Rob Shaw

Rob Shaw: Why the BC NDP should consider an early election

Premier David Eby continues to insist he has no plans for a snap election. But there is a compelling and growing political case that could change his mind. At the centre of it all is B.C.’s...

Rob Shaw: The privatization of health-care services jobs was harmful then and would be now

Cora Mojica clearly remembers the moment when she found out her food prep job at Vancouver General Hospital was being repatriated from a private company back into government. It was 2018, and she...

Rob Shaw: Premier Eby may be a ‘man of action,’ but it's in the face of BC NDP inaction

BC New Democrats looking to trumpet the early success of Premier David Eby have an embarrassment of riches to choose from with recent announcements on crime, housing, health care and affordability....

Rob Shaw: Eby’s autism funding announcement shows he’s not captured by bureaucracy

Premier David Eby provided a telling glimpse into his leadership style Friday, as he reversed controversial changes to child autism funding that he inherited from the previous John Horgan...

Rob Shaw: Premier Eby running up spending to catch up to crises

David Eby has hit the ground running as premier, but what’s also running right alongside him is the financial tab accompanying his many promises. Eby spent almost $900 million in his first four days...

Rob Shaw: Prepare for the province to bigfoot municipalities on housing

Premier David Eby took great pains Monday to emphasize that his new housing legislation was part of a “collaborative” process with municipalities, with ample room for “cooperation” and “negotiation”...

Rob Shaw: Why David Eby changed his mind on prosecutors and repeat offenders

Premier David Eby surprised many on Sunday when he announced a government directive to Crown prosecutors to do more, where possible, on “the risk that repeat violent offenders pose to public safety...

Rob Shaw: Premier Eby hits the ground sprinting to catch up to B.C.'s crises

For most new premiers, their swearing-in day is a leisurely victory lap. Typically, they pose for the cameras, introduce their new cabinet and pat themselves on the back for winning an election or...

Rob Shaw: Health care, crime and climate issues will define Eby’s first year as premier

As David Eby prepares to be sworn in as premier, it’s worth looking at the political landscape he will inherit in B.C. compared to only one year ago. In mid-November 2021, B.C. was in the grips of a...

Meet Premier Eby: The new leader of British Columbia

It’s 7:30 a.m. at the Eby house, and three-year-old Iva is running around the kitchen with reckless abandon, circling the counter in a tiny blur, her hands in the air, a tiara on her head, shouting:...