Monday, March 27, 2017

BC Election Digest: Week of March 27-April 2, 2017

The archive of notes from the campaign trail for March 27-April 2, 2017.

April 1 and 2

Former premier's son Brad Bennett re-enlists as Clark's campaign advisor
2017 British Columbia election: Vancouver-Kensington riding profile
Government braces for bombshell report into health firings scandal
MLA's parting gifts include platinum-plated pensions and super severance
With election call in nine days, let the muck fly
Have confidence in investigation
Finances will be election issue
B.C. loves to tinker with the liquor laws
Liberals quit nurturing Green growth
Foreign Firms donating to B.C. parties
Roughly 75% of rural British Columbian voters oppose grizzly bear trophy hunt: poll
Prosecuting the B. C. Liberals

March 31

B.C. government sends 30 news releases in 7 hours, announcing over $1.2B in spending
Auditor says B.C. budget ads appear political
Province promises $2.2 billion toward Metro Vancouver transit plan
Roughly 75% of rural British Columbian voters oppose grizzly bear trophy hunt: poll
Osoyoos residents petition for more family doctors
Clerical errors, my ass; but what to do?
Province to make transit funding announcement in Surrey Friday
B.C. to match federal funds of $2.2 - billion for Metro Vancouver Transit
B.C. Auditor-General calls for tougher guidelines on government advertising
More than 300 B.C. grizzly bears killed by hunters yearly: David Suzuki data
Despite debacles, parties and pollsters will still be surveying voters - cautiously
B.C. Liberal MLA defends his actions at controversial photo-op
B.C. government to match federal funding for Broadway Skytrain extension, Surrey LRT
B.C. auditor general warns Liberal government budget ads too political
Latest poll shows B.C. Greens winning support on Vancouver Island
B.C. government will match federal funding for Metro Vancouver transit expansion
Blurring the lines in BC's political advertising
100 years after gaining the vote women still struggle for equality

March 30

Special Prosecutor joins political fundraising probe in B.C.
NDP wants explanation for B.C. Liberal MLA's controversial photo op
2017 British Columbia election: Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding profile
Have you registered to vote in B.C.'s election?
Prosecutor, Police probe on political donations dangerous for B.C. Liberals: analyst
B.C. auditor general says government budget ads are too political
Weaver offers dramatic alternative to NDP and Liberals
B.C. Green leader defends Richmond candidate who lives in Castlegar
B.C. Greens would more than double provincial carbon tax
Signs of the election cropping up across B.C.
Special prosecutor named in donations probe
Special prosecutor examines donations to B.C.'s political parties
Have personalities overtaken issues in politics?
Peter Fassbender under fire for cheque presentations
Christy Clark hits her riding to announce invasive mussel action
Vancouver lawyer appointed special prosecutor in RcMP investigation of B. C. political donations
Foreign donations prime the political pump in B.C.
Branding Premier Pixie Dust
Worried about Political Interference, NDP wants Special Prosecutor on Donation File

March 29

NDP push B.C. to halt eviction of 21 West Vancouver retirement residents
Charity blames  'clerical error' for illegal donation to B.C. Liberals
Clark's name-calling opens premier to replies in kind
Fassbender campaigns fast and loose with taxpayers' cash
Desjardins taking leave from municipal CRD duties to focus on provincial race
Early trading at UBC election stock market predicts hung parliament with BC Greens holding balance of power
When does B.C. government advertising become partisan electioneering?

March 28

2017 British Columbia election: Nelson-Creston riding profile
B.C. Election 2017: Which leader would you invite over for dinner?
School announcements coming fast and furious with election looming
Horgan hopes ending big money politics is a game changer
B.C. Green Party candidate to run in Richmond. From over 600 km away
Christy Clark era in B.C. marked by longer wait times for knee replacements and cataract surgery
Is NDP's Horgan Really Public Enemy No. 1? Only to Big Business Right Wingers
NDP Forest Plan Positive, But Doesn't Go Far Enough, Says Forester
Liberal Subsidies to LNG, Oil and Gas Firms Will Cost Taxpayers Billions, Says Report

March 27

John Horgan says B.C. NDP would ban partisan political ads
NDP vows to curb log exports and create jobs in forestry-plan election promise
It's time to stop the madness of partisan government ads
BC Liberals testing election ads with focus groups
First Nations first step for Island LNG
Too much, the B. C. Greens' Magic Bus

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