Vaughn Palmer, The Vancouver Sun

Vaughn Palmer

The Vancouver Sun

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Recent articles by Vaughn:

Vaughn Palmer: Eby shows he's not afraid to reverse course on key issues

Opinion: But time will tell if he can change direction when he make his own mistakes → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: Eby's rush to oust B.C. Housing directors appears political, not financial

Opinion: Ousted directors say they were already making fixes recommended by an auditor's report when the axe fell as Eby prepared to seek the NDP leadership → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: B.C. Liberals rail at debate 'guillotine' that they used in government

Opinion: Mike de Jong attacks NDP for limiting debate, but when in government has was the one invoking closure → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: 'Seismic shift' makes B.C. family doctors the best paid in Canada

Opinion: Government left out, probably deliberately, any specific targets and thresholds for retaining family doctors or attracting new ones → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: Eby only pretended to be at arm's-length from NDP probe of Appadurai campaign

It appears that the Eby complaints were instrumental in providing evidence against Appadurai. → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: Cullen did his best to be fair and even-handed with money-laundering blame

Opinion: Inquiry concluded that with the information available before 2017, top Liberal ministers should have known they needed to do more to tackle money laundering → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: B.C. NDP lauds Liberals ... of course, there was a catch

Opinion: The hidden subtext: Liberals brought in the successful low-carbon-fuel policy, but it's one (small) reason gas prices are so high → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: For B.C. forest companies and pension plans, the future is in the U.S.

Opinion: Agency that invests public-sector pension funds is following B.C. forestry companies to greener pastures of Texas and Louisiana → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: Despite legislature rhetoric, Lytton no closer to knowing 'when'

Opinion: All parties professed support for Lytton, but opposition parties unable to get commitment on when rebuild starts → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: B.C. throne speech mostly reheated items from the past

In the throne speech immediately after the fall 2020 election, the Horgan government claimed to see “better days ahead” on the pandemic. → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: Freedom of information? Who cares, says B.C. premier

Opinion: It's sounding as if John Horgan is happy to ram through a law gutting access to information → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: NDP should run FOI bill through the nearest shredder

Opinion: Information commissioner has laid out major concerns with proposed new law and hopes public opinion with quash it → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: Horgan attacks public access to government information

Opinion: New rules would limit Information Commissioner's powers, exclude premiers office from FOI requests → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: B.C. NDP helped by an opposition that can't shoot straight

Opinion: The B.C. NDP has grown adept at provoking Liberals into appearing divisive. → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: Horgan calls on celebs to back up call to save old-growth forest with cold, hard cash

Opinion: Province is working on protections for ancient trees, but needs about $500 million to supply options for forest-dependent communities, premier says → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: 'How many times do we have to stand here and defend our treaty rights?'

Blueberry River Chief Marvin Yahey agreed the deal was “huge,” citing terms that saw the province provide $65 million in the agreement. → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: Seniors advocate got little help from public health officers in studying COVID

Opinion: Despite a study mostly done when the province had all-but-declared COVID over, public health officials were too busy for interviews → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: Dix plays artful dodger of the legislature

Opinion: The health minister worked skilfully to deflect Liberal attacks over the province's response to June 'heat dome' → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: Mixed message on COVID-19 patients a blow to credibility of John Horgan's government

The B.C. government has finally admitted that daily, it under-reports the number of people recovering in hospital from the after effects of COVID-19. → Read More

Vaughn Palmer: Equitable health care funding is top priority for provinces, says Horgan

Premier John Horgan spoke for Canada’s premiers this week as they renewed a long-standing push for the federal government to pay a greater share of the cost of health care, the country’s most expensive program. → Read More