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Graeme Wood

Graeme Wood

Graeme Wood is a syndicated reporter for Glacier Media. He covers regional and provincial politics, real estate policies, regulatory matters and white-collar crime.

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B.C.'s new information commissioner maintains 'major concern' with FOI system

B.C.'s new information commissioner maintains 'major concern' with FOI system

Commissioner Michael Harvey says B.C. public bodies choosing to charge $10 for FOI applications need to process payments with expediency.
Vancouver councillor Lisa Dominato seeks Metro Vancouver chair

Vancouver councillor Lisa Dominato seeks Metro Vancouver chair

Lisa Dominato: "My priority is to address the public concerns over transparency, accountability, and overall governance of Metro Vancouver."
B.C. ministry sticking to prior cost estimates on Pattullo Bridge and Broadway subway

B.C. ministry sticking to prior cost estimates on Pattullo Bridge and Broadway subway

Two multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects have been further delayed but the Ministry of Transportation is sticking to its previous cost estimates, for now.
B.C. Securities Commission FOI process akin to Monty Python sketch, says critic

B.C. Securities Commission FOI process akin to Monty Python sketch, says critic

The B.C. Securities Commission is a 'bad actor' when it comes to facilitating FOI requests, according to government watchdog Jason Woywada.
Close to half of recent Canadian immigrants can't meet financial needs

Close to half of recent Canadian immigrants can't meet financial needs

Immigrants from South Asia tend to report greater financial strain than those from China or the United States, Statistics Canada data show.
Metro Vancouver compensation up 19 per cent; CAO compensation passes $700K

Metro Vancouver compensation up 19 per cent; CAO compensation passes $700K

Metro Vancouver’s commissioner and CAO Jerry Dobrovolny had a total remuneration of $711,668 in 2023.
Metro Vancouver chair's flights cost thousands extra to accommodate travel partner

Metro Vancouver chair's flights cost thousands extra to accommodate travel partner

New Westminster city councillor Daniel Fontaine says extra costs incurred to incorporate personal travel on work trips for Metro Vancouver ought to be accounted for and reimbursed.
North Shore wastewater plant needs forensic audit of $2.8B cost overrun, say councillors

North Shore wastewater plant needs forensic audit of $2.8B cost overrun, say councillors

The extraordinary $2.8-billion cost overrun of the North Shore wastewater treatment plant project needs a thorough independent eye, says a group of municipal councillors.
BCTF removes online presence of committee allied with pro-Hamas rallies

BCTF removes online presence of committee allied with pro-Hamas rallies

A BC Teachers Federation committee had been promoting anti-Israel rhetoric, according to Jewish groups who are equally concerned with a lack of Holocaust education mandate and resources from the union.
RCMP and regulator's warning to cryptocurrency 'money mules' deemed 'toothless' by critic

RCMP and regulator's warning to cryptocurrency 'money mules' deemed 'toothless' by critic

The RCMP and B.C. Securities Commission are offering the public a warning about text messages soliciting people to ultimately become money launderers.
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