Monday, April 3, 2017

BC Election Digest: Week of April 3 - 9, 2017

The archive of notes from the campaign trail for April 3-9, 2017

April 9

Rocky political start shows B.C.'s Clark willing to take some risks
B.C. parties forge election battle lines over bridge tolls in Surrey
In 2016, majority of money raised by BC Liberals came from cash-for-access fundraisers
B.C. campaign officially starts Tuesday but NDP, Green buses already rolling
2017 British Columbia election: Oak Bay-Gordon Head riding profile
NDP try to snap losing streak in bid to end B.C. Liberal political dynasty
Parties kickstart B.C. election campaigns with platform launches
B.C. campaign officially starts Tuesday but NDP, Green buses already rolling
NDP one-ups Liberals with pledge to eliminate bridge tolls
How the B.C. government quietly gained access to the non-voter list
Christy Clark: B.C. fighting for fair deal on softwood lumber
Expect this election to get down and dirty
B.C. Liberals roll out Island platform, promise break on ferry fares
John Horgan promises no bridge tolls and better jobs at NDP campaign kickoff
B. C. Provincial parties make major announcements on road tolls
Derailing Campaign Clark
Prominent Chinese Canadian calls on B.C. parties to create Asian caucuses

April 8

NDP try to snap losing streak in bid to end B.C. Liberal political dynasty
Please Advise! What's with the Rah-Rah BC Liberal Ad wrapped around the Georgia Straight?

April 7

With B.C.'s election campaign set to begin, parties prepare for the ground war
B. C. Premier Christy Clark steps back from health-firings controversy
B.C. Liberals are their own worst enemies
B.C. Liberals allege NDP shared supporter lists without consent
Millions in political donations prompt call for review of B.C. mining regulations
Attack ads aimed at Richmond councillor warn of 'declining morals'
To win, NDP must add 10 more seats, including several swing ridings, and that won't be easy
NDP strong on provincewide lead, Greens sit steady on gains in new poll
Stopping political donations rot could save democracy
Small parties may hold key to election victory
Why political campaigns in B.C. are sometimes waged in court

April 6

NDP blitzes swing B.C. ridings in bid to unseat Liberals 
B.C. Liberals return nearly $40,000 of controversial donations
NDP raised $6.2 million from donors in 2016, from big unions but also corporations
Richmond Chinese election ads slam 'moral destruction' in East Vancouver

April 5

BC Liberals raked in corporate donations, dwarfed NDP fundraising last year
B.C.'s Green Party releases new daycare plan to challenge NDP
Transportation Minister Todd Stone hosts Massey Bridge groundbreaking amid protests
'Don't our children deserve the best?: Mom of boy who died in daycare writes Christy Clark
B.C. reinstates ferry route between Port Hardy, mid-coast communities
Protestors crash groundbreaking for bridge to replace Massey Tunnel
Metro Mayors call on provincial politicians to #CureCongestion
Metro Vancouver says property tax system antiquated
'Forces of No' dig in for tunnel replacement ceremony
Metro Vancouver mayors want parties to focus on transit in upcoming B.C. election
B.C. Liberals, NDP spar over cash for access fundraising
Horgan formally launches his campaign with attacks on the premier
B.C. Green Party would extend education system to three, four-year old preschoolers
Liberals trumpet glowing review for financial forecasts
B.C. government spin machine cranked up to the max
B.C. women got the vote 100 years ago today
Work to begin today on bridge to replace Massey Tunnel
Green Platform Pledges $8.5 Billion in New Education Funding over Four years
Construction Firm, Also a Liberal Donor, Not Adequately Punished for Worker's Death, Says BC Fed
Electoral Reform Groups bring battle to BC Campaign
NDP MLA David Eby promises homes will be built for seniors, workers, and students

April 4

B.C. NDP throws Clark under the bus
Big Liberal donor wanted head of B.C. vehicle sales authority removed in 2010
Will big data steer you to decide B.C. election outcome
Could Andrew Weaver through B.C. election for a loop?
Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins goes on leave from mayoralty duties to hit the campaign trail
98 BC Liberal Falsehoods, Boondoggles and Scandals: The Clark Era 53
Will any B.C. political party get serious about solving Vancouver's rental housing crisis

April 3

2017 British Columbia election: Delta South riding profile
98 Liberal Falsehoods, Boondoggles and Scandals: The Campbell era 45
The end of B.C.'s political world as we know it
SFU marketing expert says geezer vote crucial to May 2017 election outcome
Election campaign is getting personal

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