Steve Burgess

Steve Burgess is an accomplished freelance writer who lives in Vancouver. He is a two-time winner of Canadian National Magazine Awards and his book Who Killed Mom? made the 'Best of 2011' lists of both the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail newspapers.


BC Liberal Laurie Throness posing for a portrait at the Chilliwack Museum in the Chilliwack-Hope riding. (Mark Yuen/Postmedia Network)

Throness and his big stone thingy

The biggest news in B.C. politics? Forget the new budget, the controversy about the new Speaker of the Legislature, and the Throne Speech. The real story is Laurie Throness and his big stone thingy.

Tolls on bridges is smart, but unpopular, policy for governments, argues Steve Burgess. (Tom Braid/Postmedia Network/Files)

Bridge tolls are smart policy

The body politic is supposed to be like a family. Politicians are supposed to be the parents. The children want ice cream for breakfast. The adults say no.


Something always contradictory about the PNE

Almost time once again to rejoice in tiny sugared pastries, rides with Biblical names like The Beast and The Revelation, and spending half the rent to win a free stuffed animal — the PNE returns on Saturday.

(From Left) B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark, Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver and NDP Leader John Horgan pose before the televised leaders debate on April 26, 2017. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium/Supplied)

B.C. NDP, Greens like star-crossed lovers

Ever since the photo finish to the B.C. election we have been reading the signs, trying to figure out the future of our provincial government. But perhaps we were looking for clues in the wrong places.