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Decriminalization officially begins in B.C.

By Alec Lazenby January 31, 2023

B.C.'s provincial government has officially begun its decriminalization pilot program with the support of the federal government.

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Eby talks quick start to premiership

By Alec Lazenby December 19, 2022

In his first 11 days as premier, David Eby stepped in front of the media seven times, announcing over $1.2 billion in funding for new programs and projects, including $500 million for a new affordability credit, $400 million for a new BC Hydro credit, and $230 million for the RCMP.

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Falcon reflects on first 10 months back in politics

By Alec Lazenby December 14, 2022

Looking ahead, BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon knows he needs to do more to refresh a party that has struggled since finishing in a dead heat with the NDP in the 2017 election and further losing power through a confidence and supply agreement between the NDP and Greens.

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Green leader calls 2022 a year of ‘treading water’ by B.C. government

By Alec Lazenby December 5, 2022

Green Leader Sonia Furstenau is pushing new Premier David Eby to articulate his vision to fix health-care, housing and drug poisoning issues facing British Columbians, rather than rely on the “status quo.”

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‘Frankly ridiculous’: Anjali Appadurai responds to NDP claims of ‘hostile takeover’

By Alec Lazenby October 12, 2022

Accusations have been floating for weeks that Anjali Appadurai’s campaign has been drawing in card-carrying Greens to support her bid for NDP leader. In an interview with BC Today on Tuesday, Appadurai said any claims of a hostile takeover were “frankly ridiculous.”

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Cherry Smiley enters BC NDP race hoping to provide a ‘different perspective’

By Alec Lazenby September 12, 2022

With a challenge for the leadership of the NDP, women’s rights activist and scholar Cherry Smiley is hoping to bring awareness to struggles facing women, seniors, and people suffering from drug addiction in B.C.

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Rebuilding trust: Appadurai wants to give NDP back to the grassroots

By Alec Lazenby August 29, 2022

Anjali Appadurai wants to give the NDP a jolt in the leadership race David Eby hoped would be a coronation.

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