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VaughnPalmer
Vancouver Sun's provincial affairs political columnist, based in Victoria.
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VaughnPalmer 8h
Thank you. I saw a story in the Delta paper on that.
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VaughnPalmer 15h
New Democrats approve transfer of Vavenby forest tenure from Canfor to Interfor. Deadline for decision was this week. Forests minister Donaldson asked about it in house Thursday. Said "the week's not over.l
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Angus Reid Institute Feb 27
Trudeau isn't the only political leader garnering poor marks for his handling of protests. Horgan & Ford both viewed as doing a poor job, Kenney & Legault viewed more positively, but still division among their constituents:
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VaughnPalmer Feb 27
Replying to @Duke_113 @keithbaldrey
Pairing was the practice up to the 1970s. But practice broke down during the take no prisoners era of Dave Barrett and Bill Bennett.
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VaughnPalmer Feb 27
Isaacs and, as I just learned, Wat.
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VaughnPalmer Feb 27
Replying to @Duke_113 @keithbaldrey
Pairings have not been the practice in the BC house for decades.
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VaughnPalmer Feb 27
Replying to @keithbaldrey
Not aware of any precedent for BC house being closed to the public four days in a row.
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VaughnPalmer Feb 27
Replying to @keithbaldrey
Three BC Liberals on sick list: Redies, Isaacs, and Wat.
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Keith Baldrey Feb 27
BC NDP Govt passes what will likely be the only confidence vote of the year 44-39. Public not allowed in the gallery as legislature closed due to protesters.
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VaughnPalmer Feb 27
Replying to @keithbaldrey
BC Liberal numbers down by two: MLAs on medical leave.
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VaughnPalmer Feb 27
Replying to @keithbaldrey
Andrew Weaver in attendance at house today to vote for budget.
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Jordan Armstrong Feb 26
WATCH: A closer look at some of the key players in the Lower Mainland blockades and protests.
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Richard Zussman Feb 26
Lib leader Andrew Wilkinson has hired Sarah Weddell as new chief of staff. Experience with Hill & Knowlton and National PR. Seems like a really good hire as the BC Libs work on introducing British Columbians to .
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Ian Mulgrew Feb 26
Ian Mulgrew: Reconciliation in danger of derailment by a minority opposed to rule of law
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Rob Shaw Feb 25
Quite a response by to this. Accuses and NDP of trying to “steal” the Delta Hospice from locals. I asked him if he supports the hospice’s current policy to forbid Medically Assisted Dying, which has led to the gov funding decision. He refuses to answer.
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Rob Shaw Feb 25
. story: Ladner hospice to lose BC funding for banning medically assisted dying.
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VaughnPalmer Feb 25
BC Liberal era cabinet docs on money laundering: en route to commission says Mike de Jong. 3-inch thick binder compiled by public service returned intact to AG ministry with authorization to pass on to injury. Commission has subpoena power if not satisfied.
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Rob Shaw Feb 25
. bill calls for new defined term of “strata unit” for insurance product pricing, among other changes. Bill is backed by the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC. But private member’s bills almost never pass w/ support of government.
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Rob Shaw Feb 25
. has introduced a private member’s bill for gov to intervene in skyrocketing condo strata insurance costs. has said the gov is exploring options and reaching out to insurance industry to understand why rates have risen so quickly and what can be done.
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VaughnPalmer Feb 25
Replying to @cooketeaches @jjhorgan
Appears to be security precaution. And Session will be broadcast on the Hansard tv channel.
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