Category Archives: Government

BC Liberals accepted money from Chinese government propaganda unit

By ThinkPol Staff The BC Liberals accepted money from a media outlet producing propaganda for the Communist Party of China, days after the mouthpiece was exposed as being owned and operated by China’s government. On November 2, 2015, an exposé

Asking home prices fall by double digits in Metro Vancouver as BC budget begins to bite

By ThinkPol Staff Asking prices for homes in Metro Vancouver are falling ‒ in one case by as much as 73% ‒ suggesting that budget measures announced by the NDP government to promote affordable housing by tackling rampant crime, corruption

BC Liberals continued to support alleged Ponzi operator that sponsored Christy Clark despite warnings

By ThinkPol Staff An alleged Ponzi operator who sponsored former British Columbia Premier Christy Clark’s junkets to China continued to enjoy the full support and backing of the former BC Liberal government despite red flags raised by auditors, according to

NDP to reintroduce anti-SLAPP legislation killed by BC Liberals

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbians will soon be able to once again speak up against big corporations on important issues without the fear of being silenced by costly strategic legal action intended to suppress public participation. BC Attorney General David

BC Liberal leader batted for big tobacco against BC

By ThinkPol Staff The newly-elected BC Liberal leader once acted for multinational tobacco companies against British Columbia, as the province sought to recover billions of dollars spent out of the public health-care budget to treat people with smoking-related diseases such

Will Kelowna West forgive BC Liberal candidate who traded seat with Christy Clark for cushy job in China?

By Nick Valka The bad taste left in Kelowna West voters’ mouths after Christy Clark’s “parachuting” into the riding seems to be a major factor influencing the electorate’s voting decision for the upcoming by-election. Residents of the Kelowna West electoral

“Go after the money launderers, illegal real estate flippers, scammers, tax evaders” ‒ British Columbians respond to budget consultation

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbians want the government to go after money launderers, tax evaders, speculators and other fraudsters operating in the province’s real estate market, public responses to the governing NDP’s 2018 budget consultation show. Premier John Horgan’s government

City of Vancouver staff asked to talk to PR team before responding to citizens

By ThinkPol Staff City of Vancouver staff are asked to talk to the city hall’s army of well-paid spin doctors before responding to citizens on social media, according to information released through a Freedom of Information request. “A reminder: please

BC Greens piling pressure on NDP to ban foreign buyers in budget

By ThinkPol Staff The BC Green Party is piling pressure on the NDP minority government its propping up to follow New Zealand’s example and restrict foreign real estate ownership in the province in the upcoming budget. “Recently, we proposed we

Petition calls for housing speculation tax in BC budget and crackdown on money laundering, shady realtors

By ThinkPol Staff A petition has been launched to urge British Columbia’s NDP-led government to introduce a housing speculation tax along with a special taskforce to crackdown on money laundering and unethical practices by realtors in Metro Vancouver’s real estate