BC Election 2017

ELECTION 2017: Parties square off on LNG

ELECTION 2017: Parties square off on LNG

B.C. Liberals ‘absolutely determined,’ B.C. NDP say it’s situation to situation and B.C. Greens oppose

ELECTION 2017: Parties square off on LNG
ELECTION 2017: Parties look to change B.C.’s ferry system

ELECTION 2017: Parties look to change B.C.’s ferry system

Tax breaks, freezing fares or ‘wholesale change’ on the table for BC Ferries

ELECTION 2017: Parties look to change B.C.’s ferry system
NDP leader John Horgan joins Fraser-Nicola candidate Harry Lali (left) at the site of the shut-down Tolko sawmill in Merritt. (B.C. NDP)

U.S. lumber retaliation ‘irresponsible,’ NDP leader John Horgan says

Christy Clark threatens carbon levy on U.S. thermal coal exports

NDP leader John Horgan joins Fraser-Nicola candidate Harry Lali (left) at the site of the shut-down Tolko sawmill in Merritt. (B.C. NDP)
Advanced polling underway Wednesday to Saturday

Advanced polling underway Wednesday to Saturday

More than 230,000 British Columbians have already voted

Advanced polling underway Wednesday to Saturday
ELECTION 2017: Who wants to raise your taxes?

ELECTION 2017: Who wants to raise your taxes?

Parties make pledges on carbon tax, personal income tax and more.

ELECTION 2017: Who wants to raise your taxes?
Independent candidate DelMar Martay in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding has big ideas for how to fix poverty in the province. Photo courtesy of DelMar Martay

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Independent Metchosin-Esquimalt candidate has big ideas on poverty, sewage

DelMar Martay advocates for alternative currency as way to alleviate poverty

Independent candidate DelMar Martay in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding has big ideas for how to fix poverty in the province. Photo courtesy of DelMar Martay
Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen, where U.S. thermal coal is shipped to Asia as well as metallurgical coal from B.C. mines. (Port Metro Vancouver)

Christy Clark vows heavy levy on U.S., Alberta, Saskatchewan coal

$70 carbon levy would make thermal coal exports non-viable

Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen, where U.S. thermal coal is shipped to Asia as well as metallurgical coal from B.C. mines. (Port Metro Vancouver)
NDP leader John Horgan operates a lift at an announcement in Maple Ridge to promote trades training. (B.C. NDP)

ELECTION 2017: Trash talk doesn’t help lumber trade

Christy Clark, John Horgan trade nonsense allegations on softwood battle

NDP leader John Horgan operates a lift at an announcement in Maple Ridge to promote trades training. (B.C. NDP)
Barb Desjardins listens to a presentation during Capital Regional District sewage treatment discussions last year in Victoria. The Esquimalt mayor is currently running for the BC Liberals in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding. Don Denton/Black Press

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Veteran politician banking on experience in Esquimalt-Metchosin

On-leave Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins brings business frame of mind to campaign

Barb Desjardins listens to a presentation during Capital Regional District sewage treatment discussions last year in Victoria. The Esquimalt mayor is currently running for the BC Liberals in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding. Don Denton/Black Press
Esquimalt resident Josh Steffler is running under the BC Libertarian Party banner in this year’s election after running as an independent four years ago. Photo courtesy Josh Steffler

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Libertarian voices optimism for chances in Esquimalt-Metchosin

Langford-raised Josh Steffler advocates for smaller government, more privatization

Esquimalt resident Josh Steffler is running under the BC Libertarian Party banner in this year’s election after running as an independent four years ago. Photo courtesy Josh Steffler
ELECTION 2017: Medical premiums and promises

ELECTION 2017: Medical premiums and promises

MSP is not only a tax, it’s a payroll tax for nearly half of those subject to it

ELECTION 2017: Medical premiums and promises
Advance voting starts Saturday

Advance voting starts Saturday

There will be six days of advance voting prior to B.C.’s general election day on May 9

Advance voting starts Saturday
ELECTION 2017: Parties try to get a grip on B.C.’s overdose deaths

ELECTION 2017: Parties try to get a grip on B.C.’s overdose deaths

The Greens pledge big funding, B.C. NDP wants a new ministry and B.C. Liberals commit to more beds

ELECTION 2017: Parties try to get a grip on B.C.’s overdose deaths
NDP candidate for Esquimalt-Metchosin Mitzi Dean’s committee and board work has given her knowledge of the political process. Photo contributed

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Family advocate Mitzi Dean brings wealth of personal experience to table

Esquimalt-Metchosin NDP hopeful wants to help enact structural change

NDP candidate for Esquimalt-Metchosin Mitzi Dean’s committee and board work has given her knowledge of the political process. Photo contributed
All six Esquimalt-Metchosin riding MLA hopefuls attended Pearson College UWC’s all-candidates forum Tuesday night. They included (from left) Barb Desjardins (BC Liberal Party), Mitzi Dean (NDP), Tyson Riel Strandlund (Communist Party of BC), Josh Steffler (BC Libertarian Party), Delmar Martay (Independent) and Andy MacKinnon (Green Party of B.C.). Photo by Brian Geary/Pearson College UWC

LEARNING POLITICS: Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates gather for student-led forum

Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates gather for student-led forum

  • Apr 26, 2017
All six Esquimalt-Metchosin riding MLA hopefuls attended Pearson College UWC’s all-candidates forum Tuesday night. They included (from left) Barb Desjardins (BC Liberal Party), Mitzi Dean (NDP), Tyson Riel Strandlund (Communist Party of BC), Josh Steffler (BC Libertarian Party), Delmar Martay (Independent) and Andy MacKinnon (Green Party of B.C.). Photo by Brian Geary/Pearson College UWC
BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark, BC NDP Leader John Horgan, and BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver debated each other on TV Wednesday night in Vancouver. Image credit: CBC Broadcast Consortium

B.C. leaders square off in TV debate

Christy Clark, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver battle it out ahead of May 9 election

BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark, BC NDP Leader John Horgan, and BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver debated each other on TV Wednesday night in Vancouver. Image credit: CBC Broadcast Consortium
ELECTION 2017: Parties debate child care

ELECTION 2017: Parties debate child care

B.C. NDP and Green Party look to subsidize daycare costs while the B.C. Liberals aim to add spaces

ELECTION 2017: Parties debate child care
Andy MacKinnon, the Green party candidate for Esquimalt-Metchosin, has an extensive history in forestry and spends most of his free time exploring the natural environment of southern Vancouver Island. Photo contributed by Andy MacKinnon

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Retired botanist Andy MacKinnon’s outdoors background aligns him with Greens

Metchosin councillor hopes to give provincial electors somethign to vote ‘for’ on May 9

Andy MacKinnon, the Green party candidate for Esquimalt-Metchosin, has an extensive history in forestry and spends most of his free time exploring the natural environment of southern Vancouver Island. Photo contributed by Andy MacKinnon
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ELECTION 2017: No firm stance on marijuana from the three B.C. parties

Federal legislation leaves distribution and enforcement up to provinces

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Election signs along Island Highway in View Royal show support for Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates Mitzi Dean for the NDP, the Green Party’s Andy MacKinnon and the B.C. Liberals’ Barb Desjardins. The public can meet them and candidates from the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding at a meet and greet co-sponsored by the Esquimalt and Westshore chambers of commerce next Monday, April 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Colwood Golf Club. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

West Shore ridings featured in trio of all-candidate meetings

Langford-Juan de Fuca, Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA hopefuls in spotlight next week

  • Apr 21, 2017
Election signs along Island Highway in View Royal show support for Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates Mitzi Dean for the NDP, the Green Party’s Andy MacKinnon and the B.C. Liberals’ Barb Desjardins. The public can meet them and candidates from the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding at a meet and greet co-sponsored by the Esquimalt and Westshore chambers of commerce next Monday, April 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Colwood Golf Club. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff