BC politics

Melanie Mark speaks to the media after becoming the first First Nations woman to serve in the B.C. legislature, at a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. Mark has resigned her ministerial portfolios to go on medical leave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. cabinet minister Melanie Mark resigns and takes medical leave

Mark was the minister for tourism, arts, culture and sport

 

B.C. Liberal Party Leader Kevin Falcon is joined by Liberal critic Peter Milobar as they react to the budget speech during a press conference at legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. Liberals could become BC United, vote to be held by end of the year

BC United top pick from over 2,000 names suggested since June

 

B.C. Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and Premier John Horgan meet students outside École Hammond Bay on Monday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

BC NDP retreats to central Vancouver Island as caucus shares summer stories

Horgan says team members will share what they’ve learned during meetings being held in Parksville

 

Surrey-White Rick MLA Trevor Halford and Surrey South MLA-elect Elenore Sturko talk with a resident following the town hall meeting. Alex Browne photo

South Surrey town hall meeting airs residents’ health care woes

BC Liberal MLAs hear about ongoing concerns at Camp Alexandra

Surrey-White Rick MLA Trevor Halford and Surrey South MLA-elect Elenore Sturko talk with a resident following the town hall meeting. Alex Browne photo
Map shows the proposed Surrey-area federal riding redistribution proposed by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia.

New federal riding would river-hop to merge parts of Surrey and New West, and SBOT objects

Proposed new electoral map doesn’t align with municipal or natural boundaries, board boss complains

Map shows the proposed Surrey-area federal riding redistribution proposed by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia.
Elenore Sturko, BC Liberal candidate has won the Surrey South byelection, based on preliminary results. Results of the final vote count will be confirmed on Sept. 14. (Contributed photo)

Voters choose BC Liberal Elenore Sturko to fill Surrey South seat in Victoria

Sept 10 byelection called in wake of Stephanie Cadieux’s resignation last April

Elenore Sturko, BC Liberal candidate has won the Surrey South byelection, based on preliminary results. Results of the final vote count will be confirmed on Sept. 14. (Contributed photo)
Elenore Sturko is the BC Liberal candidate in the Surrey South byelection. (Contributed photo)

Surrey South byelection candidate Q&A: Elenore Sturko

BC Liberal candidate answers five questions for PAN readers

  • Sep 2, 2022
Elenore Sturko is the BC Liberal candidate in the Surrey South byelection. (Contributed photo)
Simran Sarai (left) is the third candidiate vying for a seat in the Surrey South byelection, for the BC Green Party. (Contributed photo)

Surrey South byelection candidate Q&A: Simran Sarai

BC Green Party candidate answers five questions for PAN readers

  • Sep 2, 2022
Simran Sarai (left) is the third candidiate vying for a seat in the Surrey South byelection, for the BC Green Party. (Contributed photo)
Dr. Pauline Greaves is the BC NDP candidate for the Surrey South byelection. (Contributed photo)

Surrey South byelection candidate Q&A: Pauline Greaves

BC NDP candidate answers five questions for PAN readers

  • Sep 2, 2022
Dr. Pauline Greaves is the BC NDP candidate for the Surrey South byelection. (Contributed photo)
Small-business owner Harman Bhangu is the Conservative Party of British Columbia’s candidate for the Surrey South byelection. Voters go to the polls Sept. 10. (Contributed photo)

Surrey South byelection candidate Q&A: Harman Bhangu

Conservative Party of BC candidate answers five questions for PAN readers

  • Sep 2, 2022
Small-business owner Harman Bhangu is the Conservative Party of British Columbia’s candidate for the Surrey South byelection. Voters go to the polls Sept. 10. (Contributed photo)
Jason Bax, the Libertarian candidate for the Surrey-White Rock riding in the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election

Surrey South byelection candidate Q&A: Jason Bax

Libertarian candidate answers five questions for PAN readers

  • Sep 2, 2022
Jason Bax, the Libertarian candidate for the Surrey-White Rock riding in the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election
Surrey Board of Trade hosted an all-candidates meeting for the upcoming Surrey South byelection. Four of five candidates participated in the Wednesday afternoon forum. (SBOT Twitter image)

Surrey South candidates showcased in Surrey Board of Trade-hosted online forum

Meeting highlighted significant differences in political parties’ approach

Surrey Board of Trade hosted an all-candidates meeting for the upcoming Surrey South byelection. Four of five candidates participated in the Wednesday afternoon forum. (SBOT Twitter image)
BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon at this summer’s Northwest Regional Airshow in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon makes northern B.C. pitch during Terrace visit

Falcon said northern communities are being “totally left out” by an “urban” NDP government

BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon at this summer’s Northwest Regional Airshow in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
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EDITORIAL: Take the time to vote in Surrey South byelection

Byelection tend to have a lower turnout, but MLAs connect communities with Victoria

  • Sep 1, 2022
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The Surrey-South riding map for the Sept. 10, 2022, provincial by-election. (Map: Elections BC)

Cloverdale and White Rock-South Surrey Chambers to hold all-candidates meeting for Surrey South riding

Provincial by-election hopefuls will meet at Peace Portal Alliance Church Sept. 6

The Surrey-South riding map for the Sept. 10, 2022, provincial by-election. (Map: Elections BC)
Candidate Jason Bax is representing the BC Libertarian Party in the current byelection for the Surrey South provincial riding.

Libertarian Bax joins Surrey South race

MLA candidate accuses NDP of mishandling the COVID-19 crisis

Candidate Jason Bax is representing the BC Libertarian Party in the current byelection for the Surrey South provincial riding.
Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Some tough questions ahead for Surrey South candidates

Urban-rural mix make this an unusual riding, writes Frank Bucholtz

  • Aug 25, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
Surrey South electoral district. (Elections BC map)

Where and how to vote in the Surrey South provincial byelection

Five candidates, eight voting days to fill MLA’s seat left vacant last April

Surrey South electoral district. (Elections BC map)
Anjali Appadurai (Twitter photo)

B.C. climate activist Anjali Appadurai enters NDP leadership race

Appadurai is the only challenger to David Eby

Anjali Appadurai (Twitter photo)
Dr. Pauline Greaves has been announced as the BC NDP candidate for the Surrey South byelection, which was made necessary by the resignation of former BC Liberal MLA Stephanie Cadieux in April. Greaves will face BC Liberal candidate Elenore Sturko, at this point the only other announced candidate in the riding. Contributed photo

Dr. Pauline Greaves named BC NDP candidate for Surrey South byelection

Educator, community leader to carry banner for NDP

Dr. Pauline Greaves has been announced as the BC NDP candidate for the Surrey South byelection, which was made necessary by the resignation of former BC Liberal MLA Stephanie Cadieux in April. Greaves will face BC Liberal candidate Elenore Sturko, at this point the only other announced candidate in the riding. Contributed photo
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