Election 2017


Premier-designate John Horgan announced, via Twitter, that he and the new NDP cabinet will be sworn in July 18. I’m excited to announce that my […]

Horgan, cabinet to be sworn in July 18


BY BILL PHILLIPS bill@pgdailynews.ca Even though there were only two possible outcomes and the outcome that emerged was the one most predicted, it was still […]

Horgan to be next B.C. premier






British Columbia’s ongoing provincial political drama will continue to play out June 22. Government House Leader Michael de Jong issued a statement Wednesday saying, “on behalf of […]

Legislature called back for June 22





The Green Party has thrown its support behind the BC NDP, setting the stage for a new government in the province. NDP leader John Horgan […]

Greens throw support behind NDP


Counting the absentee ballots from the May 9 election has not changed the parties’ standings. The Liberals continue to have 43 seats, one short of […]

Absentee ballot count changes nothing


The BC NDP is submitting formal requests to Elections BC today for recounts in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, Vancouver-False Creek, and Richmond-Queensborough. “With the election still undecided, […]

NDP request recounts in three ridings




NDP candidate Natalie Fletcher congratulates Liberal Shirley Bond on her victory in the Prince George-Valemount riding Tuesday. Bill Phillips photo
BY BILL PHILLIPS bill@pgdailynews.ca Natalie Fletcher is proud of the campaign she ran. The NDP candidate in Prince George-Valemount was soundly defeated by incumbent Liberal […]

Fletcher happy with her campaign



Five is now Shirley Bond's favourite number. With 9,363 (unofficial) Bond was re-elected for her fifth term in Prince George-Valemount in Tuesday's provincial election. Bill Phillips photo
BY BILL PHILLIPS bill@pgdailynews.ca Shirley Bond’s son has a favourite number. It’s five. “As of tonight, my favourite number is five,” Bond told about 200 […]

Bond elected to fifth term


Today is Election Day. Don’t know where to vote? Elections BC has polling stations set up throughout the city. Simply click the map below to […]

Where to vote in Prince George





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Saying yes BY BILL PHILLIPS bill@pgdailynews.ca Beware of fake news. That’s the message from BC Hydro chair Brad Bennett, who says there is plenty of […]

Site C dam – yes and no





Prince George-Mackenzie NDP candidate Bobby Deepak and Prince George-Valemount NDP candidate Natalie Fletcher at an all-candidates forum at the Native Friendship Centre Thursday. Bill Phillips photo 2
BY BILL PHILLIPS bill@pgdailynews.ca First Nations issues were front-and-centre Thursday during an all-candidates forum at the Prince Georg Native Friendship Centre. New Democrat candidates Bobby […]

First Nations issues focus of forum






BY BILL PHILLIPS bill@pgdailynews.ca Health care in the North proved to be a lively debate topic for the three candidates seeking election in the Prince […]

PG-Valemount candidates talk health care


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BY BILL PHILLIPS bill@pgdailynews.ca Liberal leader Christy Clark is continuing her ‘get tough’ stance with the U.S. over softwood lumber tariffs, vowing to stop the […]

What about B.C.’s thermal coal?


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There has been plenty discussion over Liberal leader Christy Clark’s brush off of Linda this week. In case you missed it, Linda told Clark she […]

Campaigning for those who like me



Want to find out what the candidates are saying? You can hear them tonight at an all-candidates forum at UNBC. The forum, slated to get […]

All-candidates forum set for tonight



Advance voting for the 41st provincial general election will be held this week, and all eligible voters can vote at any advance voting place in B.C. […]

Advance voting continues this week


Prince George-Mackenzie NDP candidate Bobby Deepak, along with his family, cast his ballot for the May 9 election this morning. Bill Phillips photo 1
BY BILL PHILLIPS bill@pgdailynews.ca Prince George-Mackenzie NDP candidate Bobby Deepak urged everyone to get out and vote while taking advantage of the advance polls Saturday. […]

Candidates take advantage of advance polls



The wake of being becoming an issue in the provincial election, United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard has sent a letter to all union members. […]

Gerard wades into provincial campaign



BY DERMOD TRAVIS Integrity BC Earlier this month the 2016 donation numbers for B.C.’s political parties were filed with Elections B.C. and, not unexpectedly, it […]

Riches beyond any party’s wildest dreams


BY BILL PHILLIPS bill@pgdailynews.ca John Horgan opened his comments in Prince George Thursday with a remembrance. “I want to acknowledge that we’re just past the […]

Horgan campaigns in Prince George




Prince George-Mackenzie Liberal candidate Mike Morris. Bill Phillips photo
One of the benefits of only three of the city’s six candidates showing up for Tuesday morning’s all-candidates forum was that the trio of hopefuls […]

Candidates talk construction issues






The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association, in partnership with the Northern Regional Construction Association, will be hosting an all-candidates forum focused on jobs, the economy, resource […]

ICBA hosts all candidates forum Tuesday morning






Site C is the largest infrastructure project in B.C., and the largest clean energy project under construction in North America – but it’s much more […]

Clark touts need for Site C





Expenses limits have been established for candidates, political parties, and third party advertising sponsors for British Columbia’s 41st Provincial General Election. The expenses limit for […]

Expense limits set for candidates