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Les Leyne: B.C. bud now a ho-hum issue

Les Leyne: B.C. bud now a ho-hum issue

The legal cannabis industry is like any other enterprise now — complaining about taxes and regulation, grappling with supply-chain issues and worried about the same headaches other businesses have
Les Leyne: B.C. NDP cabinet ministers back wrong horse for Vancouver mayor

Les Leyne: B.C. NDP cabinet ministers back wrong horse for Vancouver mayor

Loyalty to a fellow party member is nice, but preserving your options as a new premier is better
Les Leyne: So you're thinking of moving to Alberta ...

Les Leyne: So you're thinking of moving to Alberta ...

Answers to your frequently asked questions about the land of “312 days of sunshine a year,” cheaper houses, zero sales tax and six premiers in 11 years
Les Leyne: B.C.'s new $500M investment fund will be 'patient' and a bit secretive

Les Leyne: B.C.'s new $500M investment fund will be 'patient' and a bit secretive

The fund is explicitly barred from investing in narcotics, illegal substances or arms.
Les Leyne: NDP leadership power play not exactly democratic

Les Leyne: NDP leadership power play not exactly democratic

It’s time for the NDP to put up or shut up.
Les Leyne: Tall and smart, but Eby is loaded with baggage

Les Leyne: Tall and smart, but Eby is loaded with baggage

It’s remarkable that someone directly responsible up until recently for a system so dysfunctional is the presumed front-runner in the NDP leadership race
Les Leyne: Yes, the criminal-justice system is broken

Les Leyne: Yes, the criminal-justice system is broken

The assistant deputy attorney general responsible for the prosecution service issued an unusual statement disputing the “catch and release” phrase and saying it’s not the province that set the strong presumption in favour of pretrial release
Les Leyne: Rankin takes a harder line on prolific offenders

Les Leyne: Rankin takes a harder line on prolific offenders

Unlike David Eby, who initially tried to downplay crime concerns, Attorney General Murray leans more toward accepting that a state of crisis exists
Les Leyne: Quietly-released crime report is alarming

Les Leyne: Quietly-released crime report is alarming

The operative tone seems to be: “Issue raised, problems identified, action underway, let’s move on.”
Les Leyne: Pat McGeer was a wonk always ahead of the curve

Les Leyne: Pat McGeer was a wonk always ahead of the curve

1980s-era Social Credit cabinet minister Pat McGeer, who died at 95 this week, was known for speaking his mind regardless of the consequences