Rob Shaw, The Vancouver Sun

Rob Shaw

The Vancouver Sun

Victoria, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Rob:

B.C. teachers and government start mediated negotiations

VICTORIA — B.C.’s teachers’ union and the province began mediated talks for a new contract on Wednesday, but parents won’t have to worry about any disruption to the start of the school year even if negotiations fail. Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring said there is no scenario in which teachers would undertake job action or […] → Read More

No supply caps or price surge restrictions for ride-hailing companies in B.C.

VICTORIA — Ride-hailing companies like Lyft will not face caps on the number of drivers on B.C. roads, or limits on surge pricing to raise rates during busy events, as part of new rules unveiled by the Passenger Transportation Board. Board chair Catharine Read said the unlimited fleet sizes and surge pricing are key to […] → Read More

B.C. business groups cry bias, pull out of workers' compensation review

B.C.'s business community says it has concerns with the direction being taken by the head of the review → Read More

ICBC says finances stabilizing after cap on minor claims

The first few months under a $5,500 cap for pain and suffering minor injury claims is helping turn around the financial situation at ICBC, says its CEO. → Read More

Rob Shaw: Horgan's cabinet reaches halfway mark without changes

The NDP cabinet appointed two years ago by Premier John Horgan has stayed intact, with few scandals or major issues → Read More

Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart hopes political donation probe completed quickly

Elections B.C. said Stewart requested the review of a political donation → Read More

B.C. Ferries sends robot submarine to find plastic pollution from cable ferry

A cable ferry to Denman Island that B.C. Ferries billed as more environmentally friendly than other ships is instead polluting the ocean with plastic debris. → Read More

Early speculation tax figures show foreign owners hardest hit

Preliminary data shows far fewer than originally estimated 32,000 homes have had to pay the tax, yet revenue much higher than expected due to high value of real estate taxed → Read More

B.C. gas prices inquiry boosts ‘confidential status,’ but firms still concerned

Parkland Fuel Corporation, which operates Burnaby's gas refinery and 270 retail stations across B.C., wants the hearings delayed → Read More

Gas prices inquiry boosts ‘confidential status,’ but firms still concerned

Parkland Fuel Corporation, which operates Burnaby's gas refinery and 270 retail stations across B.C., wants the hearings delayed → Read More

Horgan preps for defence of B.C.'s carbon tax at premiers' meeting

B.C.’s John Horgan will defend carbon taxes at the 2019 national meeting of premiers → Read More

Rob Shaw: Greens now battling the NDP on Shawnigan Lake

The NDP are refusing to remove contaminated soil from above Shawnigan Lake, upsetting the B.C. Greens. → Read More

Province weighs decision on Metro Vancouver waste bylaws

Environment Minister George Heyman will decide if a new Metro Vancouver licensing system for waste haulers can go ahead this summer. → Read More

In The House podcast: Gas companies refuse to report profits despite inquiry calls

Gasoline companies claim costs plague the supply chain all the way to the pumps, but refuse to reveal the numbers to the B.C. Utilities Commission. → Read More

Gas companies refuse to cough up profit margins to BCUC

Their refusal to volunteer key data may prove problematic for the commission inquiry, which was ordered in May by the provincial government to examine the factors behind record high gas prices in the Lower Mainland. → Read More

B.C.'s new employer health tax leads to cuts at Victoria police

In addition to cuts announced this week, Chief Del Manak expects he’ll have to announce more cuts soon. → Read More

In The House podcast: Critics raise red flag over China-UBCM sponsorship deal

Guests Lesli Boldt and Maria Dobrinskaya join Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw to break down the lastest in B.C. politics. → Read More

B.C.'s reduced electric vehicle subsidy should last rest of this year

Province dialling back its electric vehicle rebate program from $5,000 to $3,000 per vehicle to try and preserve funding for the rest of 2019 → Read More

B.C. hints at cancelling cannabis store plans after dispute with First Nation

B.C.'s cannabis minister says he'd be fine abandoning a public cannabis store near Duncan if would cool a dispute with the Cowichan Tribes. → Read More

B.C.'s largest First Nation accuses province of conflict on cannabis licences

Cowichan Tribes have hit a wall of red tape in Victoria, even at the province forges ahead with its competing application → Read More