Opinion News

Finally treated like adults

Aug 30, 2020 / 4:00 am

A shocking thing happened earlier this week. B.C. health officials like Dr. Bonnie Henry finally treated us like grownups when it comes to COVID-19 data....

Opportunity for O’Toole

Aug 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

The reflexive, dismissive take among many federal Liberals would be to suggest that new Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is an avatar for social...

The O'Toole opportunity

Aug 28, 2020 / 4:00 am

It will only take 100 days but we should all know by the end of November whether Erin O’Toole is ready to not only be the next leader of the Conservative...

What will Trudeau cut?

Aug 27, 2020 / 4:00 am

As Preston Manning used to say the last time the federal deficit was so big, when you’re in a hole the first thing to do is stop digging. Very soon now,...

Tories’ pick unexpected

Aug 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

OK, let’s not unduly dwell on it, but yes, the machines malfunctioned. The Conservatives, priding themselves on effective business-like operations, could...

Ottawa's odious aromas

Aug 18, 2020 / 10:39 am

At one point the words “our neoliberal fallacy propelled by its own nihilistic inertia into the abyss” graced this page in early drafts. My work...

Don't expect a rebate

Jul 28, 2020 / 5:40 pm

Other insurance companies in Canada are offering rebates to help customers through the pandemic, so why can’t ICBC do the same? Don’t be ridiculous....

A voice in BC's recovery

Jul 17, 2020 / 2:27 pm

It's hard to believe it's been only four months since the world as we knew it changed drastically. We are amidst one of the largest challenges in...

Worlds apart from Vancouver

Jul 3, 2020 / 12:44 pm

Kirk LaPointe is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Business in Vancouver and the vice-president, editorial, of Glacier Media. John Horgan and Bonnie Henry...

Conserving wildlife

Jun 30, 2020 / 3:05 pm

Every nation plays an important role in stopping wildlife extinction. Here in Canada, we have an estimated 80,000 known wild species. They range from pygmy...

We must stand up to China

Jun 27, 2020 / 10:00 am

Historians make lousy prophets. We find it hard enough to predict the past, much less what’s going to happen in the future. Nonetheless, I’m going...

A sinking feeling

Jun 26, 2020 / 5:25 pm

Condo residents will develop a sinking feeling once the B.C. government’s moves this week on the insurance crisis are fully digested. They are ineffectual...

Canada is well back

Jun 19, 2020 / 1:45 pm

Yes, prime minister, as you said in 2015, Canada is back. Indeed, Canada is well back. We took third place in a race for the United Nations Security Council...

PPE missteps in Canada

Jun 9, 2020 / 1:35 pm

Canada has its priorities all wrong when it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturing and distribution. Through a series of missteps, the...

Like a kick in the asteroid

Jun 7, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Congratulations. If you’re reading this, it means you were not killed by an asteroid the size of a football stadium last night. Yes, there was one in the...

The plight of the young

Jun 3, 2020 / 8:00 am

An open letter to the Class of 2020: Greetings. While I’m well aware that far more separates us at this point than could ever be properly catalogued, we...

Trudeau's long silence

Jun 2, 2020 / 6:35 pm

Donald Trump is the cement boot that threatens to take Canada to the bottom of the river if we don’t risk breaking the chain in the final months of his...

Kooky or kryptonite?

May 26, 2020 / 11:35 am

Kooky. When former B.C. Green leader Andrew Weaver (you knew he had stepped down, right?) took a highly public swipe at his likely successor on the weekend, one...

Red tape to duct tape

May 22, 2020 / 11:35 am

When Premier John Horgan was sworn in as B.C.'s 36th premier in 2017, he could have chosen to keep the Ministry of Red Tape Reduction around, at least for...

Dining out is a privilege

May 19, 2020 / 8:30 pm

After Dr. Bonnie Henry eased restrictions on restaurants in B.C. this week, citizens all across the province debated whether the terms of the order allowing...