BC Votes 2017

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
Thermal coal from Wyoming is sent by rail to Fraser Surrey Docks for shipment to Asia, after western U.S. states said they didn’t want the polluting, carbon-intensive fuel for power plants. (Port Metro Vancouver)

Christy Clark calls for U.S. thermal coal export ban

Clark asks Justin Trudeau to ban U.S. thermal coal shipments to B.C. for sale to Asia

Thermal coal from Wyoming is sent by rail to Fraser Surrey Docks for shipment to Asia, after western U.S. states said they didn’t want the polluting, carbon-intensive fuel for power plants. (Port Metro Vancouver)
Debate moderator Jennifer Burke (CTV)

ELECTION 2017: TV debate a test for party leaders

Christy Clark, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver face off for 90 minutes

Debate moderator Jennifer Burke (CTV)
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
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
NDP leader John Horgan aggressively interrupts B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark in their first broadcast debate April 20. (News 1130)

BC ELECTION 2017: ‘Hulk Horgan’ hides health hole

John Horgan’s Irish bully routine avoids key NDP questions

NDP leader John Horgan aggressively interrupts B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark in their first broadcast debate April 20. (News 1130)
NDP leader John Horgan aggressively interrupts B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark in their first broadcast debate April 20. (News 1130)

BC ELECTION 2017: ‘Hulk Horgan’ hides health hole

John Horgan’s Irish bully routine avoids key NDP questions

NDP leader John Horgan aggressively interrupts B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark in their first broadcast debate April 20. (News 1130)
Premier Christy Clark visits Partap Forest Products in Maple Ridge Tuesday to announce measures to deal with U.S. duties on Canadian lumber. (Maple Ridge News)

UPDATE: Christy Clark says province will buy lumber to protect B.C. mills

Ruling finds subsidies in lumber from Tolko, Canfor and West Fraser, duties apply to all mills

Premier Christy Clark visits Partap Forest Products in Maple Ridge Tuesday to announce measures to deal with U.S. duties on Canadian lumber. (Maple Ridge News)
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks to reporters in Victoria (Black Press files)

B.C. Greens would raise taxes, run deficits

Green leader Andrew Weaver releases costing for sweeping promises

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks to reporters in Victoria (Black Press files)
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
NDP finance critic Carole James, shown in the legislature with leader John Horgan last year. (Chad Hipolito/CP)

MSP burden would shift to income tax, NDP’s Carole James says

BC Liberal Mike de Jong says NDP promises on MSP, bridge tolls create revenue ‘crater’

NDP finance critic Carole James, shown in the legislature with leader John Horgan last year. (Chad Hipolito/CP)
Premier Christy Clark presents the BC Liberal election platform at at Mobify, a Vancouver online marketing company, April 10. (BC Liberal Party)

BC Liberals are bold as brass

Christy Clark runs on economic record

Premier Christy Clark presents the BC Liberal election platform at at Mobify, a Vancouver online marketing company, April 10. (BC Liberal Party)