Provincial Politics

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Milobar grills Enviro Min Heyman on timing of Kinder Morgan announcement

By James Peters
February 20, 2018 - 3:10pm

VICTORIA — For a third day, Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar has pressed Environment Minister George Heyman in the BC Legislature, demanding details on the timing of his announcement of oil spill response regulations related to the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.

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B.C. unveils 'bold' housing, child care plans, hikes employer, real estate taxes

By Canadian Press
February 20, 2018 - 2:06pm Updated: February 20, 2018 - 2:44pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia moved to ease the province's housing crisis Tuesday with a new tax on property speculators and higher taxes on foreign homebuyers with a budget that plans to create 114,000 affordable housing units over the next decade.