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Opinion: On privacy and cyber-security, plan today or fail tomorrow

James Moore is a senior adviser at Edelman Canada, a public relations firm with offices across Canada, including in Vancouver. He previously served as Canada's...

BC drives national life-and-death debate

Several B.C. Conservatives, including former Trade Minister Ed Fast, openly advocated the use of the notwithstanding clause, a provision of the 1982 Constitution Act that...

'Add aboriginal men to murdered women's inquiry:' Advocates

(blog) (blog)At the other end of the grim homicide equation, however, former aboriginal affairs minister Bernard Valcourt and the RCMP have acknowledged seven of...

Fisheries Minister Gail Shea defends water pollution cuts

OTTAWA – Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea is defending a government decision to wind down a major scientific facility studying water pollution, explaining her department...

Skiing stars spring into action at annual Whistler Cup

Canadian Cowboys Erik Guay, Jan Hudec, Manny Osborne-Paradis and Michael Janyk all got their international starts at Whistler Cup. So, too, did former Speed Queens...

Shore Gold Inc. Announces Year End Results

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Environment Minister, announced that the Project "is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when the mitigation measures described in...

BC needs a strong presence in Conservative leadership race, says Ed Fast

OTTAWA — B.C. must have a candidate in the upcoming Conservative leadership race, former federal trade minister Ed Fast said Friday. Fast, who didn't rule...

BC needs a strong presence in Conservative leadership race, says Ed Fast

OTTAWA — B.C. must have a candidate in the upcoming Conservative leadership race, former federal trade minister Ed Fast said Friday. Fast, who didn't rule...

'Add aboriginal men to murdered women's inquiry:' Advocates

(blog) (blog)At the other end of the grim homicide equation, however, former aboriginal affairs minister Bernard Valcourt and the RCMP have acknowledged seven of...

Focus on Syrian refugees ignores other pressing issues

Recently, the Onion Lake Cree Nation won a stay of proceedings against the transparency act, when a federal judge ruled former aboriginal affairs minister Bernard...

University of Northern BC board failed to consult on James Moore: UNBC senate

PRINCE GEORGE - The University of Northern British Columbia's senate is formally opposing the process by which former Conservative cabinet minister James Moore was selected...

UBC prof calls for inquiry into murdered aboriginal men

(blog) (blog)After initially refusing, the RCMP recently confirmed Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt's claim that 70 per cent of indigenous women's murderers are indigenous...

Former industry minister James Moore joins Vancouver office of global law firm

VANCOUVER - Former federal industry minister and British Columbia MP James Moore has landed a new job. He has joined Dentons, an international law firm...

James Moore calls for a more inclusive Conservative leader

OTTAWA — Prominent B.C. Conservative James Moore, who confirmed Wednesday he would not seek the party's leadership, said the next Tory leader has to embrace...

James Moore calls for a more inclusive Conservative leader

OTTAWA — Prominent B.C. Conservative James Moore, who confirmed Wednesday he would not seek the party's leadership, said the next Tory leader has to embrace...

James Moore calls for a more inclusive Conservative leader

OTTAWA — Prominent B.C. Conservative James Moore, who confirmed Wednesday he would not seek the party's leadership, said the next Tory leader has to embrace...

Conservatives noticeably absent from many BC 'all-candidates' debates

Kerry-Lynne Findlay, one of Harper's ministers and the candidate for Delta, said she missed just one of five scheduled debates. She said she had a...

Vancouver candidates promise to track down Canadians flouting foreign-asset ...

"Our government has zero tolerance for tax evasion," said a spokesman for B.C. Conservative MP (Delta-Richmond East) Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who is Canada's minister of national...

Top BC picks for cabinet

Kerry-Lynne Findlay: If she is re-elected in Delta, the lawyer and minister for national revenue has shown her competence and would be a cinch for...

Vancouver candidates promise to track down Canadians flouting foreign-asset ...

"Our government has zero tolerance for tax evasion," said a spokesman for B.C. Conservative MP (Delta-Richmond East) Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who is Canada's minister of national...

Vancouver candidates promise to track down Canadians flouting foreign-asset ...

"Our government has zero tolerance for tax evasion," said a spokesman for B.C. Conservative MP (Delta-Richmond East) Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who is Canada's minister of national...

Don Cayo: Inequities of equalization should be on the election agenda but don ...

In 2007, former finance minister Jim Flaherty topped up the equalization pot with an extra $1.5 billion. Most of it found its way to Quebec,...

Don Cayo: Free of debt by age 39? Or perhaps by 56? Many young optimists may ...

This level of indebtedness has prompted tut-tutting from both former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty and his replacement, Joe Oliver, and some measures to tighten...

Asbestos revisions on Health Canada website not significant, government says

Asbestos was also a central industry for International Development Minister Christian Paradis's riding which includes the town of Thetford Mines. Paradis, who is not running...

Don Cayo: CRA has changed for the better, and pledges to improve even more

There are more squishy verbs than concrete ones — although a few are specific — in the six-point, two-year red tape reduction plan that National...

'Zero tolerance' for tax evasion, Ottawa claims

OTTAWA — The Canadian government takes a “zero tolerance” stand on tax evaders and is currently conducting audits on property owners in B.C., according to...

Don Cayo: How to lose by winning; CRA targets the most successful TFSA ...

In the case of the improper withdrawals, former finance minister Jim Flaherty recognized the inadequacy of the information generally available and waived penalties until CRA...

Federal NDP calls for Kitsilano coast guard station to reopen

Sophie Doucet, a spokeswoman for Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, contested those assertions. “Thomas Mulcair is clearly misleading British Columbians to serve his political agenda,” she...

Canada urged to join China's new investment bank

If Canada doesn't join the bandwagon it raises questions about Trade Minister Ed Fast's numerous declarations that Ottawa is determined to expand trade in booming...

Canada ramps up focus on southeast Asian trade

That focus can be seen in International Trade Minister Ed Fast's two-day trade mission this week to explore trade and investment opportunities. Fast is to...

BC Ferries is locked out of federal infrastructure funds: Victoria

“I can confirm, that BC Ferries is indeed eligible to apply for the New Building Canada funds,” said Michele-Jamali Paquette, director of communications for Infrastructure...

Cpl. Cirillo arrives home to Hamilton along the Highway of Heroes

Toronto Star Not since the passing of former finance minister Jim Flaherty has the country mourned so collectively. The Highway of Heroes was named for the...

Petronas still evaluating tax impact on LNG project

The agency will also open a formal period for public comments on the project proposal before Minister of Environment Leona Aglukkaq. As far as the...

Environment minister's rejection of BC mine improper, Taseko tells court

John Hunter, the lawyer for Taseko, said Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq put politics before fairness. “We did not get a fair hearing on this matter,”...

Fewer trucks in port will improve efficiency: report

“There is clearly an oversupply of trucks and companies servicing the port,” said federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, who estimates there are some 2,000 licensed...

Meanwhile, the BC government approves environmental certificate for Site C dam

In announcing Ottawa's decision, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq said those environmental impacts "are justified in the circumstances" due to the economic impact of the megaproject.

Thailand as eager as Canada to increase bilateral trade, officials say on ...

Federal International Trade Minister Ed Fast has met with officials from all 10 ASEAN members recently, the latest coming in late August when Fast visited...

Vaughn Palmer: Despite threats, Petronas has plenty of skin in the game in BC

VICTORIA — For all the threats from Petronas to shelve for a generation plans to invest in liquefied natural gas here in B.C., it is...

Vaughn Palmer: Despite threats, Petronas has plenty of skin in the game in BC

VICTORIA — For all the threats from Petronas to shelve for a generation plans to invest in liquefied natural gas here in B.C., it is...

Don Cayo: Tax breaks for the favoured few add to the burden for everyone else

The income-splitting provision is worse, as was underlined when the late Jim Flaherty spoke out against it while he was still Harper's finance minister. Attractive...

Guard nearly had to deal with detainee's suicide on his own, coroners inquest ...

New Democratic Party MP Randall Garrison, who has criticized the CBSA's handling of the Jimenez case, called on Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney to take...

BC officials reassure residents about Ebola after first US case

He also cited the $30 million in additional help International Development Minister Christian Paradis announced last week in New York. But the prime minister said...

Canada ratifies investment deal with China despite opposition warnings

Employment Minister Jason Kenney, for example, expressed misgivings about forging closer ties with China as recently as this spring. The government had failed to ratify...

'Birth tourism' crackdown gets frosty reception from BC

But federal Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Monday that Ottawa is forging ahead. “This is opportunism. It is people taking advantage of our system,” Alexander...

PETER KENT'S CANCER: will it help with public funding of HPV vaccination in ...

(blog) (blog)Kudos to Kent for disclosing his cancer to raise awareness and for telling CBC that he plans to talk to federal health minister...

Mulroney flashes stiletto, remind us of old fault lines

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mulroney's 1984 election victory — the largest majority in Canadian history — the Conservatives sent out a fundraising email...

Asia-Pacific: Pivot toward Southeast Asia has potential, but also pitfalls

Last week, Trade Minister Ed Fast made the first visit by a Canadian trade minister to Laos during a four-day trip to the region. The...

Opinion: Expected budget surplus gives hope for future tax reductions

Eight years ago, former federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty began an annual tradition of bringing together a high-powered group of business and community leaders...

Ottawa pushes for more women on corporate boards

OTTAWA — Kellie Leitch, Canada's minister for women's issues, said she's contacting the country's largest companies in a campaign to increase the number of woman...

BC's Lower Cowichan River closed to recreational use as bacteria counts spike

The lower part of the Cowichan River, one of only three rivers in B.C. with Canadian heritage status, has been closed to recreational use as...