role of independent watchdogs.

They poke, prod, provoke and shame. They are single-focused. 919 more words

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Vaughn Palmer: Solve housing crisis by getting more homes on the market, says finance minister

VICTORIA — While housing prices soar in Metro Vancouver and elsewhere, Finance Minister Mike de Jong continues to argue that the best bet for improving affordability is a dramatic increase in the supply of units. 903 more words

Vancouver

Douglas Todd: Mixed motives fuel rise of foreign students

Postmedia reporter Cassidy Olivier recently discovered that the person listed as the new owner of a $31-million house on Vancouver’s west side is a “student.” 1,221 more words

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