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Daily Poll: Do you believe Premier Christy Clark can collaborate with the other parties?

VANCOUVER May 16 2017. Premier Christy Clark, in front of the B.C. Government caucus, answers questions from the media, Vancouver, May 16 2017. Gerry Kahrmann...

Christy Clark will have to remake her cabinet before trying to govern

Premier Christy Clark will likely get the first crack at forming a government, pending a massive shift in seats during next week's count of 179,380...

Student who flipped Point Grey property for $1.16 million profit prompts new call for stricter oversight for real estate

Researchers for NDP housing critic David Eby have turned up property documents that show a homebuyer, listed as a student, bought a Point Grey property...

Vaughn Palmer: Christy Clark says changing 'old, unfair' MSP is complicated

VICTORIA — After a disappointing stab at curbing Medical Services Plan premiums in this year's budget, Premier Christy Clark nevertheless insists she's bent on reforming...

Foreign buyers to face tax hike on Metro Vancouver real estate

The foreign buyers tax was a surprise move by Premier Christy Clark's government, which had recalled the legislature for what it said was mainly legislation...

US senators turn up the heat in Canadian lumber dispute

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has already warned that “thousands” of West Coast jobs could be lost if the Canadian and U.S. governments don't find a...

Two rural schools Christy Clark wanted to save will close anyway

VICTORIA — Two rural schools Premier Christy Clark had tried to save from closure will shut down nonetheless, after trustees decided not to apply for...

Homeowners face higher taxes with loss of grants

NDP MLA David Eby, opposition housing critic, said he doubts the province will do anything to adjust the threshold for grants, noting their disappearance for...

Video: Premier Christy Clark describes how she was attacked as a teenager

B.C. Premier Christy Clark speaks about Bill 23, the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Act, from a personal point of view and why she stayed...

Vaughn Palmer: Biography sheds light on what makes Christy Clark tick

VICTORIA — After more than three decades in politics as a rookie organizer, staffer, MLA, cabinet minister, and now premier, Christy Clark says the worst...

2700 new student spaces for Surrey schools not enough, say critics

Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Mike Bernier on Friday announced 2,700 new public school spaces for Surrey, where schools are already bursting at the...

Majority of British Columbians think Premier Christy Clark's stipend is unjustified: poll

A majority of British Columbians believe Premier Christy Clark's annual stipend from the B.C. Liberal Party is unjustified, according to a new poll. The Insights...

Vaughn Palmer: David Eby stands out in rookie term

... During a recent question period in the legislature, New Democratic Party MLA David Eby found a novel way to dramatize the non-answers from the...

Vaughn Palmer: BC budget a work in progress

During question period this week, NDP MLA David Eby regaled the house with a series of atrocity stories about real estate agents who'd been let...

BC real estate leader warns Christy Clark to use care in crackdown on 'shadow flipping'

Darcy McLeod, president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, wrote Tuesday to Premier Christy Clark in response to her announcement Friday that her...

Christy Clark cheers Canada, US moves to negotiate new softwood lumber pact

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says she's pleased that Canada and the United States are working to resolve a long-standing trade issue over...

Former NDP headquarters sold to local hotel owner

Vancouver SunVICTORIA — The B.C. NDP's former headquarters in Burnaby was sold to a local hotel owner.

Former NDP headquarters sold to local hotel owner

“The NDP sold the party headquarters to the hotel owner next door, a local business owner of Taiwanese descent,” said NDP MLA David Eby at...

NDP sells headquarters to foreign buyer

NDP housing critic David Eby has criticized the Liberals repeatedly for not pursuing a tax on foreign owners who leave properties vacant in the residential...

Vaughn Palmer: Christy Clark learned early to prove the doubters wrong

VICTORIA -- As Premier Christy Clark tells it, her attitudes about leadership, winning elections and media relations were all shaped by what unfolded in 1991,...

Stephen Smart hired as Christy Clark's new press secretary

Former CBC legislative bureau chief Stephen Smart has been hired as Premier Christy Clark's new press secretary, the Premier's Office announced Wednesday. Smart, an award-winning...

Opinion: Budget 2016 shows Christy Clark is disconnected from BC families

Budgets are about choices, and those choices show the true character of a government. Premier Christy Clark's 2016 budget is no different. It is completely...

Christy Clark's government admits it won't meet promised timelines to grow LNG industry

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark's government admits it won't meet its promised timelines to grow a liquefied natural gas industry, but insists it's done everything...

Carole Taylor tapped to advise Premier Christy Clark

Former B.C. finance minister Carole Taylor is joining Premier Christy Clark's staff as a special adviser, The has learned. Taylor, who served as Gordon...

Christy Clark offers condolences for death of 28-year-old son of MLA Darryl Plecas

In both cases, a special prosecutor was appointed to ensure no real or perceived influence in the legal process due to Darryl Plecas's senior position...

Christy Clark offers condolences for death of 28-year-old son of MLA Darryl Plecas

In both cases, a special prosecutor was appointed to ensure no real or perceived influence in the legal process due to Darryl Plecas's senior position...

Raw video: Christy Clark promises ban on triple-deleting emails by government ...

Raw video: Christy Clark promises ban on triple-deleting emails by government staff. December 16, 2015. Tweet. Story; Photos ( 1 ). Raw video: Christy...

Premier Christy Clark's chief of staff scales back role

Premier Christy Clark's chief of staff is stepping back from his day-to-day duties and into semi-retirement. Dan Doyle, who has served as chief of staff...

Video: BC Politics this week – year-end interviews Premier Christy Clark and ...

This week on Inside the Ledge, Vaughn Palmer and Rob Shaw discuss year-end interviews with Premier Christy Clark and John Horgan, including the future of...

BC Premier Christy Clark announces $100 million for technology fund

B.C. Premier Christy Clark made an exciting announcement of allocating $100 million for the B.C. technology sector to help small businesses develop into larger companies.

Christy Clark on Bill Bennett

British Columbia premier Christy Clark speaks on former premier Bill Bennett, who died in his hometown of Kelowna at the age of 83. British Columbia...

Christy Clark under pressure to make bolder move to reduce greenhouse gas

OTTAWA --- Premier Christy Clark entered Monday's historic first ministers conference on climate change declaring that Alberta's tough new emission policy, by following B.C.'s lead...

Video: Christy Clark: Canada has a 'great story to tell' on climate change

Christy Clark spoke Monday after a first ministers meeting in Ottawa. B.C.'s premier says many provinces are doing a "great job" on climate change, and...

Nothing racist about Vancouver housing study: Experts

(blog)Point Grey NDP MLA David Eby, who assisted Yan's research by collecting the land titles of 172 homes in Vancouver's west side, said Canadians...

Douglas Todd: Nothing racist about Metro Vancouver housing study

Point Grey NDP MLA David Eby, who assisted Yan's research by collecting the land titles of 172 homes in Vancouver's west side, said Canadians need...

Christy Clark thanks veterans, families, for their sacrifice

VANCOUVER — Premier Christy Clark marks Remembrance Day in her Okanagan riding. She is participating in a ceremony at Royal Lepage Place in West Kelowna,...

Bank mortgages, not bags of cash, behind Chinese home buys: study

David Eby, the NDP MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey, pulled the land titles for 172 single-family home purchases in the West Point Grey, Dunbar and University...

BC Premier Christy Clark visits China in a bid to foster stronger trade ...

China missions: Premier Christy Clark of B.C. and Kathleen Wynne, her Ontario counterpart, both visit China next week as they try to foster stronger trade...

New tax to pay for transit? 'Forget it,' says Christy Clark

VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark says Metro Vancouver leaders can “forget it” if they expect her government to approve any new taxes to pay for...

NDP endorses income splitting for seniors; Trudeau not forcing brothels on ...

Re: Tory flyers falsely claim New Democrats plan to end income-splitting tax break for seniors, Sept. 26. If the Conservatives believe they offer voters the...

NDP endorses income splitting for seniors; Trudeau not forcing brothels on ...

4) A Liberal-NDP splitting of votes is unlikely to elect the Tory candidate. NDP MLA David Eby won the 2013 provincial election in Vancouver Point...

Christy Clark defends children's minister after teen's death

Premier Christy Clark strongly defended her minister of children and families, Stephanie Cadieux, saying she saw no reason to call for her resignation after another...

Documentary aims to get young people into the voting booth

The Drop, produced with a budget of $379,000, is an hour-long documentary that is the creation of Ian Waddell, 72, a former B.C. New Democrat...

Documentary aims to get young people into the voting booth

The Drop, produced with a budget of $379,000, is an hour-long documentary that is the creation of Ian Waddell, 72, a former B.C. New Democrat...

Documentary aims to get young people into the voting booth

Waddell said the documentary blossomed from his original plan to do a film focusing on the battle between Christy Clark and NDP candidate David Eby...

Documentary aims to get young people into the voting booth

Waddell said the documentary blossomed from his original plan to do a film focusing on the battle between Christy Clark and NDP candidate David Eby...

Premier aims to reach reconciliation deal with BC First Nations in Vancouver

VICTORIA - At least 500 British Columbia aboriginal leaders are set to meet this week with Premier Christy Clark on how all sides can deal...

Christy Clark orders crackdown on gun violence

VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark has ordered her justice minister to crack down on gun violence, as Surrey RCMP struggle to investigate a huge spike...

BC Premier Christy Clark dismisses PQ's chances of breaking up Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is dismissing the chances of the Parti Quebecois reigniting separatist fervour in the province. Clark says...

BC Premier Christy Clark skips legislature to meet with colleagues, focus on ...

VICTORIA — Travel plans will keep British Columbia's premier away from most of this week's legislative debate on the blueprint agreement for the liquefied natural...