Politics

November 25, 2021

Labour groups say BC’s 5-day sick leave program is inadequate—but business groups say it’s too much

Workers in BC will be eligible for 5 paid sick days in a calendar year starting Jan 1, the provincial government announced Wednesday.

October 29, 2021

Does BC need a municipal ombudsperson?

A group of local government officials in BC says a municipal ombudsperson could be a step toward justice for councillors who feel bullied. Or for councillors who act improperly

October 7, 2021

The Facebook algorithm’s role in a Burnaby election candidate’s toxic post

Former Burnaby South PPC candidate Marcella Williams posted a meme calling for journalists to be executed. What's Facebook's role in the toxic online environment?

September 24, 2021

What went wrong for the NDP in Burnaby North-Seymour?

Speculation ahead of the election suggested the Burnaby North-Seymour race would be tight—some even leaned toward an NDP win. Instead, Liberal Terry Beech solidified his position in the riding.

September 22, 2021

Despite 4th place finish, Jagmeet Singh remains confident about his leadership

While Singh remains optimistic, he is receiving some criticism within his party.

September 20, 2021

Burnaby votes: Federal election results (UPDATED)

What you need to know about Monday night's federal election.

September 20, 2021

Keep track of Burnaby’s federal election results here

Everything you need to know once the polls close is right here.

September 17, 2021

Burnaby Votes: Candidates, parties, and what to know for election day

All the info you need for election day.

September 15, 2021

Know your candidate: Martin Kendell, Burnaby South

Martin Kendell responded to Burnaby Beacon’s questions about why he is running in Burnaby-South as an independent candidate and his priorities if elected.

September 15, 2021

Know your candidate: Peter Dolling, Burnaby North-Seymour

Peter Dolling, Green Party candidate for Burnaby North-Seymour, spoke with the Beacon recently on a variety of issues, from nuclear energy to the housing crisis to the toxic drug crisis