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    Examining the BC Liberal Government's real fiscal record

    Examining the BC Liberal Government’s real fiscal record

    From the $3.3 Billion Port Mann Bridge to a stadium roof that ballooned to over 500% of initial estimates, Damien Gillis and CFAX's Ian Jessop discuss the BC Liberal government's real fiscal record.


    Peace Valley farmland, ecosystems worth $8 Billion a year-study

    Peace Valley farmland, ecosystems worth $8 Billion a year: study

    Keeping the Peace Valley’s farmland and ecosystems intact - instead of ramping up fracking and building Site C dam - would be worth some $8B/year, a new study finds.



    Under Liberals, big projects often double in cost

    Under BC Liberals, big projects often double in cost…Why would Site C Dam be any different?

    While the fast ferries scandal sank the NDP, the BC Liberals boast a much bigger list of fiscal fiascos...Why would the projected $8 Billion Site C Dam be any different?


    Site C Dam threatens BC's credit rating- Hudson's Hope Mayor, Council

    Site C Dam threatens BC’s credit rating: Hudson’s Hope Mayor, Council

    In an open letter to BC Premier Christy Clark, the District of Hudson's Hope says Site C Dam would harm the province's credit rating, while offering more prudent energy alternatives.



    Site C Dam-Fort St. John businessman isn't buying economic promises

    Site C Dam: Fort St. John businessman isn’t buying economic promises

    Longtime Fort St. John businessman Bob Fedderly isn’t buying the economic benefits touted for the proposed Site C Dam. The owner of Fedderly Transportation sat down with The Common Sense Canadian’s Damien Gillis a...


    The Economist-The enormous cost of ignoring climate change

    The Economist calculates the enormous cost of ignoring climate change

    From billions in coastal property damage to the effects of extreme weather on food production and the heat on productivity, The Economist calculates the cost of ignoring climate change.



    World Bank-Battling climate change would grow economy

    World Bank: Battling climate change would grow global economy

    Canadian PM Stephen Harper believes tackling climate change would harm the economy, but the World Bank disagrees - saying it would foster global growth.


    Michael Bloomberg, Hank Paulson tally cost of climate change

    Michael Bloomberg, Hank Paulson tally cost of climate change

    Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies, a new study chaired by Michael Bloomberg and Hank Paulson finds.



    New Quebec government choosing fossil fuels over green jobs

    New Quebec government choosing fossil fuels over green jobs

    Despite the clear benefits of investing in the green economy, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is doubling down on resource development, reviving Plan nord and rolling back fracking restrictions.


    Site C dam would hike power bills, drive mills, mines out of business

    Site C dam would hike power bills, drive mills, mines out of business

    Major industrial power users in BC fear the proposed Site C dam would hike rates, putting mills and mines out of business, while saddling taxpayers with a costly white elephant.