Kirk LaPointe

The City of Vancouver’s new council logs a year of living lazily

A year ago, Vancouver municipal voters sent an unambiguous message to change course. The decade-old governing Vision party was eviscerated and a diverse council and independent mayor were...

Trudeau-Horgan two-step promises to be intriguing political dance

Father Pierre famously said the state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation, but son Justin knows that doesn’t mean the state can’t curry strange bedfellows.  A minority government, after...

Leading a minority government will be Trudeau's biggest test

He will never be the prime minister he wanted us to believe he is – the offences won’t erase, even if their memories will abate – but Justin Trudeau’s political survival Monday is testament to the...

Why Covenant House crisis program fundraiser needs your help

I suppose I can screen everyone for this test here and now: have you ever been taken in from the streets by a crisis program? I suppose the answer is no, so what I describe now will explain why you...

Wake me when this federal election campaign is over

It has been a meh-lection campaign. Like, who can possibly get excited about these last few weeks? Why are we voting for the least dislikable choice? Not a single, solitary, distinct, specific,...

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...