Kirk LaPointe

For better or worse, stories create histories not easily rewritten

In listening to the audiobook of Spare, the autobiography by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, I can hear in his narration a certain fear and loathing of the paparazzi and tabloid editors, the “paps”...

B.C. throne speech indicates plan to spend – missing is a plan for growth

Every new leader has to honour the predecessor yet chart a different course. I’ve yet to hear one say he/she will do exactly what the last woman/man did, even if in power there is a nice crutch to...

Eby's eager-beaver spending spree might be smart politics, but it's bad economics

We are seeing more of the nature of our new premier. He is one-part eager beaver, one-part lone wolf. David Eby was the premier-in-waiting for many years. Had John Horgan not outmanoeuvred Christy...

Morneau’s political post-mortem prescribes. Will Trudeau listen?

The new book by former federal finance minister Bill Morneau is a sorrowful statement. It oozes disappointment in its description of the swift decline from the promise of Justin Trudeau’s 2015...

Canucks' handling of coach Bruce Boudreau another abysmal business blunder

I know what it’s like in an organization to be the Dead Man Walking, when you know in your heart that your stint is up and that it’s only a matter of time before it’s all made formal. It felt like...

No access gained from tepid Information Act review

If it is true that you can’t teach an old dog a new trick, I have regrettably discovered you can at least trick an old dog. Here I find myself, hoaxed by a government I mistakenly thought was...

UBC professor’s departure raises more questions than answers

The curious case of Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has left an institution and reconciliation in a most terrible spot. It is difficult to know where to start. Last week we were first to report of her...

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BC Supreme Court lawsuit trips up fast-rising Vancouver unicorn

A few months ago, Vancouver-based Nexii Building Solutions Inc. eclipsed a $2 billion valuation.  The construction firm had earlier been the fastest in Canadian history to reach unicorn status, the...

Eby's caucus choices reward the faithful and corner the fallible

Controversial ministers have portfolios with expectations; loyal ministers get priority portfolios