Wielding a stern but unwavering face, Conservative leader John Cummins blamed tonight’s BC Liberals’ election win — and his party’s bewildering implosion — on British Columbians’ fears of the New Democrat “dark decade” in power.
In Langley, BC Conservative leader John Cummins’ narrow 1,200-square foot campaign office is crammed with supporters, munching on ham sandwiches and cheese squares — a homemade feast which invokes the ex-MP’s distinct folksy campaign style.
In the final hours of election day, the BC Liberals have taken an increasingly strident tone in emails to party faithful as polls near their 8 p.m. close, hinting at a deepening sense of urgency particularly in Christy Clark’s riding.
Where does the Green Party stand on the vote-splitting anxieties — and on the NDP’s promises to rein in oil pipelines and tankers? An interview with leader Jane Sterk.
New Democrat leader Adrian Dix tightened his criticisms of several controversial fossil fuel export proposals at a Kitsilano event on May 4, ramping up his opposition to Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion, but also calling for public hearings on a plan for a major coal terminal in Surrey.
In the wake of a raft of election candidates being cut loose — one New Democrat and four Conservatives so far — a rejected Green Party hopeful is filing a human rights complaint against the party only weeks before election day.
The Tyee talks to Fraser Surrey Docks’ CEO about how his project to expand exports should interest BC.
An occupation of the Burns Lake band office in northern B.C. ended dramatically on April 7 when between 30 and 50 RCMP officers stormed the building–some allegedly with firearms drawn–to evict seven protesters holed up inside, including four children, who were demanding the chief’s resignation and an Aboriginal Affairs audit of band finances.
Kwakiutl Indian Band has rejected B.C. government attempts to negotiate a “new relationship” with First Nations, saying that talks had failed to respect its right to refuse consent to industrial development on their territories.
Hunger striking Indigenous people have gained international headline-grabbing prominence since the birth of the Idle No More movement, thanks to a six-week fast by Attawapaskat’s Chief Theresa Spence and Cross Lake Elder Raymond Robinson that coincided with the movement’s explosion this winter.