Tom Fletcher

BCViews: Tax my car, not my income

Tom Fletcher talks tax

The NDP has been surfing on a wave of indignation about the introduction of the HST for nearly two years.

B.C. VIEWS: Tax my car, not my income

Opponents of the HST can't seem to resist making the tax sound worse than it really is.

The NDP has been surfing on a wave of indignation about the introduction of the HST for nearly two years.
Assistant chief electoral officer Anton Boegman shows postage-paid envelopes voters will use to mail HST referendum ballots in to be counted.

Stage set for HST referendum

Delivery of three million voting packages for the HST referendum could be disrupted by postal workers' rotating strikes across the country.

Assistant chief electoral officer Anton Boegman shows postage-paid envelopes voters will use to mail HST referendum ballots in to be counted.
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has turned his neutral information campaign into a sales pitch for the new

HST gains support in new poll

VICTORIA – The harmonized sales tax and the referendum on its fate…

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has turned his neutral information campaign into a sales pitch for the new
NDP leader Adrian Dix is flanked by MLA Carole James

Dix wants PST back where it was

NDP leader Adrian Dix brought his low-key "stop the HST" tour to…

NDP leader Adrian Dix is flanked by MLA Carole James
Aboriginal Relations Minister Mary Polak

Yale treaty is B.C.’s toughest test yet

VICTORIA – The treaty with the Yale First Nation in the Fraser…

Aboriginal Relations Minister Mary Polak
Environment Minister Terry Lake welcomes weather and climate experts to Victoria Monday. Lake is now in charge of B.C.'s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one third in the next nine years.

Climate experts study extreme weather

Weather and climate experts from across Canada are gathered in Victoria this…

Environment Minister Terry Lake welcomes weather and climate experts to Victoria Monday. Lake is now in charge of B.C.'s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one third in the next nine years.
Yale First Nation chief Robert Hope presents a picture from his Fraser Canyon community to former premier Gordon Campbell in 2008

Yale treaty ratified despite protests

VICTORIA – The B.C. government has ratified a treaty with the Yale…

Yale First Nation chief Robert Hope presents a picture from his Fraser Canyon community to former premier Gordon Campbell in 2008
Speaker Bill Barisoff and Premier Christy Clark raise the Vancouver Canucks flag outside the B.C. legislature Tuesday.

Elbows up as legislature winds down

VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal government has rejected an NDP request to…

Speaker Bill Barisoff and Premier Christy Clark raise the Vancouver Canucks flag outside the B.C. legislature Tuesday.
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon explains the impact of scrapping the HST to reporters in Victoria Wednesday.

Selling HST to the ‘me’ generation

VICTORIA – Even if all you care about is your own wallet,…

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon explains the impact of scrapping the HST to reporters in Victoria Wednesday.
Assistant chief electoral officer Anton Boegman shows postage-paid envelopes voters will use to mail HST referendum ballots in to be counted.

Millions of HST ballots ready to mail

VICTORIA – If they're not delayed by a strike at Canada Post, more…

Assistant chief electoral officer Anton Boegman shows postage-paid envelopes voters will use to mail HST referendum ballots in to be counted.
Premier Christy Clark is applauded by fellow MLAs as she takes her seat in the legislature Monday.

Clark takes her seat in B.C. legislature

Premier Christy Clark took her seat in the B.C. legislature Monday, to square off with the NDP opposition for the first time since being selected as leader of the B.C. Liberal Party.

Premier Christy Clark is applauded by fellow MLAs as she takes her seat in the legislature Monday.
Sto:lo delegation after meeting with B.C. officials (from left): legal advisor Jean Teillet

Yale treaty going ahead despite protests

VICTORIA – The B.C. government intends to endorse a treaty with the…

Sto:lo delegation after meeting with B.C. officials (from left): legal advisor Jean Teillet
Does this trucker get equipment input credits from the HST? Yes. Does he work for a 'big business'? No.

HST debate heats up as vote nears

VICTORIA – My feedback on the harmonized sales tax debate is running…

Does this trucker get equipment input credits from the HST? Yes. Does he work for a 'big business'? No.
A BC Ferries vessel leaves Tsawwassen terminal on its way to Vancouver Island.

B.C. to restrict ferry rate increases

VICTORIA – BC Ferries fare increases will be limited to 4.15 per…

A BC Ferries vessel leaves Tsawwassen terminal on its way to Vancouver Island.
B.C. Health Minister Mike de Jong

New health care card aims at fraud

VICTORIA – There are 9.1 million B.C. CareCards in circulation, but only…

B.C. Health Minister Mike de Jong
New ferries have added costs to the BC Ferries fleet. Fares are going up across the fleet

B.C. seeks ways to ease ferry fare hikes

VICTORIA – BC Ferries isn't allowed to use revenue from its busy…

New ferries have added costs to the BC Ferries fleet. Fares are going up across the fleet
Biologists install a rotary screw fish trap in the Peace River

B.C. dam projects moving ahead

BC Hydro is proceeding with its $800 million refit of the Ruskin…

Biologists install a rotary screw fish trap in the Peace River
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon unveils the $5 million advertising campaign that begins this month.

Stick men, straw men debate HST

VICTORIA – By now you’ve probably seen part of the B.C. government’s…

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon unveils the $5 million advertising campaign that begins this month.
Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu

Civilian investigators to watch B.C. RCMP

VICTORIA – The B.C. government has announced a new civilian office that…

Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu