Kirk LaPointe

BC Green Party stock set for fall in wake of Weaver’s departure

If you like to play the long game in your career, then there is an attractive new job opening. You can be leader of North America’s most successful party whose defining theme will increasingly occupy...

Federal party leaders land few damaging punches in debate dust-up

Ten takeaways from what will be the only English-language debate among the leaders of our political parties for the October 21 election: 1. First off, it is an insult to voters that there is only...

What real net value does Metro Vancouver reap from the Canucks?

I was surprised the other day when someone asked me, sports fanboy, of all people: are the Vancouver Canucks good for our economy? My initial inclination was to wonder why anyone would think...

Winners of BC CEO Awards set high bar

2019 standouts reflect B.C.’s wealth of expertise and experience

Mediocre prosperity scores point to underlying problems in B.C.

Prosperity is in the eye of the beholder. It can mean wealth. It can mean health. It can mean abundance. It can mean joy. Or all these things. Or something else. What we know is that, even with our...

Unearthed photo of Justin Trudeau in brownface deep-sixes PM’s brand

If there is a visceral Liberal fear in this election campaign, it resembles the Conservative slogan about the prime minister: Not As Advertised. The Conservatives believe they can persuade Canadians...

Vancouver Music Strategy strikes mostly sour notes

Were I still writing reviews, I would hardly know where to start in panning the Vancouver Music Strategy. Is it the missed notes? The off-pitch, wrong key, weak repertoire? The audience...

Odds-on favourite in federal election race: none of the above

I suppose someone has to be prime minister. I suppose some party has to win the October 21 federal election. I’m just not sure who, what or why. As the campaign commences, it is hard to recall any...

Cold economic realities wither rosy B.C. budget projections

Ah, the rose. A beautiful presence. A short-lived bloom. But once done, just the thorns to see. The message of our province’s finance minister Tuesday as she delivered a quarterly economic update...

Inside the job interview room with the Recruiter and the Applicant

Thank you for coming today. I want to discuss your application for the job of prime minister. There are other applicants for the role, as you know, and we will be filling the position October 21....