Commentary

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Canada’s economy caught in hardball China-U.S. 5G squeeze play

Only in Canada can we take a hostage and be held for ransom at once. I’m referring to the mess of Meng and the hassle of Huawei, the gift that keeps on giving. It must make Justin Trudeau happy he...

The myth of clean LNG

At a moment in time when millions of youth around the world are protesting and calling on their leaders to take action, the myths perpetuated by proponents of liquified natural gas (LNG) are...

Most B.C. residents aren’t ready for major disaster, survey suggests

For decades, British Columbians have been warned about “the big one.” The possibility of an earthquake affecting our province usually enters our consciousness twice a year. First, when the early...

How to raise your income by overcoming fears of public speaking

Are you avoiding public speaking? If so, you could be hindering your ability to earn more. Harvey Coleman, business consultant and author of Empowering Yourself: The Organizational Game Revealed,...

Public inquiry into money laundering has broad support in B.C.: poll

After months of discussions, a barrage of statements from watchdog groups and endless social media posts from the interested public, the Government of British Columbia has decided to call a public...

The messy mathematics of British Columbia’s CleanBC plan

Climate change is a pre-eminent topic these days, especially as evidence accumulates that the effects of global warming are already being felt. Thus the B.C. government’s timing, in releasing its...

Editorial: Green economy’s many shades of grey

The main reason it’s not easy being green is that becoming genuinely green in business and politics is far more complicated than just talking about it. Talk being cheap, however, that is all that is...

Another instalment in Canada’s freedom of information follies

I couldn’t stifle the laughter when the defence team for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou said it was requesting documents under the federal Access to Information Act to fight her extradition. I can...

Survey digs into British Columbians’ love of gardening

Whether you observe Victoria Day or the Journée nationale des patriotes, the third weekend of May unofficially marks the start of gardening season in Canada. British Columbians may have had a head...

BC NDP seeks political payoff from public inquiry into money laundering

If it makes us feel any better, we can all recall how John Horgan only months ago threw shade on the need for a money laundering inquiry: too time-consuming, too resource-greedy, too distractive, too...