Vaughn Palmer: Site C instability issues making NDP nervous about escalating costs

Article content continued After deciding to go ahead in late 2017, the New Democrats named a nine-member project assurance board, including B.C. Hydro board members, public servants and experts in construction; and a four-member technical advisory board of internationally recognized experts in the engineering and construction of hydroelectric dams. But one has to wonder how […]

GOLDSTEIN: Shootings up 20% as city council debates defunding police

City Council meets Monday to consider cutting the $1.22 billion police budget by 10% next year, or $122 million, at a time when shootings in Toronto are up by 20% over last year. Gun violence this year is also on pace to surpass 2019’s record number of occurrences since police street checks (aka carding) were […]

LILLEY: Government workers take home more than the people paying the bills

Want a raise? Get a government job. That’s one of the takeaways from a review of public and private sector wages and benefits conducted by the Fraser Institute. Researcher Ben Eisen, a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, reviewed the wages reported to the federal government last year and found public sector employees made more […]