Mario Canseco

Notable NIMBYism numbers in the lead-up to B.C.’s municipal elections

During B.C.’s municipal election campaigns, we are going to hear a lot about the so-called not-in-my-backyard (NIMBY) attitude. Depending on which municipality you live in, the next five weeks will...

Complexities of navigating the new digital-disconnect imperative

The way we work, and how we stay connected to our tasks, has changed dramatically over the past couple of decades. The office follows us everywhere. Email addresses are created with our names and...

Campbell’s departure underscores the erosion of municipal party politics power

The sudden departure of Ian Campbell from the City of Vancouver’s mayoral race came as a surprise to many political observers. Vision Vancouver, the party that has controlled city hall for the past...

Voter reconnection a priority for federal leaders in leadup to 2019

The possibility of a new centre-right party led by Maxime Bernier has given rise to the idea that the 2019 federal election will conclude in a new victory for the Liberal Party of Canada. The...

Politicians, corporations falling short in major project promotion

The federal government’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was overturned by the Federal Court of Appeal last week, handing a victory to First Nations and environmental...

No easy prescription for overreliance on online medical advice

For decades, British Columbia has been a popular destination for Canadian retirees. Two years ago, the number of seniors in our province prompted the previous provincial government to call for...

Dash cams, automated speed enforcement can put brakes on B.C. car-crash rate

Last year, as discussions about the future of the Insurance Corp. of British Columbia (ICBC) intensified, our province achieved a dubious distinction. The total number of vehicle crashes reported in...

Trump soap opera souring British Columbians on U.S. products

In past decades, the developments of the past week would have been enough to bring down sitting governments. In a span of hours, the campaign chairman of the current president of the United States...

More to learn – and more to change – about money laundering in B.C. casinos

A few days before British Columbia Attorney General David Eby made public an independent report into money laundering in the province’s casinos, 76% of residents polled by Research Co. expressed...

TV grapples with Netflix effect as more consumers cut cable ties

At the end of the 2016-17 television season, The Big Bang Theory was the most popular television show in the United States, with a rating of 11.5. This means that, whenever a new episode of the...