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Prime Minister Stephen Harper. REUTERS

Bill C-377 is 'red tape on steroids'

“There’s nothing democratic about what’s going on here. It’s like watching the Roman Empire collapse.” - Senator Larry Campbell on Conservative senators imposing Bill C-377

B.C. Premier Christy Clark. FILE PHOTO

Inquiry needed into B.C. health firings

Powerful government forces suddenly fire eight pharmaceuticals researchers, alleging they breached the privacy of sensitive patient files and that police are investigating.

Many people are paying more for their craft brews. FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS

BC Liberals brew up craft beer hikes

"This latest move just adds insult to injury to craft beer consumers who are fuelling one of the fastest-growing segments of home- grown, B.C. industry." ― Paddy Treavor, Campaign for Real Ale advocate

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark. (REUTERS)

B.C. premier cozies up to private schools

The BC Liberals launched a surprise attack on public schools on the last day of the legislature’s spring session - tabling Bill 29 to prevent municipalities from charging private schools property tax.

Giving parties and candidates the right to encourage those who don’t bother voting – with specific messaging – could increase turnout. FOTOLIA

B.C.'s Bill 20 will combat apathy

Why are the BC Green Party, government watchdog IntegrityBC and the province’s privacy commissioner all opposing a change to the Elections Act that could actually improve dismal voter participation?

Premier-elect Rachel Notley. POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Alberta holds few lessons for BC NDP

There’s a rush by journalists, pundits and party activists to find big lessons that the BC NDP should learn from Alberta’s astonishing political shift.

BC NDP nomination fee is outrageous

Here’s the big money question: Is the BC New Democratic Party deliberately trying to create internal dissent with a new $2,000 non-refundable “entry fee” in the upcoming Vancouver-Mount Pleasant byelection?

The Vancouver 420 protest held on the grounds of the Vancouver Art Gallery. (FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS)

Federal pot policy too outdated

Some common sense is needed on the medicinal marijuana business that is growing wild in Vancouver – not a dose of reefer madness.

Mike Duffy arrives at court for his trial. (QMI AGENCY)

Duffy trial echoes Basi-Virk case

“In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.” - Hunter S. Thompson

Premier Christy Clark is deliberately picking battles. (FILE PHOTO)

B.C. premier is crazy like a fox

“No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.” - Niccolo Machiavelli

Many liquor vendors believe supermarkets will take over their business. (FOTOLIA)

Path laid for B.C. supermarket liquor monopoly

Forget about alleged BC Liberal government “incompetence” handling impending April 1 liquor price increases, Sunday openings for government stores or anything else – it’s all a red herring.

B.C. wineries are bracing for price changes. (FILE PHOTO, QMI AGENCY)

Laws threaten $1B B.C. wine biz

A single black cloud hung over an otherwise sunny horizon as 25,000 people attended Vancouver International Wine Festival events last week.

The provincial government must start charging more for our water. (FILE PHOTO/QMI AGENCY)

B.C. selling out taxpayers

Have you ever paid $2.25 for a bottle of water? Of course - you can pay a lot more if you go to a Vancouver Canucks game, a concert, movie theatre or restaurant.