Brian Kieran

Defection timed to inflict most damage

Almost everyone in the B.C. legislature knew that Liberal backbencher John van Dongen might jump ship and join the Conservatives

War chest game is too dodgy for stupid

The resignation of hapless Liberal cabinet minister Harry Bloy is yesterday’s news, but there is a story that still needs to be told

Bargaining lunacy deserves a dunce cap

If you are reading this column, chances are good that you are not strolling the beaches of Varadero enjoying a Cuban spring break

Harper can weather political robo-stink

The sewers are backing up on Parliament Hill and everyone who is not Conservative is getting a whiff of dirty election politics

Clark’s many promises up for review

Happy anniversary Christy. It's been one year since you assumed the Liberal leadership and dedicated yourself to the betterment of families.

Hackers give Tories a needed diversion

When it comes to the Tories’ attempt to legislate a new Draconian e-society overseen by federal cyber cops, hard to say who is more stupid

No love for Liberals on Valentine’s

The 2012 spring session of the legislature began, ironically, on Saint Valentine’s Day. You could not feel the love.

Liberals to gamble on liquefied natural gas exports

Super chilled natural gas smoothies carried on ships three football fields long — this is the new Liberal vision for B.C.’s prosperity.

Canada’s seniors will need to rise up

Here I thought Stephen Harper had set a new low in the annals of elder abuse

Clark’s conundrum confuses loggers

Here’s a puzzler. Last week, Premier Christy Clark was promising coastal truck loggers she won’t kill jobs by banning raw log exports

Health care fiasco is bad medicine

Earlier this week Premier Christy Clark and her provincial counterparts were tearing their hair out over the health care funding fiasco

U.S. has interest in blocking Canada’s oil

One of the things I really enjoy about our federal majority government is its backbone

Kieran Report – Liberal spin doctors rewrite the ’90s

With their backs to the wall, Premier Christy Clark and the New Christy Minstrels have been singing a familiar refrain

Kieren Report – Cummins’ revenge will be Liberal defeat

The most important political figure in B.C. in the New Year will be Conservative Party leader John Cummins

Clark’s reign founders on Liberal muck

When Christy Clark decided to abandon her cushy gig as a radio talk show diva and re-enter politics, she did so with her instincts intact

Dix’s good behaviour is a calamity

Like a Trojan huggy bear, NDP “premier-in-waiting” Adrian Dix has snuggled up, and free enterprisers aren’t even dialing 9-1-1

Rossland ski shop switching owners

Powderhound has been a staple of ski wear and maintenance for 25 years, and now owner Don Vockeroth has decided its time to move on.

$10M not enough to fix skills shortage

Jobs Minister Pat Bell has started to roll out commitments contained in Premier Christy Clark’s Botox-infused “Canada Starts Here” plan

Workforce deficit can’t be ignored

Projections for job growth among existing businesses on Vancouver Island are very sobering

High cost of ministry shuffles is ridiculous

Increasingly, we hear the refrain: government is broken — nothing ever gets done.