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Canadians divided on electoral reform ahead of 2025 federal election

Canadians divided on electoral reform ahead of 2025 federal election

In June 2015, when a victory for the Liberal Party was anything but guaranteed, Justin Trudeau vowed to make that year’s democratic process the last one fought under the first-past-the-post system.
Column: Federal taxes hurting B.C. wineries and craft brewers

Column: Federal taxes hurting B.C. wineries and craft brewers

Annual automatic tax hikes on alcohol should not be allowed, the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation claims.
Editorial: Balancing curbs on porn with a right to privacy

Editorial: Balancing curbs on porn with a right to privacy

How are users to verify their age in a manner that is reliable, yet does not contemplate a major invasion of privacy?
Opinion: International students cap falsely blames them for Canada’s housing and health-care woes

Opinion: International students cap falsely blames them for Canada’s housing and health-care woes

Who’s responsible for the factors that led to the federal government’s recently announced cap on international students, and what are the implications for those directly affected?
Opinion: Trudeau government only winner in Emergencies Act decision

Opinion: Trudeau government only winner in Emergencies Act decision

The Federal Court has done nothing more than say the federal government was not justified in invoking the Emergencies Act.
Rob Shaw: All eyes on Robinson as B.C. schools vie for international students

Rob Shaw: All eyes on Robinson as B.C. schools vie for international students

New cap on international students has post-secondary institutes eager to tap as many seats as possible from the minister
Rob Shaw: B.C. reforms long overdue as Ottawa caps international students

Rob Shaw: B.C. reforms long overdue as Ottawa caps international students

Feds cutting study permits, while B.C. expected to unveil own strategy in coming weeks
Rob Shaw: Feds, province at loggerheads over caps on international students

Rob Shaw: Feds, province at loggerheads over caps on international students

B.C. housing minister: 'The core issue we still have, regardless, is we are not building enough housing for the people we have.'
Editorial: Remembering Honest Ed and a more civil era

Editorial: Remembering Honest Ed and a more civil era

Ed Broadbent, the leader of the federal New Democratic Party, was known across Canada as Honest Ed, even among his political adversaries and voters who preferred Brian Mulroney’s Conservatives. 
Rob Shaw: B.C.’s skyrocketing population presents daunting task for housing

Rob Shaw: B.C.’s skyrocketing population presents daunting task for housing

Record number of newcomers putting pressure on schools, hospitals and houses. B.C. is hoping Ottawa steps up to the plate.