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Jordan Bateman: Metro mayors totally oblivious to taxpayers' woes

New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Cote went into hair-on-fire mode: “I'm feeling a lot less confident today than I was even a week or two ago...

Trudeau's Liberals say no donation rules broken in China corruption case

Blaine Calkins, Conservative MP and ethics critic, said the allegations fit in with the so-called “cash for access” questions the Liberals have recently faced in...

Most BC Liberal MPs back Trudeau on pipeline, but say party will take a 'hit'

Four of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's 17 MPs have now said publicly that their constituents are strongly against the project: Veterans Joyce Murray (Vancouver Quadra)...

Site C dam: B.C. minister 'proud' of past opposition to $9-billion ...

OTTAWA — Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould expressed pride Friday in her stand, captured in a 2012 recording of an interview, against B.C. Hydro's Site ...and more »...

Former 'wholesaler' lifts lid on a dark side of Vancouver's red-hot real estate market

The calling cards of wholesalers — hand-written flyers offering homeowners “confidential” and “discreet” cash sales — started flooding westside Vancouver homes over the past 18...

Editorial: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is still the best choice to lead Canada

Province editors endorse Conservative Leader Stephen Harper as the best choice to lead Canada, but he has many critics. (POSTMEDIA NEWS). The political opponents of...

'I get this place': Will Trudeau's BC roots help him survive unpopular decisions?

The Trudeau boys adored their visits to Grandpa Jimmy Sinclair's West Vancouver home, exploring the former federal Liberal cabinet minister's vast garden that had spots...

Michael Smyth: Vancouver students fight to save their high school amid budget showdown

But now another battle is joined: the bid to save those 12 schools targeted for possible closure as cash-strapped administrators look to save money and...

Supply management under siege again as Tory leadership candidate Maxime Bernier drops support

That deal was accompanied by a promise by the Conservative government of $4.3 billion in federal subsidies over 15 years to the dairy industry. But...

MacIntyre: Canucks won't sweat an expansion draft as all key pieces protected

... Markus Granlund; defencemen Alex Edler, Chris Tanev and a top-four blue-liner still to be acquired in trade or free agency; and goaltender Jacob Markstrom,...

Five questions answered: the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Vancouver Sun3. What will implementation look like? The NDP's intergovernmental indigenous affairs critic Romeo Saganash, who spent two decades working on international efforts to craft...

Kash on Christy's cash: Trouble for B.C. Libs, says former top cop

The Liberal loot is on top of her $195,000-a-year taxpayer-financed salary as premier and triggered an official conflict-of-interest complaint from the NDP. Now Kash Heed,...

Spotlight on a selection of Canadian talent en route to the 69th Festival de Cannes

MONTRÉAL, April 22, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada applauds all the Canadian talent responsible for the success of the four films that will represent...

Smyth: Embattled BC Liberal boss hires Ghomeshi's law firm

Miller is charged with breach of trust, mischief and misuse of a computer system in a document-deletion scandal that rocked the Ontario government of ex-Liberal-premier...

Smyth: Embattled BC Liberal boss hires Ghomeshi's law firm

Miller is charged with breach of trust, mischief and misuse of a computer system in a document-deletion scandal that rocked the Ontario government of ex-Liberal-premier...

Spending transparency should accompany new money for First Nations, say critics

But Liberal Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced in December that the law will no longer be enforced, “in keeping with our commitment to a...

Canucks Post Game: Burrows shoots from lip, Etem's timely effort, Willie sees good, bad

(blog)NO FOG ON WILLIE'S WINDOW: Willie Desjardins liked his team's structure and compete level in the third period and singled out the ability for...

Liberals criticized for underfunding of First Nations child welfare

OTTAWA - The federal government is determined to overhaul the First Nations child welfare system, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says — even as critics...

Telefilm Canada presents 2015 Guichet d'or Award to the directors and writers of La Guerre des Tuques 3D

MONTRÉAL, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - This morning at the Musée Grévin Montréal, Telefilm Canada honoured La Guerre des Tuques 3D (Snowtime!) with the 2015...

Man who shot Kamloops Mountie gets 16+ years in prison after attempted murder guilty plea

He was given credit for pleading guilty and avoiding a trial at which Michaud would have testified. Seriously injured in the shooting was Kamloops RCMP...

Vancouver non-profit calls for ban on all dog and cat fur imports from Asia

An online petition — sponsored by Vancouver Kingsway NDP MP Don Davies and supported by the B.C. SPCA — launched in January and has drawn...

A Disturbed take on The Sound of Silence

(blog) (blog)The Chicago heavy metal band, which will perform a sold-out show at the Commodore on March 11, released its version of Simon and...

Canadiens optimistic about playoffs after 4-1 win over Maple Leafs

Pacioretty scored his first of the game at 6:23 of the third period, beating Jonathan Bernier top shelf with a one-timer following a cross-ice pass...

Christy Clark government takes on staff from Harper's and Alberta's ousted Conservative ranks

... the Rockies in search of greener pastures. Judging by a recent string of political appointments, British Columbia is also a hot destination for recently...

$50-million traffic fix planned for Second Narrows bridgehead in North Vancouver

North Vancouver Conservative MP Andrew Saxton joined to declare $12.5 million in federal funding for the project, and the district is putting up $14 million...

How five current Canucks got their numbers

33 for the Canucks include Sean Burke, Marc Crawford, Jay Mazur and Alfie Michaud. As for No. 22, it's been worn by the Canucks' Tiger...

Paul Dewar: It's time to build the proposed National Aboriginal...

(blog)As Ottawa Centre's former NDP MP, I had to file an access to information request to learn that the depth and breadth of consultation...

West hurt by low oil prices welcomes possible federal infrastructure money

"Higher priority projects, such as LRT or social housing, may not qualify as shovel-ready," NDP MP Linda Duncan said in a news release. "While other...

Government will 'get it right' on getting oil, gas to tidewater, says Carr

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland noted during a panel discussion in Toronto on Friday that "one of the top instructions in my mandate letter is...

Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband and ex-manager, dies at the age of 73

Rene Angelil, the entertainment maestro who guided Celine Dion to superstardom and then married her, has died, according to Francine Chaloult, a spokeswoman for Dion.

Vees stars Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro, both potential 2016 NHL first rounders, highlight BC entries for CJHL ...

(blog) (blog)Penticton Vees defenceman Dante Fabbro is among the participants in the CJHL Prospects Game in Surrey on Jan. 26. (BCHL photo.) Increase Font...

Two hats in the ring, so when's the byelection in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant?

Premier Christy Clark has until early January to call the byelection, necessitated by the resignation of longtime NDP MLA Jenny Kwan. Kwan ran successfully for...

Conservatives name five B.C. MPs to shadow cabinet

Former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts, in her first term as South Surrey-White Rock MP, was named critic for infrastructure and communities. Langley MP Mark Warawa...

Conservatives name five B.C. MPs to shadow cabinet

Former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts, in her first term as South Surrey-White Rock MP, was named critic for infrastructure and communities. Langley MP Mark Warawa...

Smyth: How the Liberals' backroom strategies won B.C. for Justin Trudeau

On the day Justin Trudeau was scheduled to hike up the leg-liquefying Grouse Grind in North Vancouver, Liberal communications director Mike Witherly was trying to...

Liberal surge wipes out half of Conservative MPs in B.C.

Winning Conservatives in B.C. were Todd Doherty in Cariboo-Prince George, Don Albas in the new riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, Mark Strahl in the new riding...

Conservative Dianne Watts gives thanks to Surrey-White Rock for narrow win

However, the riding encompassing South Surrey and White Rock has been held by the Progressive Conservatives, Reform, Canadian Alliance in the past and by the...

Conservatives lose seats in B.C., mostly to Liberal challengers

Some ridings were too close to call at press time, and Seniors Minister Alice Wong, the incumbent Conservative in Richmond Centre, appeared to be at...

Conservatives lose seats in B.C., mostly to Liberal challengers

In Vancouver South, Conservative MP Wai Young lost to Liberal challenger Harjit Sajjan, a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and former Vancouver Police Department...

Southern Vancouver Island: New Democrats hold off Green wave

NDP candidate Alistair MacGregor held the riding of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford for New Democrats, which was vacated by the NDP's retiring Jean Crowder. MacGregor was Crowder's longtime...

Best-option group names 5 NDPers in B.C. ridings

NDP MP Fin Donnelly (Port Moody-Coquitlam) was one of the five local NDP candidates picked by Leadnow as the best option to defeat the local...

Polarized B.C. has few three-way election races

Conservative Nina Grewal, who was the first South Asian woman elected to the House of Commons, is the incumbent; Garry Beggs, a longtime policeman, represents...

Trudeau tells Surrey audience Liberals would invest $3 billion to improve home ...

Former Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal, who narrowly lost the riding of Newton-North Delta to the NDP's Jinny Sims in 2011, was in attendance, as was...

Mandryk: PM Stephen Harper bets that cynicism works

For all the talk of Conservative leader Stephen Harper being at war with Canada's left, much that's happened before and after this campaign began suggests...

The long decline of B.C.'s unions ... and how they could rediscover their strength

Earlier this summer, Bill C-377, a private member's initiative by B.C. Tory MP Russ Hiebert imposing stricter financial reporting on unions, was passed by parliament.

Health Canada will actively monitor for marijuana advertising violators

MONTREAL - Health Minister Rona Ambrose ordered a crackdown on groups that illegally advertise marijuana and re-stated the Conservative party's pledge to keep storefront dispensaries...

ELECTION 2015: A whole lotta door-knockin' goin' on

Fin Donnelly, the NDP incumbent seeking re-election in Port Moody-Coquitlam, led his party's failed charge in the House of Commons to get the station reopened.

UFC Saskatoon: Punch Drunk Predictions

(blog) (blog)Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira square off in a pivotal featherweight contest in Sunday's UFC Fight Night 74 main event. (image credit FOX...

UFC Saskatoon Notebook: Stout on Tompkins, Retirement; Kelades, Letourneau talk ATT

(blog) (blog)Auston Matthews wins battle but Patrik Laine takes war in meeting... Atte Ohtamaa, Antti Pihlstrom, Jordan ... Letters: Daycare, dog poop, sewer system,...

Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Dalton again seeking Tory nomination

A nomination meeting to determine who will carry the Conservative banner in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge will be held Tuesday night. The two-way race is between...