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by Andre Carrel on Monday Sep 25 2017

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia which was, only a decade ago, a financially sound crown corporation, is on the ropes today. What happened?

The information ICBC offers on its “Rate Pressures” web page speaks of “significant external pressures on ICBC’s insurance rates”. From 2014 to 2016 the number of crashes increased by 14 percent, and their costs went through the roof....

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Sep 23 2017

What is it about progressive politicians going to Ottawa only to end up as arrogant and nasty conservatives? My old friend Pam Wallin was one of the kindest people I knew in Regina in the 1970s when she was a member of the Waffle group in the NDP. She turned into one of the nastiest Conservative senators.

And the last encounter I had with Wayne Easter, Liberal finance committee chair,...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

The short answer, according to a number of reviews done by experts in economics, is ― no.  The vast majority of small businesses do not make enough money to be affected at all by the proposed  changes in federal taxation.  Farmers should not suffer either.  In fact, according to the conclusions of those experts, no one will suffer from the proposed changes ― unless we define "suffering" to...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

What does climate change have to do with economic growth? Canada’s prime minister and premiers signed a deal in December to “grow our economy, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and build resilience to the impacts of a changing climate.” The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change outlines plans for carbon pricing, energy-efficient building...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

There has been a great deal of talk in the news and on the street about the Liberal government’s proposed changes to federal tax laws that would make it more difficult for small businesses to make passive investments in their companies and share profits with members of their families.  The Liberals claim that many small business owners are using these methods to avoid paying their fair share...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 11 2017

British Columbia’s new government has released a budget update that puts people first, Finance Minister Carole James announced Monday.

The balanced Budget 2017 Update forecasts a surplus of $246 million in 2017-18 and takes key first steps to improve affordability, build better services for everyone, and invest in a strong, innovative economy that creates jobs and works for all...

by Sara Golling on Sunday Sep 10 2017

On Friday, September 8, Dr. Darryl Plecas, then a Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, agreed to serve in the Legislature as Speaker.  His party promptly disowned him ― first, kicked him out of the Liberal caucus, then on Saturday, September 9, the Liberal Party executive  voted to strip him of membership in the Liberal Party of BC, according to a press release issued by Sharon White,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

Article by James Wilt, first published in DeSmog Canada.

The summer of 2017 was an extraordinarily deadly one for North Atlantic right whales, a species already hovering on the brink of extinction.

Investigations are ongoing into the cause of death of 15 right whales off the Atlantic Coast of Canada and the U.S.,...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

In this technological age, information and innovation are seen as the key to building a strong, healthy economy, and the key to information is research.  As post-secondary education critic for the NDP, I have talked to many university and college representatives about their concerns and needs.  These representatives range from university presidents to professors, instructors and, of course,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 29 2017

By Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams.  This article was originally published in Common Dreams.

As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter Texas—and as the death toll from monsoon flooding in...

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