National Newswatch

Wilson-Raybould affirms commitment to Liberals, says there’s ‘path forward’ to higher standard of government

Mar 15 2019 — Ian Bailey — Jody Wilson-Raybould says the past few weeks have been “incredibly hard” for her and her family, but she says she remains committed to the federal Liberal Party and a higher standard of government. The former attorney-general spoke Thursday to a crowded party event in her Vancouver-Granville riding, declaring that she had enjoyed being in cabinet […]

Jody Wilson-Raybould ready to run for re-election as federal Liberal

Mar 9 2019 — Ian Bailey — Walter Wells voted Liberal in 2015 and doesn’t think he’ll do that again this year. But he says he will be volunteering to work on Jody Wilson-Raybould’s expected re-election campaign. Mr. Wells, a 57-year-old residential realtor, actually lives just outside of Vancouver Granville, Ms. Wilson-Raybould’s riding. But he said he has been inspired by the […]

B.C. NDP government moving toward more labour-friendly policies

Aug 4 2018 — Ian Bailey — Earlier this year, British Columbia’s NDP government made a little-noticed change to the Workers Compensation Act that expanded mental-health services for first responders. In particular, these workers no longer need to point to a specific incident to submit a claim for a mental-health condition related to their work. “What’s changed is you no longer have […]

Federal parties set sights on B.C.’s December by-election

Nov 9 2017 — Ian Bailey — The federal NDP is looking at next month’s by-election in South Surrey-White Rock as a learning experience for new supporters, while the Liberals and Conservatives are bracing for an all-out fight. Former Tory MP Dianne Watts won by a slim margin in 2015, which has the Tories and Liberals both convinced they have a shot […]