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    Canada backs foreign investor rights to protect mining sector: Book

    The Trudeau government continues to champion foreign investor rights – even when they cost taxpayers millions and threaten environmental values – because such trade clauses are essential for Canada's controversial mining se...


    Seth Klein finds cracks in Site C Dam economics

    Check out this January 17, 2018 opinion piece from Seth Klein in The Georgia Straight, debunking the economic argument in favour of building Site C Dam. There is no question that the new B.C. government’s decision to proceed...



    Former TD Bank Comptroller: Site C Dam too costly, unnecessary

    Swain: Building Site C would harm BC’s credit rating; cancelling it would not

    Building Site C Dam would harm BC's credit rating, says the head of the Joint Review panel into the controversial $10-12.5 Billion project, whereas cancelling it would be a "huge relief" to credit rating agencies. "No downgrade...


    Why approving Site C could sink NDP

    Continuing with Site C Dam would cost ratepayers even more than the BCUC suggests. It would also cost the NDP politically as BC Hydro drowns in debt, warns Damien Gillis.



    NDP must name & shame or catch the blame – Don’t let Libs off hook for disastrous record

    The BC Liberals have left one hell of a fiscal and economic mess behind, but if the NDP isn't brutally honest in laying blame, they will surely, wrongly catch the blame themselves and lose the next election.


    Why the BC Liberal economic record is actually worse than the NDP’s in 90’s

    Debt, jobs, affordability: How the NDP of the 90's actually outperformed the BC Liberals in key areas of the economy.



    Economist: Thanks to Liberals, BC is Canada’s most indebted province

    Under the BC Liberal Government, BC has become Canada's most indebted province. Some legacy for a bunch that brags about "controlling spending". Economist Erik Andersen explains.


    Rafe: Christy Clark must go!

    Calling Christy Clark "the worst premier with the worst government in living memory", Rafe Mair argues it's time to give John Horgan's NDP a chance. BC could do no worse than four more years of Christy Clark.



    BC Hydro’s real debt has grown 1337% under Liberals…Shouldn’t someone call the cops?

    Since 2005, under the BC Liberals, BC Hydro has racked up $74 Billion in unjustifiable debt and obligations on the back of the public. Laying out the facts of the case, Rafe Mair asks why no one has gone to jail yet.


    Liberal pals plundering BC Hydro for tens of Billions

    The BC Liberal Government is helping its pals plunder BC Hydro for tens of billions of dollars. Using little-publicized data, Norm Farrell details this massive theft of taxpayer money.