Posts Tagged ‘bcpoli

VIDEO: BC Premier Christy Clark fights the sceptics ahead of budget day

- February 18th, 2013

While the federal government and governments in Ontario and Alberta — to name just two — are wallowing in red ink, Christy Clark’s Liberal government in B.C. could table a budget Tuesday in Victoria that promises the elimination of its deficit within the year. And yet, Clark’s government is struggling to find favour with voters. From earlier tonight on Battleground on Sun News Network, our Vancouver reporter Jill Bennett tells us what Clark and her finance minister Mike de Jong were saying and then I check in with Vancouver 24 Hours columnist (and Adrian Dix supporter) Bill Tieleman on the budget, new BC Liberal nominations and the significance of Clark cabinet minister Pat Bell’s decision to take a break from politics once the writ is dropped.

A magical future awaits B.C. thanks to natural gas!

- February 12th, 2013
B.C. Premier Christy Clark

B.C. Premier Christy Clark, photographed in Halifax last year, is betting big on natural gas. (REUTERS/Adam Scotti)

British Columbia’s Lt Gov Judith Guichon delivered a rather remarkable Speech from the Throne this afternoon in Victoria. After failing to meet for than eight months, the government of B.C. Liberal Christy Clark convened this afternoon for what will be a very short session ahead of a May 14 provincial election.

It was remarkable because, within only a handful of sitting days ahead of it, this speech from the throne could not do what most speeches from the throne do, namely lay out what kind of legislation the government will present to the legislature. Instead it was largely aspirational, looking ahead to a future in B.C. when natural gas has done for that province what oil has done for Alberta. Read more…

B.C.’s Clark pitches for women: Will it work?

- February 10th, 2013

British Columbians go to the polls in mid-May. It’s now almost mid-February. The incumbent premier, B.C. Liberal Christy Clark, continues to trail badly in the polls and she polls particularly badly among female voters. Here’s a new ad that, it seems to me, is aimed at female voters. Think it’ll help?

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Christy Clark: Arrogant? Secretive?

- February 6th, 2013

Angus Reid says voters in BC think Premier Christy Clark is “out-of-touch”,  ”arrogant” and “secretive “. [Here's the poll - PDF] On  my show Battleground last night, Alise Mills thinks Clark is wearing the rep for years of Liberal rule in BC.

Hi, I’m Adrian Dix and I’m not the scary guy my opponents would have you believe

- January 27th, 2013

The B.C. NDP have responded (above) to some negative ads put up by a right-leaning group known as the Concerned Citizens for B.C. as well as other ads put out in the last week by the B.C. Liberals. From the B.C. NDP press release: Read more…