Opinion News

Premier's Earth Day message

Apr 22, 2015 / 5:00 am

By Premier Christy Clark Since the introduction of our Climate Action Plan in 2008, British Columbia has been recognized as a world leader in the fight against...

Hard lessons from election

Apr 21, 2015 / 3:55 pm

By Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC Local elections across B.C. were supposed to be buried and done with last November, but some of the fallout from a few races is...

BC's liquor laws still in past

Apr 17, 2015 / 9:29 am

By Mark Milke, The Fraser Institute If Canadians ever needed proof that narrow politicking interferes with sensible consumer choice, they need look no further...

China's pollution lesson

Apr 15, 2015 / 9:45 am

By David Suzuki Beijing’s 21-million residents live in a toxic fog of particulate matter, ozone, sulphur dioxide, mercury, cadmium, lead and other...

Who gave - and how much?

Apr 13, 2015 / 11:14 am

By Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC Children sing that “when you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are.” By adulthood, most of us have...

Climate debate in the gutter

Apr 10, 2015 / 9:00 am

By Tom Harris The climate debate is one of the most important discussions in the world today. Billions of dollars, millions of jobs, and, if people like Dr....

Embrace the opportunities

Apr 9, 2015 / 5:00 pm

By Caroline Grover I was recently invited to participate in a Canadian Chamber of Commerce tour that provided an opportunity to hear from a cross-section of...

Transit plan so last century

Apr 9, 2015 / 9:00 am

By Kenneth P. Green, The Fraser Institute The Vancouver Mayor's Council on Regional Transportation has an ambitious 30-year vision (starting with a 10-year...

The machinery of denial

Apr 8, 2015 / 9:00 am

By David Suzuki Brothers Charles and David Koch run Koch Industries, the second-largest privately owned company in the U.S., behind Cargill. They’ve given...

Rail obstacles not the end

Apr 7, 2015 / 5:35 pm

It's no secret the drive to secure the abandoned CN Rail line between Coldstream and Kelowna faces some hurdles before it can become a reality. But they are...

BC needs border inspection

Apr 6, 2015 / 3:47 pm

The provincial government's recent announcement of $1.3 million to keep invasive quagga and zebra mussels out of B.C. is welcome news. But it's not...

Drugs aren't going away

Apr 4, 2015 / 9:00 am

By Rachel Matthews There is a simple truth about drugs that should make recent U.S. approval of powdered alcohol scary to everyone. That truth is: once you...

Alberta has more than oil

Apr 3, 2015 / 9:00 am

By Joni Avram The year I settled in Calgary, it snowed in July. I thought I’d fallen into a cold version of hell. Adding to my misery, it was the early...

Can't afford to waste water

Apr 2, 2015 / 9:00 am

By David Suzuki How long can you go without water? You could probably survive a few weeks without water for cooking. If you stopped washing, the threat to your...

Why CO2 is not pollution

Apr 1, 2015 / 5:39 pm

By Patrick Moore, Frontier Centre for Public Policy When the slight global warming that occurred between 1970 and 2000 came to a virtual standstill, the...

Secret ballot not so much

Mar 31, 2015 / 11:59 pm

By Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC Hear the one about four political parties that walked into a Vancouver hotel with the Chief Electoral Officer last September?...

Education still key to jobs

Mar 31, 2015 / 9:00 am

By Jock Finlayson, Business Council of British Columbia It is almost one year since the B.C. government unveiled details of its plan to re-engineer the...

Kraft sits at Buffett table

Mar 30, 2015 / 9:55 am

By Sylvain Charlebois Last week, Warren’s Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway added Kraft to its stable of storied brands, which already includes Dairy...

Why good food costs more

Mar 26, 2015 / 12:20 pm

An open letter from 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar owner/operator Neil Martens Dear customers, It’s 3 a.m. I am awake and pondering the best way of responding to...

Money there for transit plan

Mar 26, 2015 / 9:00 am

By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre, The Fraser Institute Over the next two months, Metro Vancouver residents will decide whether they want to pay $250 million...