Category: Provincial

Goverment overpaying for labour must end – Canadian Taxpayers Federation

| July 31, 2013 | 1 Comment
Goverment overpaying for labour must end – Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Taxpayers footing bill for overpaid public employees By Jordan Bateman, British Columbia Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation Taxpayers and watchdogs often focus their attention on the top of the government salary spectrum. Government executives are increasingly overpaid, especially at the municipal and regional district level. And the problem is growing. For example, the District of North […]

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A Detroit-style bankruptcy can happen to Canadian provinces, too

| July 26, 2013 | 2 Comments
A Detroit-style bankruptcy can happen to Canadian provinces, too

Constantly ignoring trends and pushing problems off with deficits does end Detroit — the city that’s returning to prairie grass and wildflowers — hit the end of the road. They’d tried not maintaining civic infrastructure. They’d tried removing services. Still the numbers were inexorable. And now they’re in Chapter 9 bankruptcy, with municipal bondholders and […]

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BCNDP oppose Fraser Health’s wheelchair fees

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
BCNDP oppose Fraser Health’s wheelchair fees

Fraser Health to start charging wheelchair fees in September Fraser Health will be charging a $25 per month wheelchair fee to residents of care facilities effective September 1, 2013. In a letter sent to residents dated May 31, Fraser Health announced that residents will be required buy or rent their own wheelchair from a third […]

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BC Liberal government not writing down key decisions to avoid public scrutiny – BC info boss

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
BC Liberal government not writing down key decisions to avoid public scrutiny – BC info boss

45 per cent of info requests to BC Liberal government have no paper trail British Columbia’s information watchdog has found the BC Liberal government isn’t documenting some key decisions, allowing it to avoid public scrutiny under freedom of information laws. An investigation by the privacy commissioner has counted fewer records kept by the premier’s office, […]

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BC Liberals ethnic vote scandal costs multiculturalism minister his job

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
BC Liberals ethnic vote scandal costs multiculturalism minister his job

Ethnic vote scandal continuing to plague BC Liberals The BC Liberals have lost their first cabinet minister as a result of the ethnic vote scandal. Premier Christy Clark suggested Monday she could become a victim of collateral damage that is spreading across her BC Liberal government over a leaked document that has already claimed one […]

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Christy Clark still has support of her cabinet after emergency meeting

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Christy Clark still has support of her cabinet after emergency meeting

Leadership questions still swirl around Christy Clark heading into election Premier Christy Clark refused to quit Sunday after emerging from a rare weekend cabinet meeting where some of her ministers described a leaked Liberal strategy to court ethnic voters as disappointing, disturbing and a doozy of a political mistake. Clark said she was going to […]

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BC Liberals name formal replacement for MLA Pat Bell

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
BC Liberals name formal replacement for MLA Pat Bell

Retired RCMP superintendent acclaimed to replace BC Liberals MLA Pat Bell The B.C. Liberals’ replacement for veteran MLA and cabinet minister Pat Bell has been acclaimed in the Prince George-Mackenzie riding. Former BC Liberals constituency president, and retired RCMP superintendent Mike Morris is the only person to seek the nomination after Bell suddenly announced last […]

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BC education neglect highlighted by NDP along with pre-election advertising

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
BC education neglect highlighted by NDP along with pre-election advertising

BC education would get $100 million injection from BC NDP BC education spending would increase, especially for higher education, according to B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix, during during Monday’s official question period. Dix also criticized the BC Liberal government for excessive spending on pre-election advertisements and neglect of the higher education sector. The BC NDP alleged […]

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BC Ferries has new BC NDP critic in Maurine Karagianis

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
BC Ferries has new BC NDP critic in Maurine Karagianis

BC Ferries NDP critic change announced Thursday by Adrian Dix BC Ferries now has a new B.C. NDP critic heading into the May provincial election. Esquimalt-Royal Roads MLA Maurine Karagianis has become the new NDP critic on issues pertaining to BC Ferries and coastal communities. B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix announced the new role for […]

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BC budget requires tax hikes, asset sales to balance

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
BC budget requires tax hikes, asset sales to balance

BC budget announced, will include increased healthcare spending The BC budget will require tax increases, sharpened spending and asset sales to help the provincial government reach its goal of a balanced budget as it heads into this May’s provincial election. BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong introduced a pre-election budget that borrowed heavily from the […]

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