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Editorial: Government is not a business

The B.C. government has announced that provincial ministries will no longer be allowed to recruit or hire their own personnel. In accordance with a new "Corporate Human Resource Plan," these functions are being centralized.

A new kind of Seven Wonders that we can create

The new century is only nine years old and already our prospects for the future can seem like a montage of hopelessness and despair.

STV a chance to refresh tired politics

The abandoned stepsister of this election campaign -- electoral reform -- makes what could be her final appearance on your ballot today. The main event, another showdown between Gordon Campbell and Carole James, drew only moderate interest.

Leaders' lives show grit, determination

Gordon Muir Campbell and Carole Alison James are utterly exhausted robots by now, chanting the same phrases with glazed looks in their eyes and maniacally shaking whatever hand is thrust in front of them.

The line between political vision and nightmare

As a reporter covering many election campaigns, I used to interview taxi drivers and barbers to get a sense of who was ahead. Well, I don't get out much any more, so haven't had many opportunities to chat up taxi drivers during the B.C. campaign.

Straight talk on cuts overdue

British Columbia's economy is not getting any healthier, and that means there will be less money to run the government. That is a critical fact in this election campaign, one that will have ramifications throughout the province.

Cuts are coming -- you can bank on it

While the animated Monsters vs. Aliens plays in theatres around the world, those of us in British Columbia are getting a live-action version of the same thing.

Police targeting wrong offences

We like to think of Victoria as a visitor-friendly community. From beautiful scenery to great restaurants to wonderful shopping, our city has much to offer. But in the last year or two, a different kind of experience has arrived.

Sewage -- show us the money

The news that Greater Victoria's massive sewage treatment project will be more expensive to finance in the wake of the global credit crunch is worrying.

Editorial: Liberals escape NDP's grilling

The government's decision to bring an early end to the sitting of the legislature may be good news for Liberals looking to duck questions on the B.C.
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