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Martyn Brown: The one thing Christy Clark and John Horgan should agree upon

Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals seem quite prepared to do anything they must to keep the power they've got. And John Horgan's New Democrats are so...

David Eby's criticism of liquor price hikes aimed squarely at Christy Clark's base

Eby's criticism of the beer price increases also strikes a chord with younger voters, who've felt the sting of more expensive craft products. And the...

Has the time come for B.C. premiers to disclose their tax returns?

The news has been welcomed by Vancouver-Point Grey NDP MLA David Eby, who filed two complaints to the conflict of interest commissioner about Clark's second...

NDP housing critic David Eby says Christy Clark's interest-free loan program may have no impact

“There's a really interesting and live question about how the banks are going to be treating these government loans for down payments,” B.C. NDP housing...

Premier Christy Clark aims to win the 2017 B.C. election with policies targeted at individual constituencies

When Premier Christy Clark chooses a Friday in late August to make an announcement, you know she doesn't want it to attract much attention. That's...

Delay in foreign-buyers data leads NDP to accuse Liberals of playing politics with real estate

In a telephone interview, NDP housing critic David Eby argued that the irregular releases and seemingly random date ranges suggest the B.C. Liberals are putting...

Premier Christy Clark missed Vancouver Pride (again) but will be in 2016 Okanagan Pride march

(blog) (blog)Although B.C. Premier Christy Clark did not march in the 2016 Vancouver Pride parade, she will be marching in the Okanagan Pride march...

The politics of Christy Clark's new tax on foreign buyers of Metro ...

Finance Minister Mike de Jong and Premier Christy Clark appear to be basing the B.C. Liberal reelection campaign around a new tax on foreign buyers.Mike...

NDP housing critic David Eby seeks investigation into “leak” of information on foreign-buyer tax to marketer Bob Rennie

the NDP MLA continued. “And did he act on this information? Did he engage in real estate transactions based on this insider information? Or did...

B.C. Liberals Bob Kasting and James Lombardi vie to become David Eby's new nemesis in Vancouver–Point Grey

The seat has been held by NDP housing critic David Eby since 2013, when he defeated Premier Christy Clark. Former premier Gordon Campbell was the...

China-U.S. discord, the B.C. economy, and the future of Christy Clark government

Premier Christy Clark may find herself dealing with a weak economy, causing British Columbians to worry that they'll face an insecure tomorrow. Yolande Cole. When...

Generational divisions underlie debate over Vancouver's housing market

NDP housing critic David Eby was still in school in the late 1980s, so he too has a different perspective than some older Vancouverites. The...

Martyn Brown: A lesson in political strategy from Christy Clark to John Horgan

Having also called on her government to end the failed experiment of self-regulation in the B.C. real-estate industry, I was pleasantly shocked by Clark's decision...

B.C. premier Christy Clark once thought it was a dumb idea to send a kid to private school

(The Catholic schools' grads did better than those from other independent schools, but not as well as those who were products of the Vancouver school...

Greek Day in Vancouver brings tens of thousands to West Broadway

(blog) (blog)At today's celebration, I ran into the local NDP MLA for the area, David Eby, whose constituency office is on West Broadway. This...

Where's Canada's Bernie Sanders? Where's British Columbia's Elizabeth Warren?

Some politicians, such as Vancouver-Point Grey NDP MLA David Eby, have made inroads by highlighting the scope of the problem and advancing solutions. Others, such...

Justin Trudeau and Christy Clark announce agreement for new SkyTrain cars and SeaBus, but no new transit line

Last year, Lower Mainland mayors backed this idea as well as a proposed extension of the Millennium Line from VCC-Clark Station to Arbutus Street. This...

NDP housing critic David Eby blasts reappointment of two Real Estate Council of B.C. board members

“It is astounding that the premier would reappoint the same people who were sitting on this council's board when penalties were approved that are a...

Premier Christy Clark issues statement in advance of Philippine Independence Day

Christy Clark stopped by one of Manila's most famous restaurants, Jollibee, during a recent trade mission to Asia. Christy Clark. Premier Christy Clark's office issued...

Martyn Brown: Looking for a leader and in search of John Horgan

To win, he will have to elevate and sharpen our focus away from our shallow obsessions with the cult of personality to the problems we...

Christy Clark cabinet issues order-in-council to get around court ruling on environmental assessments

Premier Christy Clark's former deputy chief of staff, Kim Haakstad, is Spectra Energy's manager of technical workforce strategy. The parent company's head office is in...

Video: NDP MLA David Eby and Finance Minister Mike de Jong spar over the housing crisis

Below, you can watch NDP MLA David Eby debate this issue with Finance Minister Mike de Jong. Warning: it's long (more than 45 minutes), but...

Open letter sent to Premier Christy Clark from seven members of B.C.'s Climate Leadership Team

(Editor's note: seven members of the Climate Leadership Team sent this letter to Premier Christy Clark.) May 16, 2016. The Honourable Christy Clark, MLA. Premier...

NDP MLA David Eby wonders if Christy Clark is deliberately triggering a trade dispute with foreign governments

NDP liquor-policy critic David Eby says that the sale of wine in grocery stores could easily become a bargaining chip in the softwood-lumber negotiations with...

Justin Trudeau and Christy Clark risk political backlash from millennial voters if they embrace pipelines

The article outlined how B.C. premier Christy Clark could be brought onboard if B.C. had better grid integration with Alberta to enable sales of hydropower.

Editorial: Police want to keep the public safe, but does this justify far-reaching bans on newspaper boxes?

The recent actions by police, the city, and TransLink trouble David Eby, the NDP MLA for Vancouver–Point Grey. “The independent voices that we have in...

Broadcaster hands out copies of Georgia Straight at Vaisakhi parade

(blog) (blog)Mayor Gregor Robertson, park commissioner Catherine Evans, and Coun. Andrea Reimer didn't have to worry about bumping into any newspaper boxes along the...

NDP TransLink critic David Eby wonders why B.C. Liberal cabinet minister knows so little about his portfolio

"He didn't even know what the ridership numbers were for TransLink," Eby said with a slight smile. Then Eby asked why Fassbender is even collecting...

Real Estate Council of B.C. issues licence conditions on New Coast Realty

The Globe and MailIn February, NDP housing critic David Eby cited Tomlinson's examination of New Coast Realty in a letter to to the chair of...

Leadnow launches campaign to push Premier Christy Clark to replace Fazil Mihlar

Christy Clark has stirred up some unwanted controversy by appointing a former Fraser Institute staffer to a high-profile position. B.C. government. This week, Premier Christy...

As an election looms, Christy Clark gives Fazil Mihlar a promotion

... now the smartest guy in government. Supremely well-organized, great people skills, amazing project developer and respected team leader." Mihlar, who was born in Sri...

NDP MLA David Eby sets the record straight on sale of party's building on Kingsway

"If the minister has a problem with that, he should bring it up with the local business owner in Burnaby," Eby said. The NDP MLA...

Angus Reid Institute poll shows most city dwellers feel home prices are high or unreasonably high

Shadow flipping opposed by most Canadians. In the past month, "shadow flipping" has become a hot topic in Vancouver. This feeling intensified after NDP housing...

Real-estate panel chair says David Eby's FINTRAC allegations will be part of the review

Shadow flipping, in which a contract to purchase a home is sold multiple times, unbeknownst to the original seller, became a hot topic of discussion...

Spencer Chandra Herbert back in the saddle as B.C. NDP critic for arts and culture

TransLink was added to Vancouver-Point Grey NDP MLA David Eby's areas of responsibility. "It's really about a refresh," Chandra Herbert said of the changes. "I...

Energy Forum letter calls for Premier Christy Clark to transition away from fossil fuels

Dear Premier Clark,. The Energy Forum is a collaboration of British Columbian power producers, industry associations, and non-government organizations that are working together to address...

Christy Clark announces $15-million grant for B.C.'s music sector

At a news conference this afternoon (February 11), Premier Christy Clark announced that the provincial government would be providing a $15-million grant dedicated to the...

NDP housing critic David Eby demands arm's-length probe into allegations involving real-estate agents

Today at a news conference, NDP housing critic David Eby called for an arm's-length government investigation into what he characterized as "fraudulent and insider-trading practices".

Christy Clark finds a wedge issue for the 2017 B.C. election

The agreement has been slammed by federal New Democrats, making this an ideal wedge issue for Clark to highlight against provincial New Democrats leading up...

NDP MLA Kathy Corrigan questions role of Christy Clark and Andrew Wilkinson in UBC president's resignation

Corrigan has previously pointed out in the legislature that Premier Christy Clark's former campaign manager in Vancouver-Point Grey was appointed to UBC's board of directors.

Arvind Gupta, Andrew Weaver, and the future of B.C.'s universities

However, the NDP's advanced education critic, Kathy Corrigan, did make passing mention in the legislature to the subsequent resignation of UBC board of governors chair...

Five New Year's resolutions for Premier Christy Clark

Premier Christy Clark has less than 17 months in office before the next provincial election. That's just one of the reasons why 2016 will be...

FOI response suggests B.C. Premier Christy Clark has basically stopped sending ...

The request for Clark's October correspondence was filed by the NDP. David Eby, New Democrat MLA for Vancouver–Point Grey, told the Straight the lack of...

Christy Clark government stiffs Vancouver school district with funding ...

Voters in Vancouver-Point Grey defeated Premier Christy Clark in her constituency in the 2013 election. Vancouverites elected seven NDP MLAs compared to just four for...

NDP cites evidence of emails deleted from top government accounts, including ...

In a telephone interview, David Eby, MLA for Vancouver–Point Grey, said the NDP will forward the documents it has collected to the Office of the...

B.C. Premier Christy Clark expresses condolences after five confirmed dead in ...

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has offered sympathy for those who died in a whale-watching accident that occured off the west coast of Vancouver Island last...

Sarah Leamon: Premier Christy Clark, B.C.'s wolf cull, slut shaming, and hypocrisy

This time it's our Premier Christy Clark taking aim at Miley Cyrus and Pamela Anderson. The issue: British Columbia's annual wolf cull. By way of...

B.C. rugby fans can forget about sipping a cold beer in front of a big-screen ...

Earlier this year, NDP liquor-policy critic David Eby twice raised this issue in the legislature, even reading out a letter from Tanner. Eby asked Anton...

Malaysian political scandal could have ramifications on Premier Christy Clark ...

The Wall Street Journal has reported that he received a 2.6-billion ringgit (CDN$873 million) donation to his personal bank account. The country's anticorruption commission has...

What Christy Clark said and what Christy Clark meant with today's cabinet shuffle

I've taken away responsibility for the Liquor Distribution Branch from Justice Minister Suzanne Anton because she's become a favourite target of the NDP's David Eby.