BC politics

Latest figures from Elections BC show the BC NDP with a fundraising edge over BC United, BC Greens and Conservatives. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC New Democrats maintain fundraising edge over opposition

NDP raised just under $1.8 million through first half of 2023, BC United just under $1.4 million

 

Portrait of Green party MLA Sonia Furstenau by Lia Crowe photographer

Secrets and Lives with Sonia Furstenau

A deep love of the West Coast

  • Jun 28, 2023

 

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Conservative Leader Poilievre elaborates on controversial Kelowna tent city tweet

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre spoke with Capital News about homelessness in Kelowna

 

The new riding of Kelowna-Lake-Country-Coldstream is one of six new ridings coming in time for the next provincial election. Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will gain two additional ridings each, while Vancouver Island will also gain one. Overall, British Columbia will have 93 ridings under changes to Electoral Districts Act.

Bill re-drawing B.C.’s electoral map receives first reading

Six new ridings to be added and the boundaries of 72 will be redrawn

The new riding of Kelowna-Lake-Country-Coldstream is one of six new ridings coming in time for the next provincial election. Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will gain two additional ridings each, while Vancouver Island will also gain one. Overall, British Columbia will have 93 ridings under changes to Electoral Districts Act.
Official Opposition Leader Kevin Falcon will head Wednesday’s launch event for BC United. BC Liberals voted for the name change last year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Official Opposition to unveil new logo, colours under BC United banner

Leader Kevin Falcon predicts name change will revitalize right-of-centre party

Official Opposition Leader Kevin Falcon will head Wednesday’s launch event for BC United. BC Liberals voted for the name change last year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Terry Liu, dressed as the God of Wealth, prepares for the Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown, in Vancouver, on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Chinatown will be the site of Canada’s first museum dedicated to the history of Chinese Canadians, scheduled to open on July 1, the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Chinese Canadian Museum to open on the 100th anniversary of Chinese Exclusion Act

Located in Vancouver’s Chinatown, facility aims to recognize importance of Chinese-Canadians to B.C.

Terry Liu, dressed as the God of Wealth, prepares for the Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown, in Vancouver, on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Chinatown will be the site of Canada’s first museum dedicated to the history of Chinese Canadians, scheduled to open on July 1, the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad has officially thrown in his hat for the leadership of Conservative Party of British Columbia. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Proudly pro-freedom’ MLA John Rustad officially wants to lead BC Conservatives

Nechako Lakes MLA made the announcement March 23, a little over a month after joining the party

Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad has officially thrown in his hat for the leadership of Conservative Party of British Columbia. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced the $25 million program to target repeat violent offenders in Langley on Tuesday, March 14. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced the $25 million program to target repeat violent offenders in Langley on Tuesday, March 14. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
An Adastra employee making cannabis products at the firm’s Aldergrove-area facility. (Black Press Media files)

Class action lawsuit targets Langley firm at centre of cocaine controversy

A law firm is seeking stockholders in Adastra Holdings for the planned lawsuit

An Adastra employee making cannabis products at the firm’s Aldergrove-area facility. (Black Press Media files)
Black Press Media has asked Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad whether he would run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of BC after Trevor Bolin has stepped down while remaining interim leader. (Photo courtesy ofJohn Lehmann)

Rustad for B.C. conservative leader? Speculation becomes more probable as Bolin steps down

The future of MLA John Rustad central to conservative party future as Trevor Bolin spends time with family

Black Press Media has asked Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad whether he would run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of BC after Trevor Bolin has stepped down while remaining interim leader. (Photo courtesy ofJohn Lehmann)
A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Nechako Lakes MLA says poll backs an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

John Rustad wants the province to hire back suspended or fired health care workers

A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and B.C. Premier David Eby announced an agreement in principle on a 10-year health care funding deal. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Trudeau, Eby announce $27 billion B.C. health care deal

The PM and premier in Langley to announce 10-year pact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and B.C. Premier David Eby announced an agreement in principle on a 10-year health care funding deal. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Premier David Eby makes an announcement in Burnaby, B.C. on Thursday, January 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Premier David Eby announces more cost-of-living supports

Adults will receive up to $164, while kids will get up to $41

B.C. Premier David Eby makes an announcement in Burnaby, B.C. on Thursday, January 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Premier David Eby announces a new public safety plan in Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. premier says some deficits require spending as NDP prepares to table budget

Eby promises continued investment in health care, housing and affordability

B.C. Premier David Eby announces a new public safety plan in Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bonnie Forsythe with her family at the Coachman Apartments complex in Terrace. They were among four evacuated families able to secure new housing so far. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Skeena MLA asks province to buy rundown Terrace building

Province should tap $5.7 billion budget surplus, says MLA Ellis Ross

Bonnie Forsythe with her family at the Coachman Apartments complex in Terrace. They were among four evacuated families able to secure new housing so far. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross questions NDP cabinet ministers in the B.C. legislature. (Hansard TV)

MLA says he’ll back any bid by Skeena Sawmills for government assistance

Terrace mill closed Feb. 8 for unknown period of time

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross questions NDP cabinet ministers in the B.C. legislature. (Hansard TV)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Canada’s top public servant to look into the government’s procurement process over what he called a seemingly “illogical and inefficient” contract to develop the ArriveCan app. A person holds a smartphone set to the opening screen of the app in a photo illustration made in Toronto on June 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Subcontracting ArriveCan development ‘seems highly illogical and inefficient:’ PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Canada’s top public servant to look…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Canada’s top public servant to look into the government’s procurement process over what he called a seemingly “illogical and inefficient” contract to develop the ArriveCan app. A person holds a smartphone set to the opening screen of the app in a photo illustration made in Toronto on June 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Premier David Eby and Premier Danielle Smith (Canadian Press photos)
Premier David Eby and Premier Danielle Smith (Canadian Press photos)
Premier David Eby announces Sheila Malcolmson as B.C.’s new minister of social development and poverty reduction on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Government House in Victoria. (B.C. government photo)

B.C.’s new poverty reduction minister and all of cabinet asked to ‘work fast’ following shuffle

Former minister of mental health and addictions Sheila Malcolmson takes on new portfolio

Premier David Eby announces Sheila Malcolmson as B.C.’s new minister of social development and poverty reduction on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Government House in Victoria. (B.C. government photo)
Langley MLA Andrew Mercier speaking previously at a local business. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley MLA joins cabinet, oversees workforce development

Andrew Mercier is taking up a new ministry of state int he B.C. government

Langley MLA Andrew Mercier speaking previously at a local business. (Langley Advance Times files)