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Ottawa: Grit carbon tax would hit home fuel

Liberal Leader Stephane Dion will attempt to armour his party against Conservative government efforts to stigmatize the plans as a tax grab with legislation requiring...

Feds launch plan to re-imagine Granville Island in 2040

“It's a plan to articulate and to look at the future of Granville Island for the next 25 years,” said Dr. Hedy Fry, Liberal MP...

Privately sponsored Syrian refugees slow to arrive

When John McCallum, the Liberal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, was in town a few weeks ago speaking to the Board of Trade, MacKinnon...

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked audio says towers part of First Nations' Jericho Lands 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,...

Big bucks spent for Vancouver Granville, Vancouver Centre in 2015 election

... Liberal power broker Prem Vinning, was paid $10,500 to work on Sajjan's campaign and is now the defence minister's senior special assistant. The Elections...

Vancouver Courier's Top 10 stories of 2015

Liberal Jody Wilson-Raybould was elected in Vancouver-Granville, Vancouver-Centre went to Liberal incumbent Hedy Fry, NDPer Jenny Kwan captured Vancouver-East, Don Davies of the NDP was...

12th and Cambie Blog

(blog)That issue will make for interesting politics since protecting the environment is of great concern across the city, particularly in the ridings of re-elected...

Libby Davies reflects on 40 years as a politician

After almost 40 years of serving her constituents at two levels of government, Libby Davies packed up her offices last week on Main Street and...

What happens to Vancouver if Conservatives win election?

(blog)I attempted to speak to Vancouver's only Conservative MP, Wai Young, about city issues but her campaign manager said she was too busy for...

Housing, transit dominate city issues in federal election

That's not a surprising sentiment in Vancouver-East, where the riding has been an NDP stronghold for decades, with the retiring Libby Davies holding the seat...

Parents want autism commitment

Neither Liberal incumbent Hedy Fry (her party's health critic) nor Conservative hopeful Elaine Allen responded to Courier's requests for comment. In Vancouver Quadra, NDP candidate...

Vancouver sticks to ban on marijuana goods

Joyce Murray, the Liberal MP for Vancouver-Quadra, told the Courier earlier this month the continued partisan shots at Trudeau amount to "political trash talk" by...

Five East Side schools squirm on chopping block

NDP MLA Adrian Dix lent his support to the battle, and supporters have published a 34-page case against closure, but victory is uncertain. Three Collingwood...

Non-profit takes own path to protect orcas

Now we actually need some action on those very urgently,” said NDP MP Randall Garrison, who convened the conservationists in a public round-table discussion. Participants...

Joyce Murray wants Canada to remain 'a safe, peaceful place'

Vancouver Quadra Liberal MP Joyce Murray was in a hallway when violence broke out on Parliament Hill. Murray spoke to the Courier just before 3...

Libby Davies recalls gunfire and uncertainty

Long-time Vancouver East NDP MP Libby Davies said she heard as many as 20 shots fired during the attack on Parliament Hill Wednesday morning. Davies...

Wai Young impressed by response during Ottawa shooting

Young was impressed with the rapid response by police to the area. “There were police everywhere, slowly shepherding the public, taking people from bus stops,...

Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies recounts attack aftermath

NDP Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies told the Courier he was in the weekly caucus meeting near the Hall of Honour in a lineup to...

Ripple effects of Ottawa attack felt in Vancouver

Riding offices of NDP Members of Parliament were closed across the country, according to Peipei Wang, constituency assistant to Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies. “I'm...

Nominations close for Nov. 15 Vancouver election

A notable federal Conservative name on the nomination sheet is Michael van Hemmen, a former aide to Transport Ministers Rob Merrifield, John Baird and Chuck...

Vision Vancouver nominators an insider's who's who

Also listed are Vision director Wei Qiao Zhang, constituency assistant to Vancouver Kingsway NDP MP Don Davies, and Kerr's Earnscliffe Strategy Group colleague, Marcella Munro.

Outgoing park commissioner Blyth seeks federal NDP nomination for Vancouver ...

“He said, 'You'll only lose if you don't try.'” Blyth was also contacted by Thomas Mulcair, leader of the NDP Party of Canada, and Libby...

City of Vancouver claws back funding from seniors centre

Wai Young, Conservative MP for South Vancouver, hosted a roundtable with seniors recently and said seniors were “distressed” at the news of the $1.2 million...

Opinion: The land of Jericho poses an opportunity

It is not often that I find myself in a Point Grey church hall seated between a lanky NDP MLA and former federal Liberal leadership...

Opinion: Kirk LaPointe swimming against tide of history

In recent times no Vancouver mayor seeking a third term in office has been defeated, from Mike Harcourt through Gordon Campbell to Philip Owen. When...

Conservative act discourages democracy

Conservative MP Brad Butt tried to improve the government's case for this measure by saying he'd seen people picking voter information cards out of the...