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Former MP Blair Wilson wins $125K in damages

According to the judge's decision, Tyabji went to Marissen to warn him that damaging information about the Liberal MP may be coming out only after...

Leaked audio says towers part of Jericho vision

Campbell said the B.C. Liberal government agreed to give them a $96-million accommodation payment and a seven-year loan at two per cent interest. In 2014,...

West Vancouver candidates top spenders in federal election

Conservative candidate John Weston spent the most - $199,351- only to lose the election. Winning Liberal candidate Pam Goldsmith-Jones wasn't far ... There, the NDP's...

Liberal strategist testifies at defamation trial

Blair Wilson is suing Tyabji Wilson and her company Tugboat Enterprises, as well as The Province newspaper, reporter Elaine O'Connor and blogger Steve Janke for...

MPs get parliamentary secretary posts

Former North Vancouver Conservative MP Andrew Saxton was previously parliamentary secretary to the finance minister, as well as to the president of the treasury board...

Election night Q&A with John Weston

Reporter Christine Wood at Coast Reporter, our sister paper in Sechelt, spoke with outgoing Conservative MP for West Vancouver John Weston on election night. Here's...

North Vancouver candidates spar at Edgemont debate

North Vancouver Conservative Party candidate Andrew Saxton and NDP candidate Carleen Thomas listen to a question posed by the moderator at Wednesday evening's all-candidates meeting...

Federal parties weigh in on legal pot debate

The Conservatives issued a press release on Friday promising a re-elected government would continue to combat illegal drugs. "Our national anti-drug strategy is working," South...

PREST: Hey, PM: all that complainin' got to you yet?

Then there was Conservative backbencher MP Brent Rathgeber, who in 2013, complaining that the PMO was muzzling him, quit the party to become an independent.

Sign Wars: West Vancouver candidate catches sign vandal in act

Weston said he's had a number of his signs vandalized during the election, a complaint that's shared by North Vancouver Conservative candidate Andrew Saxton. “It...

Energy, economy key election issues in North Vancouver

I wish that . . . Mr. (Andrew) Saxton had done us the courtesy of being here today to have that conversation,” he said, referring...

North Shore has three tight races, pollsters say

Conservative candidate and incumbent John Weston is holding second place in the riding, and has also made gains in support, from 22 to 25 percent.

MP Weston defends Tory pledge at Terry Fox Run

Celebrity Cafe - Entertainment News (blog)Conservative candidate and incumbent MP John Weston and his wife Donna Weston (left) chatted with Laureen Harper, wife of Prime...

Political pundits weigh in on polls

Liberal candidate Andrew Wilkinson made the big gains since a similar poll was conducted in July, jumping from 25 to 33 per cent. Conservative candidate,...

North Shore candidates react to leaders' debate

On Friday, local candidates from all four major parties shared their views on why voters should trust them with these bread-and-butter issues. Conservative candidate Andrew...

LAUTENS: Santa Monica future awaits in West Vancouver

Sharply contrasting with federal and provincial stonewalling of CAAD, Ottawa and Victoria are showering $2.5 million each on the Polygon gallery. Coincidentally, low-flying, high-powered North...

Tories to track foreign ownership

Thomas noted Burnaby-Douglas NDP MP Kennedy Stewart introduced a motion to the House of Commons last fall calling for an affordable housing strategy that would...

Santa Monica future awaits in West Van

Coincidentally, low-flying, high-powered North Vancouver Conservative MP Andrew Saxton, who announced the federal lolly, is parliamentary secretary to the finance minister. My my, you'd think...

Election campaign underway

National PostNorth Vancouver voters will see incumbent Conservative Andrew Saxton seeking re-election. The Liberals have nominated green tech CEO Jonathan Wilkinson to run while the...

North Shore candidates hitting 2015 campaign trail

North Vancouver voters will see incumbent Conservative Andrew Saxton seeking re-election. The Liberals have nominated green tech CEO Jonathan Wilkinson to run while the NDP...

Pre-election poll predicts tight race in West Vancouver riding

In the North Vancouver riding, Canseco said it's another two-way race but not because the Liberals and candidate Jonathan Wilkinson are in the lead with...

Trudeau pledges new Coast Guard station on North Vancouver visit

Sinclair was a Liberal MP representing North Shore ridings from 1940 to 1958. “This was where my mom grew up. This was a deep part...

Shipyards on track, Seaspan says

Andrew Saxton, Conservative MP for North Vancouver, said he doesn't expect Seaspan to lose any part of its national shipbuilding contract. "As far as I'm...

Shipyards on track, Seaspan says

Andrew Saxton, Conservative MP for North Vancouver, said he doesn't expect Seaspan to lose any part of its national shipbuilding contract. “As far as I'm...

NDP would win Burnaby North-Seymour: poll

At the time, NDP members opposed the new riding, and pundits speculated it would go to the Tories, as the North Shore tends to lean...

John Weston breaks party ranks over derelict vessels bill

West Vancouver MP John Weston broke party ranks in the House of Commons last week, being the only Conservative to vote in favour of an...

West Vancouver group applauds RRIF rule change

Campbell said he also chatted up the issue with the other side of the political spectrum, having a sit-down with NDP MP Libby Davies. On...

Fund aims to improve accessibility

Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen encourages eligible organizations to apply for Enabling Accessibility Fund grants, with Conservative MP Andrew Saxton (centre) at...

North Vancouver NDP pick First Nations activist

North Vancouver federal NDP members have selected a First Nations activist on the forefront of the pipeline battle to run in this fall's election. NDPers...

NDP picks First Nations activist

North Vancouver federal NDP members have selected a First Nations activist on the forefront of the pipeline battle to run in this fall's election. NDPers...

North Shore MPs react to Parliament Hill shooting

Both Weston and North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton agreed, however, that Canada's age of innocence on security threats is likely changed for good. "It's a...

N. Shore MPMPs react to Parliament Hill shooting

Both Weston and North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton agreed, however, that Canada's age of innocence on security threats is likely changed for good. "It's a...

Two mayors acclaimed, 78 vie for spots in North Shore civic elections

The District of North Vancouver has drawn 14 would-be council members, only four of whom are on council today — Robin Hicks, Lisa Muri, Doug...

EDITORIAL: LNG and the big C

West Vancouver's call for the banning of LNG tankers in Howe Sound elicited an unprecedented rebuke from Conservative MP John Weston, perhaps because a $1.6...

Politics wafts in end-of-summer air

The heavy-handed Bonapartism practised by Harper is falling out of fashion quicker than the independent thought Conservatives fear like Ebola virus, especially if it concerns...

LAUTENS: Process, the last refuge of politicians

This column speculated that the hasty reversal coincided with an unprecedented letter from riding MP John Weston, who disagreed with "the motion, the way it...

Little, Beech add names to ballot

Burnaby Douglas NDP MP Kennedy Stewart has calculated that if the 2011 election were held with the same borders, his two-per cent advantage would have...

Seymour Tories and Liberals pick 2015 candidates

Burnaby Douglas NDP MP Kennedy Stewart has calculated that if the 2011 election were held with the same borders, his two-per cent advantage would have...

NDP and Greens round out West Vancouver ballot

He now joins incumbent Conservative MP John Weston, Liberal Pamela Goldsmith-Jones and former Whistler mayor Ken Melamed who won the Green Party nomination earlier this...

NDP and Greens round out WV ballot

He now joins incumbent Conservative MP John Weston, Liberal Pamela Goldsmith-Jones and former Whistler mayor Ken Melamed who won the Green Party nomination earlier this...

West Vancouver NDP to hold nomination meeting

Conservative MP John Weston in West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country. Nordlund is an anthropologist and textile artist in Gibsons. Koopman is the community coordinator...

NDP to hold nomination meet

Conservative MP John Weston in West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country. Nordlund is an anthropologist and textile artist in Gibsons. Koopman is the community coordinator...

LAUTENS: Grosvenor, town hall not on same clock

In 2006, Thomas sought the federal Conservative nomination for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country (formerly West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast), won by present MP John Weston.

LETTER: Tory telemarketing troublesome

This brief call brought two thoughts to mind: 1) How much of my tax money is the Conservative Party wasting on this thinly veiled PR...

JAMES: A long road for palliative care strategy

On May 14, Timmins-James Bay NDP MP Charlie Angus will ask Parliament to approve his private member's motion M-456 to establish a Pan-Canadian Palliative and...

Citizenship bill irks international student

Bill C-24, tabled in February by Conservative MP Chris Alexander, would institute higher standards for citizenship and tougher penalties for fraud. However, the bill also...

EDITORIAL: Rx affliction

It was right about then that mollifying the Conservative base trumped science. Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose denounced her own department's decision. She also promised...

Rx affliction

It was right about then that mollifying the Conservative base trumped science. Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose denounced her own department's decision. She also promised...

CAROLAN: Money, ecology trouble political waters

It was instructive therefore to meet federal Liberal environmental critic and former party leader Stephane Dion 10 days ago during his B.C. visit. I went...

Money, ecology trouble political waters

It was instructive therefore to meet federal Liberal environmental critic and former party leader Stephane Dion 10 days ago during his B.C. visit. I went...