Bob Simpson

The government we deserve

There’s an old adage that we get the government we deserve.

What the heck is ‘year end’ money?

Political parties have long abused your tax dollars for political purposes.

LNG and pipelines will impact your pocketbook

With all the propaganda surrounding LNG and the Enbridge pipeline, it’s easy to be convinced by the Premier’s claim.

How valid are third-party validators?

Frankly, I’m glad someone who isn’t an “expert” in carbon trading schemes is examining this highly controversial activity.

Ethical politician shouldn’t be oxymoron

There was a time when cabinet ministers resigned their positions if questions were raised about their conduct.

Why so secretive?

The Liberal government has been facing uncomfortable questions about internal e-mails outlining their “multicultural outreach” strategy.

B.C. needs fall elections

Independent MLAs will play an important role if there is a close count after May election

Over to you, Mr. Dix

I’d like to say that there are some interesting things in the budget tabled in the Legislature this week.

Privatizing our forests

The government has chosen to ignore this reality and appears intent on getting the Burns Lake mill rebuilt at any cost.

Weirder and weirder

Just when you think politics in BC can’t get any weirder…

What to make of Idle no More

I have mixed feelings about the Idle No More protests.

Shooting the messenger

This week British Columbians found out that our Auditor General, John Doyle, will not be reappointed.

The three Rs of the season

’Tis the season for rest, reflection and… reform? Okay, so I needed another R word.

A big thanks to government workers

Over the past few months I’ve been working on a number of very complex files, and I’m very appreciative of the support I’ve received.

Lie to me

It’s bad enough that the BC Liberals continue to use taxpayer money to feed us propaganda about the state of B.C.’s economy.

Some breathing room?

Now that the long-winded and obscenely expensive American presidential election is over there are three things to watch.

Let’s fix this mess

In 2005, one of my first public policy challenges as an MLA was Victoria's decision to regulate BC’s “farm gate” sales of meat products.

On the road again

MLA Bob Simpson, in his column, talks about the various meetings he has attended, including the B.C. Union of Municipalities convention.

End the ‘sick’ culture

MLA Bob Simpson, in his column, discusses democracy and the legislature.

Abandoning ship?

Bob Simpson, in his column, discusses the resignation of various cabinet ministers,