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On the Ledge: July 2011 Archives

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July 15, 2011: Christy Clark versus her caucus 

The premier meets opposition within her own ranks, and is forced to change her tune. So is Clark's political honeymoon over?

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July 8, 2011: Senate reform and the B.C. perspective

The federal Conservatives want to start reforming Canada's Senate, by allowing provinces to elect senators. But critics say B.C. is the most under-represented province in the upper house, and electing some senators will only make that problem worse.

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June 24, 2011: Big questions on big subsidies

Christy Clark goes to Ottawa to drum up support for the B.C. shipbuilding industry. But should her government offer big tax breaks to big companies to help win the contract?

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June 17, 2011: Going postal and ballot question confusion

In the mail: with HST ballots soon to come to B.C. households, we ask whether postal voting is good for democracy. We also look at the government's HST ad campaign, and confusion over the question itself.

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June 10, 2011: Will new contenders on the B.C. political scene force a fall election?

We look at the resurgence of the BC Conservative Party under new leader John Cummins, new hopes for BC Greens, and the speculation that it might trigger a fall vote.

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June 3, 2011: HST 2.0: Will the Liberals' changes to the hated sales tax win the referendum for them? 

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