Sunday, April 16, 2017

Victoria Viewpoints: Apri 15 & 16, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Provincial scene:

With the writ dropped in B.C., third-party attack ads go dark
B.C. NDP leader John Horgan alone on the campaign trail on Easter Sunday
B.C. election transit promises called 'blatant vote-buying'
Christy Clark boasts about B.C.'s low jobless rate, but rural areas struggle
Rich finds in the Montney, prospect of new pipelines help revive exploration
How a bankrupt shipper's blunder turned into a bureaucratic nightmare for Ottawa
Cleanup underway of gear oil spill on Kootenay Lake
Newspaper jobs to be saved through deal with Postmedia, union says
Asylum claims from Mexicans spike in Vancouver as numbers rise again across Canada in March
A look back at the beginning of the B.C. Liberal reign
B.C. political leaders cross paths at Vaisakhi celebration in Vancouver
B.C.'s provincial tree threatened by climate change, expert says
Battle over tolls erupts as first major issue of provincial campaign
Poll by Poll: 14 races that could decide the election
Child welfare, environment among top election issues for B.C. First Nations
Liberals winning the campaigning in week one, but NDP winning the war
B.C. Hydro faces more environmental rebuke over sediment flows at Site C dam
Christy Clark talks up low jobless rate but rural areas struggling
B.C. Green candidate Mark Neufeld apologizes for 'Mountaintop' campaign speech
B.C. voters open to meditation and Christian prayer in schools: poll
Horgan hunts for votes on Easter Sunday
Horgan has strong first week despite family health crisis
Profiles of the three major party leaders
Two black holes, one in each platform
B.C. party leaders take election campaign to annual Sikh celebration
Northeastern B.C. towns see Montney natural gas drilling recovery
Easter Sunday makes for quiet campaign day in B.C.
B.C. party leaders canvass votes at Metro Vancouver Vaisakhi parade
B.C. Green candidate apologizes for imitating Martin Luther King in campaign speech
On balance, John Horgan's platform works for me

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