Brian Kieran

Vindictive Liberals show cowardly side

Vindictive and cowardly are two words that begin to describe the Liberals’ decision to deep six Auditor General John Doyle.

Harper clueless to challenges of age

Standing on the doorstep of 2013, I am sadly aware that the phrase “another year older” has sobering implications

Liberal ‘Fudget Budget’ will bleed red

Mark Feb. 19 on your 2013 calendar. That’s the day the Liberals publish their version of an NDP classic called the Fudget Budget.

You may already be supporting Enbridge

I wonder how this province’s tens of thousands of working and retired public servants would feel if they knew that hundreds of millions...

Province forsaken its role on Cortes

The War in the Woods has changed complexion since I first started covering hostilities more than 20 years ago...

Finance minister makes naughty list

Finance Minister Mike de Jong and his boss are insisting the 2013/14 pre-election budget will be in the black despite the fact that...

Government has failed our children

When it comes to marketing the notion of caring, Premier Christy Clark is unrelenting.

Whitest slice in the political toaster

As the current by-election campaign drifts to a conclusion, I feel as if I’ve been watching a gender-altered sequel to The Stepford Wives

Liberals show they still don’t get it

They just don’t get it. In March, multiculturalism minister Harry Bloy was fired from Premier Christy Clark’s inner circle...

Ferry townhall is ‘a complete sham’

Seriously, does Transportation Minister Mary Polak really believe she can solve BC Ferries’ budget woes by inviting grumpy ferry users to...

Clark brings Alberta rainmaker to town

Premier Christy Clark must be a lot more desperate than she’s letting on.

Liberals hide away to lick their wounds

What better place for conventioneering Liberals to celebrate what may be their last “Free Enterprise Friday” than...

The green, green grass of protest

British Columbians from the Occupy Everything kids to the Raging Grannies are poised to send the Enbridge pipeline folks a message

Conservative leader cooks his own turkey

It’s been a week from hell for B.C.’s Conservatives, complete with ultimatums, mutinous brinksmanship and rampant media death knelling

Dix opens his mouth and inserts foot

Never let them see you sweat. It’s one of the first things that old veterans tell the rookies...

Municipal gathering is the real stuff

This week, Victoria puts the lie to Premier Christy Clark’s glib characterization of the capital as a dead zone

Liberals need fiscal agenda that adds up

Finance Minister Mike de Jong should be good with numbers. Two of them loom large: eight — the months left until the election...

Northern bloc ready to flex its muscle

Something may be brewing in northern B.C. that could force election fortune tellers to go back to their Tarot cards

Look north for true cost of pipeline

Here in Greater Victoria, the Enbridge pipeline and oil tanker drama is unfolding on the six o’clock news...

The Party of No can’t seem to say yes

A chance encounter with a Prince George fly fisherman on the Quinsam River has encouraged me to reflect on what lies ahead...