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What BC’s Fossil Fuel Companies Get For their Campaign Contributions

By Roy L Hales

Fossil fuel companies pumped more than $5.1 million into British Columbia’s elections between 2008 and 2015. 92% of that money was given to the BC Liberal party, which was in office through-out that period. The remainder went to the leading opposition party, the New Democratic Party (NDP). A new report from the Centre for Policy Alternatives, MAPPING THE POLITICAL INFLUENCE examines the funds and lobbying data to get answers. So what do BC’s Fossil Fuel Companies Get For their Campaign Contributions?

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BC at the Razor’s Edge: LNG & Climate Change

By Roy L Hales

When Finance Minister Mike de Jong said “We continue to balance on a razor’s edge,” he was referring to the new budget – but this is a suitable description of the Liberal Government’s economic policy.
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