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
MILJAN, JACKSON: Voters of smaller parties are empowered disproportionately in minority governments, at the expense of the majority of voters, who tend to vote for a main party
MACLEOD, VAN PETL: British Columbia policy-makers would be wise to take note that independent school enrolment is increasing and public school numbers are down
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
MILJAN, JACKSON: Because electoral reform was not a major issue in the recent election campaign, the Green Party can’t claim a legitimate mandate for change without public input