Tom Fletcher

Finance Minister Mike de Jong

B.C. deficit tops $1.1 billion

Higher than forecast, despite cutting $668 million in spending. Finance Minister says lower natural gas revenues the big factor

Finance Minister Mike de Jong
Transportation Minister Todd Stone

No preference for B.C. shipyards

BC Ferries is calling for bids internationally to build three new medium-sized ferries

Transportation Minister Todd Stone
Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon is the official representative of the Queen in British Columbia.

B.C.’s royal baby guest book opens

The guest book has opened at Government House for greetings to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon is the official representative of the Queen in British Columbia.
A smart meter installer photographs a sign posted to refuse replacement of mechanical power meter

Keep your old power meter, for a fee

People who insist on refusing smart meters can keep their old mechanical meter as long as it lasts, cost to be determined

A smart meter installer photographs a sign posted to refuse replacement of mechanical power meter
Deputy Premier Mike de Jong is guiding the government through its summer session.

B.C. VIEWS: Empty seats for political theatre

The distortion of issues for political gain and unrealistic demands for "more funding" are turning the public off

Deputy Premier Mike de Jong is guiding the government through its summer session.
Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad listens as Bruce Parisian of Victoria Native Friendship Centre explains program of art works commissioned from a local people Monday.

Prizes support urban aboriginal life

Community-based projects in Penticton, Victoria and Vancouver receive $15,000 each to continue work

Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad listens as Bruce Parisian of Victoria Native Friendship Centre explains program of art works commissioned from a local people Monday.
Dana Larsen (left) finished fourth in the 2011 NDP leadership contest after MLAs Nicholas Simons and Harry Lali dropped out.

B.C. marijuana petition gets green light

Activist wants to force changes to B.C. Police Act in HST-style campaign to block simple possession charges

Dana Larsen (left) finished fourth in the 2011 NDP leadership contest after MLAs Nicholas Simons and Harry Lali dropped out.
Premier Christy Clark shows a cartoon portrait of her drawn at a campaign stop at Disney Interactive studio in Kelowna Tuesday.

Premier Clark winds up Kelowna byelection run

Premier Christy Clark's bid to get a seat in the B.C. legislature culminates today as voters go to the polls in Westside-Kelowna.

Premier Christy Clark shows a cartoon portrait of her drawn at a campaign stop at Disney Interactive studio in Kelowna Tuesday.
Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett

B.C. VIEWS: Get ready for Hydro rate hikes

Construction and maintenance costs rising, and so is government demand for BC Hydro revenue to balance budget

Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett
B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak

B.C. seeks lessons from Quebec disaster

B.C. will incorporate lessons from the Lac Megantic rail disaster in its own effort to improve oil spill protection

B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak
Ruskin dam in the Fraser Valley was built more than 80 years ago

More costly BC Hydro work needed

Costly upgrades to old dams are not enough to prepare BC Hydro for a major earthquake, and electricity rates will continue to rise

Ruskin dam in the Fraser Valley was built more than 80 years ago
Premier Christy Clark announces B.C.'s sponsorship for Times of India Film Awards at Vancouver news conference

Jobs Minister Shirley Bond defends B.C.’s Bollywood awards

NDP says TV ratings of 30 million Indian households show the B.C. Liberals blew $11 million on an election stunt

Premier Christy Clark announces B.C.'s sponsorship for Times of India Film Awards at Vancouver news conference
Premier Christy Clark's chair will remain empty for most of the sudden summer session of the legislature.

Clark resumes Campbell arrogance

Why have a month-long legislature session in the summer? To get the balanced budget through before real results emerge

Premier Christy Clark's chair will remain empty for most of the sudden summer session of the legislature.
Legislature security guards watch as Premier Christy Clark comments on arrests in apparent terrorist bomb plot targeting Canada Day ceremonies at the B.C. legislature.

Premier Clark: ‘We will not let them win’

Bombs apparently targeted thousands gathered at legislature for Canada Day.

Legislature security guards watch as Premier Christy Clark comments on arrests in apparent terrorist bomb plot targeting Canada Day ceremonies at the B.C. legislature.
B.C. finance minister Mike de Jong introduces the government's 2013 June Budget Update.

B.C. Budget: Province aims to hold line on union wage demands

Government revenues have fallen $900 million short of February's budget projections, finance minister Mike de Jong revealed.

B.C. finance minister Mike de Jong introduces the government's 2013 June Budget Update.
NDP finance critic Mike Farnworth

NDP blasts B.C. budget update

Deteriorating financial results make it even less likely B.C. Liberals can balance budget, finance critic Mike Farnworth says.

NDP finance critic Mike Farnworth
Richmond East MLA Linda Reid is led into the B.C. legislature to begin her term as speaker Wednesday.

Premier Clark’s throne speech repeats election vows

Premier sits in visitor seats of legislature as her government begins a rare summer session to pass budget

Richmond East MLA Linda Reid is led into the B.C. legislature to begin her term as speaker Wednesday.
Outgoing BCTF president Susan Lambert and president-elect Jim Iker

UPDATED: BCTF calls vote on B.C. bargaining

The B.C. Teachers' Federation is holding a member vote this week, seeking a mandate to reject "government interference"

Outgoing BCTF president Susan Lambert and president-elect Jim Iker
Transportation Minister Todd Stone takes oath of office from Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon.

Cabinet rookies handed hot files

Newcomers have some of the thorniest assignments in the B.C. government, and this is the time for unpopular moves

Transportation Minister Todd Stone takes oath of office from Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon.
NDP house leader John Horgan

NDP warns of summer subterfuge with B.C. legislature resuming

Horgan says "bogus" budget being pushed through "while people are at the beach".

NDP house leader John Horgan