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Mayor defends bike share program despite problems

November 11, 2012

Vancouver’s mayor is defending the city’s proposed bike share program after criticism from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation which says it’s rushing into something that has many financial troubles. News1130: Recent News Articles

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UPDATES: Speaker defends “transitional funding” for recalled MLA’s

November 8, 2012
UPDATES: Speaker defends “transitional funding” for recalled MLA’s

The Speaker of the Legislature is defending a decision made behind closed doors to give transitional allowances of 127-thousand dollars to MLA’s who are recalled. The decision was approved by both Liberal and NDP MLA’s on the legislative assembly management committee in February of 2011. Speaker Blll Barisoff says the committee decided the transtional funds [...]

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NDP MLA defends his travel expenses

November 1, 2012
NDP MLA defends his travel expenses

The New Democrat who has spent the most on travel of any MLA so far this fiscal year says there’s a good reason for the big tab. Skeena MLA Robin Austin says about 19-thousand dollars worth of his 54-thousand dollar travel bill was for a trip to Sri Lanka. “I was invited by speaker Bill [...]

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Liberal Harry Bloy defends controversial Burnaby Hospital committee

October 26, 2012

B.C. Liberal MLA Harry Bloy on Thursday defended a committee he chaired on the future of Burnaby Hospital against allegations of political interference. “It’s a citizen’s committee. Everyone on the committee volunteered their time to do this,” Bloy said in an interview. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Bond defends action plan to overhaul justice system

October 23, 2012
Bond defends action plan to overhaul justice system

B.C.’s justice minister is defending the province’s plan to overhaul the justice system overhaul and the fact it comes with no new cash. Critics have said why bother with a new scheduling system when there aren’t enough judges to hear cases. Bond says it’s better to evaluate how efficiently they can spend the $ 1 [...]

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