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Les Leyne: Clark's government has grab-bag style

What is Premier Christy Clark's government all about? People make their judgments based on their personal impressions of the woman or on the policy announcements she makes.

Times Colonist editorial: Answers needed on uranium deal

Energy Minister Rich Coleman owes British Columbians a clear explanation for why the government paid $30 million to compensate a company for a cancelled uranium mining claim. So far, he has refused to provide one.

Les Leyne: B.C. Rail deal van Dongen's 'last straw'

Independent MLA John van Dongen on Monday poked another stick into the B.C. Rail snakepit.

Les Leyne: Island transport spending is small stuff

The Ministry of Transportation noted in passing the other day that it has spent more than $548 million on Vancouver Island in the last decade. It was the third-to-last line of a news release announcing - wait for it - $1.

Times Colonist editorial: Pine-beetle plan short on action

Some economic disasters, like a wildfire that destroys a community or the collapse of a major export market, naturally catch governments flatfooted.

Les Leyne: Float-plane terminal still up in the air

There's a lot more emphasis on the question of safety at the problem-plagued Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, following the latest legal move. The Crown corporation that's involved in the dispute - B.C. Pavilion Corp.

Bloy should go for good of all

The backbench isn't far enough back for Harry Bloy. The B.C. legislature - and all of British Columbia - would be better served by his absence from provincial politics.

Les Leyne: Liberals awfully bad at attacking Dix

It's not that the B.C. Liberals are always attacking NDP leader Adrian Dix. It's that they are so fantastically bad at it. Going negative and smearing your opponent is the easiest thing in the world for most politicians.

Les Leyne column: Same old new transportation strategy

"Premier unveils new transportation strategy to expand trade and create jobs," ran the headline on Premier Christy Clark's Monday news release.
Media too quick to convict Hopley

Media too quick to convict Hopley

Maybe Randall Hopley really will turn out to be every parent's worst nightmare - a scary, creepy predator who snatches children from their beds in the night. That rough-looking mug shot of Hopley certainly seems to confirm the image.