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Permanent residence fast track suspended over low success rate, Pat Bell says

November 17, 2012

Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Pat Bell confirmed Friday that his government suspended a program that fast tracks permanent residence applications for business immigrants over concerns about the success rate of those applying. “We were uncomfortable with the results that were being achieved,” Bell told reporters Friday. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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B.C. Jobs Minister must be investigated after e-mail shared, NDP critic says

November 8, 2012

Pat Bell accused of sending internal government e-mail to a Liberal insider about fraud allegations involving Chinese businessman globeandmail – British Columbia

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U-S marijuana, same-sex votes could have big impact on BC

November 6, 2012

BC’S Tourism Minister admits our tourism industry may suffer if some U-S states de-criminalize marijuana, and more vote to legalize same-sex marriage. Pat Bell says he’s closely watching what happens in California, Washington, Colorado and Oregon. “If the various initiatives pass of course there’s further due diligence that needs to be done in terms of [...]

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NDP leader talks what he considers ‘high income’

October 25, 2012
NDP leader talks what he considers ‘high income’

Adriax Dix has shed a bit more light on what he considers the “high end” of the individual tax bracket. Speaking in studio with CKNW’s Bill Good, he reiterates his position — that he has to look at the province’s budget next spring before he can give a firm figure. But he says he does [...]

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Provincial NDP want migrant Chinese mining workers stopped at the border

October 24, 2012

The NDP’s mining critic wants Chinese migrant workers coming to BC for coal mining jobs to be denied entry into the country until some things are sorted out. Doug Donaldson says Jobs minister Pat Bell has said he is investigating claims the workers were charged to take the work, but “In the meantime I think [...]

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