British Columbia's centre-right premier Christy Clark has scored a stunning election victory, contradicting every poll to trounce the opposition New Democratic Party and silence critics of her Liberal Party's pro-business agenda.Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 2:43am
The financial secretary's proposal to increase the first-registration tax for private cars still faces strong opposition with the government-friendly Liberal Party remaining opposed to it despite concessions made by the government.
Lawmakers will meet tomorrow to examine the increase in the tax for new cars from 100 per cent to 115 per cent.14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
The Legislative Council is likely to pass a motion of thanks on the policy address after three government-friendly groups gave their backing to an amendment calling on the government to increase the old-age allowance.25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
As big as four city blocks, built over both land and water, the expanded Vancouver convention centre is a building that reminds some of a ferry.
Not just any ferry, mind you, but the fast ferries that brought down the New Democratic Party government that dominated provincial politics in the 1990s.16 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Looking at that extraordinary electoral map of the United States, with all the liberal, quiche-eating, Kerry-supporting states of the northeast and the west coast coloured Democratic blue, while the 'heartland' and the south were solid Republican red, the solution to the problem suddenly occurred to me. 'Blueland' should join Canada.6 Nov 2004 - 12:00am
Canada may seem on the peripheral when it comes to getting media attention on this side of the world - but with its progressive stance on issues like gay marriage, war, and legalising marijuana, it is fast setting itself apart from other countries (especially its neighbour to the south).28 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
A dispute has arisen over whether an association representing Hong Kong's major property developers has agreed to offer rent concessions of 10-40 per cent to commercial tenants suffering from the economic impact of the Sars outbreak.10 Apr 2003 - 12:00am
Updated at 5.55pm: Close to 48 per cent of the people in Hong Kong feel that their interests are not being represented by political parties, a university survey revealed on Monday.
Of the 805 people interviewed by the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Chinese University, 47.5 per cent said that none of the existing political parties represented their needs.2 Sep 2002 - 12:00am
THE leading pro-China party, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB), has ruled out any chance of co-ordinating with the conservative Liberal Party in the forthcoming district board elections.
Cheng Kai-nam, who is in charge of the party's election campaign, said the group was not ready to work with the Liberals.25 Jul 1994 - 12:00am
MOVES are under way to build links between the United Democrats (UDHK) and the business community, often seen as rivals.11 Jul 1994 - 12:00am
AFTER four months in office, the Jean Chretien administration unveiled a budget package that largely contained measures of restraint.
Policy makers in Ottawa had taken into account the country's spiralling debt burden when they announced targets for heavy cuts in spending during presentation of the budget to the House of Commons in February.1 Jul 1994 - 12:00am
BASKING under the lopsided result of a Liberal victory and wallowing in the euphoria of a parliamentary majority, it is easy for Canadians to forget the coming troubles to an erstwhile wonderful country.
The economy, the budget deficit and the debt, as well as national unity are all problems faced by the free spending Liberals.30 Oct 1993 - 12:00am
CANADIANS are headed towards the polls, poised to hand the ruling Progressive Conservative Party a bruising defeat in all regions of the country.
According to the latest public opinion polls, the Liberal Party headed by veteran politician and Quebecker Jean Chretien, is on the verge of securing a majority in the next Parliament.26 Oct 1993 - 12:00am