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Geoff Johnson: Government must commit to fair negotiation

Geoff Johnson: Government must commit to fair negotiation

The finding by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Susan Griffin that, as a political ploy, B.C. government insiders attempted to implement a bargaining strategy intended to provoke a general teachers’ strike is breathtaking in its implications.
Iain Hunter: Trudeau’s ‘bold’ move is just naïve

Iain Hunter: Trudeau’s ‘bold’ move is just naïve

Isuppose this is what happens when you ask a child to do a man’s work. I speak, of course, of Justin Trudeau’s naïve idea that not calling Liberal senators Liberals — not calling a spade a spade — is a significant step toward Senate reform.
Les Leyne: Liquor changes are a refreshing break

Les Leyne: Liquor changes are a refreshing break

Here’s one way to judge whether the big liquor-policy reform will be an overall benefit to B.C. Picture all the changes in place — relaxed licences, freedom to move around holding a drink, more hard liquor at public events, happy hours.
Monique Keiran: A Chinese import we don’t want: pollution

Monique Keiran: A Chinese import we don’t want: pollution

On a recent trip to Vancouver, a great yellow tongue of dirty air greeted us as the ferry surged into the Strait of Georgia. Stretching out from Vancouver, the tongue licked at the shores of Galiano and Mayne islands.
Comment: A father’s lament for a young life taken away

Comment: A father’s lament for a young life taken away

To all, and especially to those who have lost a loved one to murder, my heart goes out to you. I wish I could give you a hug and tell you I’m sorry for your loss. People don’t understand the pain, confusion, bewilderment and emptiness that is felt.
The moral dilemma of wealth vs. prosperity

The moral dilemma of wealth vs. prosperity

The economy is one of those hot button issues, whether it’s due to guilt, anger or a passion to build a better world.
Comment: Education needed into midwifery services

Comment: Education needed into midwifery services

A recent call by the Midwives Association of B.C. for the expansion of midwifery services in the province focused on long-term savings to taxpayers and better access to care.
Licia Corbella: Trudeau’s Senate reform is just a mirage

Licia Corbella: Trudeau’s Senate reform is just a mirage

Now that federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has turfed all Liberal senators from his caucus, he has only four members who represent ridings west of Ontario.
Shannon Corregan: Two sides of argument not always equal

Shannon Corregan: Two sides of argument not always equal

Back when I was in grad school, I tried to dissuade my undergraduate students from using the word “bias” or from thinking of their sources as “biased.
It will be a Super (Bowl) weekend

It will be a Super (Bowl) weekend

UPDATE: The Super Bowl player is on our homepage now and will stay there with special video content through the game and until Monday. night. When it comes to sporting events, none come bigger than the Super Bowl. Timescolonist.