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Rob Shaw

The Vancouver Sun

Victoria, BC, Canada

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Past articles by Rob:

Few British Columbians received COVID benefit before Christmas

Only 15 per cent of British Columbians eligible for a coronavirus benefit received money before Christmas. → Read More

B.C. to pay $3.2 million in public subsidies to political parties in 2021

B.C. taxpayers will spend more than $3 million in subsidies for political parties this year, including, to the B.C. Conservative Party. → Read More

B.C. government defends $1,000 COVID recovery benefit, as applications open

B.C.'s $1,000 COVID-19 benefit is the best it could do without help from Ottawa, while protecting against fraud, says the finance minister. → Read More

COVID-19: B.C. to boost ticketing, speed up fine collections

B.C. is cracking down on those who violate public health restrictions around COVID-19. → Read More

B.C. premier calls for increase to income assistance and disability payments

The premier says he'll push for a permanent increase to income assistance and disability rates, amid anger over cutbacks to a supplement. → Read More

Ottawa splits B.C. from Prairies for new economic development agency

B.C. is getting its own dedicated economic development agency, with a plan for a boosted budget and offices. → Read More

Burnaby NDP MLA Raj Chouhan becomes first South Asian politician to serve as B.C. Speaker

Chouhan was acclaimed as Speaker on Monday, at the beginning of the first session of the legislature since October's provincial election. → Read More

Widespread systemic racism in B.C.'s health care system: report

Health-care workers in B.C. emergency rooms have not been playing racist games involving indigenous patients, according to a new report. → Read More

LIVE: Premier John Horgan unveils his new cabinet

Premier John Horgan is set to unveil his new cabinet Thursday. → Read More

Interim B.C. Liberal leader plans to balance co-operation and criticism during pandemic

Interim leader Shirley Bond says she's ready to hold the NDP government to account while co-operating to support Dr. Bonnie Henry. → Read More

Ottawa considers new economic development approaches for B.C.

Ottawa is considering changes to the agency that delivers economic development funding to British Columbia. → Read More

B.C. Liberals choose Shirley Bond as interim leader

B.C. Liberal MLAs picked former cabinet minister Shirley Bond as their interim leader Monday, replacing Andrew Wilkinson. → Read More

Premier to recall B.C. legislature on Dec. 7

Premier John Horgan will recall the legislature Dec. 7 to pass new COVID-19 relief measures, including a $1,000 tax-free grant to families. → Read More

B.C. residents largely satisfied with election result, poll suggests

B.C. voters are largely pleased with the outcome of last month's snap provincial election, according to a new Leger poll for Postmedia News. → Read More

B.C. to receive $212 million in federal workforce aid during COVID-19 pandemic

Ottawa is set to announce $212 million for B.C. to help with workplace retraining as the economy lurches through COVID-19. → Read More

B.C. premier says $1,000 COVID-19 grants may not come before Christmas

John Horgan says the worsening COVID-19 crisis may prevent him from sending out $1,000 economic aid payments to B.C.'ers before Christmas. → Read More

B.C. government pushes ahead with back-to-work plan as COVID cases spike

B.C.'s largest employer, the government, is pushing ahead with plans to have employees return to work in person, even as COVID-19 cases grow → Read More

Beleaguered B.C. Liberals release election platform on day of debate

B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson tried to launch his election platform, but found it largely overtaken by backlash over a sexist video. → Read More

Liberals and NDP spar over benefits of tax cut versus direct cash payments

B.C.'s NDP and Liberal leaders sparred over whose marquee promise would best stimulate the economy: A tax cut or cash to households. → Read More

B.C. NDP offers $1,000 to voters, as part of re-election platform

NDP leader John Horgan unveiled his party's election platform. → Read More