FINLAYSON: Success on growing more locally-based companies and attracting firms from elsewhere would produce sizable economic dividends for the province
KUNIN: The long-term economic impact of the fires ravaging the British Columbia interior – including on the logging and tourism industries – will be devastating
GREEN, QUESNEL: Aboriginal rights are extremely important but, like any Charter right, they’re not absolute. They must be balanced against other competing critical interests
LAMMAM, MACINTYRE: Will a Horgan-led government keep the NDP’s election promise to balance the budget and, if so, how in the face of Green-driven spending plans?
FILIPOWICZ, LAFLEUR: If housing affordability for average British Columbians is the goal, local and provincial governments should reduce barriers to development
GREEN: We need the Trans Mountain project in order to protect the environment, keep costs in control, ensure the safety of workers and bolster the nation’s economy
LAMMAM, MACINTYRE: B.C.’s political leaders should prioritize the economic well-being of British Columbians over party politics and that means tax cuts in several areas
FIRBY: Both B.C.’s Christy Clark, and Justin Trudeau now face some difficult choices when it comes to the Trans Mountain Pipeline