Tom Fletcher

Former Premier Gordon Campbell and Speaker Bill Barisoff welcome Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the B.C. legislature before the 2010 Olympics.

Campbell gets appointment to London

Former premier Gordon Campbell has been nominated to be Canada's next High Commmissioner to the United Kingdom.

Former Premier Gordon Campbell and Speaker Bill Barisoff welcome Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the B.C. legislature before the 2010 Olympics.
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says some people are still undecided about whether to stick with the HST.

Falcon urges business to sell HST

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says there are still many people making up their minds about the harmonized sales tax.

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says some people are still undecided about whether to stick with the HST.
Auditor-General John Doyle

Auditor wants BC Rail trial costs

B.C. Auditor-General John Doyle has applied to B.C. Supreme Court for details of the legal defence costs for Dave Basi and Bob Virk, convicted of breach of trust last fall for their role in the sale of BC Rail operations.

Auditor-General John Doyle
Forests Minister Steve Thomson

B.C. extends aboriginal forest rights

The B.C. government is extending its interim forest and range agreements with aboriginal people to include a new 25-year woodland licence for Crown forests.

Forests Minister Steve Thomson
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon is alarmed about the impact on future revenues if the HST is dismantled over the next two years.

B.C. VIEWS: A hard look at your choices

Let’s assume that when everyone in B.C. gets to be finance minister for a day, a majority choose to throw a $3-billion chair through the office window to show how mad they are about the harmonized sales tax. The cleanup will take two years, but first there will be a provincial election to decide who holds the broom and dustpan. And the choices are becoming clear.

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon is alarmed about the impact on future revenues if the HST is dismantled over the next two years.
Members of the RCMP and the Abbotsford police (left) patrol Granville Street early Wednesday evening before the post-Stanley Cup riots in downtown Vancouver.

Riot reignites B.C. police debate

After watching police from as far away as Abbotsford dispatched to help restore order in downtown Vancouver during last week's riot, people have found a new reason to support a single police agency for Metro Vancouver.

Members of the RCMP and the Abbotsford police (left) patrol Granville Street early Wednesday evening before the post-Stanley Cup riots in downtown Vancouver.
Rioters vandalize an unmarked police car in downtown Vancouver Wednesday night after the Canucks loss in the Stanley Cup final.

Province, city reviewing riot aftermath

Solicitor General Shirley Bond's pre-game pleas to celebrate responsibly went out the window along with the Vancouver Canucks' Stanley Cup hopes Wednesday night, leaving the city and the province to clean up and assess their crowd control strategy.

Rioters vandalize an unmarked police car in downtown Vancouver Wednesday night after the Canucks loss in the Stanley Cup final.
Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond

Province, city review riot aftermath

Solicitor General Shirley Bond's pleas to celebrate responsibly went out the window along with the Vancouver Canucks' Stanley Cup hopes Wednesday night, leaving the city and the province to clean up and assess their crowd control strategy.

Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond
Postal workers picket at a South Surrey office Wednesday.

Post office lockout delays HST ballots

Thousands of ballots for B.C.'s harmonized sales tax referendum were being stored in post offices after Canada Post locked out its urban employees across the country Wednesday.

Postal workers picket at a South Surrey office Wednesday.
The NDP has been surfing on a wave of indignation about the introduction of the HST for nearly two years.

B.C. VIEWS: Tax my car, not my income

Opponents of the HST can't seem to resist making the tax sound worse than it really is.

The NDP has been surfing on a wave of indignation about the introduction of the HST for nearly two years.
Assistant chief electoral officer Anton Boegman shows postage-paid envelopes voters will use to mail HST referendum ballots in to be counted.

Stage set for HST referendum

Delivery of three million voting packages for the HST referendum could be disrupted by postal workers' rotating strikes across the country.

Assistant chief electoral officer Anton Boegman shows postage-paid envelopes voters will use to mail HST referendum ballots in to be counted.
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has turned his neutral information campaign into a sales pitch for the new

HST gains support in new poll

VICTORIA – The harmonized sales tax and the referendum on its fate…

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has turned his neutral information campaign into a sales pitch for the new
NDP leader Adrian Dix is flanked by MLA Carole James

Dix wants PST back where it was

NDP leader Adrian Dix brought his low-key "stop the HST" tour to…

NDP leader Adrian Dix is flanked by MLA Carole James
Aboriginal Relations Minister Mary Polak

Yale treaty is B.C.’s toughest test yet

VICTORIA – The treaty with the Yale First Nation in the Fraser…

Aboriginal Relations Minister Mary Polak
Environment Minister Terry Lake welcomes weather and climate experts to Victoria Monday. Lake is now in charge of B.C.'s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one third in the next nine years.

Climate experts study extreme weather

Weather and climate experts from across Canada are gathered in Victoria this…

Environment Minister Terry Lake welcomes weather and climate experts to Victoria Monday. Lake is now in charge of B.C.'s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one third in the next nine years.
Yale First Nation chief Robert Hope presents a picture from his Fraser Canyon community to former premier Gordon Campbell in 2008

Yale treaty ratified despite protests

VICTORIA – The B.C. government has ratified a treaty with the Yale…

Yale First Nation chief Robert Hope presents a picture from his Fraser Canyon community to former premier Gordon Campbell in 2008
Speaker Bill Barisoff and Premier Christy Clark raise the Vancouver Canucks flag outside the B.C. legislature Tuesday.

Elbows up as legislature winds down

VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal government has rejected an NDP request to…

Speaker Bill Barisoff and Premier Christy Clark raise the Vancouver Canucks flag outside the B.C. legislature Tuesday.
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon explains the impact of scrapping the HST to reporters in Victoria Wednesday.

Selling HST to the ‘me’ generation

VICTORIA – Even if all you care about is your own wallet,…

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon explains the impact of scrapping the HST to reporters in Victoria Wednesday.
Premier Christy Clark is applauded by fellow MLAs as she takes her seat in the legislature Monday.

Clark takes her seat in B.C. legislature

Premier Christy Clark took her seat in the B.C. legislature Monday, to square off with the NDP opposition for the first time since being selected as leader of the B.C. Liberal Party.

Premier Christy Clark is applauded by fellow MLAs as she takes her seat in the legislature Monday.
Assistant chief electoral officer Anton Boegman shows postage-paid envelopes voters will use to mail HST referendum ballots in to be counted.

Millions of HST ballots ready to mail

VICTORIA – If they're not delayed by a strike at Canada Post, more…

Assistant chief electoral officer Anton Boegman shows postage-paid envelopes voters will use to mail HST referendum ballots in to be counted.