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Les Leyne: Retiring MLAs leave on high notes

Les Leyne: Retiring MLAs leave on high notes

The next legislature will look significantly different, no matter who wins.
Opinion: Eby’s government is driving B.C.’s finances into the ground

Opinion: Eby’s government is driving B.C.’s finances into the ground

David Eby's tenure as British Columbia's premier marks a dramatic increase in spending and debt, raising concerns among taxpayers
Les Leyne: Unite-the-right idea is still on the table

Les Leyne: Unite-the-right idea is still on the table

BC United and Conservative Party of B.C. are building separate teams to fight an election at the same time they are willing to listen to people urging them to come together
Opinion: Seismic shift in store for B.C. politics if Rustad's Conservative ascent continues

Opinion: Seismic shift in store for B.C. politics if Rustad's Conservative ascent continues

John Rustad has transformed the BC Conservative Party from a marginalized group to a key player in B.C.'s political arena
Opinion: B.C.’s anemic growth in private payrolls is not sustainable

Opinion: B.C.’s anemic growth in private payrolls is not sustainable

Strong headline numbers hide sluggish private sector, propped up by government hiring
Rob Shaw: B.C. cuts deal with Meta, leaving local media in the dust amid wildfires

Rob Shaw: B.C. cuts deal with Meta, leaving local media in the dust amid wildfires

Premier David Eby's standoff with Facebook over local news access amid wildfires reveals a controversial deal that may impact public safety in British Columbia
Les Leyne: Tired of arguing, NDP cuts off debate on bill that reduces power of lawyers

Les Leyne: Tired of arguing, NDP cuts off debate on bill that reduces power of lawyers

The NDP have unilaterally declared debates over multiple times in the past few years.
Rob Shaw: A Gordon Campbell intervention could re-shape B.C.'s fall election

Rob Shaw: A Gordon Campbell intervention could re-shape B.C.'s fall election

Political tensions rise in British Columbia as efforts to forge unity among Conservatives and BC United intensify ahead of the provincial election
Les Leyne: Conservatives ending legislature session with growth spurt

Les Leyne: Conservatives ending legislature session with growth spurt

Conservatives were a small club out on the fringes before BC United Leader Kevin Falcon decided one of his veteran northern MLA’s skepticism about the cause of climatechange was reason enough to escort him out the door.
Les Leyne: Health workers vaccine mandate back in play

Les Leyne: Health workers vaccine mandate back in play

Justice Simon Coval rejected arguments that the vaccination requirement violates people’s religious or conscientious beliefs