Vaughn Palmer: Horgan to offer 'ideas' to crack mystery of pumped-up gas costs market

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 23:17:34 +0000

OPINION: The province hopes that if the companies were forced to hand over more information to a regulator, they might be more guarded in messing with prices, knowing they were being tracked

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Vaughn Palmer: Dix hopes hefty tax boost will clear smoke on youth vaping 'addiction'

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 01:47:48 +0000

OPINION: To further discourage consumption, the province is boosting the sales tax to 20 per cent on vaping devices and products. And to discourage vapers from switching, the tobacco tax will be boosted by two cents as well

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Vaughn Palmer: Legacy of failure with BCTF isn't restricted to one political party

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 01:37:31 +0000

OPINION: The Schaub report serves to remind New Democrats why they, too, had trouble with K-12 sector bargaining during their previous term of office. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation was a handful, even before the Liberals began blundering their way through the sector

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Vaughn Palmer: Inquiry for coming clean on money laundering has limits, challenges

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 23:57:05 +0000

OPINION: The woman said she had worked hard all her life and her children were doing the same. Yet they couldn’t afford to buy homes where they lived, in Victoria. She offered this plausible equation: Money laundering drives up prices in Vancouver. Vancouverites cash in and move to Victoria, distorting the market here as well. “My kids can’t compete with that.”

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Vaughn Palmer: Upbeat over shared values, but difficult work on UNDRIP still to come

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 01:25:08 +0000

VICTORIA — When Premier John Horgan and his cabinet gathered in Vancouver Tuesday for their annual summit with First Nations, they began by noting how they’d kept the promises made at last year’s session. At the November 2018 meeting, the New Democrats pledged to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and […]

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Eby pulls no-fault concept out of his Halloween bag of ICBC horrors

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 01:15:22 +0000

OPINION: Eby hinted about no fault earlier in the year when his ICBC reforms first ran into opposition. But then, the prospect was hypothetical. Now, the implied threat comes against the backdrop of a courtroom defeat for his effort to rein in use of medical and other experts in auto insurance cases

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