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Editorial: Time to deepen Canada’s homegrown talent pools

Canada has excelled at extracting natural resources from the country, but it has done a subpar job of developing human resources within its borders. Thus the ongoing push for immigration to offset...

Slim majority of B.C. residents see Indigenous territory acknowledgements as positive step

The practice of territory acknowledgements has become more common in British Columbia. A few years ago, it was not customary for elected officials to state that they were “on the traditional...

We may never have the luxury of a post-pandemic victory lap

It’s true, you can sense palpable relief now that pandemic restrictions are easing. Near-normal is new-normal. But does anyone really think it is time for a victory lap with the coronavirus? The...

Restarting a sustainable, export-oriented economy

How B.C. is committing to grow the provincial economy in a sustainable way

Tax regime undermining B.C.’s ability to compete for top tech talent

B.C.’s diverse advanced technology industry, and professional, scientific and technical services more broadly, have been expanding rapidly over the past decade. The pandemic accelerated many of the...

Poll pegs Pierre Trudeau as best of last nine prime ministers

Justin Trudeau places third in survey, behind former PM Stephen Harper

Editorial: Hydrogen economy reality checks for B.C.

Be it grey, blue or green hydrogen, the road to harnessing it for mainstream transportation applications is littered with potholes and detours. Just ask B.C.’s hydrogen fuel cell pioneer Ballard...

Pandemic politics playing into hands of federal Liberal strategists

One of the inherently selfish features of the modern parliamentary system is the ability of governments to call elections at the time of their choosing. The current federal administration will not be...

Canadians’ trust eluding O’Toole but sticking to tarnished Trudeau

You could understand, as a federal election beckons, if Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole felt entitled to a little sympathy. He is less popular than his party, which is less popular than the...

Canadians see light at end of pandemic tunnel, poll suggests

As residents of British Columbia undoubtedly learned over the past few days, we are headed into a federal election campaign. A visit from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau included “campaign-style”...