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May 28, 2021
Institute of Communication Agencies calls for boycott of Elections BC’s agency search process
Nathan Caddell

The Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) is calling for a boycott of Elections BC’s search process for a new marketing agency. On April 1, the provincial election office put out the call for a new marketing agency. But according to the...

Apr 12, 2021
5 Questions: Ravi Kahlon, B.C. minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation
Nick Rockel

For the complete interview, which took place in late January, check out The BCBusiness Podcast. We’re still in the midst of a major crisis. Is this the time to be talking about recovery? It’s tricky, because whenever I raise the question of economic...

Feb 9, 2021
How B.C.’s small-business skew became a liability in the pandemic
Michael McCullough

It’s hard to believe, given their relatively high profile, but there are just 700 private companies with 300 or more employees operating in B.C. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) comprise a greater share of the economy, both by employment and...

Dec 17, 2020
Adults in the Room: Lessons in leadership from the pandemic's first wave
Guy Saddy

The pandemic which has just swept ’round the earth is without precedent….never before has there been a catastrophe at once so sudden, so devastating and so universal. The most astonishing thing about the pandemic was the complete mystery which surrounded...

Oct 29, 2020
Placing odds on the next BC Liberal Party leader
Nathan Caddell

All things considered, Andrew Wilkinson’s resignation speech was quite appropriate. Lasting just over a minute, featuring zero accountability and apparently delivered without consulting the rest of his caucus, the former BC Liberal Party head honcho’s farewell really was a Coles Notes reading...

Oct 21, 2020
Opinion: Federal and provincial decisions around snap elections show the shallowness of political parties
Nathan Caddell

Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, you’ve heard lot about political parties acting in the interest of “the people.” Although that was true in the early going, especially when rival parties actually worked together to help Canadians...

Oct 21, 2020
BC Green Party candidate and small business owner Michael Barkusky talks running against Andrew Wilkinson, keeping the NDP in check
Nathan Caddell

As a kid growing up in South Africa, Michael Barkusky witnessed the rise of civil unrest. He worked for an opposition party in his high-school and college days before being drafted into the country’s military. After serving two years there...

Oct 20, 2020
Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council survey reveals B.C. parties’ plans for transportation
Nathan Caddell

It turns out that not answering questions can actually catch up with politicians sometimes. Who knew? Today the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation released its 2020 election voters guide, in which the leaders of 21 municipalities in Metro Vancouver, as...

Oct 14, 2020
Winners and losers from B.C.’s political leaders debate
Nathan Caddell

The narrative coming into the first and only B.C. leaders debate before the October 26 October 24 provincial election was fairly clear. As with any campaign where one party is dominating early polls, the conventional wisdom was that BC Liberal...

Oct 8, 2020
Best B.C. beers in swing ridings: A close race is brewing in Langley for the first time in years
Nathan Caddell

October is BC Craft Beer Month. There’s also an election coming up, if you haven’t heard. Because politics and beer actually mix very well, we’ll be analyzing the top three beers in ridings across the province up until the October...

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